10-29-2016 08:17 AM - edited 10-29-2016 11:20 AM
I had an old [but reliable] ThinkCentre M58p lying around and I recently thought of upgrading it [for a media center with a some gaming capabilties] from, some more, aging [but working] parts I have.
1. I've replaced the Intel dual E8400 3Ghz with a quad Q9650 3Ghz [I have a 95W HSF] - Works perfectly
2. Replaced the stock PSU with a 620Watts, SeaSonic - Works flawlessly
3. Installed windows 10 and all the devices
4. Finally, installed a EVGA GTX 770 2Gb into the PCI-E slot - This is the weird issue part
Now, for the PCI-E card to get recognized during the boot, I had to switch the main output from IGD [Integrated Graphics Device] to PEG [PCI Express Graphics], and it works! The system boots up from the PCI-E slot, and with the drivers installed, everything works and looks great. Easy, or so it seems...
As soon as I restart the PC there's no signal, from the PCI-E slot anymore, and in order to boot again from the PCI-E card, I have to:
- pull the card out
- boot the machine from the onboard VGA [no need to change the BIOS settings though]
- shut down
- plug the PCI-E card back in
- turn it on
Then it works again. Games run great, the PC is cool and quiet. Until I power it off... Each time, I have to repeat the process in order to get a signal from the PCI-E slot...
Has anyone happened to come across this kind of issue and knows the cause for this?
BTW, I've tried a different card [GTX 570] and the results were the same. Also, stand by/sleep results the same as a shut down.
11-02-2016 03:41 PM
Other than verify that you're at the latest BIOS version, all I can suggest is that you search here for what cards were successfully used in a M58/p, and use one of those.
11-11-2016 01:49 AM - edited 11-11-2016 01:56 AM
The BIOS version is the lastest, I think [as there are few differet versions, for different regions, from what I managed to understand] and when looking for compatible cards I end up in threads more than 5 years back... which is, obviouly, not relevant. I was hoping to make this a media center and a reasonable 1080p gaming PC [for modarn games]. So HD5770 [which is one of the higher end cards, I've found, which should work] just not gonna cut it.
And again, it's not that the computer does not recognize the card at all or giving me bad performance. It works amazing when it does work [at the first boot]. When it does recognize it I get a clean boot, stright signal to the monitor, windows loads fast [without any issues] and the card performs flawlessly [above expectations].
Lenovo, I would expect you [as in you're stuff] to make a better effort to help out, as this is your forum and your product and no amount of google "archive" searchings could offer the information you have on your own product. Please, make a better effort. Please give me a solid/based answer, which you must have.
11-11-2016 07:13 AM - edited 11-11-2016 07:26 AM
There is one version of the BIOS, used worldwide.
11-19-2016 02:50 AM
11-19-2016 10:08 AM
The BIOS version I currently have is - 5CKT77AUS
This is the latest, right?
Yes, that is the latest BIOS for a M58/M58p.