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PsychoSam
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Thinkcentre edge 71 pci-e slot, watt for graphic card

My small kids have a lenovo thinkcentre edge 71 to play some easy games on. Machine type 1578.

 

Now I need to upgrade the graphic card with a Geforce GTX 1050 low profile. Is it possible to run it with this computer with the 180W power supply? Or do I need a bigger for example 250W? I have upgrade the memory to maximum of 8Gb.

 

Next question. The pci-e slot on the motherboard. Can it deliver full power of 75W to the graphic card?

 

See pictures for full information about the computer.

 

Thank you for your help!

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Re: Thinkcentre edge 71 pci-e slot, watt for graphic card

See this thread on upgrading the (TFX) power supply, I recommend getting one that's semi or full modular, as it reduces the amount of unused cables inside the case.  And the single-fan Gigabyte low-profile GTX 1050 & Ti  are popular here for the short length and not requiring 6-pin PCIe power.  The Zotac card is 7 mm shorter, but may be harder to source.

 

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PsychoSam
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Re: Thinkcentre edge 71 pci-e slot, watt for graphic card

Thanks. I will take a closer look on a new TFX power supply. 

 

Can I somehow find out how mutch Watt the pci-e slot gives? I have heard some motherboards only can give 50Watt to the pci-e slot. At least I will need full supply of 75Watt with a GTX 1050 or I'm wrong about this?

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Re: Thinkcentre edge 71 pci-e slot, watt for graphic card

As far I know, all ThinkCentre systems, M90 generation and later (and probably earlier, but that's before my time), conform to the PCIe specification, which calls for delivering 75w of power through a PCI x16 slot.  The reason you see a power limitation on the graphics slot on some ThinkCentre systems, is due to a power supply limitation, and somewhat on the thermal capacity of smaller cases. 

 

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