04-10-2009 02:10 PM
This is the easiest solution to get Dual Video on the ThinkCentre S51. Order the DVI Adapter. It allows you to use the onboard Intel 915 graphics adapater and gives you an DVI port, which can be adapter to a VGA port. It wouldn't mean an upgrade in graphics performances, but either way it's supported and the easiest solution for dual monitors.
Link to Part Announcement from IBM
Link on Lenovo's site to order it:
Hope this helps!
04-20-2009 01:39 AM - edited 04-20-2009 01:41 AM
I also want to upgrade my S51 graphics, since I use it as a TV PC and need a VDPAU-capable graphics card to decode HDTV streams.
If really the power supply should be the responsible component, what about using a card with low power consumption?
According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_8_Series#Technical_summary the GeForce 8400 GS (G98) only uses 25W. This one is also available with passive cooling, so it should not interfere with the Thinkcentre's air flow.
Does anyone have the possibility to test it?
07-10-2009 12:30 AM - edited 07-10-2009 12:32 AM
07-10-2009 07:07 AM
09-05-2009 04:47 PM
i recently bought an ibm s51-8171-2cu desktop from somebody and upgraded the system.First thing i did was
1. upgrade the bios
2. upgraded the ram to 2 gigs
3.bought a nvidia 6200 pci 256 mb graphics card ( work perfect have dual monitors setup)but the computer will automaticlly diable the on-board video driver cause they can't both be enable at the same time.never tried to use the pci-express slot.
4.upgraded the hard drive to 500 gigs
09-23-2009 02:16 PM