PCIe PCI-E EXP GDC External Laptop Video Card Dock / Laptop Docking Station (Mini PCI-E interface Version)

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PCIe PCI-E EXP GDC External Laptop Video Card Dock / Laptop Docking Station (Mini PCI-E interface Version)
100% Original! EXP GDC Partners!
This is the DIY product, it not only needs some basic computer knowledge and practical ability, but also needs a professional after-sales support! This is the reason why you should choose us !


EXP GDC is the laptop external graphics adapter equipment; it can help you to use the external independent high-performance graphics, can be used to access any of the PCI-E interface equipment, used to enhance the performance of the laptop, so that you can play those huge games requesting high-performance graphics;
(Note: DC power in: 12V, but not over 150W)

[EXP GDC Tutorial]

[1] Check your laptop model if in the support list or not. (Please refer to [Support List]);
[2] Check the interface of your laptop to make sure your laptop interface. (Please refer to [How to distinguish interface types of your latpop?])
[3] How to distinguish if you can use the inner of laptop monitor or not? (Please refer to [Inner Screen Usage])
[4] Check your laptop model if in black list. refer to [Black List]
[5] How to select your external graphics card? refer to [Recommended Graphics Card]
[6] If you have some problems please refer to [Trouble shooting] and [Customer questions]
[7] Please contact us at once if you still can’t sure  🙂


1. This is the DIY product, it needs some basic computer knowledge and practical ability. we advise that you study carefully this from our WIKI before you purchasing.

WIKI address:  http://www.raspberrypiwiki.com/index.php/EXP_GDC     (We will regularly update the product’s knowledge on WIKI);  

2. We advise that you should read the USER MANUAL carefully after you receive our product. (User manual will be send to you with EXP GDC equipment).

3. The product is not suitable with any kinds of laptop model becuase of  the compatibility,  Please read the details clearly or consult with us before purchasing.

4. Please select your EXP GDC version according your laptop wireless network card; Sometime you need to uppack your loptop to confirm it if you don’t know which interface. 

5. Using notice:

1/ Turn off PCI-E energy saving options in the power management system and BIOS, it can avoid the system stagnation as a reason long standby.

2/ Please install your device according to the manual, do not plug in or out your equipment when power on.

EXP GDC versions according to the difference of interface types:

  • Mini Pci-e Version
  • Express Card Version
  • NGFF M.2 A key Version
  • NGFF M.2 M key Version

[How to distinguish interface types of your latpop?]

The EXP GDC has to be used with the built-in wireless card interface of the laptop.
The laptops without Expresscard interface have to be disassembled to confirm the Wireless card interface type.
Different version laptops, the interface is not the same, here is the interface introduction:
  • Expresscard  interface in the left and right sides of the notebook, the width is 3.4CM or 5.4CM. The height is 5MM, the depth is about 7CM, the attention is screened.
The Expresscard interface has a row 26 PIN contact, our adapter supports 54# and 34#.
  • Other notebook need to disassemble the installation, use the wireless network card interface, namely Mini PCI-E or NGFF.


[Inner Screen Usage]

  1. Your laptop must be Intel (R) HD graphics.
  2. Your external graphics card must be above GTS450, otherwise you must use external monitor.

[Support List]

(The following model is our customer feedback to us that they use and without problem)

