Windows crashes when eGPU/external monitor is utilised
kxplus, in Apple eGPU discussion
Hello all! Im posting this here in hope to receive some orientation or help regargind my egpu project.
I have my old and trusted Acer 5750G and I’m still using it everyday for work. I’m a photographer and it has worked quite well with some upgrades:
-Upgraded i5 to i7 2630qm.
-Upgraded ram, 8gb to 16 gb.
-Upgraded HD to SSD.
– I have the unlocked bios so I was able to set the mpci port as “hot pluggable” and I can also deactivate the dedicated nvidia 630m from the bios itself.
– I have bough this case [PCIe PCI-E EXP GDC External Laptop Video Card Dock / Laptop Docking Station (Mini PCI-E interface Version) ] that will arrive home in 10-15 days.
– I have ordered a wifi usb card.
I was thinking in getting a nvidia 1060 6gb and plug it to my old laptop using the mpci port. I ask for your advice and knoledge regarding this:
1- Is this a good card choice?
2- Will I face any problem with my setup or there is something important I should take into consideration?
3- Will software that uses CUDA (photoshop and premiere, for example) get reinforced with the new card?
4- How much processing power will get lost for the “small” port I will be using?
Thanks a lot again, and sorry for my english mistakes!!
I recently upgraded my M15x with a i7 920XM and a GTX 780M.
Flashed the modified vbios, got a 330W brick, pulled the pin, installed newest drivers and did some gaming.
Everything worked pretty well, only sometimes the 780M reached 93C and clocked down, but still ran stable, never crashed.
Therefore I decided to get a finer TIM and repaste. Bought the Noctua NT-H1, carefully repasted and voila, temps dropped around 15C.
But here comes the catch: when trying Furmark or some very intensive game, the GPU reaches 88C and screen immediately turns a random color. No downclocking, no limiting, just a sudden crash. Only thing I can do is a hard reset. This doesnt happen on any other occasion, can game on 80C for an hour.
Do you guys have any sort of idea why the laptop crashes at 88C, while before it worked at 90+ without a problem?
Things I tried:
Used DDU and reinstalled the drivers, also tried older version.
Cleaned everything, no dust left anywhere.
Carefully checked the GPU for any visible damage or old TIM residue.
Tried undervolting and underclocking, only took longer to get to 88C and still crashed.
For the sake of it I actually strapped a Corsair H45 AIO to the GPU heatsink. Now i get to max 55C with furmark, but the laptop still cashes after around 2 minutes.
I would be happy for any suggestion, thanks!
Hey tech inferno,
I started my eGPU/docking station project a little while ago, using a cooler master elite 120 white as the enclosure, an akitio board, a gtx 970, and a 1tb samsung ssd (for external windows 10). Everything is powered by a 650 watt evga power supply, and the akitio is connected with a soldiered barrel plug to a chopped molex cable. The first time I tested it with a 750ti (before buying a 970) everything just worked. I pugged the thunderbolt in while windows was booted, and installed the latest drivers. The screen flickered, and that was it. Done. Everything worked. Optimus worked flawlessly, external monitor worked flawlessly, frame rates were amazing (for a macbook) and my computer itself stayed cool. I immediately returned my friend's 750ti and bought a 970. Once I got around to installing it I was at college, but it was the same as before. Once I got the computer to recognize the card (in device manager), I installed the drivers, the screen flickered, and everything worked, just faster. I had a blast playing some games that I had been missing while working on the project. For several days I was able to either connect the egpu by plugging it in while the computer was off, turning on the power supply, waiting 15 seconds, and then booting, holding alt, and booting onto my external ssd; or just booting into windows and then hotplugging my egpu. It always worked, and it was better than I ever expected. Then, one day, I came back after class, and nothing worked. No hotplugging, no successful boots, and no accelerated video. Once in a while I could get it to boot, but when it did that it was only because it didnt recognize the card at all, and just used iris pro. Can someone help me get my setup working again? My laptop is the 2015 macbook pro 15" (for which there are few guides). I'm hoping someone else has overcome this problem. I have tried reinstalling drivers, but it no longer freezes the screen and works, it instead requires me to restart, and when I do, it breaks. Major karma to anyone who helps me out. I can put pictures (or video of boot failures) if someone wants me to.
Just like the title says, I cant get the driver to install. I'm on Windows 10 x64 release 160906. The card works in 1920 x 1080 with the windows vga drivers. I've disabled driver signing, I'm in test mode. I've tried the nvidia driver versions, 365.19, 372.54, 372.70, 372.90. With modded inf's for each from laptopvideo2go.com They all start the install, but when it gets to the driver install, the screen goes black for about 30 seconds, then the computer just reboots. The drivers don't get installed. I've seen a bunch of threads around about Windows 8, but nothing that seems to answer for windows 10. Is there something that I'm missing to get the drivers installed?
Update, found this thread.
I got the drivers installed following the directions, but after rebooting back into normal mode, the computer just reboots. I see the windows logo, screen goes black, then after about 30 seconds, it just reboots. This was using the 372.90 and inf files from the thread.
As described in the title I have a
1) MBP (mid-2012) connected to an
2) Akitio Thunder2 which holds a
3) GTX 750 TI SC.
Further specs are:
4) Original Apple TB-Cable
5) new PSUs
5.a) 120 WATT
6) various LCD-Displays
6.d) three 1600x1200 at the same time
7) latest NVIDIA-Driver (346.03.15f02)
8) automate-eGPU.sh v0.9.8
9) MAC OS X, El Capitan 10.11.6
1) I have the MBP in clamshell mode
2) so external monitor(s) is/are the main screen… not the MBP
3) startup is running without any problems
1) MBP crashes
2) at random events
3) even at low performance... browsing in chrome or anything else normal
4) yes gaming works but also crashes… which is not surprising because 3)
5) all of the configurations mentioned above are not stable
6) even with a small monitor and the 150 WATT PSU
7) Also no difference with three 1600x1200 displays and a 120 WATT or 150 WATT PSU. Also unstable.
1) So what am I missing here?
2) Any pointers?
Many thanks in advance!