DIY eGPU experiences

Discussion in 'e-GPU (External Graphics) Discussion' started by master blaster, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. tymt

    tymt Newbie

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    hi

    I was searching for an external pci-e slot device and I found this thread, but I'm not looking to plug a GC but a pci-e 1x capture card. It may be a dumb question but it should work right ?
     
  2. MikjoA

    MikjoA Notebook Evangelist

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    I think so, maybe you just need PE4L rather than PE4H
     
  3. zyrn

    zyrn Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi, I was peeking into this forum and saw that DIY Vidock might solve my problems. However, as I was looking through the first post I got quite confused and therefore perhaps someone could give me a bit guidance. I have a Vostro 3300 (HM57 & 1x34mm Expresscard; I also tried searching AIDA64 for available PCI-E ports but couldn't find the right place) - what items should I order and at which speed is my system capable of running the external graphics? Thanks beforehand!
     
  4. MikjoA

    MikjoA Notebook Evangelist

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    When you look into AIDA64 in the Chipset, you have to check that you are looking into Southbridge and not Northbridge.
    Then you will see the available PCI-e port.
    I'd advice you to buy a PE4H 2.4 pack including the EC2C (expresscard adapter) and swex (and a long mini hdmi... because 30cm is so small :eek:). You may probably need the EC2C if you want to make a X2 link.
     
  5. zyrn

    zyrn Notebook Enthusiast

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    Here's the pic. :eek:
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    Can a x2 link be made? (Vostro 3400 is under the "Systems not capable of a higher performance x2 1.0 pci-e link" list in the first post.)
     
  6. tymt

    tymt Newbie

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    I thought so, I planned on taking PE4L-EC2C.

    thanks !
     
  7. MikjoA

    MikjoA Notebook Evangelist

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    oh man... Could you please read the first post carefully ?
    I won't answer all you want because some people made a lot of great work on post 1, the answers you are looking for are in...
    There is a special explanation for Internal LCD stuff.
    There you will also find what is best suitable for your laptop.

    Now, DIY Vidock won't disable your primary graphic card. But they can't work together side by side. However you may need to use Setup 1.0X (Again read post 1) to disable yourinternal graphic card to make the DIY Vidock work properly. You will chose then at every reboot if you want to enable or not your internal graphic card.

    If you have an Intel HD Graphics, or GMA 4500 X3100, you can use nvidia optimus feature with a fermi card to overboost performance.

    You do not need an HDMI port to run the DIY Vidock.
     
  8. Gamer90

    Gamer90 Notebook Enthusiast

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    In case of a lacking of a HDMI port with the laptop whats the solution to connect in the vidock?? please see my posts just earlier.
     
  9. MikjoA

    MikjoA Notebook Evangelist

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    It looks that your expresscard is port 1. But the best to know is to put something in then recheck with AIDA64.

    But it looks it could be possible to do a X2 link, but the problem is you may need to remove the WLAN Card that is on port 2... meaning that you won't have wifi anymore :/ (But if your expresscard is port 4 and not port 1 that would be easier, however I think it's port 1)

    But you're not doomed ^^ I get great performance with X1.opt :) much more than GTX 485M
     
  10. Gamer90

    Gamer90 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hey zyrn,
    I wish you get success. And if you are successful just let me know.

    Because it looks like you and i have the same chipset.

    Can you please tell me that do you have have HDMI port in your laptop?


    How to connect the the EC2C with the laptop??
    thanks.
     
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