03-26-2012 12:08 AM
I bought my Lenovo K330 last December while in Hong Kong and after a couple months of using it, I've decided that I want to upgrade my graphics card. Besides the obvious fact that this may (most likely will) eliminate warranty, is there any other thing that I need to worry about?
The current graphics card in it is an Nvidia GTX 440, and I plan of getting a GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores Limited Edition to replace it, while stocks last. My concerns with this are:
1) Am I breaking any serious Agreements in doing so?
2) Will this still allow all the functionalities of my computer to run, such as the Turbo/Auto/Power Saver mode?
3) Will I need to replace my Power Supply to run it?
If this is the wrong place to post this, I apologise. Hope I can get an answer to this. Thanks everybody.
03-28-2012 05:03 AM
Upgrading graphic card will not void the warranty.
Just need to make sure the system does not get any physical damage.
There are list of graphic cards which are very well compatible with your system.
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460
NVIDIA GeForce GT 440
ATI™ Radeon™ HD 5750
Power supply do not need to be upgrade as it support the graphic card which you are going to use, also there won't be any issue with the functionality of the system.
03-29-2012 08:34 PM
I know that the cards you mentioned were the options I had when I initially purchased my computer, however, I am starting to want more Graphical Processing Power. Is there a site or something that I can take a look at and see which ones can run well, besides the initial options? I'm asking this because Upgrading from a 440, to a GTX460 isn't worth the effort and money because the jump of power isn't all that great.
Thanks for the comment.