however, i think u were suppose to clean off the remains of the old pad thing...but i dont think it'll pose a problem.
this was my first time building a computer from scratch and i made of mistake of putting on the heatsink witht he pad on it because i thought it was stock paste on the bottom of the heatsink... well i had a friend come over and he put on paste. The thing is what was left on the pad transfered onto the surface of the processor and now it goes HEATSINK > THERMAL PASTE > PAD from stock heatsink > to CPU? Is there any serious problem to this????