Originally Posted by ownage
Retail always has a heatsink. But i would get rid of that thermal pad. Thermal pad = no no. Use some AS5 (and whatever you do, dont EVEN look at the Cool labratory liquid metal crap.)
Agreed. Thermal pads aren't the greatest for keeping the CPU cool. I switched to Arctic Silver 5 right away and it cools much much better. So, despite the fact that the CPU will come with a thermal pad or pre-applied thermal paste, i recommend you clean that off and re-apply it yourself.