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M910s M920s SFF: M.2 SSD and graphics surprises/problems (SOLVED: M910t with GTX 1050 installed)

Q: M910s M920s SFF: M.2 SSD and graphics surprises/problems (SOLVED: M910t with GTX 1050 installed)

Just received the new M910s SFF machine I purchased a few weeks back from Allstarshop.com (because Lenovo was "sold out" and not even accepting orders for them at that time). I had also bought some extra "add-on" hardware parts from online retailers, expecting no problem at all installing them. Note that I checked again today, and Lenovo is once again accepting orders for the M910s SFF machines. So that problem is behind us.

Well... surprise. I had unexpected problems and trouble with 2 out of the 3 add-on hardware items I bought for the M910s, so I wanted to share my experience to give others who might have a similar project in the works a heads-up.

(1) The 10MK000QUS Kaby Lake i5-7500 machine was factory configured with 1x8GB of DDR4-2400 memory, Win10 x64 Pro, 1TB 7200rpm 2.5" SATA3 HDD, and optical CD/DVD drive.

(2) I added an additional 1x8GB of matching DDR4-2400 memory purchased from Crucial. No problem. Works perfectly, and the machine is now 2x8GB=16GB operating in dual-channel mode as expected.

(3) I had purchased a Gigabyte low-profile GTX-1050ti graphics card for use in the new machine, not expecting any problems. Well, it turns out there IS a problem, because this card at a length of 6.57" (167mm) is just bit too long. The swing-up drive bay assembly inside the SFF case doesn't quite have the needed <167mm clearance in order to close properly with the graphics card installed. It needs maybe just another 1/4" or so clearance in order to swing back doen and shut properly, but the Gigabyte card is just a tiny bit too long. It's low-profile, but it's too long.

I then investigated other options, and looked at the MSI version of the same GTX 1050ti card. Well this one is even longer, at 7.2" (182mm). So it, too, was not an option.

I then found the Zotac version of the GTX 1050ti card, which at a length of only 160mm (6.3") seems like it just might make it. It's just 1/4" (7mm) shorter than the Gigabyte card, which really is just about all that I think it would take to solve the problem.

I really wanted to buy the card and have it delivered today or tomorrow, but my usual sources (Amazon or B&H) showed it not available until after June 25. A little more searching showed it in-stock and available at Newegg. Even more wonderful, since their West Coast fulfillment center is here in LA (at City of Industry) they offer a special "local express" same-day delivery service option for $10 (assuming you live in the LA area, which I do): order by 10AM and you'll have it by 8PM.

Actually, if the item is at City of Industry Newegg even offers a "will call" pick up for no charge. So if you live in the area you can just drive over there after receiving the email from Newegg advising that the item is ready for pickup, and take it home. Turns out my [driving] time to-and-from on LA freeways is more valuable than the $10 "local express" charge, so I'll just let them deliver it to me sometime today before 8PM for $10 and be done with it.

So that's what I've done. I'll have the card by this evening, and will know then if it can actually be installed successfully and barely fit into the motherboard x16 expansion slot within M910s SFF case with the drive bay assembly swung shut. Fingers crossed.

(4) I had ordered the M910s with a 1TB 2.5" HDD SATA3 spinner, but had also separately ordered a 250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVMe drive, expecting to install it into the available M.2 drive slot in the M910. I would then clone Windows over from HDD to M.2 NVMe and change the boot sequence to boot from M.2 NVMe, and re-purpose the HDD spinner for "data".

Well... that's a problem. Because while the motherboard DOES contain both M.2 "connection slots" for both M.2 storage and M.2 WiFi cards, you can't actually install these cards yourself because the machine does not ship with the required "M.2 storage drive bracket". This M.2 mounting bracket is a physically separate part, and installs by click-locking into holes in the metal chassis of the case just adjacent to the "two M.2 electrical connection slots" on the motherboard. Once clicked into the chassis, the M.2 moutning bracket acts as the support mechanism for the open length of the 2280 M.2 cards (with the gold teeth end of the M.2 card inserted into the connection slot on the motherboard), with a locking screw at the far end to secure down the "south end" of the card to the bracket.

This is all quite normal and expected when dealing with M.2 cards (similar on my P70 Thinkpad), except that the required M.2 storage drive bracket IS NOT DELIVERED WITH THE MACHINE FROM THE FACTORY, unless you have purchased an M.2 storage drive from Lenovo in your machine configuration.

Oddly, unlike with the second 2.5" drive bay where the needed plastic 2.5" drive mounting bracket (that goes inside the second 2.5" drive bay) IS OFFERED FOR OPTIONAL PURCHASE AND DELIVERED "EMPTY" with your machine, even if you don't actually buy a second 2.5" drive from Lenovo but think you might want to add one later on, the critical M.2 storage drive bracket for a similar possible future M.2 drive install IS NOT OFFERED FOR SEPARATE PURCHASE.

Bottom line: absent the needed M.2 storage drive bracket, I couldn't just install the 960 EVO card right away as I'd expected to.

(5) Now the hunt was on for this M.2 storage drive bracket, whose Lenovo part number is not provided anywhere obvious. After much research I discovered that it is actually called "ThinkCentre M.2 SSD Kit", part #4XF0P01011 and IS [theoretically] available from Lenovo Accessories for $9.99.

Of course it is NOT "available" (i.e. in-stock) from Lenovo Parts, and shows a 5-7 day (or more, since it's not actually "in stock") ship estimate, with probably another 5 days of UPS delivery time after that. Searching for the part online shows similar "not in stock" or "call for availability" from at least four other retailers who theoretically sell the item.

Bottom line: unavailable to have in my hands today or tomorrow.

(6) Since the M910s backplane has a total of four expansion slots, with the motherboard having three PCIe expansion slots (x16, x1, x16/x4/x1) I decided to go a different route for installing my M.2 960 EVO NVMe. I decided to just use a PCIe adapter card which holds an M.2 NVMe card, as even after installing the double-wide GTX 1050ti graphics card I would still have an open PCIe slot for this M.2 adapter.

So I bought this $23 low-profile/full-profile PCIe M.2 adapter card from StarTech, which hopefully will perform exactly the same as the motherboard M.2 slot would have and will still allow me to boot from the M.2 daughter card housed in the PCIe adapter card. I use exactly the same type of approach on my newest ASUS Skylake-based desktop PC, which came with an ASUS version of this PCIe M.2 adapter card.

Paid for same-day shipping, so by later today I will hopefully have the adapter card installed and will have this M.2 drive issue behind me.


So here's hoping that by tonight I will have resolved the unexpectedly short graphics card available length problem as well as the missing M.2 mounting bracket problem. Then I can get started with the new machine build-out.

