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Solved Using Express Card for eGPU in 2018

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by DylanTheDoofus, Jul 24, 2018.

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  1. DylanTheDoofus

    DylanTheDoofus Thread Starter

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    Hi everyone! New to the site here, just made an account for this post.

    SO. I have this fancy little express card thing-a-ma-jig that I plan to use as an external port for an eGPU. Just an old one I found in my closet that I'd like to mess around with. This port thing is actually tailored for the very purpose of being a port for an eGPU. I got it like a year ago but never really figured out what the heck I was doing but I would like to now.

    If you can see in the attached photo, I have plugged everything in in what I think is the proper way. However, trying to install drivers for the graphics card (nVidia GeForce GT 610 1GB) proves to be unsuccessful everytime. So I suppose my question is if I'm actually doing this all correctly or if the device is broken, which is highly likely being that the device roots entirely from a group in China.

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2520M CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 12222 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, -2020 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: 697 GB (295 GB Free);
    Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 161D
    Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled 20180724_164102[1].jpg
     
  2. DylanTheDoofus

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    P.S. It's on an Xbox One X box just for the moment and for easy open convenience whilst setting it up. I don't plan on keeping it that way.
     
  3. SpywareDr

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    What is the make and complete model number of the laptop?
     
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    How is the graphics card powered ? Does the fan spin at power up ?
     
  5. DylanTheDoofus

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    Make and model is HP ProBook 6460b.

    Graphics card is powered through PCI bus.
     
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    The fan isn't really doing anything but it has turned on in the past I think. Unless that was me screwing off and plugging it into the VGA port of my laptop and setting it to duplicate desktop.
     
  7. SpywareDr

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    From what I've been reading on the 'net, I'm not so sure you achieve what you're after using that particular laptop. For example: Expresscard 2.0 eGPUs – pros, cons and candidate notebooks
     
  8. DylanTheDoofus

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    Ah nuts. Thanks for the help though!
     
  9. SpywareDr

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    No problem. :)
     
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