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friend needs help

Post by goodguy » Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:02 am

Hi. I am thinking of purchasing a laptop. I have an asus xonar dx2

(pci-express) and a creative elite pro (pci) soundcard and would love to

keep them. Is there any way to use them with the laptop.

Could the laptop be opened up and the card inserted into a vacant slot,

or is there any kind of external adaptor i could buy to create an external

pci slot. I'm not bothered if the laptop won't close back up properly.

I know it's unlikely but i thought i'd ask the experts first.

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Re: friend needs help

Post by Sparky » Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:11 am

I'm by no means an expert but I don't believe laptop and desktop components are interchangeable.
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Re: friend needs help

Post by dicecca112 » Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:07 am

Sparky wrote:I'm by no means an expert but I don't believe laptop and desktop components are interchangeable.

Correct, not possible my friend
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Re: friend needs help

Post by ibleet » Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:00 pm

Laptops typically have sound chips that are soldered or built into the motherboard, so unfortunately, you're stuck with what you have.

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Re: friend needs help

Post by sasamkd » Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:31 am

Or get a new USB sound card (like Creative GO!) :)

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Re: friend needs help

Post by jakegub » Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:47 pm

This Product will supposedly let you use a PCI-E graphics card on your laptop, and is very expensive, but would be worth a try for academic curiosity. Your best bet is to buy a usb sound card that is very likely better than the ones you are trying to keep.
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