Okay my title is a little bit over exaggerated haha, but not really. Today I recieved my Intel Quad Core Q6600 processor! Im really happy and all, but I have some questions I desperately need to have anwsered! Okay, first of all, today I just want to install the processor with STOCK cooling and stuch, later on when my tower is closer to complete, I will add a Tuniq Tower 120. You can find all my build specs and such at this link: https://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?p=481125#post481125 I currently have the power supply, mother board, dvd R/W drives, and floppy disk drive installed. Today I would like to put the processor in just because it kills me to have it sit there haha. Okay, here are my question. No where in my little booklet that came with the processor does it say i NEED to put thermal grease on yet with the processor, it doesnt even show it in the installation pictures when putting the stock cooler on. So my first question is, for right now do i NEED to put thermal grease on the processor and then the heatsink on, or could I function right now without it and not kill the processor/put a huge load of strain on it without the grease. Hopefully you guys can help me out, you have before! Thanks, Keith.