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When I bought my i7 870 the retailer didn't have any thermal compound in stock but told me that the processor came with thermal paste for first use.
When I installed the fan I noticed it had three lines(?) on the contact surface. My brother suggested that this was the thermal compound.
Have I been informed correctly? Does the processor come with thermal compound for first use. I ask because the installtion quick guide that came with the processor said to spread some thermal compound on the top of the processor before installing it.
Con someone confirm the the i7 870 IS a 64bit processor. I looked at the manual that came with it and didn't see any confirmation.