Athlon XP and Hardware Accleration

affroman112

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I have an old computer that I would like to turn into a HTPC for an old 1080i CRT Rear Projection HDTV.

The system has an:
Athlon XP 2800+
1 GB Ram
Biostar Board with AGP and PCI
On-its-deathbed Geforce FX 5200

I would like to add an 8400 GS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814187041&cm_re=8400_gs-_-14-187-041-_-Product

My hope is that with Windows 7 and the proper codecs this machine will play 1080p mkvs in media center.

Does anyone know if this will work or am I asking too much? Will the PCI interface affect performance for watching HD videos?

Thanks for looking.
 

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