I am trying to turn a dinosaur hp pavilion 724c into a home media center to be hooked up to a basic tube tv with rca (red white yellow) and s-video inputs.
The tower has an integrated intel graphics card (whichever came standard). I have tried to run a bunch of home media center programs and such (boxee, xbmc, geexbox, mediaportal) but all have had problems most referencing either the 3d rendering or video abilities of the machine.
I have xp sp3 loaded onto the machine and have only replaced the hard drive.
There are 2 free PCI slots (not PCIe) and the power specs are found here
. I am not very informed as to graphics cards/abilities/whatever so I can admit I am completely lost. If there are any more specs i can provide please ask and I will do my best.
I would probably spend under $50 total on making this work. def the cheaper the better.