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Connecting an external GPU to my Dell Precision M6600

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I have a dell Precision M6600 with windows 7. I am planning to get a nvidia GTX 1080, 1060, or something similar to connect and use for my computer. Would this be possible and would my dell be able to handle it? Also what connector cables would I need to buy or would they all come with the GTX 10(60or =80)?

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RE: Connecting an external GPU to my Dell Precision M6600

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There are adapters to change thunderbolt to hdmi or vga, yes -- for output.

The system you have doesn't have Thunderbolt input support, which is what you need to use an external GPU box.  

You need  a very new system for that -- only a few of the newest Alienware models support an external GPU at present.

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RE: Connecting an external GPU to my Dell Precision M6600

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It's not possible with this model.

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RE: Connecting an external GPU to my Dell Precision M6600

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Are you sure? Ive asked dell and they said I could do it by not actually putting it in the laptop but by using some cable to connect it.

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RE: Connecting an external GPU to my Dell Precision M6600

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These require a Thunderbolt 3 port your system does not have.

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RE: Connecting an external GPU to my Dell Precision M6600

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And there is no adapter from thunderbolt 3 to hdmi or vga.

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RE: Connecting an external GPU to my Dell Precision M6600

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There are adapters to change thunderbolt to hdmi or vga, yes -- for output.

The system you have doesn't have Thunderbolt input support, which is what you need to use an external GPU box.  

You need  a very new system for that -- only a few of the newest Alienware models support an external GPU at present.

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