external graphics psu

May 21, 2018
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hello i recently buyed a second hand laptop with integrated graphics that aren't so great and i heard about the possibility of attaching an external gpu to it. But on every tutorial that i consulted is says that this method requires an external psu to power the graphics card. My question is if i use a no power connector gpu like a gtx 1050 or an rx460 will that be fine? I mean ,since it has no connector for power you can't plug in any 6pin or 8 pin connector so will the power from the pcie extendor be enough to power the gpu?
 

Lutfij

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First, you will need to pass on the make and model of your laptop. AN SKU to your laptop would help us two fold.
Second, if you've got a mPCIe connector on your motherboard then you can add in your external GPU via the aid of an external GPU dock.
Third, you will need a quality PSU to power the external GPU dock and the external GPU.

You will need a PSU regardless of the card having 6/8pin connectors to provide power to the slot itself, you can't power the slot using the laptop's slots power.
 
May 21, 2018
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I forgot to mention ,my laptop model is advent monza s200. What i want to know is if i need that extra power supply even if the external gpu does not have pin connectors and doesn't need any additional power.
 
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