I bought the AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE Deneb 3.4GHz from Newegg and it came in the mail yesterday. I looked at the heatsink and it looks like it has thermal compound on it. Do you know if the stock thermal compound and/ or he cooler are any good?
Do you plan to overclock? If not, then the standard-issue heatsink is adequate, unless you live in the Mojave Desert with no AC