I hate to bother everyone with so many questions, but, I am still learning as I go. In any case, I am wondering if the adhesive strip on the bottom of the heat sink should be used in conjunction with some thermal greese on the processor? I noticed when the heat sink was removed, there was thermal greese on the core of the processor, so, I assume that both have to be used. Additionally, it looks like the protective film has been removed too and reattached. Under these conditions, I think it would be wiser to go ahead and put thermal greese on the processor, but, only after carefully removing the old buildup.
Does everyone else concur with this?