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Lenovo IdeaCentre 510A-15ABR - AMD A12 - upgrading graphics card

2019-11-18, 13:50 PM

Can someone please help me choose what to buy to upgrade the graphics card of this CPU (system has 12 GB)? Thank you

 

 

Memory 16GB max, 2400MHz DDR4, two sockets, dual-channel capable Storage Optical Onboard SATA Media reader Some: SATA 6.0Gb/s, 3.5" wide, 7200 rpm Some: M.2 SSD / PCIe 3.0 x 2 or PCIe 3.0 x 4 Some: Intel Optane™ Memory Ready (models with 7th gen Core processor), M.2 DVD±RW, SATA 1.5Gb/s, slim Intel Models: SATA 6.0Gb/s controller (integrated in chipset), three SATA 6.0Gb/s connectors AMD Models: SATA 6.0Gb/s controller (integrated in chipset), two SATA 6.0Gb/s connectors 7-in-1 media reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MS, MS-Pro, MMC plus) Graphics Intel Models: Intel HD Graphics 610 or Intel HD Graphics 630 in processor, uses main memory, DirectX® 12, one VGA, one HDMI supports independent displays AMD Models: AMD Radeon™ R5 / R7 Graphics in processor, uses main memory, DirectX® 12, one VGA, one HDMI supports independent displays Chipset Intel Models: Intel B250 Chipset; AMD Models: AMD Koll Chipset Front ports Rear ports Rear audio ports IEEE 1394 Intel Models: Four USB 3.0, microphone jack (3.5mm), headphone jack (3.5mm) AMD Models: Two USB 2.0, two USB 3.0, microphone jack (3.5mm), headphone jack (3.5mm) Intel Models: Two USB 2.0, two USB 3.0, ethernet (RJ-45), one VGA, one HDMI AMD Models: Two USB 2.0, ethernet (RJ-45), VGA, HDMI (1.4), serial connector Line-in

 

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Re: Lenovo - IdeaCentre 510A-15ABR Desktop - AMD A12-Series - 12GB Memory

2019-11-18, 14:59 PM

Hi 

 

Welcome to Community Forums!

 

The photo below contains the list of recommended graphics card (page 72)  that were tested to work on this IdeaCentre 510A-15ABR.

 

 

 

Hope this help answer your query. 
 
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Re: Lenovo - IdeaCentre 510A-15ABR Desktop - AMD A12-Series - 12GB Memory

2019-11-18, 15:06 PM

Hi Jay, thank you so much for the reply.

 

Do I need to upgrade my power supply as well?

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Re: Lenovo - IdeaCentre 510A-15ABR Desktop - AMD A12-Series - 12GB Memory

2019-11-18, 16:51 PM

Hi 

 

Those GPU's were tested to work based on Specification of a IdeaCenter 510-15ABR on this link which means there is no need to upgrade if you will just use it for light work load. ( low profile type of graphics is what fits on your computer )

 

If you will do Gaming then that's the time that you will need to upgrade your Power supply to the suggested 350 Watts  ( this apply to all the graphics cards on the list I sent you earlier).  

 

Note: Check how many pins are there on your power supply so you will know what you need to buy for an upgrade ( if I'm not mistaken you have 20 PINs on it you can double check just to make sure )

 

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Re:Lenovo IdeaCentre 510A-15ABR - AMD A12 - upgrading graphics card

2019-11-19, 12:47 PM

Open the side of your system, and check the label on your power supply.  If it says "Total Watts:  210w" then it can run one of the higher spec low-profile cards (75w) shown above or below, although I suspect the GTX 1650 would work also.  Best to choose a single-fan card that does not require supplemental 6-pin PCIe power for easiest fit.  If it says "Total Watts:  180w", then the GT 1030 DDR5 (30w) is your best choice without upgrading the supply, I like the MSI cards with 4K HDMI and DP video ports the best. 

 

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