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Q: thinkcentre edge 72 video card issues

Hello guys, I've got this problem:I've bought a second-hand ThinkCentre Edge 72 SFF desktop and a Lenovo Radeon HD 7450 graphics to go with it. Since it was an OEM Lenovo-branded card and originally available for this very computer as a CTO option, I thought "what could go wrong?" Boy, a lot. I Plugged the card in, installed the OS (Windows 8.1 x64) and the went to fiddle with the BIOS for a bit. That's where I stumbled upon this problem: when the graphics was installed, you couldn't disable CSM and enable Secure Boot, because if you did, you'd lose video. It took me a few tries and a BIOS update to find out what was causing the black screens. So I did some googling and found out Lenovo knows about this and they offer an official solution, which is a VBIOS flash - see here: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/dk/en/solutions/HT081709 Great, huh? So I followed the instructions TO THE LETTER and read everything twice before acting, ran the AtiWinFlash, but got a flash error after a few seconds. Clicked OK, closed the prompt and restarted the PC. To this point I still had video output, however after the reboot the screen was black like when the secure boot was enabled before. So I pulled out the card to see if it's gonna run on IGP and it did, so I loaded BIOS defaults and double checked that CSM is enabled and Secure Boot disabled. Put the card back in to no avail, still no change, which kinda made me sure that the card is bricked. Since then I tried numeous solutions to flash the original vbios back, but I cannot bring it to life, anyhow, including follwing:- selecting IGP as default video output and enabling mulit-display to get the HD7450 as a "slave card". (didn't help, even when another known good card is plugged in, it prioritizes the PEG and there's no chance to get the IGP as primary - probably an error in the bios)- tried it in another computer as a second to another working PCIE graphics, but when the bricked Radeon was plugged in, the computer gave no video output from either card.- just out of despair I even tried plugging it in a running PC to see if it's gonna affect it anyhow, but it didn't, the PC ran on with zero issues with the card pulugged in (unrecognized), but only til reboot as it didn't POST again until I removed the HD7450. Can any of you, please offer a solution to this? I am kinda mad at Lenovo right now, because their wonderful flash package which should have solved the problem completely destroyed the card instead. However, I guess Lenovo will deny to take responsibility for this as the card and the computer are long out of warranty. Or won't they??

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My small kids have a lenovo thinkcentre edge 71 to play some easy games on. Machine type 1578. Now I need to upgrade the graphic card with a Geforce GTX 1050 low profile. Is it possible to run it with this computer with the 180W power supply? Or do I need a bigger for example 250W? I have upgrade the memory to maximum of 8Gb. Next question. The pci-e slot on the motherboard. Can it deliver full power of 75W to the graphic card? See pictures for full information about the computer. Thank you for your help!

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Hello, I had an old [but reliable] ThinkCentre M58p lying around and I recently thought of upgrading it [for a media center with a some gaming capabilties] from, some more, aging [but working] parts I have. So:1. I've replaced the Intel dual E8400 3Ghz with a quad Q9650 3Ghz [I have a 95W HSF] - Works perfectly2. Replaced the stock PSU with a 620Watts, SeaSonic - Works flawlessly3. Installed windows 10 and all the devices4. Finally, installed a EVGA GTX 770 2Gb into the PCI-E slot - This is the weird issue part Now, for the PCI-E card to get recognized during the boot, I had to switch the main output form IGD [Integrated Graphics Device] to PEG [PCI Express Graphics], and it works! The system boots up from the PCI-E slot, and with the drivers installed, everything works and looks great. Easy, or so it seems... As soon as I restart the PC there's no signal, from the PCI-E slot anymore, and in order to boot again from the PCI-E card, I have to:- pull the card out- boot the machine from the onboard VGA [no need to change the BIOS settings though]- shut down- plug the PCI-E card back in- turn it on Then it works again. Games run great, the PC is cool and quiet. Until I power it off... Each time, I have to repeat the process in order to get a signal from the PCI-E slot... Has anyone happened to come across this kind of issue and knows the cause for this? BTW, I've tried a different card [GTX 570] and the results were the same. Also, sta... Read more

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I have a Lenovo 4480B1U, which is a ThinkCentre small form factor M91p desktop with integrated video.  I wanted to add a discreet video card to it for playing Minecraft, because playing it with the integrated video is choppy at times.  I installed a low profile 1GB AMD RADEON HD 7470, and when I turn the PC on, there is no video whatsoever.  I made sure to go into the bios and set the graphics to use the PCI-e slot.  If I take the video card out and switch back to the integrated video, it works fine.  Any ideas?  Can anyone recommend another video card I can get for this machine?  I won't want to spend more than $50.  Thanks in advance!

