1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 30, 2013 10:03 AM by Diego_Intel

    What low-end graphic cards can I use? PCI? CardBus? PCMIA? Confused..

    Razor Bwa

      Hello All!

       

      I have a Toshiba P105-S6004 laptop and I am running Windows 7 32 bit, 4GB RAM, Intel Core 2 Duo T2600 @2.1 GHz.

       

      Not impressive, but it's what I can afford.

       

      According to the  official system specs, the expansions options are:

       

       

      1 PC Card slot support 1 Type II, PCMCIA R2.01, PC Card16,

      CardBus

      ExpressCard slot supporting Ex

      pressCard/34 and ExpressCard/54

       

      According to the explanation from this link, I should be able to expand to PMCIA, Express Card or Card Bus 16.

       

      Also, the chipset: Intel 945GM, says that it can be expanded as well:

       

      PCI Express Revision1.1
      PCI Express Configurations ‡1x16

      , but isn't that for desktops only?

       

      If Card Bus 16 is the equivalent of a desktop, I can then use a desktop graphic card, or a graphic card at the very least, right?

       

      Or a PCI, PMCIA, some sort of graphic card, right?

       

      What starter graphic cards can I use? After I test it out, I can upgrade and go fancier.