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Radeon HD & PCI-E

Question asked by albert01 on Jul 19, 2017
Latest reply on Jul 19, 2017 by black_zion

Hello, I'm looking for a Radeon HD video card to upgrade an older Thinkcentre  (SFF) with a PCI-e x1 slot.

 

I've come across several video adapters as I upgraded my 32" lcd monitor to a high resolution. Is one reason for the graphics card upgrade. (The built-in graphics has 128mb memory using another 128mb of system memory for a total 256 mb)

 

However I'm told that a Radeon HD might or won't work with PCD-e x1?

 

Two cards I'm currently looking at.

 

Sapphire Technology AMD Radeon HD 6770 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E HDMI/DVI-I/DP Video Card

LENOVO FRU 03T7092 AMD RADEON HD7450 1GB GDDR3 PCI-E Video Card - DP/DPI

 

I'm mainly looking for a faster card with more memory to connect to the new 32" Nec monitor with digital hdmi and dvi-d inputs.

 

For some video adapters I've come across minimum PC PSU power requirement of 300 watts and 350 watts. My Thinkcentre uses a 250 watt power supply

 

Any video adapter would need to have drivers for Windows Vista x64.

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