[LAU] Suggested video card

Arnold Krille arnold at arnoldarts.de
Mon Aug 13 10:16:44 EDT 2007

Quoting this "private" reply here as I don't see any reason to have it 
private. Probably one of the victims of the Good-Bye-ReplyTo-Munging...

And I didn't know the facts state, so I think others are interested in this 

Am Montag, 13. August 2007 schrieb Thomas Ilnseher:
> Am Montag, den 13.08.2007, 15:01 +0200 schrieb Arnold Krille:
> > I have the very strong feeling that you are fixed on your graphics
> > device as I
> > have never seen a laptop that could make use of an extra video card.
> > Except
> > with a docking station that has a pci-slot...
> Newer PCIe based Notebooks use a special video-card standard called MXM.
> if you have such a notebook, it should _IN THEORY_ be possible to
> exchange the video card. BUT:
> a) there exist at least 4 different sub-formfactors of the MXM spec.
> b) The cooling solution must be "good enough" for the desired video
> card. This applies to the power subsystem as well.
> c) you might run into troubles with the bios ...
> d) replacing the card may be difficult and invalidate warranty
> e) there might be notebooks with discrete PCIe graphics that is not obey
> the MXM standard
> f) it is very likely that notbooks with integrated graphics lack MXM
> slots, and it is even more likely that such notebooks at least lack the
> required cooling solutions.

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