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Objective: Use my video card (pci) currently in my other computer, for my new laptop

I was poking around the net and figured out I need a "dock/docking station"
I'm trying to buy one for about 50$ on Ebay.. was wondering what exactly i'm looking for
Would I search "pci docking station" or what? Any links? Any help? Thanks.
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You're on the right track with a docking station but you need to be sure that it allows you to fit your own PCI video card inside it which I think is very rare. Most docking stations simply have a vga or dvi port into which you can plug an external monitor but it still uses the graphics chip inside your laptop -- so it's purpose is merely to provide connectivity for this when the laptop doesn't have an external display port of it's own. And many docking stations don't have a video-output port at all. If you see one advertised as having a 'VGA port' this doesn't necessarily mean you can fit your own video card to it, as I said it usually means it's just a connector which uses the laptop's own graphics controller.

Edited by pip22, 12 July 2007 - 05:10 AM.

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