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A: M910s M920s SFF: M.2 SSD and graphics surprises/problems (SOLVED: M910t with GTX 1050 installed)

Remarkably, the "local express" delivery from Newegg got here about noon! Amazing.

But sadly, the Zotac 1050ti card which was 160mm (6.3") in length is STILL TOO LONG.

So, much to my disappointment, it appears Lenovo has reduced the internal space in these new SFF cases, making it just about impossible to use almost all graphics cards. I have installed Sapphire R7-250 low-profile / HD7750 cards in multiple M93p SFF and M800 SFF machines, and had no problem whatsoever, even though that card is 170mm (6.7").

Obviously the previous generation of SFF cases simply was larger. The SFF cases now being used for the M910s are just too small. If I'd known this I probably would have gone with the tower machine, if only to be able to use my intended GTX 1050ti graphics card (which could have been full-size in the tower).

Anyway, I've now ordered a lesser graphics card than I'd intended, the MSI version of the low-profile GTX 750ti. because it's length is only 5.75" (146mm), which absolutely will fit. But this card only has DVI and HDMI connections, thus lacking a DisplayPort connector. It's also only 2GB of DDR5 memory instead of 4GB as in the 1050ti, and with a slower core clock speed. Bandwidth is 86GB/s vs. 112GB/s for the 1050ti. Thankfully, there is at least one of these relatively modern DDR5 cards which is short enough to fit even if it's not the 1050ti.

But it will physically fit, which in the end now appears to be the limiting factor!! What a design error on Lenovo's part (I will provide feedback), that there is seemingly only one graphics card which will fit in this new smaller SFF case!!

So now I have to return the Zotac card as well as the Gigabyte card, and will have to wait until tomorrow to have the MSI GTX 750ti card (also from Newegg, so again "local express" delivery for $10.

Unbelievable.

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Just received the new M910s SFF machine I purchased a few weeks back from Allstarshop.com (because Lenovo was "sold out" and not even accepting orders for them at that time). I had also bought some extra "add-on" hardware parts from online retailers, expecting no problem at all installing them.  Note that I checked again today, and Lenovo is once again accepting orders for the M910s SFF machines.  So that problem is behind us.
 
Well... surprise. I had unexpected problems and trouble with 2 out of the 3 add-on hardware items I bought for the M910s, so I wanted to share my experience to give others who might have a similar project in the works a heads-up.
 
(1) The 10MK000QUS Kaby Lake i5-7500 machine was factory configured with 1x8GB of DDR4-2400 memory, Win10 x64 Pro, 1TB 7200rpm 2.5" SATA3 HDD, and optical CD/DVD drive.
 
(2) I added an additional 1x8GB of matching DDR4-2400 memory purchased from Crucial.  No problem.  Works perfectly, and the machine is now 2x8GB=16GB operating in dual-channel mode as expected.
 
(3) I had purchased a Gigabyte low-profile GTX-1050ti graphics card for use in the new machine, not expecting any problems. Well, it turns out there IS a problem, because this card at a length of 6.57" (167mm) is just bit too long.  The swing-up drive bay assembly inside the SFF case doesn't quite have the needed <167mm clearance in order to close properly with the graphics card installed.  It needs maybe just a... Read more

A:M910s SFF: M.2 SSD and graphics surprises/problems (SOLVED: M910t with GTX 1050 installed)

Remarkably, the "local express" delivery from Newegg got here about noon!  Amazing.
 
But sadly, the Zotac 1050ti card which was 160mm (6.3") in length is STILL TOO LONG.
 
So, much to my disappointment, it appears Lenovo has reduced the internal space in these new SFF cases, making it just about impossible to use almost all graphics cards.  I have installed Sapphire R7-250 low-profile / HD7750 cards in multiple M93p SFF and M800 SFF machines, and had no problem whatsoever, even though that card is 170mm (6.7").
 
Obviously the previous generation of SFF cases simply was larger.  The SFF cases now being used for the M910s are just too small.  If I'd known this I probably would have gone with the tower machine, if only to be able to use my intended GTX 1050ti graphics card (which could have been full-size in the tower).
 
Anyway, I've now ordered a lesser graphics card than I'd intended, the MSI version of the low-profile GTX 750ti. because it's length is only 5.75" (146mm), which absolutely will fit.  But this card only has DVI and HDMI connections, thus lacking a DisplayPort connector.  It's also only 2GB of DDR5 memory instead of 4GB as in the 1050ti, and with a slower core clock speed.  Bandwidth is 86GB/s vs. 112GB/s for the 1050ti.  Thankfully, there is at least one of these relatively modern DDR5 cards which is short enough to fit even if it's not the 1050ti.
 
But it will physically fit, which in the end ... Read more

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Just received the new M910s SFF machine I purchased a few weeks back from Allstarshop.com (because Lenovo was "sold out" and not even accepting orders for them at that time). I had also bought some extra "add-on" hardware parts from online retailers, expecting no problem at all installing them.  Note that I checked again today, and Lenovo is once again accepting orders for the M910s SFF machines.  So that problem is behind us.
 
Well... surprise. I had unexpected problems and trouble with 2 out of the 3 add-on hardware items I bought for the M910s, so I wanted to share my experience to give others who might have a similar project in the works a heads-up.
 
(1) The 10MK000QUS Kaby Lake i5-7500 machine was factory configured with 1x8GB of DDR4-2400 memory, Win10 x64 Pro, 1TB 7200rpm 2.5" SATA3 HDD, and optical CD/DVD drive.
 
(2) I added an additional 1x8GB of matching DDR4-2400 memory purchased from Crucial.  No problem.  Works perfectly, and the machine is now 2x8GB=16GB operating in dual-channel mode as expected.
 
(3) I had purchased a Gigabyte low-profile GTX-1050ti graphics card for use in the new machine, not expecting any problems. Well, it turns out there IS a problem, because this card at a length of 6.57" (167mm) is just bit too long.  The swing-up drive bay assembly inside the SFF case doesn't quite have the needed <167mm clearance in order to close properly with the graphics card installed.  It needs maybe just a... Read more

A:New M910s SFF: M.2 and graphics surprises/problems (SOLVED: M910t with GTX 1050 installed)

Remarkably, the "local express" delivery from Newegg got here about noon!  Amazing.
 
But sadly, the Zotac 1050ti card which was 160mm (6.3") in length is STILL TOO LONG.
 
So, much to my disappointment, it appears Lenovo has reduced the internal space in these new SFF cases, making it just about impossible to use almost all graphics cards.  I have installed Sapphire R7-250 low-profile / HD7750 cards in multiple M93p SFF and M800 SFF machines, and had no problem whatsoever, even though that card is 170mm (6.7").
 
