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Hi I just want to know what do i need to know to buy a graphics card.
I've done some research and i can see in the motherboard a port labeled as PCI-E x16 although when i run the everest quick report it shows PCI Express x1, What's the difference?

And also i found this card: Diamond Radeon HD 3450 512Mb. DDR2 Pci Express I'd like to know if this one works

I've also heard that i need to watch for the Wattage of my power supply (which is 310W at max) or it'll burn the card or the motherboard.

My System:
MB:? (Everest won't say a name it just shows LENOVO LENOVO)
CPU: Intel Celeron D 336, 2.8Ghz
RAM: 1.5 GB

I can't think of anything elso to say about my system :)

Please, Help.
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PCI-E x16 is a connection type. Everest reporting PCI Express x1 should mean there is one slot for PCI Express card (in this case 1x PCI Express x16). That Radeon card shold work fine, but I think a 310w power supply is too small. Higher end/professional graphic cards usually require 200-300W just for themselves, which leaves no power for all the other parts.
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PCI-E x16 is a connection type. Everest reporting PCI Express x1 should mean there is one slot for PCI Express card (in this case 1x PCI Express x16). That Radeon card shold work fine, but I think a 310w power supply is too small. Higher end/professional graphic cards usually require 200-300W just for themselves, which leaves no power for all the other parts.


So i should be fine with that card? 'cause i'm not looking for a high end card, just a card that can deal with some games but not the newer ones
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You should be able to research what type of power supply and power connection that card needs, if your computer meets those requirements everything should work out ok.
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