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,


      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.