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Thinkserver TS140 - Graphics Card Upgrade. Please help!

2020-08-13, 1:25 AM

Hi everyone! 
 

I have a Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 Xeon e3-1225 v3. 24GB of RAM, SSD 1TB and 7TB HHD, PSU 600w.

 

I really want to add a GPU in my home server in order to be able to play some video games, and I am wondering what would be the best Graphics Card that would fit and run perfectly this specific system.

 

Thank you!

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Re:Thinkserver TS140 - Graphics Card Upgrade. Please help!

2020-08-13, 1:35 AM

Hi TSGG_ANiME

 

Please refer to the TS140 product guide for GPU adapter. Since TS140 has been withdrawn for a while, you do not have much choice.

 

Please feel free to leave your comment, thank you for support Lenovo
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Re:Thinkserver TS140 - Graphics Card Upgrade. Please help!

2020-08-13, 2:58 AM

Yea, I check it out several times. it’s no help at all. 
but thanks anyway!

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Re:Thinkserver TS140 - Graphics Card Upgrade. Please help!

2020-08-13, 3:26 AM

Hi TSGG_ANiME,

 

We always recommend installing the certified devices in the Lenovo server for system stability. Thus, we cannot guarantee whether the non-validated devices will work or not. 

 

You can try this GPU adapter RX480 (2fans). According to the discussion, it seemed like the card worked on their servers. Please refer to https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/is-my-motherboard-compatible-with-an-msi-rx-480-graphics-card.2919310/ https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/recommendations-for-gpu-to-fit-in-lenovo-ts140.2908206/

 

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Re:Thinkserver TS140 - Graphics Card Upgrade. Please help!

2020-08-13, 9:19 AM

Thank you. I’ll give it a try and soon update you. 
I have been looking into the GTX 1660 with single fan and the GTX 1650 Super single fan as well. I might either with RX 480 or GTX 1050 Ti. I found out that a lot of people were successful to run several Graphic cards such as GT 750ti, GTX 970 and the GTX 1060. but I don’t see anything about the recent GPU. I used some websites to run benchmarks to see if it’s possible, and they both run on 1040p Medium Settings. since the CPU might not handle it. 
but I have I a feeling that there’s a possibility of either GTX 1660ti or GTX 1665 To run since they are the new gen with more speed into them and they run on DDR5.   

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Re:Thinkserver TS140 - Graphics Card Upgrade. Please help!

2020-08-14, 2:18 AM

Hi TSGG_ANiME,

 

This website may help you. https://www.userbenchmark.com/System/Lenovo-ThinkServer-TS140/7044

Please noted that we DONOT guarantee the non-certified devices would work on TS140.

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Re:Thinkserver TS140 - Graphics Card Upgrade. Please help!

2020-09-07, 14:16 PM

Fairly easy this one.

 

If you need more power you can get a standard 24 Pin PSU and ebay/Amazon are full of 24 Pin to 14 Pin converter cables.

 

This also gives you the option to transplant entire bones of machine into a new case if card length is an issue. Pretty much the Lenovo USB 3.0 connector is going to be a problem with longer cards, so compromises must be made there. 

 

 

Depending on the Power needs of the card you're looking at. If it is a single PCI-E power you might get away with adapting the 6 pin. Providing you have the 450W FSP psu? I reckon that would power card just fine. If it requires more than one then adapting SATA I've always thought a bit sketchy approach, if it gets that far... upgrade PSU.

 

 

1660 Super should be a good choice for your budget, pretty much anything else is going to get bottlenecked by the ageing haswell in your ts140.

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