  • For Lenovo
W530T520W520X220X220TZ570T420Y460Y560PT410E420X201X201sEdge 14T410sT400T510X201TX200W500T61pX61TT61T60T520T420Sy470T420IY480G480k580sE520Y580G500E46AY530G510Y400G500V460Y560Py480ny480E420K29B470Z470L421SL410KE420SG470G450z465Y500V370G430Z370Y485Y410Pv1000s410py471as230uV570e420sZ500V470Y40 70G710AT-ISEy430pS400SR1000B5400405S A8Y50Z501Z480Z580U310K46Az380
  • For Dell
E6520Vostro 3450XPS15.L502Studio 1557E6220M4500E6420E4300Studio 1557XPS 1645E4310M4600Insp.1545XPS 1340E4300XPS 1640E6500Insp 1420XPS 1340Vostro 15001440Vostro v130XPS M1530D830M1330Studio 1555Insp 1520Vostro 1310E15051545E6520E6520E6220E5410E4310E641014RM12104600MD630E64206320N4120N50103421N3010772014R4728152014rd658N411014RD658inspiron15-3521e632074205537xps164515r7520767015R 45265547773014R 5420M6600752055374050vostro3300n3420L702X3542155815 75484z-5423E6230
  • For Sony
Z21VPC-Z11VPC-Z13VPC-Z12VGN-FW45Z46GDVGN-NS110eEA27ECVPCCA36ECEA47ECCB36ECNw35eEA200CS138Vgn-nw71fbSVT11138CCSvpcs128ecFW17Z45vpcea25fgvpcea18ecVPCEB26FXVPCZ138GGsve14a28ccsPcg-71212tSVE 141
  • For HP
4530s2560P8460P4330s2540P8440PDV4-20002530P2740P6930P6930P2730PHDX9000Pavilion DV4DV9690enCQ60DV71267CLHDX16HDX18TTX22510PDV7-3020EDDV2000dv2416US6910PNC640021334530sHp8440p14 beatsG42DV51220TXN51108570PCQ35-219TXDV2804TXCQ45CQ40CQ42 285TX8560P2730p4321sDV7HP44318470P2570Penvy17 j120usHP6450BHP8470Pcq15-102tx2570P8460P
  • For Fujitsu: AH531T731S6420T901T5010U9200AH56/Gnh532
  • For Acer
5755G3820TG5920GEX5620Z5742G6930952556201810TZ5720G1410Ferrari One4752G4750GE1-471G5750G5951GE1-571GV3-571GV5-472G4315V5-471Gv3772g4738GAcer4745gE5-511G5552g
  • For MSI CX623CR720A6200-021USCR630M610GX640GE60
  • For Toshiba R840A665L305-S5921L300A505-6965L300L305-S5921M332M780L700L650-02BL800
  • For Clevo M860TUM570RU
  • For Sager NP2096NP8662NP5793
  • For NEC Versa E6500
  • For Asus
  • For LG P300
  • For Samsung R780NP300E4ANP270E5J-K01CNr428rv420
  • For HASEE  A460-I7K590CA560PK580PA430K470p460PA550k602cK590SK500DE400K500C-i7 D1k660EA460p-i7K480N
  • For Tsinghua University u49fK41HA14RM0C
  • For Blue sky p170em
  • For Haier 7g-2X5P
  • For Gigabyte p15f V2
  • For Fangzhengyihe a60

[White list]

Some laptop models will have the compatibility of white list problem. Someone can find the suitable BIOS (those without white list) online, or some people know it well can fix the problem by themselves.
NOTE: DON’T BUY if you are not DIY GEEK although you have these laptops.
White List:(NEED burn BIOS, But we don’t provide BIOS)
Lenovo:  E530, L430, E43, U410, E49, K49, E545, E431, E531, K29, K27, E320, B590, k47, X1, X240, T440, T430,
Ready-known BIOS with white list: 
Lenovo: Z480, Z580, v480C, e4430, M490, E440, V490u, V580c, M4400s, U310, K47A, K2450, B5400, E555, E330
HP: 5310M,hp probook 5220m
Asus :  K45VM


PS: This WHITE LIST only include a part of laptop. Please tell me if you find new model.

[Black List]

For those Black List laptop model, we advice the user DO NOT try to use it with our product.
NOTE: DON’T BUY if you have these laptops.
  •  Asus (N55SF, N75 ACPI, ASUS A53XI24 1SV-SL, K43SD, A73S, K53SD, X8dij, A43s, n55sl, k45dr)
  • Lenovo  E530, L430, E43, U410, E49, K49, G50-75M(New Add)
  • HP  H533OM, 6910, 5310M
  • Hasee  ui45, EVI4
  • Haier  T68
  • Acer  4739z
  • Samsung  450   

[Recommended Graphics Card]

The list of recommended graphics card:

GTX650 GTX660 GTX670 GTX750 GTX760 GTX950
GTX960 GTX970 GTX980 GTX1060 GTX1070 GTX1080

And for other graphics cards, may be they can also be used, but the compatibility and performance are not as good as the cards in list. So we do not recommend to buy.

For GTX 1060 1070 1080

They are compatible with EXP GDC, but you must install the Auguest 2016 driver(372.70 version). And GTX 1080 is the most powerful we Recommend.

