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Mahobay
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Lenovo H520S Graphic Card GT 730

Hi,

 

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?

 

Thanks

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Re: Lenovo H520S

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. 

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Re: Lenovo H520S

Hi,

 

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

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta9l9UwRex0

 

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Re: Lenovo H520S

Also my Lenovo H520S Specs:

 

CPU:Intel Core i3-2120

 

PSU:180W

 

HDD: seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB

 

Ram: 4GB Samsung M378B5273DH0-CK0 1x4GB

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Re: Lenovo H520S

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. 

 

 

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Re: Lenovo H520S

If you're wanting to game, many require 8 GB (of main system memory.)

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Re: Lenovo H520S

Thanks for the Reply,

 

So do you recommend me to get the GT 730 DDR5  Low Profile version to make sure nothing goes wrong

 

 

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Re: Lenovo H520S

Quick question,

 

To upgrade ram do I need to buy the same ram stick and simply slot it in,

 

 

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Re: Lenovo H520S

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. 

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Re: Lenovo H520S

h520-memory-8gb

 

Try Crucial and Kingston memory first. 

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