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What is "expansion port 3"?

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by STEvil, Jul 15, 2007.

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  1. STEvil

    STEvil Notebook Consultant

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    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...
     
  2. thegsrguy

    thegsrguy Notebook Deity

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

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  4. Thomas

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    your answers in that search most likely king of pointless post
     
  5. STEvil

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    If it was, I would not have made this thread.
     
  6. jessi3k3

    jessi3k3 Notebook Evangelist

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    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.
     
  7. Thomas

    Thomas McLovin

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    like you have looked through 55,100 results
     
  8. sesshomaru

    sesshomaru Suspended Disbelief!

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

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    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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    bump.. anyone a bit more knowledgeable or that tracks obscure information? ;)
     
  11. STEvil

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    last bump.
     
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    My laptop (Pavilion zd7377EA) has an expansion port 3 (i guess it's only for HP laptop), as well as my future laptop (HP Pavilion HDX). It connect to expansion bay, and all-in-one cable. I guess it's for adding more ports.
     
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    Thanks, already established that in several previous posts.
     
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