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Updating graphics of dell studio 1749

i have a dell studio 1749 laptop with intel hd graphics of the i3 processor.is there any way by which i can add a new graphics card.are there any reliable external graphics card solutions available to buy.

what about these.will i be able to do play games at atleat medium settings with it.the expresscard has very low transfer capability.so is it practical to use a desktop graphics card with it.


http://www.villageinstruments.com/tiki-index.php?page=ViDock
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  1. Unfortunality almost every laptop cannot be upgraded in anyway.No their are no external GPU's for laptops.
  2. I think there are some USB 2 video adapters but they are very slow and you can really only use them for desktop functions. Your HD graphics would be far better.

    I think MSI and ASUS were dabbling with some USB 3.0 and Expresscard external cards, but they were at show and not for sale.

    With a laptop you get what you get. No video upgrades.
  3. what about these.will i be able to do play games at atleat medium settings with it.the expresscard has very low transfer capability.so is it practical to use a desktop graphics card with it.


    http://www.villageinstruments.com/tiki-index.php?page=ViDock
  4. Yes I wouls say those cards should be able to play games with at least medium settings.How is the card going to get power?
    It states that some cards will need PCI express connectors from the PSU.How do you think you can manage that considering laptops don't have psu's.
  5. purple stank said:
    Yes I wouls say those cards should be able to play games with at least medium settings.How is the card going to get power?
    It states that some cards will need PCI express connectors from the PSU.How do you think you can manage that considering laptops don't have psu's.



    doesnt it give upto 225watts on its own

    if no, will this work??
    http://www.gideontech.com/content/articles/196/1

    but still what about the bandwidth of the express card slot.will it bottleneck the card too much?
  6. No thats not gonna work.This is going way out of hand.Having to buy all these extra things isn't really worth it, imo.Just buy a desktop when you have the money.
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    ^That or sell your laptop on craigslist and upgrade to a laptop with dedicated card. If you have any intention on gaming on a laptop you want to get something decent for video. My buddy is trying to tell his because of this and I gave him flack for not talking to me first.
  8. Yah, sell your laptop.I just find it a little strenious to have a PSU with a pci-express 6 pin for the GPU just sittting right next to your laptop.And theirs always the possibility that it might not work.
  9. Best answer selected by ajgo333.
  10. They make external gpu's. Probably wouldn't work very well though. Matrox is one of the companies.
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