Thermal Grease....

My Q6600 processor just arrived in the mail today, I ordered it from ebay. It does not look like my processor has any thermal grease on it, but do you think I will need to apply any even if I'm not planning on OC'ing it?

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  1. EDIT: I noticed the heatsink i bought has thermal grease already applied, if it makes a difference
  2. its only been in the last 6 months or so that there have been regular 'do i need thermal compound' questions, whats happened? I remember 3-4 years ago the alternative thermal compound tests, toothpaste, peanut butter etc.

    YES YOU DO, and yes its notmally on the heatsink if pre-applied. Make sure its secure as the push pins are tricky and require a fair amount of force, else it will run hot.
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