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Vidock 3, I need some input before i commit.

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So, before i commit to something like this, I need a bit of advice before continuing with my venture into the unknown.

First off, i need to know if running an Express Card USB adapter to connect it to my laptop (lacking an express card slot) will have any negative effects at all, including MASSIVE performance loss (Some performance loss is okay), driver issues, or general incompatibility.

Second, Does it really have the graphical improvement as if a desktop was running the card? If it only increases performance slightly above what my laptop already has, then it isn't quite worth the investment.

Third, Does the graphics card function on its own? Or does it require serious dedication from the processor like integrated graphics does?

Finally, Will any graphics card that fits into the slot work? Or does it have to be a specific model of a specific card?

Any input would help a lot, thanks much!
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These things exist? Amazing.

Your battery doesn't stand a chance. I don't know what it did to inspire such hatred in you, but this is how you will get it to spontaneously combust. thumb.gif

USB ports also only have a fraction of the bandwidth of an express slot, sooo.....
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I can't imagine that you'd get good performance via USB. USB is a REALLY slow connection. I have no idea. I'm mostly commenting so I can keep up and see what this looks like.
 
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Unfortunately I have already decided against it. It is cheaper to buy a new board/processor/ram for my old tower than it is to buy this thing and get it working.

Sorry blokes, no Vidock tryouts for me :\
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