Alienware Graphics Amplifier with no GPU inside?

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  1. jace888au

    jace888au Notebook Guru

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    If I was to buy another hub it'd have to be usb C so I don't use up one of my other ports which are all in use and need to be directly connected. USB C hubs start at around $60-70 AUD around here for a decent one, and I may as well spend a bit more (<$200) and get an AGA.
     
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    ThatOldGuy Notebook Deity

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    You can get a used AGA for <$150. I got mine for $115 on ebay.
     
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    MSGaldenzi Notebook Deity

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    I know this is an older post but I have used mine without a GPU and it works great. I did disconnect the front fan for silent operation and even better. Its expensive but better than spending 40 on a good usb hub then eventually buying the amp later to put a 1080 or better in it.
     
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    AnimalOZ Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'm also using mine as a usb hub. Works fine hower it's not showing up in AW command center so I can't change the colour of the Alien head. Anyone else having the same issue? I'm using an Alienware 17 R4 if that makes any difference.

    I have downloaded the GA driver and reinstalled AW Command Center, no luck.

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