Obviously the previous generation of SFF cases simply was larger.  The SFF cases now being used for the M910s are just too small.  If I'd known this I probably would have gone with the tower machine, if only to be able to use my intended GTX 1050ti graphics card (which could have been full-size in the tower).
 
Anyway, I've now ordered a lesser graphics card than I'd intended, the MSI version of the low-profile GTX 750ti. because it's length is only 5.75" (146mm), which absolutely will fit.  But this card only has DVI and HDMI connections, thus lacking a DisplayPort connector.  It's also only 2GB of DDR5 memory instead of 4GB as in the 1050ti, and with a slower core clock speed.  Bandwidth is 86GB/s vs. 112GB/s for the 1050ti.  Thankfully, there is at least one of these relatively modern DDR5 cards which is short enough to fit even if it's not the 1050ti.
 
But it will physically fit, which in the end ... Read more

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I was finally able to find a proper card that fits the M910 SFF.
https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-N1030D5-2GL#kf
This is the only card currently on the market the supports the latest HTPC 4K/8K specification (H feature set: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nvidia_PureVideo) and its size is small and short enough to be installed inside M910 SFF.
It is also only 30W TDP, which is just a bit more than the original Nvidia GT 730 that was pre-installed.
Quite happy with this awesome system.
Hope this helps.
 
Mod:  since the M710s uses the same case, this particular Gigabyte GT 1030 will also fit it (other GT 1030 models, at this time, are too long.)  Topic also applies to the M720s and M920s as they use the same case. 
 
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A:M710s M910s M720s M920s SFF: successfully installed GT 1030 (HTPC, 4K monitor TV, graphics)

I would recommend that you'd best prepare yourself to be disappointed with your "coming soon" M910s SFF machine, in that I am at least reasonably skeptical that there is sufficient "clearance" for almost any "modern" decent add-on graphics card which can fit inside the newly narrowed (i.e. the SFF case is now shortened front-to-rear by almost 4" from all previous SFF cases) SFF case.  The 4" reduction essentially reduces the interior expansion card clearance by 4", i.e. similarly reducing the new maximum size card length that can be used in the M910s.
 
You should read this thread of mine which I posted a few months back regarding these very issues with an M910s SFF I'd ordered and three different graphics cards I tried to install, but all of which would not fit.  I believe the new maximum size expansion card is only around 5.75", whereas with all previous SFF cases you could install a card that was probably up to 6.8" without an issue.  Most graphics cards are 6.25" - 6.75" and as long as they are low-profile they can all be used.
 
No longer.  I think the maximum length card is now about 5.75".  And your GT1030 is 5.9" long and 2.7" tall.  Doesn't sound like much of a difference, but it just might be the straw that broke the camel's back.
 
The problem is the swing-up/down drive bay assembly inside the SFF case, which in its full "snapped down/closed/locked" position has to clear the end of the expansion graphics card.  With... Read more

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Just received the new M910s SFF machine I purchased a few weeks back from Allstarshop.com (because Lenovo was "sold out" and not even accepting orders for them at that time). I had also bought some extra "add-on" hardware parts from online retailers, expecting no problem at all installing them.  Note that I checked again today, and Lenovo is once again accepting orders for the M910s SFF machines.  So that problem is behind us.
 
Well... surprise. I had unexpected problems and trouble with 2 out of the 3 add-on hardware items I bought for the M910s, so I wanted to share my experience to give others who might have a similar project in the works a heads-up.
 
(1) The 10MK000QUS Kaby Lake i5-7500 machine was factory configured with 1x8GB of DDR4-2400 memory, Win10 x64 Pro, 1TB 7200rpm 2.5" SATA3 HDD, and optical CD/DVD drive.
 
(2) I added an additional 1x8GB of matching DDR4-2400 memory purchased from Crucial.  No problem.  Works perfectly, and the machine is now 2x8GB=16GB operating in dual-channel mode as expected.
 
(3) I had purchased a Gigabyte low-profile GTX-1050ti graphics card for use in the new machine, not expecting any problems. Well, it turns out there IS a problem, because this card at a length of 6.57" (167mm) is just bit too long.  The swing-up drive bay assembly inside the SFF case doesn't quite have the needed <167mm clearance in order to close properly with the graphics card installed.  It needs maybe just a... Read more

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I was finally able to find a proper card that fits the M910 SFF.
https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-N1030D5-2GL#kf
This is the only card currently on the market the supports the latest HTPC 4K/8K specification (H feature set: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nvidia_PureVideo) and its size is small and short enough to be installed inside M910 SFF.
It is also only 30W TDP, which is just a bit more than the original Nvidia GT 730 that was pre-installed.
Quite happy with this awesome system.
Hope this helps.
 
Mod:  since the M710s uses the same case, this particular Gigabyte GT 1030 will also fit it (other GT 1030 models, at this time, are too long)
 
Mod:  moved to it's own thread and edited Subject line accordingly.  Mea culpa for having mistakely called it a GTX 1030.













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A:M710s M910s SFF: successfully installed GT 1030 (HTPC, PureVideo Feature Set H - 4K & 8K, graphics)

I would recommend that you'd best prepare yourself to be disappointed with your "coming soon" M910s SFF machine, in that I am at least reasonably skeptical that there is sufficient "clearance" for almost any "modern" decent add-on graphics card which can fit inside the newly narrowed (i.e. the SFF case is now shortened front-to-rear by almost 4" from all previous SFF cases) SFF case.  The 4" reduction essentially reduces the interior expansion card clearance by 4", i.e. similarly reducing the new maximum size card length that can be used in the M910s.
 
You should read this thread of mine which I posted a few months back regarding these very issues with an M910s SFF I'd ordered and three different graphics cards I tried to install, but all of which would not fit.  I believe the new maximum size expansion card is only around 5.75", whereas with all previous SFF cases you could install a card that was probably up to 6.8" without an issue.  Most graphics cards are 6.25" - 6.75" and as long as they are low-profile they can all be used.
 
No longer.  I think the maximum length card is now about 5.75".  And your GT1030 is 5.9" long and 2.7" tall.  Doesn't sound like much of a difference, but it just might be the straw that broke the camel's back.
 
The problem is the swing-up/down drive bay assembly inside the SFF case, which in its full "snapped down/closed/locked" position has to clear the end of the expansion graphics card.  With... Read more

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I was finally able to find a proper card that fits the M910 SFF.
https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-N1030D5-2GL#kf
This is the only card currently on the market the supports the latest HTPC 4K/8K specification (H feature set: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nvidia_PureVideo) and its size is small and short enough to be installed inside M910 SFF.
It is also only 30W TDP, which is just a bit more than the original Nvidia GT 730 that was pre-installed.
Quite happy with this awesome system.
Hope this helps.
 