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Hello All, My company has been buying the M910Z systems since last year and I have noticed that the NIC card on these things will just randomly not pick up an IP address via DHCP when the PC is first powered on or when a network cable is unplugged. This doesnt happen everytime, but there are instances when the PCs go to sleep and the user is unable to connect back to the network due to the PC dropping the network connection. To resolve the issue, i have to either shut the PC down and then boot it back up or go into the control panel, diable/enable the NIC card in hopes for it to grab an IP. Is there a fix to this issue because im assuming its either a BIOS or NIC driver issue because I have isolated the issue down to these PCs and i wanted to see if the community could help me out here.

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Dear all, I am planning on replacing my Quadro410 with a more recent and more powerful video card to be able to play a game (or two). I like to play flight simulators, though FlightGear 2017 does not run with the 512MB VRAM my Quadro410 can offer. Their wiki recommends 1-2 GB vram (and the more CUDA cores the better). Here is my question: what video card would you recommend me taking into consideration my requirements (1-2GB), my limitation with the thinkcentre chassis and the fact that I want to spend as little as possible?(Generally, I am not a gamer, so I don't need the very latest and best.) Also, I prefer AMD Radeon cards over Nvidia because of the driver situation in GNU Linux. But please feel free to suggest both brands. Many thanks!   

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Hi,I've been considering buying a new GPU for my SFF M92p.I currently have 1GB 620 GT nvidia GPU & I would like to upgrade to a 2GB GPU.  i7-3770 Cpu 3.4GHzWindows 1016GB DDR3 RAM1T HDPSU - 240 Watt I need professional assistance on : - Can i find 2GB GPU to use on this current system @ 240 ?- If not, would i need to change my PSU ? And where do i buy such a unit ? What's it called ? [It's for gaming]    

A:Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p 2988-E2U [Video card upgra...

The GTX 750 Ti could work with a SFF M92p.   Upgrade to the latest BIOS beforehand, CD ISO method is most reliable.   Check that there aren't any taller heatsinks on the motherboard that could interfere with the graphics card (refer to photos of the card.)   
 
Since your system is older, to ensure the necessary airflow, clean the front air intake and fan with vacuum and canned compressed air, jam the fan with a cable tie or similar so it can't spin and over-speed.  Same for CPU fan and heat sink, and vac the intake and rear exhaust of the power supply.  
 

I can confirm that this MSI brand low-profile  GTX 750 Ti 2GB  card works perfectly in my M93p SFF machine without upgrading the PSU:   MSI N750-Ti-2GD5TLP
 
Measuring the power draw running Prime95 (CPU benchmark) , FurMark (GPU benchmark) , charging mobile phone via USB and copying large files at the same time , it stays below 190W.   Have been running this for several hours. I have also been playing Fallout 4 (FullHD, ultra textures, 60 FPS) for 100 hours without any problems.   As the case is quite compact, I was worried about the temperature but it stays below 80C for the GPU at full power over extended periods of time (about 25C ambient temp in the room). 
 
Installation is ok. Just mount the low profile bracket and move the PCIe 1x WiFi card (if you have one) into another slot.  Preferably le... Read more

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Hi all,
 
My PC is :
 
4524e3u LENOVO M91P CORPORATE TOWER CI7-2600  3.4GHZ/16GB/320GB , full tower
 
I just bought it used and installed my old power supply (Enermax Noisetaker 420W), as the one that came with this PC sucks. I installed my old video card (x1900xtx), and it booted fine. But unfortunately it won't support Overwatch (crazy I know...).
 
I want to know the best possible video card I can purchase for this PC ($100-$210, I'm all about value), for gaming purposes.
I was thinking about

XFX Radeon R7 370 995MHZ 4GB Dual Dissipation GDDR5 HDMI 2XDVI PCI-EXPRESS 3.0 Video Card

, but I read some other threads related that some people's PCs wouldn't even boot with a R7 card.
 
My PSU does have an additional 6pin power supply.
 
Someone else said in another thread that the best video card could only be Nvidia 750 Ti. I hope this is not true.
 
