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HTPC - Graphics card for old pc

by Casmo123 / January 16, 2013 9:00 PM PST


I bought one of these http://uk.ts.fujitsu.com/rl/servicesupport/techsupport/professionalpc/ESPRIMO/E/EsprimoE5710.htm secondhand a while back to basically use as a htpc extender for the bedroom. While its powerful enough for this purpose, the onboard graphics are not up to pushing xbmc/wmc smoothly (it will do it but its clunky) I bought a Radeon HD 5450 HyperMemory - HDMI - 512 MB GDDR3 - PCI-Express 2.0 (11166-08-20R) but the machine did not not like it, presumably its not compatible with the motherboard.
Can anyone tell me what type of card I need and where I might be able to get my hands on one? many thanks.


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 17, 2013 12:34 AM PST

That card has been used many many times in many many PCs. HOWEVER I find many of today's owners unable to install drivers and will call such an incompatibility.

Why did you get the 512MB model when the 1GB is usually 29 bucks?


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by samkh / January 17, 2013 1:19 PM PST

make it practically an impossible task. PCIe cards you find on the market usually need a full size slot and you only have one short slot. Don't think you'll find any PCI cards with HDMI. There are USB-to-HDMI adapters but I doubt they would perform better than your onboard video.

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