0 Replies Latest reply on Feb 25, 2016 9:52 PM by planeace222

    External Graphics Compatability (PCI-e to x16 PCI)

    planeace222

      Hi!

       

      I have an ATI Radeon HD 5770 recently given by a friend to use as an external graphics card. I have a Toshiba satellite c75d-b7230 with an AMD A6-6310 with an integrated R4 graphics.

      I am looking at external graphics solutions, and whether or not my machine is compatible. I know absolutely nobody who has attempted this. what I do know is that my motherboard has a PCI-e slot that used to hold my network card, that o removed due to it failing, but I have a dual band USB dongle for wireless internet anyway.

      I found this adapter on Amazon:

      http://www.amazon.com/Laptop-External-PCI-E-Graphics-Card/dp/B00Q4VMLF6/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8

      So far, I have hope that it will work. I do need a power supply for this but don't need a very powerful one. Any suggestions?

      Laptop works without errors without the network card, but unsure if it will boot with a graphics card.

       

      if anyone can answer this, I would greatly appreciate it!

      thank you!