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Pandora92
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Upgrading grahpics card for H30-50

I've got a H30-50 90B80012US w/ the Intel i5-4460 processor and Intel HD graphics 4600. I'm trying to figure out which graphics card I would be able to upgrade too? I'd prefer to go with the gigabyte geforce gtx 750 ti graphics card (pci express 3.0 x16, 2gb, 5400ghz) with one HDMI port but am only able to find the one with two ports like the GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB WINDFORCE 2X OC EDITION. As far as my undestanding because of the tower being a "mini" I need a low profile card and I'm sure I've got the output of 240W for power to the new card, which shouldn't be an issue. I need to know what my options are to changing this graphics card from the Intel to a GeForce GTX 750TI.

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Re: Upgrading grahpics card for H30-50

https://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GV-N75TOC-2GL-Graphics-Cards/dp/B00MW8NXAW

this should be the size you need

its gonna be tight with a 240w psu

75w on the gfx card
84w cpu
ram mobo hdd 50-100w
rough cal

if you need a new psu http://www.kitguru.net/components/power-supplies/zardon/seasonic-tfx-350w-psu-review/
it has the sizes below the picture so you can check what type you have but i think its the tfx psu
Thx dave

yoga 2, lenovo b540
3 custom gaming pc systems
Pandora92
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Re: Upgrading grahpics card for H30-50

Ok, update time. We got the card and it fits perfectly BUT when making it the primary GPU my monitor does not produce a screen. My monitor is not in sleep mode, shows a signal from the tower but is unable to produce my computer screen. The only way my computer is usable is when the new GPU is compelety taken out, so I'm unable to install drivers before the hardware is intalled. I went through BIOS, uninstall old drivers, got a new cable for the monitor and both GPU and IGD which is HDMI to DVI. Is there an idea what else I need to do?

Pandora92
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Re: Upgrading grahpics card for H30-50

I've got the new GPU in but made BIOS still use the IGD so I can access my computer. I went into device manager and the GeForce is not shown unless I "unhide" it. I update drivers through there but the status on it is that it is not connected when I'm looking at it in the tower. I'm assuming now that my PSU is not enough?
crl450
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Re: Upgrading grahpics card for H30-50

Did you solve this?  

 

It does sound like a power issue but I'm running the GTX 750Ti in an H30-50 with an i7 and an additional SSD on the default 240W PSU with no problems.  In my thread there's a power calculator that might help you.

 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-E-H-K-M-Q-Y-and-ErazerX/H30-50-upgrade-graphics-card/td-p/226775...

 

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