How can I upgrade my laptop's graphics card?

I have a Toshiba Satellite L355-SV915 and it says it has an expresscard slot.
What type of graphics card would be compatible with it?
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  1. The simple answer is none.

    There are (rumors of) some external boxes (like the ASUS XG station) that will house any single card width PCI-E graphics card, but I've never seen the XG Station actually hit the market. I have seen some competitor's solutions, but at a cost where it would be more reasonable to get a new system.

    The main problem is the bandwidth of the expresscard slot. You're limited to PCI-Ex1 and all mid-range to high-end cards are going to be severely capped by that limitation; to the point of it being a waste of money.

    -Wolf sends
  2. thats they simple answer but if you want a bit more out of it max the ram
  3. Wolfshadw said:
    The simple answer is none.

    There are (rumors of) some external boxes (like the ASUS XG station) that will house any single card width PCI-E graphics card, but I've never seen the XG Station actually hit the market. I have seen some competitor's solutions, but at a cost where it would be more reasonable to get a new system.

    The main problem is the bandwidth of the expresscard slot. You're limited to PCI-Ex1 and all mid-range to high-end cards are going to be severely capped by that limitation; to the point of it being a waste of money.

    -Wolf sends

    So if I bought something from here:
    http://www.magma.com/products/pciexpress/index.html
    it would work?
  4. ptto911 said:
    So if I bought something from here:
    http://www.magma.com/products/pciexpress/index.html
    it would work?

    those look like server stuff, VERY expensive and utterly useless in your situation...

    edit: oops correction, the first ones look like they could work just fine... might still cost a quite a lot thou...
  5. Kari said:
    those look like server stuff, VERY expensive and utterly useless in your situation...

    edit: oops correction, the first ones look like they could work just fine... might still cost a quite a lot thou...

    Yeah, I would get that, except that it's 2x the price of my laptop.
    I should get a new laptop with a better graphics card built in I guess...
  6. If gaming is the reason for the need to upgrade, I suggest you should rather build a desktop PC rather than gaming laptop equipped with mediocre gpu that would last for some time.
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