Mod:  since the M710s uses the same case, this particular Gigabyte Gt 1030 will fill it also (other models, at this time, are too long)
 
Mod:  moved to it's own thread and edited Subject line accordingly.  Mea culpa for having mistakely called it a GTX 1030.

A:M710s M910s SFF: successfully installed GT 1030 (HTPC, 4K, 8K, PureVideo, Feature Set H, graphics)

I would recommend that you'd best prepare yourself to be disappointed with your "coming soon" M910s SFF machine, in that I am at least reasonably skeptical that there is sufficient "clearance" for almost any "modern" decent add-on graphics card which can fit inside the newly narrowed (i.e. the SFF case is now shortened front-to-rear by almost 4" from all previous SFF cases) SFF case.  The 4" reduction essentially reduces the interior expansion card clearance by 4", i.e. similarly reducing the new maximum size card length that can be used in the M910s.
 
You should read this thread of mine which I posted a few months back regarding these very issues with an M910s SFF I'd ordered and three different graphics cards I tried to install, but all of which would not fit.  I believe the new maximum size expansion card is only around 5.75", whereas with all previous SFF cases you could install a card that was probably up to 6.8" without an issue.  Most graphics cards are 6.25" - 6.75" and as long as they are low-profile they can all be used.
 
No longer.  I think the maximum length card is now about 5.75".  And your GT1030 is 5.9" long and 2.7" tall.  Doesn't sound like much of a difference, but it just might be the straw that broke the camel's back.
 
The problem is the swing-up/down drive bay assembly inside the SFF case, which in its full "snapped down/closed/locked" position has to clear the end of the expansion graphics card.  With... Read more

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Is it possible to enable the onboard graphics card on these computers in addition to using the graphics card that was added? I'm setting up these computers with multiple monitors and I would like to have one monitor using the displayport on the graphics card that was added, and the other connecting to the onboard graphics card through VGA. Please let me know it:A. This is possible.B. The steps to enable both. Thank you.

A:ThinkCentre M910t Tower - Enable onboard graphics in addition to graphics card

It was possible with previous generations of systems using this procedure:  Enabling multiple monitor support: ThinkCentre Edge 71 - M900.   It could be that the document hasn't been updated, if you could give it a try, and let us know if it works, or post with screen shots of what is different.  Ty. 

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Does anyone know if the installed memory from the factory on a HP TouchSmart 600-1050 is a single 4GB chip or two 2GB chips? I have search all over and cannot find the answer. I don't want to open the back of my computer to check, but would like to know whether I would have to purchase two 4GB chips or just one to upgrade to 8GB.
 

A:Solved: Installed Memory on HP TouchSmart 600-1050

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M82 Desktop (thinkcentre)
System Model: 2929C46
Bios Version: 9SKT58AUS
Windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 Can this Zotac gtx 1050 mini ( https://www.amazon.com/ZOTAC-DisplayPort-Dual-Link-Graphics-ZT-P10500A-10L/dp/B01M4MIU94/ref=sr_1_2?... ) fit in my small form factor lenovo think centre? If not, can someone tell me a similar alternative? 
 
Thanks!!
 
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A:ThinkCentre M82 SFF: Does GTX 1050 fit? SOLVED - installed GT 1030

Looks like NOT. Too tall, and takes too much power for the M82 SFF PSU.
 
SFF cases need low-profile form cards, which are less tall and have shorter brackets.  Typically they can only hold two full-size video connectors in single-slot wide form, or three full-size video connectors in double-slot wide form.  Sometimes they may have three connectors in single-slot width if they utilize "micro-format" connectors (e.g. miniDP and micro-HDMI) instead of full-size connectors, and sometimes they arrange the three video connectors to use both slots of the dual-wide form.
 
The "mini" designation on this Zotac card seems to be relevant to its short length, i.e. 5.7", due to the single-fan design.  But its height is with a full-size bracket containing three video connectors lined up on the left-half of the dual-slot bracket.  Looks similar to the EVGA GTX 1050ti SC but the cheaper Zotac card only has 2GB DDR5 memory whereas the somewhat more expensive EVGA version has 4GB DDR5.  Otherwise these two single-fan cards are essentially identical, meaning they are both short in length but full-size bracket in height.  They will only fit in a tower case, not an SFF case.
 
In contrast the "low profile" version of the Zotac card (which is what you MUST use if you could use any version of the GTX 1050ti) is dual-fan design and thus longer (it says 6.3", which might still physcially work in your SFF case but I'd be cautious about being too optimistic... Read more

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I have a m90p 5498F2M tower desktop I was wondering if my motherboard would be compatible with a GTX 1050 Ti ,
specifically ( INNO3D GTX 1050 Ti X2)
- in terms of BIOS and being able to supply enough power through the PCI express port.I think my mother board is a iq57m (not sure on the bios but I know it is from 2010 and that it is legacy)
 
I have looked at the support page and under the nvida drivers readme, the 1050 Ti was listed.
 
I know the card will fit, as i have already fitted a Asus Radeon HD7750, also i have put in a new 450 watt PSU already.Thanks
 
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@Fungi999 wrote:
I have a m90p 5498F2M tower desktop, I was wondering if my motherboard would be compatible with a GTX 1050 Ti ,
specifically ( INNO3D GTX 1050 Ti X2) ;    I have looked at the support page and under the nvida drivers readme, the 1050 Ti was listed ;   I know the card will fit, as i have already fitted a Asus Radeon HD7750, also i have put in a new 450 watt PSU already. 

The graphics card white list is not so explicit that certain makes of card will work and others will not.  
 
So, if the card model is on the supported card list (or from a search here is known to work), you have enough power for it, and it will fit in the available slot length, then 99.9% chance it will work (all baring that the x16 slot is defective, which has happened here before, once or twice.)
 

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Hi. I bought a Thinkcentre M910s (Intel Core i7-7700) and would like to add an external graphics card. Which would be suitable for this case and motherboard? Slot 1: Low Profile, PCIe 3.0 x16Slot 2: Low Profile, PCIe 3.0 x1Slot 3: Low Profile, PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 signal) Power supplySome: 210 watts, autosensing, 85% PSUThankful, Guilherme

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Im getting bad performance in couple of games since my laptops seems to be fond of running games on the integrated (intel Hd Graphics 630) graphic card instead of using the dedicated graphic card (GTX 1050) I'm wondering whether or not it is possible to disable integrated (intel hd) graphics completely and only use the dedicated graphcis card for gaming Using rivatuner I monitored couple of games, and noticed that my laptop is not using the full potential of my dedicated graphics card. Picture related I have tried : a) Setting the preferred graphic processor to "high performance NVIDIA processor" in Nvidia controll panel, (I also set the power management mode to  "Prefer maxmimum performance") b) disabling intel Hd Graphics 630 from Device Manager. Unfortunately that seems to disable GTX 1050 too, since im unable to open the  Nvidia control panel, an error message saying "NVIDIA Display settings are not available. you are not currently using a display attached to an Nvidia gpu". So im forced to keep hd graphics enabled. Also the games won't run at all.   

