I am assembleing my P4 system now. Does the P4 cup come with thermal compound? i didn't find it in the retail box.
More aboutemergency needed thermal compound
The thermal compound should be a black square patch pre-installed at the bottom of the included heat sink. If it is there, then you can safely install the HSF onto the CPU chip without additional thermal compound.
Thanks for your information. I checked Intel website also. The original manual just has figure, no text for the instrution. Thanks again!