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Thermal paste or pad

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For my first build i bought a Pentium D 805 after newegg shipped it i realized i didnt have any past so i went down to our local pc shop and bought a tube ...for $10 FING dollars then the processor arrives and the heatsink has a thermal pad so my question would be

Thermal Pad
or
Thermal Paste
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The Knob Goblin
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I5-3750k ASROCK Fatal1ty p67 Performance Sapphire 7950 8GB Mushkin 1600 
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Antec 900 two 
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Thermal Paste. Thermal Pads are nasty to take off if you do any CPU or HSF upgrading and they just are bad. Just make sure you dont over-apply your thermal paste.
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2x640GB WD in RAID 0+1TB Seagate 7200.11 HP LightScribe DVD Burner Windows 7 Ultimate x64 22" Samsung 720p HDTV 
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