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?