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Originally Posted by Novakanedj;15173008 
Hmm, tempted to get a decent laptop with integrated graphics then go this route biggrin.gif. Is there any way of getting up to PCI.e 2.0 x4 bandwidth?

If you're willing to lose your wifi and have some other mPCIe slots open, yes smile.gif

I've been wanting to do this to my laptop, just don't have the courage frown.gif Props to you!
post #42 of 57
Wait so does this run video only to an external monitor or can it run video back to your laptop monitor as well?
post #43 of 57
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Originally Posted by Flying Toilet;15173561 
If you're willing to lose your wifi and have some other mPCIe slots open, yes smile.gif

I've been wanting to do this to my laptop, just don't have the courage frown.gif Props to you!

Any wiring diagrams for this? tongue.gif My WWAN slot isn't filled
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This is very, very interesting. Might try to plug in a Kepler to my MSI laptop. Even though my GPU in that laptop is pretty darn good too.
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post #45 of 57
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Originally Posted by r34p3rex;15174625 
Any wiring diagrams for this? tongue.gif My WWAN slot isn't filled

Check out this forum: http://forum.notebookreview.com/gaming-software-graphics-cards/397667-lets-figure-out-how-make-diy-vidock.html
post #46 of 57
So a lower end card would be more practical say a 4670 0r 4890?

BTW my epeen just moved redface.gif

Nice
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Wow awsome. How does it render to the laptop display though?
    
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post #48 of 57
Not sure how it works, but i'm pretty sure you get better performance to the external monitor.
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Originally Posted by iCrap;15194715 
Wow awsome. How does it render to the laptop display though?
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Originally Posted by Flying Toilet;15196127 
Not sure how it works, but i'm pretty sure you get better performance to the external monitor.


Yes your correct, it renders to internal LCD through Nividia Optimus drivers and a couple of other work arounds. Maximum performance is only available on external monitor though.
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So if i wanted to do this my laptop would have to have nvidia optimus? otherwise i can't do it without another monitor?
    
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