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Help With Upgrading Parts! ThinkCentre M58 7244

2012-03-12, 0:01 AM

I recently bought the Lenovo ThinkCentre M58 (7244A36) Desktop PC off of newegg, and I want to upgrade the parts overtime. I just want to know the following

 

1.) What kind of processors are compatible with it?

 

2.) What kind of RAM is compatible with it?

 

3.) What kind of Graphics Cards are compatible with it?

 

Help would be much appreciated. This is the computer, by the way : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=83-108-659&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=%28keywords%29#scrollFullInfo

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Re: Help With Upgrading Parts! ThinkCentre M58 7244

2012-03-12, 0:35 AM

 

I am thinking about buying this same system. I'd like to eventually add sound and video cards, and a wireless adapter. It looks like someone has already listed the options for video cards here:

 

Whitelist

 

Could anyone recommend a decent sound card (under $150) and/or a wireless card?

 

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-Warren-

 

 

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Re: Help With Upgrading Parts! ThinkCentre M58 7244

2012-03-12, 1:07 AM

So is the Nvidia 9500 GT my best option then? Cuz that thing's like $100 lol

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2012-03-12, 4:50 AM

 

Some research with Google may have paid off - according to this, these video cards were available as upgrades for

an M58. The GeForce 310 only has a draw of 30 watts according to this page, and it's all I need at this time.

 

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2012-03-12, 4:53 AM

Hmm, so is that card better than the 9500 GT?

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Re: Help With Upgrading Parts! ThinkCentre M58 7244

2012-03-12, 12:10 PM
9500 GT is slightly better then the GEFORCE 310.
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2012-03-12, 19:29 PM
So I play on lowest settings, a game called League of Legends, at around 30 FPS while there's a lot going on. The 9500 GT on ebay is around $95 and the GeForce 310 is like, 40 max. With that price difference i'd think that the 9500 would give me at least 30 more FPS than the 310, is it that big of a difference or only slight, like you said?
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2012-03-12, 23:22 PM
The 9500 GT shouldn't cost that much, i got a new one from store 2 years ago for 53 USD.

Also, the 9500 GT is equivalent to the ATI 4670.
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2012-03-13, 1:46 AM

maybe i'm looking at the wrong one.. would this be compatible? http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-NVIDIA-Galaxy-GeForce-9500-GT-95TGE8DC1CUM-1024MB-DDR2-DVI-VGA-Graphics-Card-/120875329196?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item1c24bb26ac

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Re: Help With Upgrading Parts! ThinkCentre M58 7244

2012-03-13, 3:35 AM

 

It looks like some people have run the  9500 GT without any issues, but I'd just like to make sure - my info is that the power supply on a M58 7244 is 280 watts. The 9500 GT specs call for a minimum 350 watt power supply. Are the 9500 specs incorrect? 

 

Will a 1 GB 9500 GT card run on an M58, or are we limited to the 512 MB cards? I'm assuming that the 1 GB card would

draw more power;.. 

 

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-Warren-

 

 

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