Originally posted by PZEROFGH
the retail always comes with some thermal thingy on the bottom
But does it have a strip that covers the paste? Because on my motherboard installation guide it says:
"1. If your heat sink already has a patch of thermal paste on its underside, peel the strip that covers the paste."
I didn't see any such strip on mine... unless it was clear. I just took off the big plastic bottom casing and mounted it on. Was there a clear strip covering the thermal paste on anyone else's AMD Athlon64 processor?