two questions regarding my intel core 2 duo processor (E6600 2.4Ghz)
first off, when i bought it and the rest of my last major upgrade's when installing it, i realized that there was actually no mention of thermal paste in the packaging, nor did it come with any, this had me wondering wether or not to actually apply the thermal paste of my own that i have.
i concluded that perhaps it was not needed as you would expect a retail package of this processor to have paste on the heatsink at the very least! :s any thoughts on this? i have noticed that the temps are worryingly high, altho that may also be down to the airflow within my pc, wich admittedly does need to be re-thought.
an additional question.. not so much related to the above is.. when looking at the required specs of a pc game (Crysis) i noticed that the cpu requirements were 3.2Ghz or there abouts. it had me wondering, what about dual core processors? mine being of the 2.4Ghz variety, and with 2 cores it would add up to 4.8Ghz, but is this really how it works? i assumed that the specs written were applying to a single core processor, but i am unsure of wether the 2 cores actually work together or not to add up to more than the specs required?
i hope that makes sense to people!,
thank u in advance for any thoughts and help u might have.