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    Default Re: DIY ViDock - My experiences so far

    Quote Originally Posted by growbag View Post
    Windows 7 - Detected the card as a standard VGA adapter but said it was disabled.
    try to reinstall the driver after it's detected or pick 260 from the list
    Laptop: Inspiron 1505, 1.66 Core Duo, 3GB RAM, external XFX Radeon 5750 1GB + PE4L, 23" 1920x1080
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    Default Re: DIY ViDock - My experiences so far

    I had time to finish my build a few days ago.

    I'm using a HD 5850 (max power 150 W) with the PE4H, powering both using a 12 V 15 A power supply (180 W) that I got for $33 from an eBay seller from Hong Kong. I've mounted everything in a Raaco Assorter 13 case ($27) that I got at Clas Ohlson, a Scandinavian hardware/electronics chain. (I'm of course keeping the lid open whenever the card is powered on)

    Everything works perfectly with Windows XP and Windows 7 32-bit (64-bit not tested yet) on my Fujitsu T5010 using the ExpressCard interface. 4 GB RAM, about 3 GB is usable in both operating systems. I'm using a slightly modified version of nando4's boot disk on a USB flash drive.

    Driver version 9.11 was used in XP and 9.12 on Windows 7.

    Benchmark results: (XP)
    RE5 1280x800 fixed benchmark: 27.5
    RE5 1280x800 variable benchmark: 58.7
    Crysis Demo 1280x960 Quality High: 39.79
    Crysis Demo 1680x1050 Quality High: 33.67
    3DMark06 1280x1024, all default settings: 10752
    UT3 1680x1050: 55.58 *)

    I also tested RE5 and 3DMark06 in Windows 7, the results were almost identical.

    *) Captured using the following command line options:
    UT3.exe WAR-Torlan?numplay=12?timelimit=5?automatedperftesting=1 -seconds=60 -ResX=1680 -ResY=1050 -unattended -novsync -fixedseed -CaptureFPSChartInfo=1 -nomoviestartup
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    Default Re: DIY ViDock - My experiences so far

    Quote Originally Posted by Max_Headroom View Post
    I had time to finish my build a few days ago.

    I'm using a HD 5850 (max power 150 W) with the PE4H, powering both using a 12 V 15 A power supply (180 W) that I got for $33 from an eBay seller from Hong Kong. I've mounted everything in a Raaco Assorter 13 case ($27) that I got at Clas Ohlson, a Scandinavian hardware/electronics chain. (I'm of course keeping the lid open whenever the card is powered on)

    Everything works perfectly with Windows XP on my Fujitsu T5010 using the ExpressCard interface. I'm using a modified version of nando4's boot disk on a USB flash drive.

    Pictures attached.
    BENCHMARKS PLEASE PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3ddmark06 PLEASE!!!!!
    I really wanted to use an HD5850!!!!

    Edit: Thanks, nice setup, congrats!, I believe you have the most powerful diy vidock for now .
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    Default Re: DIY ViDock - My experiences so far

    Quote Originally Posted by wildman_33 View Post
    how easy was it to get yours to work as i want to try this with my sony laptop. and you say you have 4gb ram does it work with all 4gb or did you have to use 2gb
    Well i guess it was pretty easy. But you never know what problems you meet. Works without any problems on w7 x64 with 4gb ram.

    I got a desktop computer now though so my adapter is for sale if anybody is interested!
    Last edited by Briam; 19th February 2010 at 01:42 AM.

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    Default Re: DIY ViDock - My experiences so far

    Max Headroom just to confirm u are using the in PE4H x1 1.0 mode or x2 1.0 when u did the benchmark

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    Default Re: DIY ViDock - My experiences so far

    Hmm well if the specs I've read are right he should be using a p8600 cpu. Most of the laptops that have used this setup have been using old slow cpu's so its nice to see the cpu is really holding back these gpu's.

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    Default Re: DIY ViDock - My experiences so far

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbond007 View Post
    Max Headroom just to confirm u are using the in PE4H x1 1.0 mode or x2 1.0 when u did the benchmark
    Just the ExpressCard interface, i.e. x1 mode.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rorschach View Post
    Hmm well if the specs I've read are right he should be using a p8600 cpu.
    Correct, it's the P8600 CPU. Other details: GM45 chipset, ICH9-M south bridge, dual channel DDR3 memory.

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    Default Re: DIY ViDock - My experiences so far

    so max headroom are u planning on going x2 to see how much better it performs with the benchmarks

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    Default Re: DIY ViDock - My experiences so far

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbond007 View Post
    so max headroom are u planning on going x2 to see how much better it performs with the benchmarks
    Won't work, unfortunately. It looks like the T5010's mPCIe ports are connected to PCIe root ports 3 and 5, while the ExpressCard slot connects to root port 2.

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    Default Re: DIY ViDock - My experiences so far

    Hi guys if I could have some help.

    Nando I bought the Pe4H and express card adpater. It arrived quick however I recently got a letter from fed ex saying I owe around 35 dollars/ 17.60 GBP for delivery.
    Did other guys get this billing letter? I thought I paid for the postage on the Hwtools.net website..

    Also I bought a mini itx tower here: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Envizage-E-001...ht_1484wt_1165

    This has an 300w PSU which I thought would be fine? I plug it the graphics card in, and all the bits, and I switch on and nothing works.
    Does this need a motherboard or something because previous pictures of the DIY vidock didnt need a mobo.

    Look forwards for reply!!!
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