A few weeks ago, I was given a Dell computer, 19 monitor & speakers & subwoofer; its a Dell Dimension XPS, Service Tag: 8CBMZ21.

I like the case design, so I would like to upgrade this computer. The CPU is 3.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4.

Looking to upgrade to the Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz. My question is will the Intel Core 2 run on the Dell Motherboard? The Chipset is the Intel i875PE.

Or do you think I am wasting my time with this computer?
Also, running Windows 7. I have the Windows 7 family pack (3 licenses)

Thanks for your help.