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m93p 10a8 sff + 1050 + 40watt pcie limit?

2018-03-06, 3:39 AM

EDIT: I think this post got nerf'd 

Long time forum scavenger, first time posting.
I like to joke the m93p SFF looks like a 90s vcr, anyways..  
I can't seem to find a clear answer on this.  Was hoping to be a reference post for others with the same question.  Unless its in the forums and i completely missed it (if so please link me and accept my apology for posting it again)
  
Moving the m93p SFF 10a8 into a budget friendly mid tower case, with 500watt psu (got the 24-14pin adapter, thank you lenovo forums for telling me to order that ahead of time), and a bunch of fans+controller.  Kind of a budget build till i find a better core/mobo combo to put in there.  Lastly trying to add in a 1050 i got on sale (upgrade from current underpowered gt 730)


Of course it has been said before the low profile pcie3 x16 max wattage is written as 40watts.  My sense of logic says if two pcie ports on this mobo can run 40watts each, then the mobo shouldn't have trouble running the 1050 load(75 watts) but im no electrician. The big question being whether that slot was limited due to the PSU or actual motherboard rail limits, thermals, something of the sort.   

So the tower m93p has its pcie listed as 75 watts, both tower and SFF use q87 chipset.  

 

I've read of examples of others running a 1050 in both an m900 and m92p with success.
This m900 post asked this same particular question i am asking now (by user yijaey page 1, who later posted success using a 1050 with similar power draw on page 2.)  

Still being a person of anxiety i just had to make a post to help clarify this. 
I will 100% post a response when i put it all together whether it worked or not (could be a few weeks, some parts still shipping).  
Just looking for input or others experience on this pcie watt limit thing as i just seem to find completely different answers everywhere.   



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Re: m93p 10a8 sff + 1050 + 40watt pcie limit?

2018-03-09, 12:22 PM

Of course it has been said before the low profile pcie3 x16 max wattage is written as 40watts.  My sense of logic says if two pcie ports on this mobo can run 40watts each, then the mobo shouldn't have trouble running the 1050 load(75 watts) but im no electrician. The big question being whether that slot was limited due to the PSU or actual motherboard rail limits, thermals, something of the sort.   

So the tower m93p has its pcie listed as 75 watts, both tower and SFF use q87 chipset.  

 


Both the SFF and Tower use the same motherboard.  So the limitation is there for the less powerful power supply, and somewhat for the restrictive cooling in a SFF case. 

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Re: m93p 10a8 sff + 1050 + 40watt pcie limit?

2018-03-09, 1:20 AM

For the case transfer THIS was nice to know ahead of time.  

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Re: m93p 10a8 sff + 1050 + 40watt pcie limit?

2018-03-09, 12:22 PM

Of course it has been said before the low profile pcie3 x16 max wattage is written as 40watts.  My sense of logic says if two pcie ports on this mobo can run 40watts each, then the mobo shouldn't have trouble running the 1050 load(75 watts) but im no electrician. The big question being whether that slot was limited due to the PSU or actual motherboard rail limits, thermals, something of the sort.   

So the tower m93p has its pcie listed as 75 watts, both tower and SFF use q87 chipset.  

 


Both the SFF and Tower use the same motherboard.  So the limitation is there for the less powerful power supply, and somewhat for the restrictive cooling in a SFF case. 

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Re: m93p 10a8 sff + 1050 + 40watt pcie limit?

2019-10-09, 3:57 AM

Hello, I bought a second hand ThinkCentre SFF and also want to buy a GTX 1050ti or even a GTX 1650, some of those models have a 6pin connector and wonder if with that extra power will the motherboard be able to handle it (its a 40w PCIe version too).

In your experience, did you needed extra connector or PCIe delivered enough energy?

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Re: m93p 10a8 sff + 1050 + 40watt pcie limit?

2019-10-09, 13:16 PM

With sufficient power available, 75w can be supplied through the PCIe slot on SFF models.  Most low-profile cards do not have a supplimental 6-pin PCIe power connector, pick one that does not, and short enough to fit the slot.

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