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NEW to eGPU. Noob here!

NEW to eGPU. Noob here!  


New Member
Joined: 9 months ago

Hey, guys!

I am new to this forum, I have some questions before I  buy a GPU for my laptop.

I am using Acer TravelMate P-245-M (Core i5-4200U w/ Intel HD 4400 and 4GB RAM). According to HWiNFO64, I have a free PCI slot. Please see Photo HERE. In addition, my laptop uses a mPCIe ( I am not totally sure), because it has AR5B22 for its WLAN and Bluetooth (the chip has mPCIe).

My question is:

1. From the photo, is it really a free slot of mPCIe? If yes, will V8.0 EXP GDC Laptop External Independent Video Card Dock run?

2. I am planning to put GTX 750Ti for this. What are your comments and suggestions for this?

3. How can I know if the free slot of mPCIe is for WWAN?

Note that my budget is limited to 100 - 200 usd. I am living in the Philippines.

Thank you in advance!

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts

Estimable Member
Joined: 1 year ago

Check out these videos: https://www.how-fixit.com/laptop-repair-guides/acer/acer-aspire-p253/

If your laptop is the same one, then the wifi card looks like it would be easy to replace with an eGPU cable.

Edit: Specifically, in the first video they show taking out the battery, HDD, then what looks to be the wifi card

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