GTX1050  GTX1050Ti GTX1070Ti GTX1080Ti
The technician tell us that these cards are new product and the drive is not perfectly to support this product. So, we do not recommend you to buy it.


  • Support for PCI-E X16, actual X1 mode (according to different laptop configuration can be upgraded to X2 mode
  • Operating system: Windows XP/7/8/8.1, Linux etc.
  • Products type: Laptop PCI-E expansion device
  • Product positioning: Laptop performance upgrade.
(PS: Win XP, Win8/8.1 is only compatible with the laptop with external screen)
  • Input interface: Mini PCI-E interface
  • Power  input/output interface:
Support external DELL power adapter or ATX power;
8P interface: 220W max.
DC interface: 5.5x 2.1mm, 150W max, support soft switch function.( ATX cable with no power limit)
  • Extended support: PCI-E X16:DMI GT/s (X1) 5
  • Other function:
CTD switch(Timedelay): 6S
PTD switch (Timedelay): 7S, 14S
(Remind: Win XP, Win8/8.1 is only compatible with the laptop with external screen)

Upgrade Features:

  1. Dual TD compatible switch (hardware conflict resolution)
  2. Multistage anti interference circuit
  3. Data line reinforcement
  4. Multi power automatic switching (support for soft start)
  5. High quality imported electronic components
  6. Support metal cabinet (optional)
  7. Double copper technology to enhance system power supply
  8. Isolation protection circuit
  9. LED status indicator
  10. USB interface extension
  11. Lateral 6PIN power supply interface


Packing List:

  • 1 x EXP GDC PCI-E adapter
  • 1 x Mini PCI-E cable (80cm Length)
  • 1 x ATX PSU power cable (11cm Length)

EXP GDC Application:

EXP GDC Application

[Hardware installation]

Connection diagram:




Installation method with external power:

You can use DELL power adapter;


The other end is connected to the data line interface board corresponding to the “reference chart”. The HDMI EXP GDC board can not be connected with other HDMI data line, otherwise it will cause equipment damage.

The graphics card and power supply installation(DELL DA-2/D220P), please ensure that the video card power supply interface fully connected

Must  restart  the laptop after the equipment  is installed;
MUST POWER OFF when you pull out or pull in the device, OR the device easily be damaged.


ATX Power supply installation method:


ATX-Power Supply Cable Connection

Note: Graphics card Independent power supply comes from ATX

Upgrade steps:                                                              

  1.  Dual TD compatible switch (hardware conflict resolution)
  2.  Multistage anti interference circuit
  3.  Data line reinforcement
  4.  Multi power automatic switching (support for soft start)
  5.  High quality imported electronic components
  6.  Support metal cabinet (optional)
  7.  Double copper technology to enhance system power supply
  8.  Isolation protection circuit
  9.  LED status indicator
  10.  USB interface extension
  11.  Lateral 6PIN power supply interfac

The common laptop’s installation configuration:

Lenovo T410/T420/T430 BIOS-DISPLAY-Graphic Device Set to INTEGRATED GRAPHICS
Lenovo Y470/G470/Y480/G480 BIOS-GRAPHIC DEVICE Set to UMA, Disable PXE BBOT TO LAN
Acer 4750G/4752G/5750G BIOS-GRAPHIC MODE Set to integrated,Disable NETWORK BOOT
HP 8460P/8470P PTD Set to 7S
HP cq45 PTD Set to 7S
HP envy 14 beats PTD Set to 7S
HP CQ35-219TX Insert EC cable before get into the system
HASEE K590C Disable the built-in graphic
DELL 4600M Graphics mode can be switched in BIOS
Lenovo Z470 If you encounter a black boot, turn off the wireless NIC hard switch
Asus N56 To uninstall the driver of the build-in depend graphic, then connect the external graphics card.
MSI GE60 Update BIOS to the latest

[Trouble shooting]

1,Start the black screen, no display.
1] some of the motherboard may not support more than 4G of memory, please put down to a single memory memory below 4G.
2] check hardware is connected, the interface contact is good, the use of second-hand graphics please note wipe graphics gold nail.
3] check the graphics card power supply is normal, double 6P interface are connected, the use of ATX power supply whether it conforms to the graphics card power standard.
4] integrated graphics notebook could automatically switch to the external screen display, please pay attention to connect the external display, an external monitor is connected with the output end is connected with the graphics on the outside.
2, After the start of the notebook repeatedly restart
1] notebook upgrade to the latest version of BIOS
2] use of sleep to boot
3, Atart the newspaper 1802 or 1804 error,
1] brush notebook BIOS white list
2] in BIOS to turn off external graphics card used in the port, the corresponding port opened in the DIY GPU software.
4, Start the PXE error
1) shut down in the notebook BIOS off the network boot option “BOOT TO LAN”
5, The card in the startup LOGO
1] some of the motherboard may not support more than 4G of memory, please put down to a single memory memory below 4G;
2] the use of sleep to boot
3] in the notebook BIOS off network boot option “BOOT TO LAN”
4] switching in BIOS “Video device ‘or” Graphic mode “options, Integrated or UMA to set explicit modes, switchable switching mode, THINKPAD model in PCI EXPRESS PCI-E graphics mode
6, Enter the system blue screen
1] but the add in graphics card into the system uninstall drive with built-in alone, and disable the built-in alone in Device Manager
2] in BIOS to turn off the wireless network card. (this is only for GM45 before platform notebook)
3] we recommend replacing the operating system.
7, In the WINDOWS picture card
1] but the add in graphics card into the system uninstall drive with built-in alone, and disable the built-in alone in Device Manager
2] we recommend replacing the operating system.
8, Enter the system seriously slow, slow response
1] notebook upgrade to the latest version of BIOS
2] used a single memory
3] to unload and disable the notebook comes with video
4] check hardware wiring is correct. Using second-hand graphics card please note wipe graphics gold nail
5] supply is normal, double 6P power supply port card must connect to the power line; power supply using ATX please note whether the 12V output power to meet the demand of the card. Do not use a copycat ATX desktop power.
9, Installed driver can not open after the graphics card control panel
1] in the resolution settings click the “test” – “recognition” to activate the card
2] the memory drops below 4G
3] re install the graphics driver
4] right connect an external monitor
5] uninstall disable built-in alone
10, In the device manager Huang Biao graphics tips
7] install the graphics driver
8] to check whether the normal power supply
9] the memory drops below 4G
10] uninstall disable built-in alone
11] we recommend replacing the operating system
12] DIY GPU software installation settings for 36BIT(DIY GPU software is a payment software, please contact the copyright holder to buy.)
13] DIY GPU software to closed D-GPU
11, Notebook monitor does not display
15] in the resolution setting switch display
16] using the DIY GPU software to set to open I-GPU setting
12, External monitor does not display
17] check the display is connected on the external graphics card
18] display input settings are correct
19] in the resolution setting switch display
20] using the DIY GPU set to open the setting
13, Game performance improvement is not obvious
22] Note set graphics optimization
24] the graphics card driver is not installed properly
25] display settings are not correct
26] card supply shortage
27] games support problem, replace the game have a look effect

[Customer questions]

More Detail & FAQ please refer to WIKI:


Q 1: My laptop is xxx-xxx, will my laptop compatible with the EXP GDC?
Laptops released after year 2007 almost all fit EXP GDC when they have mini PCI-E slot or EXPRESSCARD slot.
Q 2: What power supply should I use?
We only offer ATX cable with the package to power the EXP GDC.Please choose external power for your graphics card.
6P power output:
The maximum provides the interface output 6PIN+8PIN, maximum support 12A, maximum support 18A output with the motherboard and the. If more than 220W using power card please with ATX cable, ATX power supply used for the graphics.
8P power supply interface:
The main board and the equipment of the power supply interface, support soft switch function (notebook starting power starting, notebook shut down power off). The power of this interface, you can use 1 special DELL 220W, 2, can be matched with ATX cable using the ATX power to support external graphics power, soft switching function.
DC power supply interface:
Support DC 12 volt power supply input interface type outer diameter 5.5MM, inner diameter 2.1MM, maximum power 150W, support the soft switch function.
Q 3: Could it work with its own monitor?
If you use the AMD series card,it must to connect with the external monitor to use.
If you use N series card which over GTS450, and  your laptop own Intel Core graphics ,and use the GPU software to set,then it can use the laptop internal monitor,otherwise,it need to connect with the external monitor.
(For more details bout the DIY GPU software, Please refer to the WIKI Page)


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