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M91p USFF: uprate external power supply for graphics upgrade (GPU)

Q: M91p USFF: uprate external power supply for graphics upgrade (GPU)

Hi. I just purchased a Lenovo Thinkcentre M91p (machine type 0266) which has an external 150w power supply. I purchased it to be used as a HTPC and i want to put a gpu and more ram in it. The problem is the power supply, all the ones i see people talk about have an internal 240w power supply. On the back of the pc is a DC in jack thats directly into the motherboard itself.

I ran some calculations on power usage and the site i used said the recommended power supply size for the standard unit is 150w with a peak load of 123w. Adding the gpu alone pushes the peak load to 140w (nvidia gt730) with a recommended supply of 180w.

My question basically is how can i upgrade an external power supply when all i can find is standard 150w external replacements or internal ones that wont be of any use

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A: M91p USFF: uprate external power supply for graphics upgrade (GPU)

Update: im guessing i could just use any power adapter for other pc's or laptops with 180w or more, it just needs to have the correct ending which is a 6.0x3.0mm connector. I could even possibly use an adapter to make the correct ending. i dont see why this wouldnt work as the power supply is all external

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Hi. I just purchased a Lenovo Thinkcentre M91p (machine type 0266) which has an external 150w power supply. I purchased it to be used as a HTPC and i want to put a gpu and more ram in it. The problem is the power supply, all the ones i see people talk about have an internal 240w power supply. On the back of the pc is a DC in jack thats directly into the motherboard itself. I ran some calculations on power usage and the site i used said the recommended power supply size for the standard unit is 150w with a peak load of 123w. Adding the gpu alone pushes the peak load to 140w (nvidia gt730) with a recommended supply of 180w. My question basically is how can i upgrade an external power supply when all i can find is standard 150w external replacements or internal ones that wont be of any use

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Hi,I recently got my hands on a M91p SFF with:i5-2400 CPU8gb Ram250gb hdd @7200rpm2 tb hdd @5400rpmand 240w PSU What I want to do is to convert this machine into a [email protected] / 1080p gaming machine. My plan is to buy the MSI 1050ti lp and even though it seems to run on the 240w PSU I feel that I want to upgrade it to at least 300w to be safe and so that I can upgrade the ram to 16gb and maybe add an extra fan and a usb hub in the front, where the optical drive used to be, so that I can connect more than just two USB gamepads in the front.After some goggling I found this power supply: http://www.bequiet.com/en/powersupply/496 According to my measurements, is should fit. But I want to be sure, will this work in the case?Also, I think I read somewhere that Lenovo does not a use standard ATX connection, but from what I can see, this system uses a standard 24 pin ATX connection to the motherboard. I might be wrong though. I am no expert on computers and I have never upgraded or built a system before so I ask here to be 100% before I buy anything.  I hope someone where can shed some light on my situation. Thanks  

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i've been playing world of warcraft for about a month now and i have it on the lowest possible settings and at800x600 resolution and i'm still getting like 20 fps i want to up the settings on the game to good instead of low and have about atleast 30 fps in raids with 25 other players and when i'm alone questing have like 50 to 60
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model p6754y
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor, 3000 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 6.04, 9/7/2010
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.75 GB
Available Physical Memory 893 MB
Total Virtual Memory 7.50 GB
Available Virtual Memory 3.95 GB
I have a radeon hd 4200
so i want to upgrade it to be able to play with atleast 30 fps but i want to spend as little as i can 170 max for both and the less i spend the better if anyone can help would be great
 

A:Graphics card upgrade and power supply upgrade

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ok - so i'm looking at the rosewill rp500-2 atx12v v2.01 for 60$ on newegg simply because i searched by "best reviews" and it came up as the 1st 500w supply but how do i know if it will fit in my case? are power supplys pretty much standard size?

also i'm looking at the gecube radeon hd 2600pro 512mb agp (93$ newegg) also because of its' high reviews for a agp card which is apparently what i need. it calls for 400w and my system has 235w, hence the rosewill.

any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated...thanks.

here is what i am working with...(note the geforce 200mx card...just not cutting it!)