Ultimately, I want to play Overwatch. 
 
Thanks all!
 
 
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A:ThinkCentre Tower: best graphics card GPU possible? (max, video, VR, oculus, Passmark benchmark)

Can someone tell me if I need to get a low profile 750ti or will a normal double-fan one do?

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I have a user with 3 displays. They are all VGA displays. Two with his M72E and the other another PC. We want to consolidate to one PC (Thinkcenter M72e). I dont believe the built in card can support 3 displays. Could anyone suggest an inexpensive video card that supports 3 displays for this tower. Its just for busines so no need for a high end card. Also would prefer passive if possible. M72e (core i5)https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/pd024590

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Hi all,
 
My PC is :
 
4524e3u LENOVO M91P CORPORATE TOWER CI7-2600  3.4GHZ/16GB/320GB , full tower
 
I just bought it used and installed my old power supply (Enermax Noisetaker 420W), as the one that came with this PC sucks. I installed my old video card (x1900xtx), and it booted fine. But unfortunately it won't support Overwatch (crazy I know...).
 
I want to know the best possible video card I can purchase for this PC ($100-$210, I'm all about value), for gaming purposes.
I was thinking about

XFX Radeon R7 370 995MHZ 4GB Dual Dissipation GDDR5 HDMI 2XDVI PCI-EXPRESS 3.0 Video Card

, but I read some other threads related that some people's PCs wouldn't even boot with a R7 card.
 
My PSU does have an additional 6pin power supply.
 
Someone else said in another thread that the best video card could only be Nvidia 750 Ti. I hope this is not true.
 
Ultimately, I want to play Overwatch. 
 
Thanks all!
 
 
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A:ThinkCentre Tower: best graphics card possible? (max, video, VR, vive, oculus, Passmark, benchmark)

Can someone tell me if I need to get a low profile 750ti or will a normal double-fan one do?

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I recently purchased a new Video card to put into my Dell Power Edge 400SC PC. I should have checked the compatibility of this system with the card as the card doesn't fit. the card I bought was a NVidia Ge Force 8600GTS. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130394

it also came with a Sata cable connector. I think the power supply minimum for this card is 350W and my system is only 250 Watts. Below is some information on my Dell P.Edge 400SC. Could someone fill me in on some basics with Video card compatibilty and tell me some cards that may work with my system. It's an old computer, therefore not looking to spend much. Thanks.

What video card does the 400SC come with?

An ATI Rage XL 8MB PCI card, shown here.
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Does the 400SC have an AGP slot?

Of course! (The AGP slot is, however, not supported by Dell.) Picture here and diagram here. The AGP socket is keyed for universal 0.8v AGP cards that comply with the AGP 3.0 specification or 1.5v AGP cards that comply with the AGP 2.0 specification. The AGP connector supports 8x, 4x AGP 3.0 add-in cards operating at 0.8v, or AGP 2.0 add-in cards operating at 1.5V. There is no support for AGP 2x operation or legacy 3.3V AGP cards.
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Does the 400SC support 8x AGP cards?

Yes. I've personally tested 2 8x AGP cards in the 400SC. The Intel 875P (Canterwood) chipset specifically touts 8x AGP as a feature. There have also been numerous other reports that it works.

 

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I've been recommending the GT 1030 here for some time as the best low-power graphics adapter (30w.)   It is now listed in the readme file for the Nvidia driver (2018 releases - M92p example) on the Lenovo support website as a supported card. 
 
It is known to work in systems going back to the M90p generation.  And while it is available as a full-height card, most are low-profile cards, suitable for SFF systems.  Be sure the check the length of space available in a SFF, especially for the M710s & M910s models, before you decide to buy, to ensure you get one short enough. 
 
The GT 1030 has twice the performance as the GT 730 (the previous best 30w low-power Nvidia card, which this replaces), and has important new graphics card features, such as DX 12 and 4K HDMI, and support for PureVideo HD 8 and Feature set H.
 

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I'd like to know if the Quadro K620 is compatible with the M83, E92, or E93 desktops with 280W power supply.
According to NVIDIA, it only consume 45W max power.
I've been looking for documentation in Lenovo support but could not manage to find it.
Since the desktops I mentioned are already obsolete (as per our supplier), I only found using the look up parts list that it's compatible for P series workstations.
I asked this because I want to upgrade the GPU of a workstation then used the current K620 into old models.
 