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I was finally able to find a proper card that fits the M910 SFF.
https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-N1030D5-2GL#kf
This is the only card currently on the market the supports the latest HTPC 4K/8K specification (H feature set: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nvidia_PureVideo) and its size is small and short enough to be installed inside M910 SFF.
It is also only 30W TDP, which is just a bit more than the original Nvidia 730 that was pre-installed.
Quite happy with this awesome system.
Hope this helps.
 
Mod:  since the M710s uses the same case, this Gigabyte Gtx 1030 will fill it also
 
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A:M710s M910s SFF: successfully installed GTX 1030 (HTPC, 4K, 8K, PureVideo HD, Feature Set H)

I would recommend that you'd best prepare yourself to be disappointed with your "coming soon" M910s SFF machine, in that I am at least reasonably skeptical that there is sufficient "clearance" for almost any "modern" decent add-on graphics card which can fit inside the newly narrowed (i.e. the SFF case is now shortened front-to-rear by almost 4" from all previous SFF cases) SFF case.  The 4" reduction essentially reduces the interior expansion card clearance by 4", i.e. similarly reducing the new maximum size card length that can be used in the M910s.
 
You should read this thread of mine which I posted a few months back regarding these very issues with an M910s SFF I'd ordered and three different graphics cards I tried to install, but all of which would not fit.  I believe the new maximum size expansion card is only around 5.75", whereas with all previous SFF cases you could install a card that was probably up to 6.8" without an issue.  Most graphics cards are 6.25" - 6.75" and as long as they are low-profile they can all be used.
 
No longer.  I think the maximum length card is now about 5.75".  And your GT1030 is 5.9" long and 2.7" tall.  Doesn't sound like much of a difference, but it just might be the straw that broke the camel's back.
 
The problem is the swing-up/down drive bay assembly inside the SFF case, which in its full "snapped down/closed/locked" position has to clear the end of the expansion graphics card.  With... Read more

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I was finally able to find a proper card that fits the M910 SFF.
https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-N1030D5-2GL#kf
This is the only card currently on the market the supports the latest HTPC 4K/8K specification (H feature set: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nvidia_PureVideo) and its size is small and short enough to be installed inside M910 SFF.
It is also only 30W TDP, which is just a bit more than the original Nvidia 730 that was pre-installed.
Quite happy with this awesome system.
Hope this helps.
 
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A:M710s M910s SFF: successfully installed GTX 1030 (HTPC, 4K, 8K, PureVideo HD, Feature Set H)

I would recommend that you'd best prepare yourself to be disappointed with your "coming soon" M910s SFF machine, in that I am at least reasonably skeptical that there is sufficient "clearance" for almost any "modern" decent add-on graphics card which can fit inside the newly narrowed (i.e. the SFF case is now shortened front-to-rear by almost 4" from all previous SFF cases) SFF case.  The 4" reduction essentially reduces the interior expansion card clearance by 4", i.e. similarly reducing the new maximum size card length that can be used in the M910s.
 
You should read this thread of mine which I posted a few months back regarding these very issues with an M910s SFF I'd ordered and three different graphics cards I tried to install, but all of which would not fit.  I believe the new maximum size expansion card is only around 5.75", whereas with all previous SFF cases you could install a card that was probably up to 6.8" without an issue.  Most graphics cards are 6.25" - 6.75" and as long as they are low-profile they can all be used.
 
No longer.  I think the maximum length card is now about 5.75".  And your GT1030 is 5.9" long and 2.7" tall.  Doesn't sound like much of a difference, but it just might be the straw that broke the camel's back.
 
The problem is the swing-up/down drive bay assembly inside the SFF case, which in its full "snapped down/closed/locked" position has to clear the end of the expansion graphics card.  With... Read more

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I have an HP Pavilion HPE h8-1050.  My AMD Radeon HD 6850 GPU bit the dust.  I ordered an R7 370 to replace and upgrade.  Yeah.  So the monitor does not read the card at all.  No Signal.  Reading of others troubles it seems to be a bios issue, and there is apparently no fix short of getting a new motherboard, since HP doesn't provide an update. Makes me wonder about a class action lawsuit, esp since I bought the PC buying into their hype about how easy they had made it to upgrade.  My former Dell PC lasted well over 15 years with upgrades.  Still works too.  I installed Windows 10 as I read this might help, but it didn't.  If anyone has any help to offer I would appreciate it.  I hate to send the card back and just get a replacement, though it's looking like that is what I will have to do.

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Hello everyone! I have a Lenovo H50-50 and I would like to ask you a few questions about upgrading my pc. First of all, I would like to know if I can change the RAM, from a DDR3 version to a DDR4. I think the motherboard doesn't support DDR4 ram type. Second, I read here in this forum, that someone wanted to change their GPU to a 1050ti, and i want to know if this gpu can be used in my computer. And, if it is necessary to change de PGU to make it work. 
 
I saw that de EVGA gpu is very small: https://www.pccomponentes.com/evga-geforce-gtx-1050ti-gaming-4gb-gddr5
 
But this one is the cheapest I have found: https://www.pccomponentes.com/msi-geforce-gtx-1050ti-4g-oc-4gb-gddr5
 
So i don't know which one to choose. I'm worried if I buy it, and it doesn't fit in my computer... 
 
Thank you.
 
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A:H50-50: upgrading graphics with Gtx 1050 Ti

DDR4 memory will not work, or even fit, into DDR3 slots.  
 
Gtx 1050 Ti is known to fit and work in H50-50, providing it is short enough.  It will work with the original (factory) power supply (PSU), providing your system has the 280w power supply (and not the 180w that some lower specification system models have), and the card does not require 6-pin PCIe supplimental power.   You can look up to see which power supply is fitted for your specific model here:  Lenovo H50 - PSREF  
 
If you are worried about card length, measure how much length is available inside your case for the top (graphics) slot.   MSI is a good brand, but EVGA is better.  
 

 

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I want to install a graphics card on M82 SFF. Will the following fit in? ( 1050 ti Low Profile) https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814137081&cm_re=1050_ti-_-14-137-081-_-Product It says low profile so I think physically it will fit in but will the default power supply work with this? Has anyone done it?

