Background - I have a Dell XPS M1530 that is ~4 years old. The video card (nVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS) is flaky, some times it works, but most of the time it doesn’t. Seams to be a common issue related to heating problems on the video card.
The laptop works great so I want to continue using it. It sounds like replacing the internal video card is nearly impossible.
Question - Can I use the Plugable UGA-2K-A USB as the primary monitor on a laptop with a bad video card and Windows 7 64 bit? It sounds like the Plugable device video driver uses the laptop GPU, and therefore this wouldn’t work, but I wanted to confirm before giving up on the idea.