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I have a "lenovo 3000 c200" notebook. I want to use a graphic card accelerator. I wonder if exists a PC Card (PCMCIA) graphic accelerator like NVidia GeForce or ATI Radeon.


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If it's an ExpressCard then there is connectivity for PCI-E x1. You could in theory therefore take something like this PCI-E x1 9500GT card a make a homebrew adapter for it. (Or even use x8/x16 card with it: like this guy did). Slightly risky proposition really and I'm not sure it's worth it, but it might be a fun project and you'd probably get a slashdot story out of it.

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There are commercial adapters available, no need to roll your own. (see: And this isn't really THAT uncommon. – Shinrai Jan 25 '11 at 17:14
And actually, there used to be similar products for PCMCIA (although much more limited in performance, obviously!) – Shinrai Jan 25 '11 at 17:15
@Shinrai nice! I couldn't find any when I looked around earlier despite being pretty sure such things must exist – Flexo Jan 25 '11 at 17:30
Well, PCMCIA is old. It is similar to the ISA bus on a 8086 IBM XT. Graphics cards from that era did about 320x200. If you want to use an old bus and expect modern performance then you might be disappointed. – Hennes Feb 26 at 7:32

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