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I just experienced the same problem w/ the AMD Radeon HD 6850 card in my HPE-H8 1050 and ( product # QN563AA#ABA ).  Trying to find another 6850 graphics card like the one in my PC is becoming a challenge.  I see Big_Dave the HP Expert recommened NVIDIA GTX 660, 660 TI, or 670. Does anyone know if these cards will work? Or any other?  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
 TIA  Warren

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I have an HP Pavilion HPE h8-1050 Desktop PC (released in 2011), which has an AMD Radeon HD 6850 graphics card. I am wondering if it is possible to upgrade this card to one that would be 4k compatible. I am wanting to upgrade to a 4k TV/monitor for use with this desktop. Can you recommend a 4K card that would be compatible with this HP PC? Any idea/suggestions? 

A:4K graphics card for my HP Pavilion h8-1050 Desktop PC?

@tjohnst, welcome to the forum. All newer high resolution video cards require UEFI in the motherboard instead of a Legacy/standar BIOS.  HP didn't begin using UEFI until mid-October, 2012.  The BIOS in your motherboard can't be upgraded to UEFI.  I suggest that you choose a manufacturer and contact their Tech Support for help with choosing the best card for your system.  They are the experts on their products.  I don't want to recommend a care because it is very difficult to know which newer cards will work in older computers.  The retailer will pay shipping to you, but you pay to return a card that doesn't work. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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I have a M90p SFF, 5536-A76, and I want to know what video card I can put it. I found this but I do not know if it is compatible. www.amazon.com/dp/B01GIUYQ3M/ref=asc_df_B01GIUYQ3M4746699?smid=A191NNB60ZV843&tag=shopzilla0d-20&asc...
 
 
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A:M90p SFF: graphics cards; will 1050 Ti work?

It's uncertain which AMD cards are backward compatible with your older system, but the Nvidia driver readme file on your system's support page on Lenovo.com has a list of supported adapters.   I checked, and it does support the Gt 730.   Since your system is a SFF.  I suggest that a low-profile GT 730 with DDR5 memory is currently the best all-around graphics card.  If you wish better performance for gaming, then a MSI low-profile Gtx 750 ti. 

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Hello everyone! I have a Lenovo H50-50 and I would like to ask you a few questions about upgrading my pc. First of all, I would like to know if I can change the RAM, from a DDR3 version to a DDR4. I think the motherboard doesn't support DDR4 ram type. Second, I read here in this forum, that someone wanted to change their GPU to a 1050ti, and i want to know if this gpu can be used in my computer. And, if it is necessary to change de PGU to make it work. 
 
I saw that de EVGA gpu is very small: https://www.pccomponentes.com/evga-geforce-gtx-1050ti-gaming-4gb-gddr5
 
But this one is the cheapest I have found: https://www.pccomponentes.com/msi-geforce-gtx-1050ti-4g-oc-4gb-gddr5
 
So i don't know which one to choose. I'm worried if I buy it, and it doesn't fit in my computer... 
 
Thank you.
 
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A:H50-50: upgrading graphics with Gtx 1050 Ti (video, card, Nvidia)

DDR4 memory will not work, or even fit, into DDR3 slots.  
 
Gtx 1050 Ti is known to fit and work in H50-50, providing it is short enough.  It will work with the original (factory) power supply (PSU), providing your system has the 280w power supply (and not the 180w that some lower specification system models have), and the card does not require 6-pin PCIe supplimental power.   You can look up to see which power supply is fitted for your specific model here:  Lenovo H50 - PSREF  
 
If you are worried about card length, measure how much length is available inside your case for the top (graphics) slot.   MSI is a good brand, but EVGA is better.  
 
It is recommended to update the BIOS before any major hardware or OS upgrade (and avoid BIOS support issues for newer hardware.)   Also important for security updates to the BIOS. 
 

 

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Is the Gigabyte/Nvidia GTX 1050Ti graphics card compatible with a Pavilion p6310y desktop? The motherboard is a M2N78-LA. How can you tell which graphics card is compatible with which computer/motherboard? Thanks.

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Hello, I'm trying to install a new graphics card I just my desktop hp 1280t-->  bought msi 1050 ti (new) to replace my old AMD 700 Series (old).  I am having issues installing, I just thought it was a plug and play thing but its not working out to be. Here are some of the things I've tried so far: My first novice steps were to take out old car and install new card then boot screen got stuck at HP welcome screenReplaced new with old, the computer booted up normally, attempted to install video card drivers, does not allow me because new video card is not installed.  Then after some youtube clips, I manually uninstalled video card from device manager, repeat steps - turn off, replace with new video card - stuck at welcome screen.repeated steps - back on old card -dl ddu uninstaller of old graphics card AMD.  Went into safe mode, then ran the program to removed all software related to old graphics card. Turned off comp, put in new graphics card.  Blank screen.More research - found out the beeps (6) of the computer was referring to Bios and graphics card not talking to each other       -conclusion Bios needs Legacy option to run the graphics card.    6. I looked all over online to get anything, failed to find any more updates than what I currently have.        IPISB_CU Motherboard      Current Bios:  v7.18   3/12/12... Read more

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PSU, GPU.These are really the only thing that need upgrading. Currently there is 16 gb ram, a R7 350, and a 270 Watt power supply from the manufacturer. Will I be able to add these parts without voiding the warranty? Plus, will they even work in the computer?

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I just bought a beautiful Samsung Synchmaster 226 BW monitor that wants to run at 1680X 1050 (60 hz refresh). My admittedly old (3 years) Dell Inspiron 700m Laptop won't let this come up as a valid choice, and all settings that are available look distorted on the new screen. The chip set in the laptop is Intel 82852/82855 GM/GME. Its drivers are current and the software that came with the monitor didn't seem to be able to overcome the problem. We tried to manually put in the configuration using Powerstrip and couldn't get that to work either.

Does anyone have suggestions? Or is this just a sign that my laptop is getting old...If I can't get it to work, I guess I'll buy a monitor that fits one of the preset dimensions (1400 X 1050 or 1600 X 1200) and hope that works.

Thanks for any suggestions, I wish the people at the store had mentioned this as a potential problem with an older computer.

Nancy
 

A:1680 X 1050 not a valid mode for chip set/graphics controller

you could try going to display properties and changing the color 16 bit

I would also try 1600 x 1024
 

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 I am from India and bought  Think Centre M710t  ProcessorIntel Core i5-7400 Processor ( 3.00GHz 2400MHz 6MB ) Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro 64 Memory4.0GB + 8.0GB PC4-19200 DDR4 UDIMM 2400MHz  GraphicsNVIDIAŽ GeForceŽ GT 730 Hard Drive1TB 5400 rpm  I think PSU is also 180W. I am planning to change the graphics because it is not running games like witcher III smoothly even in medium and low settings. Since the graphis slot is compact and PSU is 180W i am confused will the Nvidea 1050GTX or other GTX series above 900 will work or not.Thanks in advance. 

