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Will a R4350 graphics card work on my PC?


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amartinez229

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Hey everyone, I'm new to this site and not very good with computers. I just bought a R4350 graphics card for my PC, which is a HP pavilion s5730y. I'm not sure if the PCI express lane will work with the required X16 lane and if my PC has 300 watt power supply. If someone could help me with these two questions I'd much appreciate it.
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Hi amartinez229, :D .

Is this your computer? > http://bizsupport1.a...4&printver=true

Accoring to the specs it only has a 220w PSU.
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Yup thats it, so would this "Cooler Master - Elite Power 350-Watt ATX/EPS CPU Power Supply" (website: http://www.bestbuy.c...ters&cp=1&lp=15) work with my computer? and what about the pci express lane?
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I just bought a R4350 graphics card for my PC, which is a HP pavilion s5730y. I'm not sure if the PCI express lane will work with the required X16 lane


The R4350 will work on your Mobo when installed in the PCIe slot. Your integrated graphics will be disabled. Here is a Little about PCI slots,
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http://www.10stripe....ress-2-0.php#fc

Here are the specs for the video card. > http://www.directron...4350md512h.html Card draws power through the slot so does not need a cable connection.
Recommended 300w PSU.


so would this "Cooler Master - Elite Power 350-Watt ATX/EPS CPU Power Supply"


It would, but is a very poor quality unit and one I would not buy. This is typical of reviews for it, Conclusion page and full article, > http://www.hardwares...y-Review/1184/9

Here is the kind of PSU you should buy, >
http://www.newegg.co...9^17-339-029-TS Or look for something similar and look for reviews.

As the video card is passively cooled it will generate more heat. You should keep your eye on the tamps. If possible install a second case fan. If not possible look for an exhaust fan that will expel a greater volume of air from the case.
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