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P330 PSU upgrade

2019-10-16, 19:17 PM

Hello, if I want to use a PSU with more than 400w in my Lenovo P330 (the larger tower)...has it a normal ATX PSU? They are size compatible? Just an info.

Cause now I'm using a Lenovo P330 with 250w, maybe I will need 500 or more in future.

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Re: P330 PSU upgrade

2019-10-16, 19:25 PM

Easiest to purchase Corsair SFX PSU, use atx plate that comes with it and buy adapter for lenovo motherboard (24to10 pin)

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Re: P330 PSU upgrade

2019-10-16, 21:04 PM

Officially, the 400W PSU is the highest one that we support in P330.  If you can tell us what is driving you to a larger PSU (guessing it's a new GPU), we can try to see if the 400W would suffice or not.

 

Otherwise, you could likely install a 3rd party PSU such as the one suggested by verdicti, but of course you'd be on your own in terms of support/warranty if you went that route.  As mentioned, you'd likely need to purchase an adapter to convert the standard ATX power connector to work with the ATX power connector used on the P330 motherboard.




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Re: P330 PSU upgrade

2019-10-17, 11:43 AM

Thank you. Where may I buy the adapter?

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Re: P330 PSU upgrade

2019-10-17, 13:58 PM

I'm not sure where you might be able to find it in your location, but this is along the lines of what you'll need to convert the standard 24pin ATX connector over to the 10-pin connector on the P330 motherboard.

 

https://www.amazon.com/COMeap-Adapter-Braided-Sleeved-Servers/dp/B06WV9Z9QT

 

Note that you'll still also need a 4 pin (2x2) power connection coming from the new PSU to provide power from the board.  This connector should consist of 2 x 12V lines and 2 x ground lines.




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Re:P330 PSU upgrade

2021-01-13, 4:26 AM

Greetings! I’ve a similar question. My rig is a minitower p330, with i9-9900 cpu, 400w psu, 32g ram, a ssd drive and a 2t hdd. I should have opted for a quadro gpu, but didn’t. To buy a quadro p2000/2200 separately is more than my budget. Last time I bought a GTX 1050 TI , PHOENIX GTX 1050 Ti 4GB (Single fan) to put in and it didn’t work. So I returned the card not sure whether it was the card or my psu being too small. One thing I think may be the issue - the card draws power from the motherboard, rather than taking power directly from psu. Now I am looking for something else, such as nvidia 1650 super or similar. Will my psu be an issue? Thanks!

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Re:P330 PSU upgrade

2021-01-13, 15:39 PM

Hello,

 

I am guessing that it was an issue with your 1050 card. From the models I have seen that card only gets power from the motherboard, so as long as you put it in the 16x slot it should have been fine from a system/PSU standpoint, but of course we cannot guarantee non-supported peripherals will work. All modern GPUs get the base minimum of up to 75W from the slot and, if the GPU is powerful enough, my require supplemental power from one or more GPU power plugs from the PSU. When you tried to install the 1050 and had issues, did you post on here for help?

 

Your last card should have worked from just the slot power but the 1650 super I have seen requires supplemental power through a 6-pin power input. You can look yourself, or I can check later, to see if your 400W PSU has that extra power cable but I am not sure that it does.

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Re:P330 PSU upgrade

2021-01-13, 21:39 PM

Thank you for your reply. No, I did not come to post for help here before I returned the card. When I plugged it in, my monitors showed nothing, and there were several loud honking from the computer speaker at booting. So I stopped there and sent card back, not wanting to risk voiding my warranty.  

 

I bought the 1050 ti card thinking it might take less power. On the other hand, do you think a Nvidia 1650, 1660, or other similar cards may work on my rig if I keep the current 400w psu?

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Re:P330 PSU upgrade

2021-01-14, 10:46 AM

Hi Just to help you out.

I believe you will be fine with 1650 as nvidia states its TDP is 75W and recommended PSU is 300 W. https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/graphics-cards/gtx-1650/

Always read on Nvidia Official website and remember when buying a GPU do not get any overclocked "OC" version as they tend to draw more power or maybe read on the vendor official website about the TDP or stick with the founders edition if possible.

and please consider your system spec as well, like how many HDD or SSD or M.2 have installed? these components consume Wattage as well.

 

1660 series TDP is 120 W the recommended PSU is 450W : https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/graphics-cards/gtx-1660-ti/

 

Just to add

I have a Lenovo P410 with 450 W PSU. I recently installed Zotac 1660ti it draws 120W max, as stated on Nvidia website.

everything is working fine.

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Re:P330 PSU upgrade

2021-01-14, 14:18 PM
Thank you!
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