Question Possible to run a Ryzen 3 3200G + Low Profile GTX 1650 on a 180W PSU ?

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I have this Lenovo V55t business desktop PC that has a Ryzen 3 3200G and a 180W PSU and my friend gave me his old Gigabyte OC Low Profile 4G GTX 1650. Can I put the gpu in my PC or will I break it? Other than that, the PC has 2x4GB sticks of RAM and a 500GB SATA SSD. I was just wondering if my PSU would cause me problems because it's not an ATX or an SFX PSU and I don't really want to buy new parts just to accommodate a 1650. Any help would do. Thank you.
 
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The 180 Watt is not enough. You would need at least a 300 W PSU.
With a 1650, your computer requires 190 W
Would it be possible to replace the PSU on this computer?
I don't think it's an ATX or SFX PSU

It's an FSP180-20TGBAB. How do I look for compatible PSUs for this? It'd be cheaper than to buy a new setup surrounding the R3 3200G.
 

egda23

Estimable
It's an FSP180-20TGBAB. How do I look for compatible PSUs for this? It'd be cheaper than to buy a new setup surrounding the R3 3200G.
The size standard of this PSU is called TFX.
They do exist for example
https://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-Technology-Computer-Connector-SST-TX300-USA/dp/B07PR7NVWX/ref=sr_1_1?crid=16CPC6KTZMAV5&keywords=tfx+psu+silverstone&qid=1651234672&sprefix=TFX+PSU,aps,159&sr=8-1
but they come with a standard 24-pin power connector.
So you will also need something like that
https://www.amazon.com/COMeap-Adapter-Braided-Sleeved-Servers/dp/B06WV9Z9QT

In the end, paying a leg and a kidney for something I am not even sure would work
 
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The size standard of this PSU is called TFX.
They do exist for example
https://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-Technology-Computer-Connector-SST-TX300-USA/dp/B07PR7NVWX/ref=sr_1_1?crid=16CPC6KTZMAV5&keywords=tfx+psu+silverstone&qid=1651234672&sprefix=TFX+PSU,aps,159&sr=8-1
but they come with a standard 24-pin power connector.
So you will also need something like that
https://www.amazon.com/COMeap-Adapter-Braided-Sleeved-Servers/dp/B06WV9Z9QT

In the end, paying a leg and a kidney for something I am not even sure would work
What if there was a larger wattage version of the PSU I have right now? I found a FSP500-20TGBAB online.
 
What if there was a larger wattage version of the PSU I have right now? I found a FSP500-20TGBAB online.
You don't need a higher PSU, the system will boot into windows with much less power draw and you can just adjust the 1650 to draw less power...and give you less performance...but compared to inbuild it should still be a huge difference.
You can use MSI afterburner or any other tweaking tool to adjust the power draw to any level you want.

But of course nobody is going to argue against a better PSU if you can afford it.
 

tennis2

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GTX1650 = 75W (slot limit)
3200G + rest of the system might do 120W. Since you already own the system, you could test this yourself.

I don't feel that $70 for the linked 300W TFX PSU + $12 for an adapter is really much cost either...
 
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