I have an HP Pavilion HPE Series Model# H8-1214 that was previously running Windows 7 (with no apparent issues). Awhile back, I tried updating it from Windows 7 to Windows 10 (free update); however, the process always failed. I contacted Microsoft support, and they had me wipe my hard drive with KillDisk. After that, they had me download and burn to a disc an ISO of Windows 10 to install on my machine. Still, though, the installation process failed. Microsoft then told me that the error I was getting could mean that my computers memory is bad. It's been awhile, but I finally decided to look into this problem. I ran MemTest, and sure enough, I had several thousand errors. I'm going to go ahead and replace my RAM, and I figured since it's already an older computer and I'm going to have it open anyway, I might as well upgrade the processor too.
The HP website says that the highest upgrade supported by the motherboard of my machine is the AMD FX-8150 (Zambezi) 125W. I can't seem to find this processor available anywhere on the internet new and at a reasonable price. I'm guessing it's because it's so old. On that note, I figure the documentation for my specific PC is probably also old, so I suppose there may be other processors that might work with my machine that simply aren't listed.
I was wondering if I could instead use a AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0 GHz (4.2 GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Desktop Processor instead of the FX-8150? (NewEgg.com says its an "newer version" of the FX8150.) If not, are there other options that are more easily obtainable than the FX-8150?
-Here's a link to HP's specifications page for my exact machine: https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c03154290
-Everything in my machine is the original hardware with no alterations or upgrades