03-24-2018 11:04 PM
I am from India and bought Think Centre M710t
Intel Core i5-7400 Processor ( 3.00GHz 2400MHz 6MB )
Windows 10 Pro 64
4.0GB + 8.0GB PC4-19200 DDR4 UDIMM 2400MHz
1TB 5400 rpm
I think PSU is also 180W. I am planning to change the graphics because it is not running games like witcher III smoothly even in medium and low settings. Since the graphis slot is compact and PSU is 180W i am confused will the Nvidea 1050GTX or other GTX series above 900 will work or not.Thanks in advance.
03-25-2018 12:12 AM - edited 03-25-2018 12:15 AM
The stock psu is insufficient to run a 75watt (gtx 1050) or higher tdp gpu.
Found you here too.
They were using the gt 1030 in that thread because its 30w tdp worked within the limits of the person's 180watt psu.
It's power draw was the same/similar as the gt 730 included as option with that pc.
Anything more would be too much power consumption for the 180watt psu.
You cannot run a more powerful gpu without upgrading psu (and you need a special adapter for that). If that interests you there are plenty of threads on that subject in these forums. Best of luck!
03-25-2018 02:37 AM
So you mean to say GT 1030 is the best bet if I want to stick to the same PSU?
Well if I want to upgrade considering the compact size of the slot and the power supply unit space which GPU and PSU(how much watt) do you recommend?
03-25-2018 04:34 AM - edited 03-25-2018 04:59 AM
This thread should cover psu questions.
As for how many watts psu i would recommend?
Sorry to be so vague but you obviously want a psu more capable than what you need.
There are some approximate calculators for this.
I see from 450w to 650w psu on sale for good prices very often.
As for GPU recommendation, im sorry to say it would seem most cost efficient to use a gt 1030.
You can run a gtx 1050 if your mind is set on that, it is possible, but it will become an investment in other components (psu, adapter, your time).
Depends on what you want to spend vs what you plan to do with it.
03-25-2018 05:20 AM
I cannot find exact measurements in the Hardware Maintence Manual but i would also double check the gpu you are planning on using will fit. The door that holds the storage drive may limit what size gpu you can fit.
03-25-2018 05:55 AM - edited 03-25-2018 05:57 AM
Based off the PSREF specifications and the theoretical fact that some may have an amd r7 350; you should at least be able to fit 6.61 inches or 168mm length.
I would highly recommend you unplug power and measure tho.
There are single fan double wide gtx 1050 within those dimensions if that is still your goal.
03-25-2018 06:11 AM
Thanks a million. I il check em out. Well I had another issue. It takes around 11 sec to startup the PC. Which is way more than a friends i3 processor (gpu-nvidea 610 and 8gb ram, 210w psu). I just have 5-6 essential apps running at startup. Any suggestions?
03-25-2018 06:19 AM
11 seconds is impressive on a 5,400 rpm hdd.
When i boot off my hdd i feel like it takes an entire minute.
Your friend may possibly be using an ssd for OS.