Question confused on pcie lol

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so my bus type is pci 3 but it says im currently set at pci 2.0x8 does that mean i can fit a pcie 16?? i have a radeon 560 2g rn and i just want to move up to 4gb but i have no clue if all these cards im lookin at are gonna fit somebody please help me out lol.
 

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If it's physically PCIe x16, it's likely a PCIe x16 slot. If you want to doubly make sure, look at the slot and make sure the pins go all the way across.

The card you have is a PCIe x8 card. It may have enough contacts for x16, but they're probably not connected.
 
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If it's physically PCIe x16, it's likely a PCIe x16 slot. If you want to doubly make sure, look at the slot and make sure the pins go all the way across.

The card you have is a PCIe x8 card. It may have enough contacts for x16, but they're probably not connected.
so i bought it prebuilt online can i trust those specs?
it says one x16 slot

  • Number Of Internal 2.5" Bays
    1
  • Number Of Internal 3.5" Bays
    2
  • Number Of PCI-E x1 Slots
    1
  • Number Of PCI-E x16 Slots
    1
 
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I don't see a reason not to. But even if the slot is capped at x8, most video cards don't experience significant (>15%) performance loss.
i ran cpu z and saw my link width is 8 and it says max supported is 8, could you recommend a 4gb gpu on a 450w Psu? price really dosent matter, i just got no idea what im doing
 

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