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Hi all, I am very interested in upgrading my HP ENVY h8-1409. I did some digging around but I am not sure if the computer is able to support EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 card, as I am interested in upgrading from the 7570 radeon graphics card. The motherboard bios version is AMI 8.21 Updated 2014 - 10-20. I heard that some motherboards were not able to support most recent graphics card, I really want to make sure 1050 works on 1409 before I buy it! If 1050 is not supported, is 750 TI supported on this computer? I was also wondering if my current PSU is ok for 1050 or 750ti , it is 460w. 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!
 
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: graphics upgrade; GT 1030, GTX 750 Ti, 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!
 
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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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Looking for real life experience with p7-1240 desktop upgrated with GTX 1050, GTX 1050 Ti, or GTX 750 Ti. If I attempt the installation of one of these gpu's, would I run into issues?  This computer was built in May 2012. Also, will their be any cooling/ventilation issues with this uATX tower when I replace 300-watt 4-yr old psu with 450 to 550 80 Plus Bronze to Gold watt psu? Will I even see a difference is performance - I mainly surf the internet researching, email, play installed Bejeweled 3, Sudoku and SolSuite Solitaire? Only change from stock is 240-GB PNY CS1311 ssd. 













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@Johnnierbsr, welcome to the forum. Johnnierbsr wrote:Looking for real life experience with p7-1240 desktop upgrated with GTX 1050, GTX 1050 Ti, or GTX 750 Ti. If I attempt the installation of one of these gpu's, would I run into issues?  This computer was built in May 2012.  None of the video cards will work in your motherboard.  They require UEFI in the motherboard instead of a Legacy BIOS.  The last video cards not to require UEFI were the GTX 660/670 series.  Your best option is to choose a manufacturer and contact their Tech Support for help with choosing the best video card for your system.  It is getting more difficult all of the time to determine which newer components will work with older computers.  Believe it or not, a computer that is 4 years old is older in today's market.  A discrete video card will definitely increase system performance. Also, will their be any cooling/ventilation issues with this uATX tower when I replace 300-watt 4-yr old psu with 450 to 550 80 Plus Bronze to Gold watt psu?  You will most likely have to upgrade the PSU, also.  Most newer cards require a minimum of 400W to operate properly.  A new PSU will not present you with any problems. Will I even see a difference is performance - I mainly surf the internet researching, email, play installed Bejeweled 3, Sudoku and SolSuite Solitaire?  The short answer is, Yes! Only change from stock is 240-GB PNY CS1311 ... Read more

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just installed a xfx nvidea 7900gs (AGP) in someone elses pc they had a 6600 gt card before hand, and the PC was working fine under that card. the monitor was plugged into the 6600GT as DVI, and ive done the same with the 7900, we have checked all the connections.. taken them out. re connected them again. the PSU is 570 watt so there should be no problem there, but when we put the 7900 gs in the monitor, the monitor does not come on "no signal", there is power in the machine.. we can hear windows booting up, and the fans ect are working. there is just no power going to the monitor.

any ideas? ive thought of the card being a dud, but id like some different opinions. oh and yes i have connected the molex power lead to the rear of the graphics card

Spec of this PC is as follows:

3500+ venice AMD
80 gb HD UDMA
Abit AV8-3RD Eye Skt 939 K8t800pro 8xAGP ATX Gigabit LAN, SATA150 RAID, IEEE1394, 6ch Audio, ėGuru USB2.0 motherboard
x2 512mb kingston PC3200 DDR400
XP home edition
570 watt PSU (Trust)
ViewSonic VA2010WB
 

A:Solved: installed new graphics card and black out.

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Hi there, I recently decided to make the switch from AMD to nvidia and right before my card arrived, I uninstalled all AMD drivers; this of course then reset my monitors to feedback in basic VGA. When my new GPU came in the post, I installed it into my computer however when I turned the PC back on, it did one of two things: either made three fast beeps and the screen remained black; or it would attempt to run windows, then restart itself and repeat the process. I've tried installing my old card in the hopes that it'd boot in VGA and I could install the nvidia drivers, however I ran into the same issues as listed above. I realise now that I should have installed the nvidia drivers before installing the card, but now I can't even boot my OS. The motherboard I have is the: Asus M4A87TD EVO and my new card is the GTX 760 - any response appreciated.

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Installed new graphics card and now PC won't boot.

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Hello! First post
I first installed Vista on my 2 year old HP Media Center a few months ago and am just now having the need to run Second Life on it (I make a good chunk of my income on Second Life). My laptop has taken a dirt nap.
Here's my question. When I had XP Media Edition on this computer, everything worked wonderfully; even Second Life.
Since installing Vista, my computer/Second Life doesn't recognize the graphics card as sufficient (Not sure which is freaking out about it).
How do I get this machine to run Second Life again???
 

A:Solved: Once Installed Vista, Won't Read Graphics Card!

Did you install hardware drivers after installing vista?
You may need to go to the HP website and download and install them.
 

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Source: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 1050 Ti Review - TechSpot

Pascal is one of Nvidia's greatest achievements in the past decade. The company's latest GPU architecture took gaming performance to the next level with the GTX 1080 in May and then again with the Titan X only a few months later, though you'll need $600+ to get your Pascal party started with one of these flagships.
Gamers prepared to spend between $200 and $250 on a graphics card essentially have the GTX 1060 or its rival RX 480 to choose between (and both are fine options), while those with less cash have even fewer options, until now that is.
AMD's RX 460 2GB presented itself as the best choice for around $110 and not long ago you wouldn't have expected to find a Pascal card at this price point. With Nvidia's announcement of the GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti last week, you can tell things are about to be shaken up when AMD anticipates its rival's launch with immediate pricing adjustments.
The Radeon RX 460 has promptly dropped from $110 to $100 while the 4GB model saw a more generous price cut taking it down to just $120. The RX 470 was also reduced to an awfully attractive $170. The fact that AMD was so quick to make these cuts tells us two things: they know what's coming and they know it's good.
" It isn't often that we see Nvidia being so aggressive in the entry-level segment and historically they've seemed happy to let AMD take the hit on margins here."

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A:GeForce GTX 1050 & 1050 Ti Launched

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NVIDIA Introduces GeForce GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti

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Intel i5-3570k 3.40Ghz
Windows 10 64 bit
NVidia GTX 1050 ti
Benq G2400 monitor
8GB RAM

I have spent several hours trying different things, please help!!!

