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Ok. So I was wondering... I have a Sony Vaio Z 2012 laptop with a third gen (full power laptop) Core i5. On it there is a lightpeak usb 3.0 port... Yes that is right, a true optical lightpeak port, not a thunderbolt port. This allows my Vaio Z to be hooked up to Sony's proprietary "Power Media Dock" (a.k.a. PMD) which runs an external gpu, albeit a very weak one (Radeon m6650). Would it be possible to somehow solder in a full desktop gpu to the PMD? I know I would have to get another PSU and I dont really care about bottlenecks, but I just was wondering if the soldering part would be possible. It would be pretty awesome to be able to have a desktop graphics solution for multi-monitor support. Also would drivers be an issue? Expert suggestions welcome! thumb.gifwink.gifbiggrin.gif
    
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Simple answer is unlikely, Unless you've got PHD in electronics or you're Tony Stark.
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Yes u can but like he said ..you really have to know what your doing. If it was that easy. I would start my own company makeing external gtx680s or 7970s
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Simple answer is unlikely, Unless you've got PHD in electronics or you're Tony Stark.
Rep Just For The Tony Stark Comment... lol
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Simple answer is unlikely, Unless you've got PHD in electronics or you're Tony Stark.

That comment made my night laugher.gif
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Haha thanks for the feedback guys! +1 for the stark comment. I guess I should go get my PhD in EE.tongue.gif but I would probably be learning more power distribution stuff related to my job.wink.gif It was worth a shot. I would pay a substantial amount if Sony built a dock where I could interchange a Desktop GPU. Guess I have to just wait another 10 years lol rolleyes.gif
    
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