10-07-2018 01:33 PM - edited 10-08-2018 10:27 AM
Will the Nvidia Geforce GT 730 Low Profile 2gb or GT 1030 Low Profile fit in the Lenovo H520S.
Also will they work on 180W PSU as they both use very low power?
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10-08-2018 08:03 AM - edited 10-08-2018 10:05 AM
There are several threads on upgrading graphics on a H520S here, but I don't recall any that reported a Nvidia 700 series card successfully installed. If a GT 730 is not recognized, then a 1030 won't be either.
Your best option may be a GT 630 Kepler (you tell by the number of CUDA cores), which uses 25w of power (other versions use double or more), as it was a factory option for this system. Depending on what Intel processor you have, the 180w supply may be enough, use the MSI power calculator to determine (since it doesn't list GT 630, leave graphics card to last, and manually add 25w.) And be sure that it is short enough to fit in your slot length.
Update: GT 730 version 2 is shown to work in a Youtube video, see below.
10-08-2018 09:00 AM - edited 10-08-2018 09:07 AM
According to this video Gt 730 low profile 2gb fits into the Lenovo h520s
Does that mean the 1030 low profile will fit as it uses less power
In the video he states he is using 180w
10-08-2018 09:55 AM - edited 10-08-2018 10:21 AM
Great that you found that video (wish you had linked to it in opening post.) No guarantees, but I yet to see a situation where a GT 730 worked, and a 1030 did not. Also be sure to get the DDR5 version.
Importantly: That EVGA GT 730 is a version 2 of the 730, also using Kepler, and uses 23w (version 1 of GT 730 is 49w.) And is short enough to fit any slot. Version 3 with DDR5 has double the performance.
10-08-2018 10:25 AM - edited 10-08-2018 10:30 AM
If you're wanting to game, many require 8 GB (of main system memory.)
10-08-2018 10:40 AM
All I do is present information, and provide tools like a power calculator. It's up to you to gather / verify what else you need to decide.
10-08-2018 10:44 AM
Try Crucial and Kingston memory first.