What is this slot/port called for laptop motherboards?

Krieg Wendel

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Hello I have a couple questions about laptop motherboards!

First one would be what is the slot/port that connects the dedicated graphics card of the laptop to the motherboard of this laptop,
http://rjtech.com/shop/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=30357
called is it a different form of pcie that can be converted to a desktop format or is it something else?

Second question would be could I use this port/slot to have an external gpu via converters and risers to use a desktop gpu?

Third question would be can I sli using one row of 16x pcie by doing 8x and 8x within the same row with converters and risers?

last question would be how can I tell if I can sli a laptop motherboard, is it in the chipset or is it something completely different?
 

tjeulink

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first question:

that is an MXM connector. (the mxm 3.0B if you want to be specific i believe)

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_PCI_Express_Module


Second question:

this is the only project that is doing this that i know of, they are trying to design a system so you can remove the graphics card from the MXM slot and attach a desktop gpu to that

the short answer to your second question is: no, not yet.

source: http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/lets-figure-out-how-to-convert-internal-mxm-connector-an-external-pci-e-x16-box.407071/page-13


Third question:

depends on how you define possible, its almost impossible if you dont have the education and skills. even if you have those its extremely risky and it would require a lot of soldering and stuff. you would be the first to do it.

short answer: maybe if you are an highly skilled professional.


Fourth question:

that depends on the motherboard design. most of them arent designed for it so you would need to make modifications to it in order to work in most cases, again you would be the first to do it, IF you succeed.



i hope this answers your questions!
 

tjeulink

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first question:

that is an MXM connector. (the mxm 3.0B if you want to be specific i believe)

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_PCI_Express_Module


Second question:

this is the only project that is doing this that i know of, they are trying to design a system so you can remove the graphics card from the MXM slot and attach a desktop gpu to that

the short answer to your second question is: no, not yet.

source: http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/lets-figure-out-how-to-convert-internal-mxm-connector-an-external-pci-e-x16-box.407071/page-13


Third question:

depends on how you define possible, its almost impossible if you dont have the education and skills. even if you have those its extremely risky and it would require a lot of soldering and stuff. you would be the first to do it.

short answer: maybe if you are an highly skilled professional.


Fourth question:

that depends on the motherboard design. most of them arent designed for it so you would need to make modifications to it in order to work in most cases, again you would be the first to do it, IF you succeed.



i hope this answers your questions!
 
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