Upgrading your Trident 3

akaweb

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Thanks for our reply .
The BIOS version is SMBIOS 3.0 .
I don't view the motherboard card into the specification system .
MSI support told me isn't possible because is a VGA card with a 6-pins connector
and the graphic card now has 8-pin .
It's real or not because I have view other model same as a Trident serie 3 with another
graphic card more powerfull .
 

dsmith7153702de

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You have to open the PC's case to find the motherboard version. I think its at the front right side of the board. As for the 6 pin connector, you can buy a 6 pin to 8 pin converter cable. If you don't have a version 2.1 motherboard then you will be limited to a gtx1660 6gb I think. This it because you cannot use a 330watt psu on the other motherboard.
 

akaweb

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I have thinking to upgrade with that model
ASUS GeForce RTX 3060 Ti DUAL 8G MINI V2 GAMING
Because the desktop is a 4.3 Litre and our graphic card suggestion is a model
with a dimension not compatible with that desktop model .
The SMBIOS version is 3.0 and the motherboard card is MS-B9061 version 2.0
 

akaweb

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I have view the RTX 2060 and I think is too big for that desktop model
 

akaweb

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The best choice is to try with another model with a same dimension and connector .
Is a mini model but isn't easy to find .
 

dsmith7153702de

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Yes this is the one I have but you can only use it if you have the 2.1 motherboard with A20 bios and a 330watt PSU. If you have the v1.0 motherboard with 520 bios then it won't work. The RTX2060's TDP is too high for the 220w PSU.
 

akaweb

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Thanks for our reply .
I have to open the desktop because you told me the bios serie number but I don´t view that specification on the system information .
I have told you the SMBIOS version is 3.0 .
and the PSU is 300 watt but i’m not sure because isn’t written on the PSU material adaptator
 

akaweb

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I send to you another model .
I think it's also compatible with that desktop model but I don't know if I have to
change the power supply .
The power supply is 650 W for that GPU model and the trident 3 power supply
is less powerfull so I have to change also the power supply but if it's not incompatible
with the other desktop element .



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frankvoelke158f02e2

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Maybe i try to question here.. Can my Trident 3 11th gen with i5-11400F be upgraded to i7-11700K ? (or 11700KF / 11700F) ?
(it has 230W power supply)

also: what about the power limits for this CPUs... the BIOS should have power limit and Overclock-settings but they are not there.... support sais its removed "to make life easier for the customer" but thats complete bullsh**. If i want to put in i7-11700K i need other power limits that the 11400F I guess?
 
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goodknit155b02d9

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I have a gen 7 Trident 3 with an I7 processor and ver 2.0 PCB. I upgraded my 1060 3gb to a 1070 8gb. The frame is a bit tight but it fits and works fine. When running for long periods of time the power cuts out. I have a 230W brick that heats up something fierce. It's mostly serviceable but I am debating upgraded the power supply brick. Anyone with luck upgraded the power supply?
 

dsmith7153702de

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Only if your motherboard is a ver.2.1 and you have an A20 bios can you upgrade your psu to a 330watt one. if not then the 330w psu won't make any difference Im afraid.
I would be very worried about running a 1070 on that 230w psu as the TPD on the 1070 is at least 150watts!!!
 

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Please install graphic card of 120W for 230W power adapter.
Power adapter is not enough for 150W card.
 

dsmith7153702de

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@dsmith7153702de CPU ID says it's a A10 Bios Ver.2.0 . What are the dangers of running the 150W card on the 230 power supply? Any options to keep this running smoothly?
I would be worried about overloading the power supply. out of 230 watts you are only leaving 80 watts for the rest of the components(the cpu requires 65 watts on its own). I would guess that this would eventually overload the power supply. If the power supply is getting extremely hot then that is dangerous and the fact that it is cutting out is not good. your only option with this motherboard version is to downgrade back to a gtx 1060 3gb or gtx 1650 ti.
 

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Hello,

I have a 7th gen 2.1 PCB. I upgraded the BIOS TO A20 and bought the 330W power supply. I could not find any mini 2060s so I bought a GTX 1080 mini. My question is: does anyone have a recommended power setting in Afterburner?

My Trident originally came with GTX 1060 (120 W TDP). GTX 1080 is 180 TDP. But I will have 100 spare new watts from upgraded power supply.
 

shuny11r2154402d7

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Hi! I’m new to the PC World.
I recently bought an MSI 8th Gen Trident 3 Artic

came with an i7-8700 and GTX 1070.

it has a 330w power supply.
Now I checked the Model and it’s a H310 ver 1.0.

Can I upgrade the GPU?? I’m to upgrade to a rtx 3060. But I checked the Compatibility in the previous page and there’s nothing on it. Doesn’t say if it can or cant.

just wondering if anyone Can shine some light to this.
 
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lukboy99

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Hi! I’m new to the PC World.
I recently bought an MSI 8th Gen Trident 3 Artic

came with an i7-8700 and GTX 1070.

it has a 330w power supply.
Now I checked the Model and it’s a H310 ver 1.0.

Can I upgrade the GPU?? I’m to upgrade to a rtx 3060. But I checked the Compatibility in the previous page and there’s nothing on it. Doesn’t say if it can or cant.

just wondering if anyone Can shine some light to this.
I have the 7th gen, i7-7700, GTX 1070 and 330W powersupply. Wondering if I can upgrade to a 3060 or even 3060ti, can the 330W PSU handle? Anyone tried?
 
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