Model COMPAQ PRESARIO 6024US
Compaq P/N : 470033-291
Standard Features
Dimensions & Weights
(L x W x H) Unit: 16.55" x 6.88" x 14.5" (23.8 lbs)
Package: 23.20" x 13.0" x 23.50" (37.9 lbs)
Processor Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor - 1800 MHz (1.8GHz)
System Bus 400 MHz System Bus
Cache 12K micro-op trace cache
8KB L1 Advanced Transfer Cache
256KB L2 Advanced Transfer Cache
System Memory 512MB 266MHz DDR DRAM
2 Total DIMM Slots Upgradeable to 1.0GB (DDR DRAM DIMM required)
Hard Drive 80.0 GB UltraDMA Hard Drive
Optical Drive(s) 16X DVD-ROM Drive
24X CD-RW Drive
Communications 56K ITU V.90 Modem and Integrated 10/100 Ethernet Networking
Diskette Drive 3.5" 1.44 MB Diskette drive
Graphics 64MB SDR NVIDIA™ GeForce2™ MX200 W/TV-Out Graphics Card:
64-bit hardware-accelerated 3D graphics
Compaq DVD Player/Navig... Read more

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My brother got me a GeForce GTX 460 SE without realizing that I didn't have enough power in my power supply. So my question is: can I upgrade my power supply? I have an HP Pavillion Elite 350t (HPE-350t). Or if I can't upgrade it, do you have any good recommendations for a 300w power supply? The best ones for the Sims 3 & expansions seem to need more power, or are no longer supported by EA - at least ones from Nvidia, I still need to check ATI, but I've always used Nvidia cards, so I'm more comfortable with them. I've been working on this for weeks, and I can't get straight answers from people I know, so my PC's just sitting in my room, open, as I was working on it for a long time and don't want to close it up until this is all figured out. Thank goodness I have my Macbook, lol.

Thanks for any help I can get.

If it helps, I do watch movies on it, edit/record video, edit photos, etc. I also sometimes record audio. Do you want me to post any specs? I can also post pics of the inside of the PC if it'll help.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8151 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 315, 512 Mb [no longer works well with my games]
Hard Drives: C: Total - 941857 MB, Free - 769925 MB; D: Total - 11908 MB, Free - 1451 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, 2A9C, 1.0, ... Read more

A:Am I able to upgrade my power supply to use a new graphics card?

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Hello , I have a lenovo h50-50 90b6 and wanted to know the type of my power supply ( ATX or micro ATX ) and if I could change the current of 280w a 500w.
 
Also wanted to know if my motherboard has PCI Express 3.0 graphics card to change , now I have a GTX 745 2GB and I would like to replace it with a gtx 950
 
I have everything factory.
 
I'm sorry for my English.
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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I added a 2t harddrive last year and it works great. I have been going on to second life and have problems with freezing and a slow fps. I never crash I have a very fast internet. I read a post from a guy that upgraded his power supply and graphics card but that was 5 years ago. Can I get an upgraded answer for this. thank you, Jogan516

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Hello , I have a lenovo h50-50 90b6 and wanted to know the type of my power supply ( ATX or micro ATX ) and if I could change the current of 280w a 500w. Also wanted to know if my motherboard has PCI Express 3.0 graphics card to change , now I have a GTX 745 2GB and I would like to replace it with a gtx 950 I have everything factory. I'm sorry for my English.

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i dont suppose you could help me with my m91p? it an older model were you flip it open and there are components on the top and bottom. 
i cant find and diagrams that show this model.. i somehow diconnected the blue wire (in pic below)and cant find were it goes can anyone send me a pic of were it goes?
 
 
 
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A:M91p USFF: where does blue wire go?

PM Me your Serial number and a picture of the wire. I may be able to get you an answer.

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First the Computer Hardware Info:
Power Supply:
550W Logisys PSU (The reliable black variation)

Motherboard:
ASUS M4A88T-M LE

Processor:
AMD Athlon II X2 270 ( Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core)

Memory:
Crucial 2GB PC3-8500 DIMM DDR3 Memory Module (x2)

Hard Drives:
Western Digital 500GB EIDE Internal Hard Drive 7200 RPM 8 MB Cache
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache
Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5
2 On-board USB slots used (1 for mouse, 1 for external powered USB 4 way hub)
6-pin keyboard attached.
On-board internet active.
2 Cooler Master 80mm Dual Ball Bearing Case Fans
1 Vantec SP-FC70-BL Spectrum System Fan Card
3 Thermaltake Thunderblade 120 mm 4 Led Case Fan
1 80mm CPU FAN

I have a ZOTAC GeForce 9800 GT Eco 512MB and was thinking of upgrading the card and placing this 9800 eco card in another lesser used computer.
Specifications:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6076993&CatId=3670

The card I was planning on going to:
Galaxy GeForce GTS 250 1GB
Specifications:
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=25SGF6HX1RUV

I know the card is a few years old; nevertheless it seems like the best option for me. I am only going to get 256-bit cards from now on. Needing to stay with the Nvidia brand as well due to certain programs I am currently using. I do not have a lot of cash at current either so the budget is around $50 give or take $10.

Would this card be a good replacement and n... Read more

A:Can my power supply handle all of this load if I upgrade the graphics card??

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How much ram can be installed in a m70e? i've seen sites that offer 8GB sticks.
 
Also is the power supply universal?
 
 
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A:M70e Tower: 8GB memory, graphics & power supply upgrade

If you don't wish to buy memory from Lenovo, both Kingston and Crucial have 'System Specific' memory for your system that are guarranteed to work. Memory timings must be match what the BIOS expects for the system to recognize it, and generic memory often doesn't work.   
 
Use your Hardware Maintenance Manual for instructions on how to upgrade the memory. After making any memory change, run 2 passes of MemTest86 to ensure all is well.    A few older system types (eg. some models of M58), required a BIOS update to support 4 GB modules.   I'm not familiar with the M70, but it's probably similar to the other models.   If you take the cover off and measure the existing supply, then you'll know if it is a ATX or TFX standard. )
 
The Mini-Tower uses a standar ATX power supply, and the SFF a standard TFX pwer supply. A power connector adapter (ATX to Lenovo) is required for M92 and forward. For the SFF, the maximum aftermarket TFX is 400w, with 350w being more common -- not a huge increase over stock. For the Mini-tower, I have had an 650w aftermarket Corsair in mine (I recommend one that is semi-modular and shorter, as space is limited inside the case.
 

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Hello, I would like to upgrade this computer to a EVGA gtx 1060 sigle cooler,( 6.80" x 4.38") gpu.  I want to know if I can fit the card in my system. I am aware that I will need a new power supply due to the fact that a 180w psu will not cut it with this card. Can anyone suggest a power supply that will be sufficient enough to power the computer, coming with all the right cables?  

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I downloaded the online game Overwatch but it crashes on my HP Pavilion p7-1423w desktop pc. I want to upgrade the video graphics card and power supply but need to know if the following devices are compatible with my desktop pc. I want to upgrade to the NVIDIA GE Force   GTX 660 video graphics card.  Is this compatible with my HP Pavilion p7-1423w desktop pcI also want to upgrade to a 520 Watt or 450 Watt power supply.   What brand and what is the highest wattage is compatible with my HP Pavilion p7-1423w desktop pc? In other words, what is the latest version of a NVIDIA or AMD Radeon HD card highest Watt power supply can I upgrade to that is compatible with my HP? Thanks.

A:Upgrade video graphics card and power supply for HP p7-1423w...

@ntvedt?, welcome to the forum.ntvedt wrote:I downloaded the online game Overwatch but it crashes on my HP Pavilion p7-1423w desktop pc. I want to upgrade the video graphics card and power supply but need to know if the following devices are compatible with my desktop pc. I want to upgrade to the NVIDIA GE Force   GTX 660 video graphics card.  Is this compatible with my HP Pavilion p7-1423w desktop pc  Yes, this video card should be compatible with your motherboard.  You can choose a manufacturer and contact their Tech Support for help with choosing the best card for your system.  I like EVGA.  Their Tech Support (1-888-881-3842) is very helpful. I also want to upgrade to a 520 Watt or 450 Watt power supply.   What brand and what is the highest wattage is compatible with my HP Pavilion p7-1423w desktop pc?  There is no actual maximum PSU that will work in your computer.  The computer will only use the amount of wattage that is required to run it properly.  The extra wattage is used during peak power needs.  I suggest that you buy a PSU with at least 500W.  I like Corsair products.  A modular PSU is good in smaller cases.  They allow you to use only the cables that are absolutely necessary.  This makes for better airflow.In other words, what is the latest version of a NVIDIA or AMD Radeon HD card highest Watt power supply can I upgrade to that is compatible with my HP?  See my... Read more

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How much ram can be installed in a m70e? i've seen sites that offer 8GB sticks.
 
Also is the power supply universal?
 
 
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A:M70e Tower-memory, graphics & power supply upgrade

If you don't wish to buy memory from Lenovo, both Kingston and Crucial have 'System Specific' memory for your system that are guarranteed to work. Memory timings must be match what the BIOS expects for the system to recognize it, and generic memory often doesn't work.   
 
Use your Hardware Maintenance Manual for instructions on how to upgrade the memory. After making any memory change, run 2 passes of MemTest86 to ensure all is well.    A few older system types (eg. some models of M58), required a BIOS update to support 4 GB modules.   I'm not familiar with the M70, but it's probably similar to the other models.   If you take the cover off and measure the existing supply, then you'll know if it is a ATX or TFX standard. )
 
The Mini-Tower uses a standar ATX power supply, and the SFF a standard TFX pwer supply. A power connector adapter (ATX to Lenovo) is required for M92 and forward. For the SFF, the maximum aftermarket TFX is 400w, with 350w being more common -- not a huge increase over stock. For the Mini-tower, I have had an 650w aftermarket Corsair in mine (I recommend one that is semi-modular and shorter, as space is limited inside the case.
 

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Intel HD Graphics 4400The stock 300W PSUDell 088DT1 MotherboardI've read that some manufactures "lock" the computer down by using a custom motherboard that prevents you from upgrading it. I'm trying to upgrade this PC by installing:MSI Radeon RX 470 DirectX 12 Radeon RX 470 ARMOR 4G OC 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video CardCORSAIR CX Series CX600 600W 80 PLUS BRONZE Active PFC ATX12V & EPS12V Power SupplyAre these parts compatible? I know the motherboard is sort of old, but I don't really want to have to spend the extra cash to replace it. There's also a sale that ends in 12 hours on the PSU I'm looking at, so a quick reply would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Hi this is my first question here.
I just bought a M900 SFF (i7-6700) which has a 210W PSU. I want to get a MSI 750ti low profile GPU but worried about the lack of power so Im considering upgrading the original PSU.
However, the motherboard has a Lenovo style 10-pin ATX and another 4-pin. So far I couldn't find any PSU that matches the motherboard. I would really appreciate some help!
 
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Also, I tried using the 750ti LP with the current 210W PSU. It worked fine with Would of Warcraft, but I havn't try other programs that might have higher power demand. Do you think I should keep looking for a PSU upgrade plan or is it actually just fine with the 210W? I used a PSU calculator and for my current system (with 750ti) it gave a 205W estimation, which is just under 210W. 
 
I've read many similar posts here on this problem, but found no clear solution. I bought this partly for the advertised 'potential for upgrade', which now seems to me a lie because I can't even upgrade a PSU???













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A:M700, M800, M900 SFF: upgrade power supply PSU & graphics GT 1030, GTX 1050 Ti

Welcome.    There's a power connector adapter for ATX standard to Lenovo, avail. on Amazon and tech supply sites.   Can you look to see if that would work with your system?   Thx,  Al.

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Hi this is my first question here.
I just bought a M900 SFF (i7-6700) which has a 210W PSU. I want to get a MSI 750ti low profile GPU but worried about the lack of power so Im considering upgrading the original PSU.
However, the motherboard has a Lenovo style 10-pin ATX and another 4-pin. So far I couldn't find any PSU that matches the motherboard. I would really appreciate some help!
 
Mod:  edited Subject line to add other system types that can use the same power supply and graphics cards
 
Also, I tried using the 750ti LP with the current 210W PSU. It worked fine with Would of Warcraft, but I havn't try other programs that might have higher power demand. Do you think I should keep looking for a PSU upgrade plan or is it actually just fine with the 210W? I used a PSU calculator and for my current system (with 750ti) it gave a 205W estimation, which is just under 210W. 
 
I've read many similar posts here on this problem, but found no clear solution. I bought this partly for the advertised 'potential for upgrade', which now seems to me a lie because I can't even upgrade a PSU???













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A:M700, M800, M900 SFF upgrade: GT 1030 ; GTX 1050 Ti & power supply PSU (graphics, flex ATX)

Welcome.    There's a power connector adapter for ATX standard to Lenovo, avail. on Amazon and tech supply sites.   Can you look to see if that would work with your system?   Thx,  Al.

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Hello!

I'm currently running on an eMachines ET1831-07, and as such have a 250w power supply and just a chipset. (I have no idea what I'm talking about, this is what my fiancé told me to post. I trust him because he's a computer science major >.>) I was wondering if there's a power supply with 300w output that I can upgrade to without.. Err.. Melting my motherboard, since the only graphics cards I can find that he says will make any difference on my game quality require 300w.

I'm not looking for max fps, or high quality graphics or anything, I just want the games to be playable.

Thanks much!
~Hannah

Edit: If anyone could also recommend a graphics card that I could use, I'd really appreciate that too! I have one PCI 16 pin slot open, and one PCI express pin slot according to my fiancé. Thank you!
 

A:Upgrade to 300W power supply for a 300W graphics card?

hi AsiaNeko
for a 300W power supply there is a lot of options to choose from :
check this link:
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sugexp....,cf.osb&fp=cfc5c5d23709da28&biw=1440&bih=788
and for a recommendation for a graphics card ,first i need to know what kind of games you play
 

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I have an enquiry relating to video cards. In order to do my job, I need to get a card with at least 512MB of VRAM, preferably 2GB. However, the ones I've found online use 300w What's the maximum watts that I can use with my Lenovo H520s? And what would happen if I used a 300w video card in it? 
 
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A:What graphics card will my H520s power supply support (PSU, power calculator)

Use a power supply calculator to get a accurate calculation of your power requirements.   Graphics card manufacturers have to figure a worst case scenario when giving power requirements.
 
 www.coolermaster.com/power-supply-calculator/
 
Mod:  removed the Newegg calculator, which only gives a recommended psu size, rather than a power calculation.   The CoolerMaster gives both. 

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I have an enquiry relating to video cards. In order to do my job, I need to get a card with at least 512MB of VRAM, preferably 2GB. However, the ones I've found online use 300w What's the maximum watts that I can use with my Lenovo H520s? And what would happen if I used a 300w video card in it? 
 
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A:What graphics card will my power supply support (PSU, power calculator)

Use a power supply calculator to get a accurate calculation of your power requirements.   Graphics card manufacturers have to figure a worst case scenario when giving power requirements.
 
Newegg - Power Supply Calculator
 
 
 

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Hello everyone.My english could be better, but I hope it goes.My problem is that I have a Dell Optiplex 745 USFF with 2.6.6 bios and a Optiplex 755 USFF with A22 bios. So they are both bios updated.I have heard a lot about that the Dell USFF cant run Quads processors over 65W because of the external power brick on only 220W. But i thought i will give it a try, so i did buy some cheap quads (Q6600, Q8400)First i tried the Q8400 in my Optiplex 755 USFF, but It just keep going spin up and off, spin up and off with yellow light on the power button. Then i tried the Q6600 also in my 755. it did boot up, but says: incompatible processor ..Then I tried the Q6600 in my 745 USFF. It boot up and run great? I have not tried the Q8400 in my 745 because I know it cant run 1333MHz processor.But why do my 745 USFF work with Q6600 when my 755 does not?i prefer using the 755 because of higher ram and cpu speed.

Regards

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Had to up upgrade my power supply on my hp envy 750-116. The new power supply(500b evga) does not have a power cord for the slim laptop like drive. looking for possible fix for the problem
 

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Ok, I just bought this power supply. It doesn't fit into my case. So here's what I'm thinking: I put it in a place where it wouldn't be bothered, touched, anything like that, and just set it outside of the case on a platform. It's an Antec SmartPower 430W. What do you guys think?
 

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Ok, I just bought this power supply. It doesn't fit into my case. So here's what I'm thinking: I put it in a place where it wouldn't be bothered, touched, anything like that, and just set it outside of the case on a platform. It's an Antec SmartPower 430W. What do you guys think?

A:External power supply

it can work, but i wouldnt recommend it.

i saw someone using a computer that had the power supply taped to the top of it once...

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Hi, I am new to these forums. Was hoping to get some advice on using another power supply for a new vid card that i got. The vid card recommends that I have a 350 watt power supply, but mine is only 200. I do have another power supply from an older computer just laying around, but that is also only 200. Is there a way to use that also? Even if it does sit on the outside of my cpu it doesnt matter. I dont have a really fast comp, old P3 400, so my budget is very tight. (thus reusing existing parts) Any help is appreciated. THX
 

A:external power supply for v-card

What Video Card are you talking about? It may be a bit much for that system, you might want to get something a little more matched to the system.

There is a way to do this but it is a little different than you are talking about. The best way would be to use the other PSU to power things like Drives and fans. Those devices can use the connectors already on the PSU. This may work if you can divert enough power to the second PSU so there is enough power left for the other devices and the Video card.

This could be very easy to do, or it could be very difficult. According to your level of electronics experience as well as the particular PSUs you have. Some PSUs will only power on if the mobo connector is attached(which can be circumvented)

You'll also need a way to turn both PSUs on at the same time which is not too difficult either.
 

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So I recently bought an Nvidia 9800 Gx2, and it turns out I need a 6-pin AND an 8-pin power connector thing for it. I don't have an 8-pin.

So I'm going to buy an external power supply. Any recommendations on which one I should get? It needs to have a 6-pin and an 8-pin connector.
 

A:Solved: What External Power Supply to get?

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First of all thank you for viewing this topic as the data on this hard drive is extremely sentimental.

Some of my greatest memories (such as my wedding), are on this hard drive, so I appreciate ANY help you can give me.

I have a 1.5 TB Seagate Expansion External Drive ST315005EXA101-RK, yesterday my foot decided to accidentally kick the power supply and a noticed a few minutes later windows was giving me the following error message:

"Windows was unable to save all the data for the file F:\$MFT. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection."

