07-13-2020 12:08 PM
I have been planning to connect my laptop (HP probook 645 G1) with an external graphics card, when i searched on youtube i could find many videos connecting graphics through mini PCIE and NGFF slot, seeing that, when i opened my probook i could find an empty NGFF slot and two wires unplugged near by.
Can i use that port for connecting external graphics card so that i can leave PCIE slot as it is with out compromising my Wifi and blue tooth connectivity? i am super confused because the graphics card dock is not available in local market, i have to buy using ebay some thing else, so if it is not compatible the chances are slim for returning or replacing the dock.
Can any one help me please...!!
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07-17-2020 03:52 PM - edited 07-17-2020 03:53 PM
Yes you would have to remove the wi-fi card in the adjacent slot and use that. The empty slot is for WWAN only. This is a bad idea for many reasons and please do not assume I am telling you it will work at all. I'm just saying the empty slot cannot be used for eGPU. Knock yourself out.
07-17-2020 04:13 PM
You have to run the laptop with the bottom cover off and no wifi card just for starters. You are trying to run a 4x or 8x or 16x pcie device through a 1x channel. Like trying to drive a giant semi with two trailers down a two-lane country dirt road. Heat can possibly damage the laptop. The external eGPU requires an external monitor. It is a giant mess of a setup. Other than that, it rocks.