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A:ThinkCentre: Nvidia Quadro & workstation card compatibility (CAD, video photo editing, design)

The page for the Nvidia driver on this systems support page, lists the Quadro K420.   The K620 would have been considered  more apropos of a ThinkStation, rather than a ThinkCentre.   From a power perspective, the 45w is not a problem, since these systems can run a Gtx 750 at 60w.   And I'm confident that the K620 would work also.   Edit:  K620 is known to work in a M93p, which uses the same BIOS as E93 and M83. 
 
Perhaps before you buy the upgraded cards, test the K620 in the older system.  Please post the results, either way, here.  Thx. 
 

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Hello,I have the ThinkCentre Edge 72 Desktop with Intel i5.How many RAM can I plug in the two slots?I have read somewhere that the maximum Ram is 16 GB. Is this true and means it 2x8GB or 2x16GB?Wich manufactors are best for this motherboard? RegardsAndreas

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HiHow much RAM can my PC hold?it is stated 8GB some places and 16 GB other places. Please help my pc:Lenovo Thinkcentre Edge 72 3493 AZG Thanks

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my problem is very awkward and got me really frustrated so ill tell the story couse i have no clue what's with my lenovo... and please help me with anything you know. first my model is 3414D3U Intel Core i5-3470S Processor4GB500GB 7200RPM S-ATA HDDno diskette driveAll-In-OneIntel HD GraphicsSlim DVD RecordableGigabit EthernetWindows 8 Professional 64  it begun after upgrading to windows 10... it used to run smoothly with the new windows 10 then suddenly it just wont boot the bios!! theres a power led on the screen works fine but theres no respouns from the system not even turning on the screen... i left it for about 3 years used its screen for gaming consoles then one the last week i decided to check on microsoft support for a solution... so turned on my lenovo pressed the key combos that have been told by microsoft (holding windows key+cntrl+shift+B then pressing f1 or f2 or f3.. also did caps+num also spammed f1 and f2 and f11 and f12) i thought it was dead already so left it and got on my xbox... then the surprise!! it decided to boot to the bios menu after leaving it on for about 20 minutes!!... so i updated the time on the bios and ENABLED FLASHING THE BIOS TO OLDER VERSION then restored it to optimal defoult... it booted up windows like it was fixed !!! then after turning it off and getting back to it after a couple of hours its dead again... no boot and no bios menu...so got to chat with the amazing guys on microsoft support and they helped me ... Read more

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my problem is very awkward and got me really frustrated so ill tell the story couse i have no clue what's with my lenovo... and please help me with anything you know. first my model is 3414D3U Intel Core i5-3470S Processor4GB500GB 7200RPM S-ATA HDDno diskette driveAll-In-OneIntel HD GraphicsSlim DVD RecordableGigabit EthernetWindows 8 Professional 64  it begun after upgrading to windows 10... it used to run smoothly with the new windows 10, then suddenly it just wont boot the bios!! theres a power led on, and the screen works fine but theres no respounse from the system, not even turning on the screen... i left it for about 3 years and used its screen for gaming consoles, then the last week i decided to check on microsoft support for a solution... so turned on my lenovo and pressed the key combos that have been told by microsoft (holding windows key+cntrl+shift+B then pressing f1 or f2 or f3.. also did caps+num also spammed f1 and f2 and f11 and f12) i thought it was dead already so i left it on, and got on my xbox... then it was the surprise!! it decided to boot to the bios menu after leaving it on for about 20 minutes!!... so i updated the time on the bios and ENABLED FLASHING THE BIOS TO OLDER VERSION then restored it to optimal defoult... it booted up windows like it was fixed !!! then after turning it off and getting back to it after a couple of hours, its dead again... no boot and no bios menu...so got to chat with the amazing guy... Read more

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Hi, Got a ThinkCentre Edge72 that I am attempting to recover to factory settings. The partition drive with the Lenovo_Recovery is there, however pressing F11 on start up does nothing. I can access Windows System Recovery Options, when I try System Image Recovery, it is unable to find an image. Further inspection suggests that someone had installed a fresh copy of Windows by other means thus removing any Lenovo software/tools which I think might be what I'm missing to access the Lenovo recovery options correctly. Is there any tools avilable that may allow me to use F11 and use the Lenovo_Recovery Partition?  ThanksTom

