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Windows 7: Help with EC and PCIE cards

19 Feb 2013   #1
Quadrider10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Help with EC and PCIE cards

hi so i have a dell studio 1458 laptop. now i have a Express Card (EC) on it and in the manual says that it can do all kool things like wifi cards and what not. however in the manual, it also says *not compatable with PC cards* however im trying to do this:

External Graphics Card - Add a eGPU video card to your laptop PE4H PE4L - YouTube

so i can play nice games and what not. but that is calling for a PCI express slot. what i have, is it an PCI express slot, and will that work with that PE4H adapter? or no cause it just can support PCI express since the manual says. i figured id ask B/C its an adapter.


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20 Feb 2013   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I can't imagine that actually working, or why anyone would want to have exposed components and a power supply sitting around. Why not just have a desktop for gaming, considering that isn't a portable solution anyway?

Simply put, if you want to play the latest games, a laptop isn't the way to go unless you drop some serious coin. That's the trade off you agree to with a laptop, in exchange for portability.
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20 Feb 2013   #3
Quadrider10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
I can't imagine that actually working, or why anyone would want to have exposed components and a power supply sitting around. Why not just have a desktop for gaming, considering that isn't a portable solution anyway?

Simply put, if you want to play the latest games, a laptop isn't the way to go unless you drop some serious coin. That's the trade off you agree to with a laptop, in exchange for portability.
ive seen it work on multiple laptops, and theres even housings on the market for it to work. so it can be done. and yea i know it will no long be portable, however all i have to do on my laptop is disconnect the PCI and im off. also i havent bought a Desk top because i live in an apartment, and have no room nor do i have enough money to buy or build a desktop computer. so this i smy next best option.
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20 Feb 2013   #4
Quadrider10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

short story shot, will my laptop support that adapter he talks about in the vid?

heres an ebay link:

PE4H V2 4A 60cm Flat HDMI EC2C No Swex ExpressCard to PCI E Adapter | eBay
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20 Feb 2013   #5
Quadrider10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

alright so i found all the parts i need. im just gonna try it. worse comes to worse, i return everything. but i think its gonna work. heres what im getting:

PE4H V2 4A 60cm Flat HDMI EC2C No Swex ExpressCard to PCI E Adapter | eBay

HP ATI Radeon HD 6670 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2 1 x16 HDMI DVI and Display Port | eBay

and i have another laptop power supply that im going to check the specs on and try if if meets the specs.
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