A family member recently gave me an old broken pc, after fixing it I set it up as a htpc (running XBMC) for my living room and it's great for what I need it for, but I was wondering if I would be able to upgrade the gfx card just to make things run a little smoother.
Unfortunately the spec sheet has no mention of the PSU, and PSUs/voltages/watts/amps all tends to go over my head so I'm unsure where to start.
Basically the graphics card will need to: -Be small enough to fit in the case (which is of a non-standard size, smaller than microATX but larger than miniITX) -Be powered though the PCI slot -Consume a small amount of power -Perform better than the current card (GeForce 7500 LE) -Support audio through HDMI
I saw a previous post like this that was posted some time ago but the original poster never mentioned if his upgrade worked for him.
I was thinking about getting either a GeForce 620/630 or Radeon 6570.
Would any of these be compatible, or are there better cards available that would work on my system?
Thanks for your help.
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They should be compatible. HD 6570 would be a perfect fit .