At first I didn't think much of it. I viewed the drive and all the contents were shown but no videos were playing. I thought it was a codec issue at first because I just recently nuked my computer. Most files don't open on the drive. The thumbnails for the pictures were still showing, some pictures I could still open, some text files were intact. Later on I made a small text file, wrote something in it, and saved it to the drive to see if I could still write, and it saved properly. I have never restarted my computer as I've read it may not allow me to see the drive anymore. I tried copying the files but windows gives me the "Cannot read from source file or disk." error. After a little while I opened up some pictures (possibly not the same ones) and only 20% of the picture I opened would be showing, the rest greyed out. After I we... Read more

A:External HD Power Supply was kicked

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The hard drive has begun to click a little bit sometimesClick to expand...

Can you elaborate "clicking"
 

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Hello

I have just purchased a new graphics card (XFX Geforce 7900GT) for my rig and as i was opening up the packaging last night I noticed it said 'connect the power dongle'.

This is my first PCI-E card and before I install it I wanted to know if I could use one of the standard power connectors (coming from the power supply within the rig, like those that I plug into a HDD or DVD drive) and plug that into the graphics card, or whether the card had to plug in somewhere else on the motherboard (though I don't know where).

Also - is this power connector optional or integral to the graphics card's performance.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 

A:graphics card power supply

You DEFINITELY need to use the power connector. It is not optional. That is a high-end card that needs alot of juice to run. Just plug in a spare Molex connector from your power supply (same type that goes into a CD drive or hard drive). If you don't have a spare connector, use the splitter (aka: dongle) that came with your card and run it from one of your other connectors.

BTW - enjoy that card!
 

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So yeah, its my fault for not doing the proper research. I recently bought the Geforce GTX 660ti without knowing the proper required specs for the power supply wattage. The minimum amount is 450W for the card, and the computer I have is a HPE 400f, and the wattage is only 300. I don't want to install it now and have it burn out my computer. What should I do? Is it easy to buy an upgrade for an HPE power supply? Or should I just get a different graphics card? I don't think I can return it because I bought it from Tigerdirect and they only accept returns for certain products and video cards aren't included. Also I don't think it came with the right amount of PCI pins. One has six while the other only has five? Anyways, what should I do?
 

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before i had a geforce fx 5200 256mb pci and a jeantech quality 300w power supply and i kept having problems of my ocmputer shutting down on games and applications well now i have a connect 3d ati radeon 9600 256mb agp 8x and a jeantech quality 500w poer supply and my computer still shuts down on stuff well i only tried it once on 3dmark 2001 se and i have to say up to when it shut down there was great performance it blown my fx5200 right out of the sky, anyway it shut down on what i think was the 7th test (nature or somthing were there is a bridge goign over a river and a man fishing and then it was doing 47fps (19fps on the fx 5200) and then the comptuer just shut down now this radeon 9600 has a big heatsink on it covering the memory and its a very complex heatsink but has no fan on wich it doesent really need if it doe snot have one on now whats could be causing the shut down becouse i aint overclocked my card yet but i am going to overclock it when i get a fan for it.
 

A:net graphics card and power supply

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I have a M11BB Desktop from ASUS: http://www.asus.com/Desktops/M11BB/
And was wondering if this graphics card
http://www.amazon.com/ss/customer-r...f_=aag_m_pw_cr_cm_cr_acr_txt&showViewpoints=1
Would fit, And if I also added http://www.amazon.com/Xpp725-ps-Cros...s=power+supply
Would the power supply fit so the graphics card could work with my computer?
 

A:Graphics card and Power supply

Closing duplicate thread too: http://forums.techguy.org/games/1131261-will-graphics-card-fit-help.html

Please continue to post to your other thread.
 

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Hi,My nephew wants to upgrade the graphics card in his 5501150qe, and will probably have to upgrade the power supply, too.   It's a small case and the first card he bought was too large (he hasn't done this before).  He now is getting a Msi GeForce gt 740 direct x 12 4gb. Can anyone suggest a compatible power supply, and will there be cooling problems? Thanks - 

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I am looking to get a new graphics card for my computer because atm it has integrated graphics, which as most of you know sucks. The power supply is 250W which I doubt would be enough to have a whole new graphics card implemented. The model is p6166f. The mother board has this for a graphics card slot PCI express 16x GPU. Please give me suggestions, I am looking to spend approximately 150 - 200 $ total.
 

A:Looking for new Graphics card and Power supply

We need to know who made your system. How old is your system?
 

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Hi, I have a windows 7 PC (eMachines ET1831), it has an integrated graphics card:
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 620i
Chip type: GeForce 7050 / nForce 620i
I am an amateur when it comes to computer hardware, but I am tired of playing games with very low graphics settings. I am hoping to be able to have smoother game-play with medium settings. So I'm looking for a budget upgrade (less than £65 ($100)), but my PC only has a 250W power supply.

