Best Upgrade for Q8200?

Motherboard:
Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC.
Model CM5570
Version Rev X.0x
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model P45/P43/G45/G43
Chipset Revision A3
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model 82801JR (ICH10R)

CPU:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200
Cores 4
Threads 4
Name Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200
Code Name Yorkfield
Package Socket 775 LGA
Technology 45nm
Specification Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz
Family 6
Extended Family 6
Model 7
Extended Model 17
Stepping A
Revision R0
Instructions MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, Intel 64
Virtualization Unsupported
Hyperthreading Not supported
Bus Speed 333.0 MHz
Rated Bus Speed 1332.0 MHz
Stock Core Speed 2333 MHz
Stock Bus Speed 333 MHz
Average Temperature 47 °C


Im looking to upgrade my CPU and keep my existing motherboard to support a new graphic card which is: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127565&cm_re=GTX_560_ti-_-14-127-565-_-Product

I rather spend the money on a new CPU and Graphic Card if possible without upgrading the motherboard aswell.

Any feedback is really appreciated.
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  1. Quote:
    are you shure you dont have a OEM motherboard? anyway your current CPU will be able to handle the 560ti upgrade, without major bottlenecking/no bottlenecking.

    [EDIT]:
    you should make sure your PSU is up to scratch and able to handle the GPU upgrade.



    Im pretty sure i have an OEM Motherboard. Wow someone else said it would have alot of bottlenecking!
  2. Quote:
    are you shure you dont have a OEM motherboard? anyway your current CPU will be able to handle the 560ti upgrade, without major bottlenecking/no bottlenecking.

    [EDIT]:
    you should make sure your PSU is up to scratch and able to handle the GPU upgrade.



    How do i know if i have an OEM Motherboard?
  3. Quote:
    if you bought it prebuilt, eg off a company like HP, Acer etc.


    Yes i bought my computer prebuilt.
  4. Quote:
    lol just read my post, forgot to finish, but prebuilts (except dell) all use OEM motherboard which are often locked to what CPU you can use.

    i think your PC is this one:
    http://www.asus.com/Desktop/Entertainment/Essentio_CM5570/#overview



    Do you mean CPU you can use or GPU you can use?
  5. Quote:
    only the CPU you can use not the GPU.



    So i cant use the GTX 560 TI?
  6. You can put whatever the hell GPU you want in it as long as the motherboard supports it and you have enough juice to run it. Check the BIOS of the asus because some asus models allow overclocking etc (i know mine does and it runs a somewhat bastardized rampage 2 gene x58 board).
  7. lilotimz said:
    You can put whatever the hell GPU you want in it as long as the motherboard supports it and you have enough juice to run it. Check the BIOS of the asus because some asus models allow overclocking etc (i know mine does and it runs a somewhat bastardized rampage 2 gene x58 board).



    How do i check if the motherboard supports it? Do you mean like pci-e (sorry if i called it wrong) etc.


    Im pretty sure my BIOS is locked i went to it yesterday and couldnt seemed to change anything or maybe it was outdated
  8. anyway thanks for all your help
  9. Best answer selected by silverbrit.
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