Hello, I just purchased my first ever intel processor. (My hand-me-down P100 doesnt count) I have had a Duron and two athlons, and have used amd all of my life. Now, about this heatspreader on my 2.4C, WHAT IN GODS NAME IS THE HOLE THERE FOR?! I am really worried, that i might get my thermal paste in therem and short the processor. Its this stuff i got from the local pc shop, and not until i was driving home did i realize that on the side of the syringe, it said "10% Silver" i was like WTF?! At first, i was like, ok i didnt want this, then i was like, schweet, arctic silver lol, for $1.61! YES lol, 1.0Grams of it, then i was like, wtf, wut if i short something?! Now i put it on my vga card (5200 NU) cuz that dont have a HOLE IN IT, but if it oozes into the heatspreader hole, my proc is gone, as in $157. Umm, NOT GOOD. How much do i need for a P4, just a fair sized blob in the middle, and let the H/S spread it? Thats what i'd imagine, i dont like spreading my paste around with a credit card, i like it to spread itself around. Im new to this....so, have some sympathy lol. Its just bugging me, "WHAT is that HOLE?"