11-05-2018 10:43 AM - last edited on 11-11-2018 06:56 AM by BiggAl
This is in reference to a: Lenovo model 90ED
I would like to upgrade my video card to a compatible 4k card, also it looks like psu upgrade will also be required. Does anyone have recommendations for a video card & psu that will fit w/o modifications to the tower? I'm looking for a 4K video card w/ multiple displays( 2 ) mainly for viewing blueprints, does not have to be top of the line gaming.
Any help would be appreciated.
P.S. - I also need to replace the CPU Fan if anyone knows of a parts list for this model or where I can find it.
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11-05-2018 11:33 AM
You wish to have 2 monitors at 4K? At 60Hz?
What 4K-capable video inputs do your monitors have (HDMI 2.0b, Displayport, dual-link DVI)? Please list all. Which power supply does your system have (250w or 400w)? You can get that from the label on the side of the power supply, remove the side cover. .
11-05-2018 11:50 AM
At least one monitor at 4k the other probaly 1920 × 1080. Working on this for a friend. PC has a 250w. He is wanting a new 4k wide screen display to view blueprints, so it will probably have the said inputs you requested. Im thinking 60hz would be fine for what he is wanting to use them for.
11-05-2018 12:38 PM - edited 11-06-2018 06:13 AM
Consider the GT 1030 DDR5, this will work with the existing 250w supply.
They all have one HDMI 2.0b port, which will do 4K at 60 Hz. For the second port, many have a dual-link DVI, which will do 4K at 30 Hz (not good for video, but would be OK for blueprints.) The MSI version has a DisplayPort 1.4 instead of DVI, and is also capable of 4K at 60 Hz; either native DP into a monitor, or using an adapter can convert into any other video technology, giving you 2 ports of 4K at 60 Hz.
BE SURE to get the DDR5 version, as the DDR4 will save $15, put gives up half the performance of the card.
Update: be aware that the GT 1030 won't do 4K UHD Netflix streaming (it will do 1K HD - all modern graphics can do 1K HD streaming), a GTX 1050 or higher is needed for 4K streaming (it's a licensing issue, not technical.)