Let's figure out how to make a DIY eGPU (previously DIY ViDock)

Discussion in 'e-GPU (External Graphics) Discussion' started by moral hazard, Jul 9, 2009.

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  1. ViciousXUSMC

    ViciousXUSMC Master Viking NBR Reviewer

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    Just we need a long flexible cable to make it work easy, currently that stuff is like hard wire so you would have to find a way to prop up the laptop and put it under.

    I could build a box and get a cheap psu and make this work quite well.

    go to radio shack and get a fan and a switch and I will teach you guys how to turn on/off the psu via a switch if anybody wants to build this.
     
  2. MexicanSnake

    MexicanSnake I'm back!

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    This could be really easy, I might try this out!. Its easy and it wouldnt take more than one day to fully assemble it.

    Urmmm wire... cables, fans, switches, a metallic case perhaps... maybe I could try to make a ribbon or "special cable" at the university labs...

    Edit:

    Ribbon cable extension problem SOLVED, look at this connector :D:

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    Link:http://www.hwtools.net/Adapter/PE2.html

    There you go is just matter of building the case (the easy part)...

    Guess what? OMFG

    Here is the VIDOCK! LMAO

    http://www.hwtools.net/Adapter/PE4.html
     
  3. moral hazard

    moral hazard Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    there is still the matter of drivers to be resolved, best to use win 7 or xp since vista doesn't allow more than 1 video driver.
     
  4. MexicanSnake

    MexicanSnake I'm back!

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    Well we could ask for the vidock drivers ;).

    Also I guess that by using this connector and plugging it to the laptop, the laptop will recognize a new hardware, the graphics card and then you could normally install the VGA drivers.

    Also I guess that the company sends this with software.:cool:
     
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    Id do it if I had a reason but I have a W90 with dual 4870's :D
     
  6. MexicanSnake

    MexicanSnake I'm back!

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    Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaah nahh

    Read this:
    http://www.hwtools.net/PDF/PE4_brief.pdf

    This thing WILL recognize any card attached to it in your laptop, maybe you just drive the external vga port to a screen and there you go.
    But it seems that it wouldnt work in vista, by using XP you could select the graphic adapter and voila you get it to work with an external LCD.

    Its like what happens when you plug two different vid cards on your desktop with xp, you have to select your main card.


    ZZZZZ bye for now, Im gonna sleep ;).
     
  7. X2P

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    I am considering trying this but how does this work from a software perspective..drivers? recognition etc?
     
  8. FrX

    FrX Notebook Geek

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    Seriously this is more interest than ViDock itself :)
    If someone got this working with this price, I'd say this is going to be the revolution rather then spending 200$ + one card of my own
     
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    FrX Notebook Geek

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    The same here as well, Definitely if this thing got worked I can tell that I can see Chinese brands selling the whole thing in nice box with name like "Magic Video Out laptop" or "External Gaming box" with price that might be even cheaper than $15?


    Hopes no Chinese been offended by this... , It just like china is moving the price down or up with its brands
     
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  10. b1indsp0t

    b1indsp0t Notebook Enthusiast

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    So let me get this straight all I need is a ExpressCard/54 slot in my Acer 4315, one of these http://www.hwtools.net/Adapter/PE4.html#, a desktop GC and a extenal power supply?

    If so this is the holy grail for x3100 user ive already upgraded my CPU, memory, Optical and HD for very little making this budget machine quite respectable. However if i can upgrade the Graphics on the cheap, I might just get back into a little gaming.

    I do like the ViDock but the price is on the high side,
    Got to love the think outside the box (or should I say Dock) peeps to be found on these forums.
     
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