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want to upgrade my laptop graphic card by attachingg external GPU

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April 11, 2013 6:00:06 AM

MY COMPUTER: I have a lenovo ideapad z560

Computer System Specifics:

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 380 @ 2.53GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.5 GHz

Memory: 4096MB RAM

Chip Type: Intel(R) Graphics (Core i3)

Dedicated graphic memory : NVIDIA GEFORCE with CUDA 300M

QUESTIONS: Can you recommend a graphics card that will fulfill my minimum requirements and is compatible with my computer?
I have also heard of a ViDock the new external graphics card into the ExpressCard Slot in the adapter?
April 11, 2013 6:02:52 AM

Generally laptops are mostly get what ya bought, Memory or hard drives/ssd is all people end up doing to them.
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April 11, 2013 6:04:40 AM

Up until recently VERY few have had removable graphics cards. They do exist but pricey and or new and already geared toward gaming.
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April 11, 2013 6:11:29 AM

freshbakd said:
Up until recently VERY few have had removable graphics cards. They do exist but pricey and or new and already geared toward gaming.


but i want to know how to connect an external GPU whatever the cost may be !!
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April 11, 2013 6:29:30 AM

as you already said

vidock can do it

but the cost of it plus the cost of the graphics card

just doesnt seem to make much sense

you still need power sockets available

might as well just build a desktop pc

vidock plus 4

http://www.amperordirect.com/pc/r-resources-audio-video...
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April 11, 2013 6:57:45 AM

mcnumpty23 said:
as you already said

vidock can do it

but the cost of it plus the cost of the graphics card

just doesnt seem to make much sense

you still need power sockets available

might as well just build a desktop pc

vidock plus 4

http://www.amperordirect.com/pc/r-resources-audio-video...


what kind of power sockets i need....
would you please elaborate the whole installation.... by the help pf pictures and videos !!
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April 11, 2013 7:03:38 AM

The problem with vidock (as far as I can tell) is that to use the external GPU, you have to plug into another monitor and you cant use the power of the GPU on the laptop screen...
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April 11, 2013 7:07:39 AM

ntsyours said:
mcnumpty23 said:
as you already said

vidock can do it

but the cost of it plus the cost of the graphics card

just doesnt seem to make much sense

you still need power sockets available

might as well just build a desktop pc

vidock plus 4

http://www.amperordirect.com/pc/r-resources-audio-video...


what kind of power sockets i need....
would you please elaborate the whole installation.... by the help pf pictures and videos !!


Once you have the name of a product (in this case Vidock courtesy of mcnumpty), you can check for yourself!
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April 11, 2013 1:47:19 PM

RobCrezz said:
The problem with vidock (as far as I can tell) is that to use the external GPU, you have to plug into another monitor and you cant use the power of the GPU on the laptop screen...


you dont need an external monitor if your graphics has nvidia optimus

if it doesnt then you do need the external monitor

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April 11, 2013 1:49:33 PM

ntsyours said:
mcnumpty23 said:
as you already said

vidock can do it

but the cost of it plus the cost of the graphics card

just doesnt seem to make much sense

you still need power sockets available

might as well just build a desktop pc

vidock plus 4

http://www.amperordirect.com/pc/r-resources-audio-video...


what kind of power sockets i need....
would you please elaborate the whole installation.... by the help pf pictures and videos !!


as mi1ez said

i cant do everything for you

but heres another link with more detail and videos

after that its up to you to do more research

http://www.jessebandersen.com/2010/11/vidock-4-unbox-ha...

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