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That is a terrible idea. USB has less bandwidth than expresscard, you would get TERRIBLE performance.
"480 Mbit/s (USB mode) and 2.5 Gbit/s (PCI Express mode)"

Not only that... USB has higher overhead and latency than PCIe.
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OK, i should of asked much less stupid questions. So, basically, can i use it on my G74sx?
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OK, i should of asked much less stupid questions. So, basically, can i use it on my G74sx?

Well... does it have a ExpressCard or Mini-PCIe port?
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well the only good use of this i think would be folding??? get like 10 of these adn your set
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OK, i should of asked much less stupid questions. So, basically, can i use it on my G74sx?

I don't see any reason why you would want to. That notebook is a desktop replacement to begin with and the 560 should be more than enough.

To answer your question: Yes, but you would have to pull your wifi card out to use it unless it has dual mini pcie slots.
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the reason i would want to is while it is powerful, with another 560 hooked up to it i could run games much faster on the higher settings. Also, since the USB 3.0 has a higher rate of transfer (i think) than the express card, would that work?
Edited by Basilob - 1/20/12 at 4:39pm
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Just wait for more notebooks to use technology like thunderbolt or lightningbolt. The new sony Z series uses their own proprietary version to do the same thing. Even if the connector looks physically like USB on the vaio, it is basically multiplexing displayport, USB etc. With methods like that expect to see this becoming more mainstream in the near future. thumb.gif
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post #108 of 110
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the reason i would want to is while it is powerful, with another 560 hooked up to it i could run games much faster on the higher settings. Also, since the USB 3.0 has a higher rate of transfer (i think) than the express card, would that work?

I really doubt that DIY kit supports 3.0, it was released way before 3.0 became a new standard. So you would likely be restricted to mini pcie, and also your mobile 560 is likely not equivalent to a desktop 560 so SLI would not work.

Another problem would be mini pcie bandwidth, which I don't think would be able to accommodate a card like the 560ti. If mini pcie supported that much throughput it would be the standard for laptop gpus.
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Well, by using a USB 3.0, i was talking about plugging an expresscard to usb adatpter into the 3.0 port, and also, how do you find the bandwidth of a graphics card? Would a 460 or 450 be too much for the adapter?
Edited by Basilob - 1/21/12 at 2:32pm
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Hmmm I would want to try this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!thumb.gif
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