Question: Will the Sapphire ATI Radeon HD5450 work with only a 250W power supply?

Is is possible to simply upgrade a power supply like I would a graphics card?

Any help will be appreciated.
 

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Right I have a 550ti but only a 300w power supply. My performance is shocking on it.
Is this cause my power supply?
It's recommended to have a 400w +
Also my processor is only at like 70-80% use

A:Graphics card and power supply

You need to upgrade your Power Supply ASAP. You are putting a strain on that low-end one.

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So I've got a mostly custom built pc, its motherboard has everything built in(Graphics.etc) but im looking to upgrade to this for graphics:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/HIS-iPower-DLDVI-I-Graphics-H280XQMT3G2M/dp/B00FNHVUTA#productDetails
I have two questions:
1. I have a 500w psu currently, will I have to upgrade, and by how much.
2.how will I take of the built in graphics on the motherboard.

And also, are there any reccomendations for a better psu
 

A:Power Supply Vs Graphics Card

Product Description
Technology:GDDR5 SDRAM, Size:3 GB, Bus Width:384-bit, Effective Clock Speed:6.4 GHz, Width:4.2 cm, Depth:31.1 cm, Package Type:Retail, Height:15 cm, Cables Included:1 x DVI-VGA adapter, Peripheral / Interface Devices:Two 8-pin power connectors, Required Power Supply:750 WClick to expand...

your link clearly states that a 750w PSU is required.

you can use any of these online power supply calculators:
newegg(store) calculator(power supply requirement)
outervision calculator
 

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A few days ago my PC shut-down, as did one of the fuses for the house. This was accompanied by a nasty burning, ozone smell. I reset the fuse, plugged in the pc, and the tower wouldn't light up. The monitor and speakers, on the same cord board, powered up, but not the tower.
I cleaned out all the dust I could find, and tried again, but no luck. I couldn't find any burn marks, but I figured it must be the PSU. So I ordered a Sonata 3 complete with an earthpower 500 watt PSU.
My new stuff arrived today, and I began pulling out my mobo to put it into the new tower, when I found a loose component rolling around in the old tower. To my ignorant eyes it looks like a tiny capacitor and it has written on the top:
6P
100
EZA
There are three more of these on my Asus 7900GT, so I figure that must be where it came from, but this leaves me with two questions.
1/ Would this missing component cause the whole PC to not start up? Have I found the cause of the problem and can I assume the old PSU is still ?
2/ Can this component be soldered back on, or I do I need a new graphics card?
 

A:Power supply or graphics card?

You have nothing to lose trying to solder the capacitor back, if you can find the spot it was in previously, do you? I would assume the fix is not going to work, but it's worth a shot, I would try doing it.
The old PSU is most probably a goner. The loose capacitor would cause no video output, but wouldn't prevent the system from booting.
 

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I want to get a ATI Radeon™ HD 2900 series with 512 MB VRAM video card but my system's power supply is only 425 watts. Can I still install the card?
 

A:Graphics Card & Power Supply

If it is the computer in the specs ablove I wouldn't
take the chance.
You're already pulling a good load there and if that
power supply came with the computer or the case
it is probably running it's max load now.
 

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I am thinking of ordering this card after my 8600Gt died a few days ago. Will a Arctic Power 500W PSU be enough to run it? The reat of my specs are:

AMD Athlon x2 6000+
2.5gb RAM

Sapphire HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 Dual DVI Dual slot cooler HDTV Out PCI-E Graphics Card - Ebuyer

A:Graphics card power supply

Hi ToonArmy,

Here is the official system requirements for the HD 4850 graphics card. Note the power requirement. You should be OK with your existing PSU, however you will be running fairly near its maximum rating with very little room, if any, for further system expansion. I suggest that you upgrade your PSU to at least 650 Watts.

(Note: Because this is an image, if you wish to follow the link in green, you will need to type the address manually.)

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Thermaltake W0099RU ATX12V 250 Watts:

I found this on newegg, and if fact, I do need a new psu for my new 7900GS KO, and I thought this would be a cheaper and better option that buying a decent psu. What do you think?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817153037
 

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Interesting. I tried to find some reviews on it (real reviews by professionals), and couldn't. I'd like to see how stable they are first before I popped one in my system. Have you been able to find any reviews?

Also, are you SURE your current PSU is not enough? It may be enough you know. I see you only have 18amps on the 12v volt, that is very much on the low side, but it would depend on what else you have in your box.

I'm tempted to recommend you get a high quality 450w FSP power supply for $40 over getting the thermaltake.....
 

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I have looked around and around. I'm completely stumped.

