Alrighty, I just got my parts yesterday and after a long day of reading manuals, I need to know what this is. I'm pretty sure it is one of the 12V rails that goes through me devices, is this correct? There are two of them.
I got an AMD Athlon 64 3700+, will this really perform comparable to an Intel 3.7GHz, what are the "equivalency numbers" based on?
Also, I didn't notice any thermal paste in the bow with the processor, is this already applied witha plastic seal over it? My friend's Intel was like that. I haven't taken the processor out of its protective case for obviouse reasons.
You help is appreciatied. :bald: