AW18 using Desktop GTX 970 EGPU Setup

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by Scanner, Mar 16, 2016.

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  1. Dr. AMK

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    Cooler Master Notepal U3Plus Laptop Cooler "R9-NBC-U3PK-GP, 3 x 80 mm removable fans, aluminum surface
     
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    Is this the same one you are using in the photo? From the photos it looks very different. No usb or ports like from your photo. Is that a separate dock your using?


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    That looks more like it. Which one is better in your opinion?


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    The laptop cooler that I was using in the photo was the Cool Master Storm SF-19 with 2 140mm fans. Unfortunately, the model is discontinued. Once I removed the GPU and used the external 970 the was no heat problems.
     
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    hi Scanner,

    is it possible to use the EGPU for notebook with burned GPU? Mine is Toshiba M840 with Radeon 7670M integrated to the board.

    thanks,
    Andy
     
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    Wow it’s been a while since I’ve been in this thread. Remember when I first did this thread one of my 980m cards fried. Both cards were removed and the only thing left was the internal gpu. If your pc has a removable mini PCIE card, or can use the other model you should be fine. You’d be even better with a thunder bolt connection.
     
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    Hi Scanner,

    I'm rather late into this eGPU game. Good thing I can still found your post.

    As for my M840, the internal Radeon is fried. I believe the notebook has mini PCIe, although the question is whether I can plug in the eGPU and expect it to kick in right from the POST-UP screen? If I need to install it in Windows first then I'm out of luck here.
     
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