Summary: I purchased this card to upgrade the graphics in a Dell Dimension E510 computer (circa 2006) whose original graphics card couldn't decode the ever increasing quantity of streaming video out there which uses more modern codecs (AVC, H.264, etc.).
you should be looking for a 620/720 or better video card instead
E. Bricker "Southcross", Amazon
9 June 2015
Summary: For a HTPC this is more than an ideal video card. Low power, silent, Nvidia powered so it just works. If you are buying this for gaming, you should be looking for a 620/720 or better video card instead.
Summary: I bought this for a silent Linux Home theater PC, and it hasn't disappointed. This thing is silent, can handle anything thrown at it (media wise), and works great with Linux. Word of warning: the heat sink is actually pretty beefy, so it's unlikely to fit in very cramped spots.
Summary: I have two of these now. The first I bought to use in my Linux HTPC running MythTV. It's silent, has a low profile bracket, and can offload the video decoding from my CPU, allowing me to use a very low power CPU (in my case, a Sempron 2650).
Summary: Works great with my Dell 3847 computer. Windows 7 says it found drivers for it, but my duel monitors would not work until I ran the CD that comes with it. I like the 1GB of extra RAM that is on this. It frees my computer RAM up. Movies run smooth and clear on just 1.6 GB of computer RAM.
Summary: This video card is perfect for a HTPC. It's fanless so there is no additional noise. It does take up 2 spaces because of the size of the heatsink, but if you are using it for a HTPC, there shouldn't be anything else in the way.
Summary: This is a low-power card which is ideal for HTPC use. It comes with two additional brackets for a low-profile application. I put it into an old inspiron core-2 duo I'm using as a blue-ray player and media streamer. The card appears to support hdcp via the hdmi interface.
Summary: A budget choice on a re-build, Without extensive testing, wasn't sure what the problem was on old build, motherboard, CPU, or graphics card. I did get to salvage the old hard drive! The ASUS GT610 is quiet, unlike my old fan cooled card. Whit more satisfaction in performance.
Summary: Shut down the computer, plugged it in, restarted the computer and both monitors came up working on the new graphics card. Put in the CD and ran the setup and it maximized the settings. It even searched for games on my system and reset the graphics options.