A month ago I upgrade my graphics card to NVidia GTX 1050 ti. My system is running on Windows 10 64 bit system (checked). The graphics card worked great for the first 3 weeks at 1920 x 1080 res and now its not!?!

Now my max setting is 1024 x 768 (only other option is 800 x 600) on 32 bit?

I'm using an old monitor BenQ G2400. In the device manage my monitor shows up as non-pnp-monitor. I have tried to alter this with CRU (Custom Resolution utility) which shows BenQ there and I can force 1920 x 1080 but doesn't really help!

I've tried:
- Installing/ uninstalling graphics card driver
- Role Back
- Different HDMI cable (1.3 and 1.2)
- CRU
- Restart after Restart
- Removing Nvidia in device manager and restart
- Reinstalling monitor driver
- carry out 'clean installation'

I also use Driver Booster to keep on top of drivers and its showing me just 1MB of video memory. Because of this I have tried to make sure that the graphics card in the BIOS is priority, but I cant find where this is (ASUS Motherboard P8Z77-V LX2 running on BIOS 22.02) and the screen is stretched so I cant scroll the screen to the far right or bottom. Using the physical screen settings doesn't help either, it just makes the window smaller but does not remove the stretching.
 

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So I installed the Zotac geforce GT 610 onto a HP Pavilion p7-1234. I installed the new Nvidia drivers and when no progress was shown I uninstalled and installed Beta drivers. The problem is mostly in blue areas, it is a weird watered color and this never happened before. My monitor is an Acer 23" LCD, and it is connected to the graphics card via VGA-DVI adapter into the DVI slot on the card. Here is the image link: http://imgur.com/XMtdh (Wouldn't work when I used the attach the image button)
OK this is really weird, but when I was uploading the image to imgur, that weird watered color thing dissappeared than came back when upload was done. I am so very confused right now and regret even touching my computer hardware

Here are the specs via SysInfo:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A6-3650 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8178 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 610, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 936465 MB, Free - 744813 MB; D: Total - 17173 MB, Free - 2145 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, 2ACF
Antivirus: None
 

A:Solved: Installed new graphics card and now my Display is sort of blurry/watered down

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Hey all!  I've been looking to update the graphics card on my Dell XPS 8700 from a GTX 645 to a GTX 1050 Ti Nvidia graphics card.   Everything I looked at says it checks out:
-PCIE x16 card compatible with  PCI- Express x16 card slot
- 1.5 Width (Dual Slot Width) x 5.7 Length x 4.38 Height graphics card should fit in PC (original dimensions for the GTX 645 are 4.376 Height, 5.7 Length, Single Slot width).   Only problem I can see here is the width for the 1050 is dual slot while the original has a single slot width.  However, there should be enough space right?  
- 75W power draw with a 460W PSU.   Here is another (unlikely) potential problem.  I have no idea how much power everything else is drawing so I don't know how much spare power I have.   However, seeing as the 645 has a max power draw of 65 W, I think I'm fine since that's only a 10 W difference
 
Does anybody see any problems with my logic/anything that I'm missing?  Thanks all and have a great day.   
 

A:Upgrading Dell XPS 8700 with EVGA Geforce GTX 1050 Ti Sc Graphics Card Card

you MUST upgrade BIOS to A10 for Win7/81 or A11 for Win10 for GTX 9x0 or higher and all GTX 10x0 cards as well.
What software are you running? If gaming at 1920x1080 resolution a GTX 1060 is perhaps the "best' option for an XPS 8700. The 8700 will easily fit a dual width card and the 1060 is the right mix of lots of graphics card, but it doesn't need a ton of power to run it.
The motherboard provides up to 75W via the PCIe slot, and extra power comes from the two six pin PCIe power connectors if the card needs more power.
Some GTX 1060 cards need a single 8 pin connector and the solution is a very low cost adapter ( $ 8.00 on eBay)

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My pc is no longer detecting my Nvidia GPU (Code 45) as of december 6th, 2018. On occasion, after a restart, the GPU will be detected in device manager as connected and working properly. When entering the properties menu of the card, the properties box will stop responding then BSOD with the following error codes. PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREAVIDEO_DXGRKNL_FATAL_ERRORSYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLEDThis PC has switchable graphics with integrated Intel HD Graphics 630 that is the only display adapter shown in device manager. When the "show hidden devices" option is enabled, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 is shown but grayed out with stop code 45.  Switchable graphics is enabled in BIOSFast Startup is disabled in BIOS Prior to the update around November 29th, 2018, both Display adapters were able to switch between eachother automatically depending on what I was using the PC for.  Solutions I have already attempted:Cleaned the RegistryUninstalled nvidia display adapter (including driver software) from device manager and uninstalled all nvidia labeled programs fromwindows programs list, then restarted PC.Command "sfc /scannow" completed with possible corrupted files found and repaired. No change to GPU operation.Windows Memory Check ran and passed. Turning Fast Startup off.Using device manger to scan for driver updates for the Nvidia GPU.I attempted to download and install udated drivers from NVIDIA . The .exe was downloaded but the installer... Read more

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1. There is no sound driver, what can I do to correct this?

2. If I'm on the internet and scrolling down either with roller or dragging it down, it doesn't go smoothly.

I am coming from Ubuntu, a friend put xp on here.
I would also like to know if dual-booting would be easy to do. (ubuntu and xp)

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Sound problems and scroll problems with newly installed windows xp

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A:Do You Like Surprises

It's just incredible what they can accomplish. Using GIFs, they are certainly an intuitive group !!

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I just plugged my monitor into the new card (HD4770) and it works, did not disable or uninstall the integrated graphics. the integrated is a NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE chipset. The performance index went higher on paper but other than having better resolution I don't see a huge improvment. I still have video lag trying to watch streaming hd movies and my new camera (Panasonic Lumix ZS7) wont play video in HD over my computer. Must I disable and even uninstall the old integrated graphics too or am I missing something else?

A:I just installed a new graphics card, must I disable the old integrated graphics?

Have a look in your bios to see if it has an option to boot from pci-e or intergrated.
What is the motherboard you are using?

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I bought a 2-pack of USB-C to HDMI adapters (Amazon item B07JH8DM12) to connect a third monitor to the machine. They did not work. Is there a known inexpensive item to allow a third monitor output through the USB-C port?

A:Third monitor on M920S

Also, the monitor is 2560 x 1440 resolution.

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Hello. Will a M920s work well with a RTX gpu?

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The following message came in my Inbox 92 times and my scan says all is ok. Any ideas what it is? Only thing I know for sure is that I didn't send anything out.

Mail Admininstration....Mail System Error....Returned Mail
 

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