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,
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 Revision||1.1|
|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.
You should check directly with your laptop manufacturer to actually see what expansion capabilities your system has and also check with a video card manufacturer to see if they offer a product that would fit in the interfaces available for your system. As you may know, we do not manufacture or provide add-in video cards for laptop/desktop computers.