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ThinkCentre M710t: add GT 1030, is 180w power supply sufficient (or 210W, PSU)

2018-03-13, 14:38 PM

Hi!

I've just received a M710T (product code 10M9000CIX - i7-7700 + m.2 ssd + 8gb ddr4) which comes with a 180W PSU.

I'm from Italy so it was difficult to find the US version with 210W PSU, I see that the US version had it http://psref.lenovo.com/Product/ThinkCentre/ThinkCentre_M710_Tower

 

I was looking to buy the 210W as an aftermarket part but I cannot find the code / website where I can buy it.

 

The reason why I need this is because I've just buyed an Nvidia GT 1030 low profile which should consume about 25/30W.

Reading online I think that my PSU should hold up the load but I would like to power up my PSU for the future.

 

Another thing to consider is that Lenovo ships various M710T with 180W + NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 2GB + 7200rpm HDD.

The power consumption of the GT 730 is similar to the 1030 and my machine have an m.2 ssd that should consume less than the HDD.

 

So the questions are:

- is there anyone with my machine (180w) who is using a dedicated gpu without a problem?

- how and where I can find the 210W online (shipping to eu/italy)?

 

Thank you!

 

Mod:  edited the Subject line to add the reason for PSU change

 

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Re: ThinkCentre M710t - Change 180W psu for a 210W

2018-03-13, 17:43 PM

 

Another thing to consider is that Lenovo ships various M710T with 180W + NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 2GB + 7200rpm HDD.

The power consumption of the GT 730 is similar to the 1030 and my machine have an m2 ssd that should consume less than the HDD.

 

So the questions are:

- is there anyone with my machine (180w) who is using a dedicated gpu without a problem?

- how and where I can find the 210W online (shipping to eu/italy)?

 

As you wrote, systems with the 180w supply are available with the GT 730, which is similar in power to the GT 1030, so the 180w will power it no problem.  The reason this is possible, is that current generation processors use much less power than those from a few years ago, ie. 45w vs. 95w.  DDR4 memory reduces power consumption further.

 

I am confident that there are some models with 210w available in Italy.  You could search the PSREF for system models ending in "IX", same as yours.   I imagine that in a couple of years you'll see good used 210w supplies on Ebay for reasonable prices.  The part number can be found in the parts list in the back of the HMM.  So that when you want to upgrade the GT 1030, you can do so. 

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Re: ThinkCentre M710t - Change 180W psu for a 210W

2018-03-13, 18:43 PM

Thank you very much for the reply.

 

I'll definitely try the 1030 with my 180W.

 

Meanwhile I'm trying to filter the PSREF but maybe I'm doing something wrong.

Sorry but as you could image I'm new to Lenovo's world.

 

I've set all region except US + PSU 210W but on the model list I cannot see the last digits (even on the detail page):

 

 

Thank you!

 

 

 

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2018-03-13, 19:17 PM

Google for the Lenovo PSREF in your language,  rather than using a link that's on a US forum.  It may give you the European / Italian models then. 

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2018-03-13, 19:48 PM
Thank you very much! :)
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Re: ThinkCentre M710t - Change 180W psu for a 210W

2018-03-16, 7:21 AM

Just a quick update for the community: I've installed the Nvidia GT 1030 2GB Low profile into my M710 with 180W PSU. It works good in games and even on video rendering with Adobe Premier CC 2018. :smileywink:

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2018-03-16, 13:35 PM

Brilliant.  Can you tell us specifically the brand and model number of the card you used?

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Re: ThinkCentre M710t - Change 180W psu for a 210W

2018-03-16, 14:28 PM

Sure, here it is: Gigabyte GT 1030 Low Profile 2G

P/N: B0719CR59P

Buyed on Amazon.it for about 80,00€

 

 

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2018-03-16, 17:35 PM

Thank you.  the GT 1030 is by far the best low-power (30w) available.  Not sure why Lenovo continues to sell the GT 730 rather than this card. 

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