Laptop Graphics in Desktop?

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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  1. Nope. They use MXM. Not the same; I don't know about compatibility.
  2. most older laptops the video chipset was soilder onto the mb.
  3. 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?
  4. Best answer
    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.
  5. Best answer selected by kulladoctor.
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