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Replacing e6600 for e8500 on MSI P965

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February 15, 2014 7:04:34 PM

I managed to get an e8500 for about 30 bucks and went to install directly as a replacement for my e6600.

However the system locked at <del> to enter setup screen. I replaced the e6600 and it worked fine. Is there something i need to do prior to installing the e8500? I have the latest firmware upgrade on my MSI P965 Platinum motherboard. Will it work even if i don't connect new cpu with thermal paste?

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February 15, 2014 7:13:47 PM

This chart says it should work: http://us.msi.com/product/mb/P965-Platinum.html#/?div=C...

Are you sure you have the latest BIOS?

Also, whenever you replace the CPU, you should also replace the thermal paste.
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February 15, 2014 7:24:52 PM

Yes thanks for chart - i did check this one prior to purchasing the new chip.
Ok Thanks re paste - but not having should not affect whether i even get to the start screen should it?

Is there something i have to do to the MB prior to installing chip? Or does it detect that there is a new chip and adapt?
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February 15, 2014 7:32:08 PM

The one time I went from Core 2 Duo to Core 2 Quad I did was put the new chip in and away I went. You may want to try clearing the CMOS of the motherboard, but other than that I don't know.
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