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Re: Graphics Card

2008-03-27, 7:58 AM
Hey everyone,

From reading the posts regarding the Lenovo 3000 K100, I noticed that a lot of you are obviously familiar with this product. I am currently helping a friend swap out the power supply since his objective was to install a better video card. This video card (8800gts) required the PCI-E power adapter that the stock power supply did not have. The dilemma is the issue with the new PSU not having that dang P10 adapter to power up the front dial. I understand that this issue was addressed in other posts, but I wanted to post on a thread that seemed more active. So my question is, how can I solve this? Where can I purchase a power supply that can support a 8800GTS which also has that P10 adapter?

Also, regarding that P10 adapter, is this only used in lenovo products? I ask this because I have never seen an adapter like this on the PSUs that I have worked with in my life.

Even though I am very sure you know what I am reffering to, I will go ahead and post this link URL. I have uploaded pictures on what Im questioning about.

http://killchan.com/3000.html  I do apologize, I dont know how to make links. =(

Thanks in advanced,
Chan
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03-25-2008

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Re: Graphics Card

2008-03-27, 16:26 PM
In a system like that... Dont stress out your computer.
 
The 8500 gt comes in a version without the heatsink, and it does require a minimum of 300 watts for a power supply , but does NOT require a power connector.
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Re: Graphics Card

2008-03-27, 18:36 PM
I noticed that a few of the posters here have replaced the initial PSU to power up their desired video card. My question is how do they keep the power dial light on? My friend is a little upset at me because I had told him it is possible to install the 8800gts if he also installs a higher rated PSU. The unfortunate thing is, I did not know that the power dial needed that P10 adapter which I cannot find a PSU that has one.

And by the way Jason, thanks for your reply. At the moment I am still searching for a solution, which is to find a PSU that can support the 8800gts and have the P10 adapter to power on the front dial. I was looking for a video card solution a while back, however we are kinda stuck with the 8800gts and the power supply since it has been passed the return policy at our local electronics store. =\

Thanks,
Chan
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03-24-2008

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Re: Graphics Card

2008-03-27, 18:47 PM
Check this out.
 
"Someone made that mod successfully here"
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02-04-2008

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Re: Graphics Card

2008-03-27, 18:51 PM
Lol, I was about to post that same link, also here's another thread where they talk a little more about what can happen when you try to get the power dial to work after changing the PSU.


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12-23-2007

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Re: Graphics Card

2008-03-27, 18:54 PM
Hi all I sent the pics to Chan about the PSU/Powerdial problem so all should be well. Thanks all for your input and keep moding ! Gamming too !
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Re: Graphics Card

2008-03-27, 18:57 PM
Just to clarify, the knob still functions, right?  it's just that the LED isn't powered.  
 
If that's the case i'm not going to bother with the light when i change my PSU.  Seems like to much work for something that doesn't matter. 
 
In other news, was there anything tricky about installing the video card?  does it automatically disable the onboard graphics or do i have to go into the BIOS and do that myself.


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Re: Graphics Card

2008-03-27, 19:17 PM
Well $5 and 15minutes was all that was needed for the PowerDial fix and yes the knob does still turn and the light works with. It's just nice to get it working since you paid for it. 
 
I installed a 120mm fan up front to help cool the insides and still have room for a second Hard Drive. Power is straight to the mother board.
 
The Graphics card BFG8800GT OC works great ! my scare is when I installed and no power ! After going bit by bit over each item and turning on the power switch on the back of the computer it kicked in. slightly louder but way way way better for graphics. Yes it disabled the onboard Video card.
 
Same happend when install the sound card. No power then after reinspection it kicked in. I chose the Pro because I wanted this computer to last for a Long time and do a bit of multi media.
 
You get what you paid for but bargins help !
 
anyone need pics I am always willing to send. Unless Lenovo decides we can post pics...  or give us our software...
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Re: Graphics Card

2008-03-27, 22:12 PM
Thanks guys, and eng for sending me those pics. I was hoping to find a PSU that would have that adapter. =( Well, I guess I should start the mod then. =)
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Re: Graphics Card

2008-03-28, 7:15 AM
Sorry but the P-10 adaptor is only made for Lenovo because of the PowerDial (as per the Techs) My work around still is working so... enjoy.  BTW FRY's ad tomorrow... = )
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