Upgrade Old Machine for HTPC Tags: Homebuilt Processors Systems Last response: November 25, 2011 8:43 PM in Systems Share Roti2000 November 25, 2011 6:30:50 PM Hello, The boss is letting me have an old Dell Optiplex GX745 small form factor. Processor: Pentium Core2Duo @ 1.86 Ghz Memory: 1 GB Optical Drive: CD RW/DVD RW Hard Drive: 80 GB Ideally I would like to install XBMC Live (or some variant) and keep the processor. I am looking for advice for a compatible video card, TV Tuner, and RAM upgrades Thanks! More about : upgrade machine htpc jmsellars1 a b B Homebuilt system November 25, 2011 8:43:08 PM For the graphics card I'd get something cheap like an HD 6450 then I'd upgrade the RAM to either 2GB or 4GB. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources HTPC - Graphics card for old machine Forum Upgrading old machine Forum Will new HTPC benefit from GPU upgrade ? Forum XBMC HTPC with old Packard Bell PC Forum Upgrade old HP m780n HTPC for HD Forum 2 year old HTPC with Choppy playback only in HD Forum Old CPU upgrade - Intel LGA775 socket Forum 1st time budget HTPC Forum Overheating GT430 in htpc machine Forum Trying to upgrade graphics card in old HP machine Forum Upgrade an old computer to play new games Forum Which CPU for an HTPC Forum Help with HTPC build Forum Mini ITX Budget HTPC Forum New htpc from old stuff Forum HTPC Mobo+CPU ~$150 Forum Finally ready to upgrade Forum Dual GTX 560ti PSU upgrade Forum PC Upgrade help! Forum Upgrade from a i7 920 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !