05-13-2012 04:21 PM
Now, the next question is, can the abysmal Intel on board graphics on the M58's mobo be replaced? There is a vacant PCI slot and a BIOS setting thjat allows its use. However the barrier seems to be the very wimpy 280 watt PSU.
Anybody done it?
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05-21-2012 06:31 AM
06-12-2012 09:40 PM
The problem got resolved yesterday by an Intel update to the on board graphics driver. It now works perfectly on all web sites. It is turning out to be a decent little machine.
03-08-2016 12:25 PM
Windows 10 Environment:
I just upgraded my M58 SFF (6137-A1U) - for a dual monitor config (HDMI + DVI)
After spending a ton of time searching the formums and other boards, I was able to find a card that works with the box (exisiting BIOS) and Win10 upgrade.
As you all have probably experienced...
- In the original Win7 environment, it wasn't a problem with the onboard Intel display adapt where you could output via the VGA + DisplayPort connector.
- In a Win10 environment, Intel doesn't have updated drivers (maybe later?) and the DP connection isn't recognized.
- The alt option = upgrade the Video w/ a dual-head display adaptor... but one that works with the old BIOS and is compatible w/ Win10 was a bit of a challenge.
- Plus since I've got a SFF box vs. full size desktop, I needed to find a 1/2 height PCIe card that didn't have a huge fan on its side.
The one that I got to work was a EVGA GeForce 210 (1024mb DDR3)
PN: 01G-P3-1312-LR (got this at Microcenter for ~$20).
After installing... will need to go into the BIOS to set Video to Automatic (or PCI vs. IGA).
Once installed, will need to run the CD that contains updated nvidia drivers
While the 210 isn't a super fast GPU, it does the job (2 monitior) in Win10.
There may be other faster GPUs that work, but haven't tried this yet- the 210 works fine.
Figured a GPU that was ~4yrs old would be recognized by the older BIOS, whlie still new enough to work in Win10.
Seems like from formums that I read, nvidia seems to be the best GPU bet for Win10... so if you wanted to go higher up, this might be the path.