Thank you for your reply. I would be grateful if it can also be sent to my email address:***@******.***. I will take the info to my local computer shop which is Tecnikk Computers of Macclesfield. I will need to decide on what type of upgrades to make and discuss it with them and yourself making sure that is all within guarantee.
I am not a technical person and so from my knowledge I am making a good rating.
The maximum pocessor for the machine in question as you advised is an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 Processor 3.0-GHz, 12M L2 cache, 1333 MHz FSB with vPro Technology (SFF) (CMT).
My local computer store attempted to obtain it but found that it is no longer manufactured and only second hand ones are available. The HP Compaq 8000 will only last as loing as the processor does and so it would not be a good idea to replace a new processor with a second hand one.
I appreciate the quality of the advice but I am not in a financial position to be able to afford it and so reluctantly have to cancel my membership.