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 : ForumHTPC - Graphics card for old machine ForumUpgrading old machine ForumWill new HTPC benefit from GPU upgrade ? ForumXBMC HTPC with old Packard Bell PC ForumUpgrade old HP m780n HTPC for HD Forum2 year old HTPC with Choppy playback only in HD ForumOld CPU upgrade - Intel LGA775 socket Forum1st time budget HTPC ForumOverheating GT430 in htpc machine ForumTrying to upgrade graphics card in old HP machine ForumUpgrade an old computer to play new games ForumWhich CPU for an HTPC ForumHelp with HTPC build ForumMini ITX Budget HTPC ForumNew htpc from old stuff ForumHTPC Mobo+CPU ~$150 ForumFinally ready to upgrade ForumDual GTX 560ti PSU upgrade ForumPC Upgrade help! ForumUpgrade from a i7 920 More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !