Alright, I have a question that reveals just how painfully new I am to this whole computer building jazz. UPS just showed up today with my last part for my new PC, the CPU. But I was told by a buddy at work that it would be wise to pick up some Silver Thermal Compound. So I bought it. Now I need to apply the stuff. Huge brick wall!!! After a little searching I found this link... http://www.ehow.com/how_2125980_use-silver-thermal-compound.html ... which in turn brings me to my painful question. What side of the CPU is the core? Is it the side with all the chips on it? and if so, is it the center part or the outter part? Or is it just the part that is facing upwards when the CPU is installed? Any input would be appriciated.