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    Default What is "expansion port 3"?

    Poked around on google then on here and I cant seem to find the info i'm looking for.

    I know it is for docking stations which will allow you to attach other devices to the laptop, but the information I want to know is how many PCI-Express lanes it uses. 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, more?

    Thanks.


    Oh yeah, might be a neat idea to sticky a "Peripheral tech specs" thread which contains info like that...

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    Default Re: What is "expansion port 3"?

    I'm totally confused. Where are you seeing this? What does it look like?

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    Default Re: What is "expansion port 3"?

    your answers in that search most likely king of pointless post
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    Default Re: What is "expansion port 3"?

    If it was, I would not have made this thread.

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    Default Re: What is "expansion port 3"?

    Apparently expansion port 3 is a propriatery name HP gave to a port on laptops that allows them to be hooked up to one of their docking bays. Dont expect nothing much out of it since it's proprietary. I have an old Compaq and it has an "expansion port" and all it's really for is to connect it's own docking bay.
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    Default Re: What is "expansion port 3"?

    like you have looked through 55,100 results
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    Default Re: What is "expansion port 3"?

    It's as jesse said.. It's the docking port for HP laptops.. That's it.. No other use.

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    Default Re: What is "expansion port 3"?

    BUT, how many PCI-E lanes does it support?

    Thats all i'm asking.

    The Google link (I was in about 6 or 7 pages before I gave up) answered about as much as you guys have so far.. and if you read what I posted I already knew that stuff (although I didnt say it was limited to HP laptops, guess I should have).

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    Default Re: What is "expansion port 3"?

    bump.. anyone a bit more knowledgeable or that tracks obscure information?

 

 
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