IBM Laptop Docking Station PCI Slot

By federalhouse
Sep 11, 2005
  1. I have an IBM ThinkPad T22 laptop and I recently was given an IBM Thinkpad Docking station with port replicator and ultrabay 2000 slot (2631 20U). It also has a half-size (half height) PCI slot in it.

    My graphics card in the T22 is about crap and I really don't need to get a new laptop for what I'm doing right now. But I would like to be able to have better graphics if the opportunity arose.

    My question is, if I was to put a new upgraded graphics card into the PCI card slot of the Docking station, would my laptop recognize the new graphics card and run off of it, or is this impossible with laptops?

    I know this is a detailed post but I figured someone out there may have an answer.

  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

    In a word (YES)
  3. federalhouse

    federalhouse TS Rookie Topic Starter

    So based on that a new video card in the PCI slot on the dock would only work with an external monitor, the laptop LCD screen I'm guessing is connected to the onboard video card?
  4. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Yes , from my limited knowledge of laptops. It's a pass through video feed.
    You can out source video from laptop to crt without docking.
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