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May 5, 2012 3:00:05 AM

Hey Guys,

I have an old Alienware m15x laptop lying around with an 8800M GTX. Think I could cannibalize the graphics card to put into my HTPC? Do the PCI E connectors in laptops have the same form factors as desktops? Is there a cheap adaptor I could use?

Thanks for humoring me.

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May 5, 2012 3:55:08 AM

Nope. They use MXM. Not the same; I don't know about compatibility.
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May 5, 2012 4:43:47 AM

most older laptops the video chipset was soilder onto the mb.
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May 5, 2012 6:12:33 AM

Mine is not soldered for a fact, b/c I replaced the card myself a couple of years ago. So MXM is totally different from PCI E?
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May 5, 2012 6:20:22 AM

MXM is the mobile version of PCIE. However there is no way to convert one to the other...i've read of hardware hacks, but IMO far too much work involved.
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May 12, 2012 4:11:11 AM

Best answer selected by kulladoctor.
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