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okay, you can get graphics cards for you laptop.
but they are way more expensive and your MB might not support an upgrade.

i cant believe we been sittin here talking about desktop graphics.

ugh
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is what i show u from ebay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...ht_4951wt_1109

so?? 2.4v will do my job???
    
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Even with that it is still ELECTRICLY an x1 slot. The card will physically fit, and will probably even run, but it will not work well or properly and will be SEVERELY bottlenecked. (and then there are the power issues on top of that)
post #64 of 72
You'll need at least a separate 400W PSU, that will go out of spec and probably fry the card if you have load on nothing but the PCIe.

Seriously, just don't do it, it's a bad idea, and I can assure you, it won't work. Even if it did, it wouldn't be worth it, due to bandwidth restraints and other issues, put the money towered a desktop or something, or a new laptop.
    
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i wont do it....i though that because i bricked my mobility 4850 and i though an external ghx card will be good idea:S just RMA my msi laptop..i hope to fix it with little money as its not in warranty? do they have a good service in uk ?
    
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btw the adapter shown in http://forum.notebookreview.com/gami...iy-vidock.html is different than the one i want. is newer... but am sure i will loose much bandwidth
    
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Did you read the notice in the ebay page you linked?
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# PE4H design for engineering test. NOT for home or office use.
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# Almost PCIe 16x video card can’t get enough memory resource are allocated. Can’t work in your laptop.
 
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post #68 of 72
I think the VAT should be taken into account when counting the full price. Given that, I think the Radeon HD 6850 is the best option. You can get it at just 130 pounds inc. VAT and it will easily reach 6870 speeds if you OC.
    
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post #69 of 72
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IMO, if you can find a good deal on a 2GB reference 6950, get it, since you want only one card. You can then flash it to a 6970 and get the best bang for buck. It might me more, but consider your spending a tad more to get the performance of a really expensive top of the line card.
this is really the only answer that makes sense,
especially when you're talking like 50-100 bucks difference
for a (relatively) HUGE gain in performance
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Wait a moment.

Desktop in a Laptop?

Negative.
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