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Hi Is it possible to upgrade CPU on my  ThinkCentre Edge 71 (1578E1G) G840 2.80GHz to Intel Core i5 or i7? My motherboard:Manufacturer    LENOVOModel    To be filled by O.E.M.Version    ThinkCentre Edge71Motherboard Chipset:  Intel H61 (Cougar Point)Chipset Vendor    IntelChipset Model    Sandy BridgeChipset Revision    09Southbridge Vendor    IntelSouthbridge Model    ID1C5CSouthbridge Revision    05 My CPU: Processor Name:                         Intel Pentium G840  Original Processor Frequency:           2800.0 MHz  Original Processor Frequency [MHz]:     2800  CPU ID:                                 000206A7  CPU Brand Name:                         Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G840 @ 2.80GHz  CPU Vendor:                             GenuineIntel  CPU Stepping:                           Q0  CPU Code Name:                       ... Read more

A:Upgrade CPU on ThinkCentre Edge 71

Knows anyone?

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changing psu, using good gpu, changing cassing. very easy diy. even kids can do.it uses 2 hdd , 1 tb n 500 gb...can use ssd too if i want. u should try it. dont use lenovo parts....they are useless and low class, low specs and expensive. better u search and build ur own.in the end, while gathering ur cash, throw away that useless lenovo motherboard n procie, and build a good one. its my plan, in next 3 months. never hear lenovo call centre people tell u about what u cannot do bout ur old crap lenovo pc.

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Hello everyone, is there a way to control the fans  of a edge 72 3493AYG ?  i connected a 4 pin fan to the pwr fan connector but i can't manage it even using lenovo power manager where i can set only the cpu fan

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Since I have installed win7 64bit, the pc does not switch off after Power down command. For switch off i must hold the power button >10sec.Thanks for Help.

A:ThinkCentre Edge 71, Power LED does not switch off

Hello Walter,
 
Please update the BIOS which will resolve the issue.
http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/thinkcentre_bios/9qjy36usa.exe
 
 
You may also try the Windows registry setting. Kindly be careful while editing windows registry.
Have a look at the following registry location (note that you need to invoke regedit.exe with administrative privileges in order to make any changes in this location) and ensure that the value ClearPageFileAtShutdown is set to 0 (if it is set to 1, change the value to 0).
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management
 
Best Regards,
Tanuj

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Hi All,
 
I found this article is helpful with useful info.But I got one quetion here. I got a few set of PC which are ThinkCentre Edge 720 without Graphic Card and I would like to add Nvidia Quadro K620 2GB DDR3  in it. Appreciate your advice if this graphic card is compatiable to use ?
 
Regards,
Yan
 
 
(Mod edit: Split question from a thread in ThinkStation and moved to ThinkCentre, then edited title accordingly)

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HI, I can access bios, when system tries to boot black screen with blinking dash (-) and continusly starts beeping.  I don't think its a ram issue I removed the ram and then system starts different type of beeping with no display. But here system is starting can easily access bios but when its boots its start beeping. I try to boot from usb too and same happen.  Confused, please help !!!

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I have a thinkcentre edge 92z all in one (3426C2B).There is some trouble of the windows and I'm considering to reinstall the os.Then I wonder if I can add a msata ssd to it and install the os to it to boost the performance.I read another post here saying that it is possible.However, when I asked the local lenovo support via email, they just replied me with the Hardware Maintenance Manual saying that there is no msata slot so it is not support. Can someone please confirm the real picture.many thanks.  

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Hi, I have a ThinkCentre Edge SFF pc. I went to add some (compatible) RAM.Upon reboot I now get 2 short beeps (black screen) then the system shuts down after about 10 seconds.I have tried the ram in a different slot , reverted to the original ram, tried new ram but all to no avail. Tried disconnecting everything one by one but no joy. Any help would be greatly appreciatedHoward

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Hello, So I have this Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 92 and I cannot for the life of me reset the BIOS password. It doesn't let you do anything without it - installing windows etc. I did get windows on by installing the HDD in another PC and putting it back in the 92, so to just boot i have to press F2 at startup. It's really annoying to have this password on.Things I've tried:CMOS battery removal, waiting for at least 30min and then putting it back.Moving the jumper one pin and then back.Debug commanddebug-o 70 10
-o 71 aa-q Does anybody have other suggestions to try?

