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Old 09-17-2010, 05:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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.

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You also have an AGP slot (according to HP). My wife used her old eMachine as a media center with just a MX4000 graphics card and a socket A 2000+ (equals a 2.0 Pentium). She was running a 6600GT before I retired it. She now uses an old Dell laptop that has a FX5200 in it as her media center.

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