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.
The computer is a HP Pavilion Media Center s7620.uk (upgraded to win7)
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?