I finally got all of the parts to assemble my new system unit and I wanted to install the processor chip, an Intel i3. I took the chip and fan out of the box, and I expected to find a small tube of thermal compound to apply to the top of the chip, but there was none. I took a look at the installation manual and it only illustrated putting the chip into the socket and installing the fan over it. On the bottom of the fan, where it contacts the chip, there are three small strips of a semi-sticky substance - a lot smaller than the top area of the chip. This may be a dumb question, but is this all the cooling interface that is required to keep the device from overheating?