I have a Lite-On external dvd combo burner. On the rear of the drive is the power connection, usb2.0 and l/r audio rca out jacks (red/white). Above where you connect the power cord is also a toggle on/off switch. During a move, this toggle snapped off. In the off position. I got to the card and the toggle switch is soldered to the card. No way to get in there (easily at least).

I haven't been able to find a replacement card and I'm reluctant to jam a paperclip (or whatever) in there wiggling it around and scratching up the card.

Any suggestions?
 

A:Power supply to external optical drive

Why not just short the switch with solder and unplug it to turn it off?
 

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Can anybody Help Me !!

I have set up a Server type machine on a HP Touchsmart running Vista

I have purchased a Seagate 2TB Expansion Drive with its own power source

I desperately want to know how this external drive can be seen by other devices on the network

I have other external drives with their own power supply and non of them can be accessed by other computers on the network....Is there a trick to these devices!!!

I have external hard drives with NO power supply just USB connection and I can access them from any computer on the network and any media device on the network

I'm not very technical and would like to know if its just the type of device and I should be buying usb connected hard drives for music and movies
 

A:External Expansion Drive with own power supply

You need a router that has a USB connection. Then you can connect the external storage to the network. That is only for a USB drive though. Do you have one of those passport drives with a battery?
 

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My Sister inherited a used Panasonic Toughbook with an external CD Drive. However the donor did not include the power supply adapter for the drive. She wishes to replace it and need my advice on the volatage that it uses. The kicker here is that there is no brand name on the drive.

At the bottom of the unit where the warning Notes are, there is a
"Read the User manual notation with an open book logo with an "I" on the right page of the book" I'm right in assuming it be an Iomega Product.

I need to know what voltage to set any adpter I might use, after all I don't want to fry the thing. Please help !!!!
 

A:Power Supply Voltage for External CD Drive

12 Volts would be a good guess .. but finding one with the correct connector/polarity might be tricky.

Might be just as cheap to replace the whole ODD external or a new enclosure.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...0&Description=optical+drive+enclosure&x=0&y=0
 

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The M700 comes with a 250W PSU.  No other options are offered.
But there is an option to configure the M700 with a GeForce GT720 1GB card.
Nvidia's product site says the GT720 requires a minimum 300W PSU.
Why does Lenovo is configure a machine that doesn't meet the requirements given by the graphics card manufacturer?
 
But more importantly - if I follow threads correctly, Lenovo PSUs are a bit of their own animal.
 
Are there PSU part numbers for larger PSUs from other models that could be used to upgrade the 250W supply in the M700?.   (eg. the 650W supply available for the P500/510?)
 
Tnx for any ideas/thoughts.
 
 
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A:M700: upgrading graphics and power supply

 
From an update tread I'm working on.   Let me know if you have any Qs or comments.
 
Power supply or PSU: The Mini-Tower uses a standard ATX power supply, and the SFF a standard TFX power supply. A power connector adapter (ATX to Lenovo) is required for systems built 2012 and later. For the SFF, the maximum aftermarket TFX is 400w, with 350w being more common -- not a huge increase over stock. For the Mini-tower, I have had an 650w aftermarket Corsair in mine (I recommend one that is semi-modular and shorter, as space is limited inside the case.) A good example for the mini-tower is the Corsair CX-M series.
 
 
 

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Hello Everyone,

OK,

I had an 8800 GT 512MB eVGA graphics card.........It died

I purchased a 9800GTX+, see HERE

Power Supply minimum recomendations are .......

Minimum of a 450 Watt power supply
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 24 Amps.)
Minimum 550 Watt for SLI mode system
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 30 Amp Amps.)
An available 6 pin PCI-E power connector (hard drive power dongle to PCI-E 6 pin adapter included with card)

I have an Aspire 500w PSU....Power ratings are......

+3.3V = 28A
+5V = 30A
+12V1 = 16A
+12V2 = 18A

-5V = 0.3A
-12V = 0.8A
+5VSB = 2.0A

Now, do I add the 2 +12V rails together to get the total amps for my PSU (would be 34 amps in this case) or do I need a PSU that has 24 amps or more on each +12V rail???

Next question,

I need to use the power adapter (2 HDD plugs to one 6 pin PCI-E plug) as this PSU does not have an independant 6 pin plug of its own.

Does this adapter need to be plugged in to 2 different HDD plugs on 2 independant wires coming out of the PSU?

Right now it is plugged into 2 HDD plugs but they are both on the same line coming out of the PSU............... Does this even matter?

Also, I am not using SLI, nor will I be until I build a new rig.

Any info you can give me is appreciated.

Thanks

Acameron
 

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