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It constantly ?goes black? - says its switching from VGA Mode(no signal) to aio mode. It happens on average 10-20 times a day.please help
 

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Just upgraded to Win10, and my screen seems to have slipped out of alignment.I now have an extra inch to black screen at the bottom, and the top inch of the screen appears to extend to above the physical screen.With an old fashioned monitor I'd just "wind down" the screen and recentre it using manual controls, but how do I do that with the inbuilt screen?Thanks

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Fault has just occured.Sleep set to 30 minutes, but computer will not wake up.Have tried differant Power Plans but no solution.Have run Lenovo Diagnostics but NFF.Have run Microsoft "Troubleshoot", NFFThink this srated after installing "Power Manager" Program, I have now uninstalled this.can only wake computer by disconnecting from mains supply & the restarting or setting Power Plan to "Nevor Sleep"

A:Won't Wake Up from Sleep ThinkCentre Edge 72

I have the exact same problem with my IdeaCenter A730 and no one has responded to my posts. This problem seems to be common and no one has offered any assistance or feedback. 

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Hi. I have a thinkcentre edge 72, Intel Core i5-3330s 3.20 GHz - Intel H61 - 4GB DDR3 - 1TB HDD - DVD/RW - Windows 7 Pro 64Bit One day on startup (from power button) it just ran the fans for a 1 second, and then shut down, then the fans ran again after about 4 seconds for 1 second again and shut down, and repeats. I took the thing apart, fiddled with connections, removed the ram and put it back in, then did the paperclip test on the powersupply.  The powersupply was giving out the required voltages on yellow, orange and red etc.  Powersupply fan runs.  Seams the powersupply is ok. tried removing almost everything from the motherboard - DVD, harddisk, fans, power button (shorted the startup from the connection on the motherboard). Seems to me either the RAM is no good, or the motherboard has a problem.  I don't have any suitable extra ram, so can't test that. I guess before I go out and buy a new motherboard has ANYBODY ANYWHERE had this problem with a Lenovo ?    Can Lenovo experts indicated what they think this might be ? If Not, how can I get my hands on a replacement motherboard? I'd rather not change/upgrade as I don't want to have to reinstall windows 7 or risk data loss.   thanks! Guy  

A:thinkcentre edge 72 won't boot up. fan runs then s...

I see no other replies to this... I had somewhat similar problem, 3 days ago: I had Windows7 in "sleep"; when I pressed Power button, only got auxiliary fan full on until I pulled the power plug. Any subsequent reattachment of power resulted only in auxiliary fan full on.  An other forum entry's response led me to replace the CMOS battery. Problem fixed.

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Is it possible to upgrade Thinkcentre Edge 72 with an 3.5" 8TB SATA drive?

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Hi All,  This is my first post on these forums and I have recently in the last couple of months purchased the above computer. I have made a couple of upgrades to it, in the form of an SSD hard drive and using the Crucial memory scanner I have upgraded the ram from 4gb to 16gb.  It now runs extremely fast indeed, but when I turn the computer on, when it posts it beeps twice, two short beeps, then continues to load windows 7 fine and works flawlessley.  I have been trying to diagnose the two short beeps upon startup for a few weeks now and am getting no where fast. I found the following article on these very forums but the suggestions dont seem to have made a difference to my situation.  https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-E-H-K-M-Q-and-ErazerX/Lenovo-H330-2-short-beeps-at-power-up-but-... This issue can be intermittant, I would say it happens 6 to 7 times out of every 10 times the machine is turned on. Initially I wasnt getting any form of error on the screen at all, until I went into the BIOS, cleared the error log and rebooted the machine. Then I got the error as follows - Error 0162 : Setup data integrity check failure Now this error code does not seem to exist on the Lenovo website, I found the following links which were helpful in showing me all sorts of other codes and beep sequences, the first one lists the two short beeps and links to an error code list - https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/migr-46... Read more

A:Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge E73 two beeps on post then...

Lenovo has identified an issue where some ThinkCentre systems with Samsung PM871 SSDs may not boot as expected or return a 0162 error code during POST. Firmware has been released that resolves the issue.
 
To learn more, please see this Service TIP: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/SF16-D0058
 
Thank you,

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I have the ThinkCentre Edge 91z for quite a while now but the monitor isn't displaying anything anymore.It all started about 2 weeks ago, the monitor would randomly turn black and display weird pixels over the screen but the screen would still go back to normal after a short time (about 10 seconds).After that i decided to restard the pc but the monitor wasn't displaying anything, It would only show me the "power saving mode" message and goes to sleeping mode after that.Sometimes i manage to get out of sleeping mode, the monitor starts displaying the same weird pixels for about 5 seconds and goes back to sleeping modeI even tried to connect my computer to a laptop with a HDMI cable but it won't display anythingThese are the 2 things the monitor displays when the computer gets out of sleeping mode 

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All I need to keep using this machine is an HDMI output, but I know diddly-squat about graphics cards!Will an Asus GeForce GT 710 1GB DDR3 Graphics Card (less than £30) do the trick? It appears to be OK as PCI Express 2.0 will work in PCI Express 1.0 slot, just at a lower speed?Appreciate any advice, many thanks.

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Already upgrade it to 500 w psuAnd I want to add zotac gtx 1060 amp! and GEIL DDR3 EVO VELOCE PC12800 Single Channel 8GB (1x8GB) 9-9-9-28 GEV38GB1600C9SCThe question is, will the gtx 1060 and geil 8gb ram fit & works in my pc?My mobo only support udimm ram. is the geil evo veloce a udimm ram?if I'm buy a wrong parts, I can;t buy another one. I'm poor broMy specIntel Pentium Processor G2020, (Will upgrade it with i5 3570)2GB ddr3 RAM500GB 7200RPM S-ATA HDDAnd other original parts except the psu, bcs I already upgrade it

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I have a ThinkCentre Edge 72z.  There are 2 problems:1. the brightess setting suddenly shows up on the screen and if I attempt to adjust the brightness the computer shuts down. 2. I'm able to turn on/off the computer by pressing the brightness buttons. Any solutions?? 

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Hi,

Yesterday I received my Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge E73 and the first thing I did was update my Windows 7 professional. However, after it had rebooted about 3 times it froze on the 'loading windows' screen.

After a reboot, the startup repair launched and was restoring to a previous state. The pc rebooted and tried to do a CHKDSK but it failed and loaded the welcomescreen but froze with the message that winload.exe was damaged. Knowing about the system recovery partition I booted it at start and selected the option to restore the whole pc to factory state. Unfortunately, this happened.

I tried using a retail windows 7 pro-disc to repair the computer since the recovery partition shortcut (f11) didn't work anymore. However, it didn't even recognize that the old windows was there, untill I looked at the partition manager.

It seems the recovery partition is still intact but I can't boot to it anymore. Will it work if i delete the old windows7_os partition or do I have to do anything else? The bios is setup to start from the harddisk.

Thanks in advance,
Joeri

A:Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge E73 fails to boot [winload.exe]

Hi, Welcome to Seven forums.

Try this **FIX** Winload.exe Is Missing Or Corrupt (No Its Not). Might be of some help.

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Hello!I heave a Lenovo thinkcentre edge 71 i3(out of box), i installed windows 7 home premium on it, my problem is after install(no updates,no driver installed) i try to shutdown windows and the screen freeze(on shuting down).I can't turn off the pc only using the button, i installed the video diver(intel hd 2000) and the windows shutdown but the pc still runing(the green light is on,fans are working,dvd-rom as whell).I installed all the drivers and updates,bios update, but no changes!i don't now what to do, any ideea? thank you!

A:Lenovo thinkcentre edge 71 freeze on shutdown(clea...

Hello bogdanx003 and welcome to community,
 
The BIOS update helps in resolving the issue. Kindly change do the power drain and change the main, refix the power connector on system board  then check.
 
If the issue persisting then check with live Linux disc and feedback us.
 
 
Best Regards,
Tanuj

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I have this system ? ??Product Name: 3574G5Q Machine Serial Number: ******** ? Think Centre Under warranty. I called and then chatted Lenovo Chat support, and asked them that i want to upgrade to Window 7 Home Basic from 32 bit to 64 bit, but the Lenovo gave me the false information that it is not posisble because it is shipped preinstalled. please mark my word false information.
 
But later I contacted Microsoft and they said ? The same COA (key) is legally usable for 32 and 64 bit windows as of win 7 and onward. He also said the key comes pre-installed in the mother board.  The Microsft Guy was such a fantastic fellow that they called me and the Lenovo customer care India through conferenece call, and expalined them that do not give false inormation. Lenovo team was unable to provide me the COA (key), and later now they are asking me to visit the nearest center to obtain the Window 7 Home Basic recovery media 64 bit buy paying a price, wich is above 2600INR(50$USD). Mys system is in warranty, and I have  a leagal License this sounds very tortuous and an attempt to drill my pocket. I should get this recoverable media free of cost.
 
Proof Here.
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.  
Serial number removed from public view to protect owner from its unwanted use.
 

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Hello!
I heave a Lenovo thinkcentre edge 71 i3(out of box), i installed windows 7 home premium on it, my problem is after install(no updates,no driver installed) i try to shutdown windows and the screen freeze(on shuting down).
I can't turn off the pc only using the button, i installed the video diver(intel hd 2000) and the windows shutdown but the pc still runing(the green light is on,fans are working,dvd-rom as whell).
I installed all the drivers and updates,bios update, but no changes!
i don't now what to do, any ideea? thank you!
 
 
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A:ThinkCentre Edge 71: after OS install, won't shut down, power light & fan continue to work

Hello bogdanx003 and welcome to community,
 
The BIOS update helps in resolving the issue. Kindly change do the power drain and change the main, refix the power connector on system board  then check.
 
If the issue persisting then check with live Linux disc and feedback us.
 
 
Best Regards,
Tanuj

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So I've owned this alienware m17x r3 (Intel Core i7-2670QM // Radeon HD 6870M // 4 GB DDR3) for about 5 months now, and just recently it has started crashing immediately on startup, either when it reaches the login page for windows or soon after. There is no BSOD, I've used WhoCrashed and made sure dump files are enabled and nothing comes up. I've tried installing several different versions of AMD's drivers for the HD 6870M I have but none work. I've run a system diagnostic test through advanced startup options and there are no errors.

It works fine with no drivers installed or if I boot in safe mode, but I am at my wit's end here trying to get my system back in to working order. I've already tried reinstalling a fresh version of windows 7, and fully cleaning my drivers and reinstalling them and nothing is a permanent fix. I have gotten 2 blue screens, both of which were 0x7E, with the cause being the C:\Windows\system32\drivers\atikmpag.sys file, but as I am just learning the ropes of this stuff I have no idea where to go from here. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance!
 

A:Video card/video card driver issues

Time to call Dell and get it warranty serviced, if you reloaded Windows and it still persists then its a hardware issue that needs to be addressed/repaired by the manufacturer.
 

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Hi All,
 
I have a query and would very much appreciate some advice.
 
I am using a Lenovo Edge 72 Desktop (Thinkcentre) Type 3484 Model 3484JEG running Windows 7 64bit pro. The original graphics card has a max resolution of 1920x1080 but I would now like to run a monitor with a resolution of 2560x1440.
 
Could anyone please recommend a compatible graphics card that can output with that specific resolution?
 
The following card can work with that resolution but I have no way of knowing if it is compatible with the pc?
https://www.custompcparts.ie/video/graphics-cards/gigabyte-gv-n730-2gi-geforce-gt-730-2gb-gddr3.irel...
 
Thanks in advance for your help..
 
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A:ThinkCentre: which version Gt 730, 2560 x 1440 required (Lenovo Edge 72, 3484, 180w)

What is it that you're wanting to do with the hi-res monitor? 

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My comp has been running games (WoW, Rift, SWTOR, PWE) OK. In the last month there has been a progressive degrading of my display, starting with a few speckles, then more, smudging of text in games, then ever more screen artifacts. Today Firefox was unusable with artifacts. Another monitor showed same problems with my comp. IE & folders are similarly affected.
With a card from another computer the display was fine - for about 3 hours, after which speckling began with it. Put that card back into its own computer & it still works fine.
Put my own card back in & am back to speckling which is worsening. Windows says all hardware fine. V Card scores 7.4 on Windows comp function test. All drivers are up to date. Card fan is working & there is no real heat palpable from the card, 650 watt PSU or CPU (Noctua fan). Case is a Lancool 64 (?)
So, presumably not my VC or monitor as replacement ones had same problems.
Is: 1), my VC the problem? (artifacts appeared with different card) 2) if not, is it CPU, PSU, MB, software or? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

OS: W7 HP, SP 1, 64 bit. CPU: Intel i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5 Processor. Count: 4. MB GB RAM: 4091 Mb. VC: Radeon HD 5700, 1024 Mb. Hard Drive: Total 953766 MB, Free - 601833. MB: GB P55-UD6. Antivirus: AVG AV Free 2011, Updated and Enabled. PSU: Corsair 650W
 

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