Dynex Thermal Compound

Hello all,

I'm sorry to clog up your overclocking forum with such an inane question; but, I am really concerned about my newly purchased parts (still in the mail:)). I purchased the AMD X4 black edition (the deneb? 3.4 GHZ model) to put on an MSI motherboard. My concern is that I did not purchase new thermal paste and have just realized that my Arctic Silver (or the early 2008 iteration of it) is over 2 years old and has been left out in the trunk of my car for extended periods of time :/

I have no intention of overclocking the system; so, I went down to best buy and bought the brand they had on-site (Dynex) assuming that it would handle the BONE STOCK settings that I intend to run the machine in. Needless to say, I am now having second thoughts on the matter and any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Should I trade up for the Arctic Silver?

I have pasted the exact parts I have purchased below. Again, I do not intend to overclock this system.

Also, to avoid making another thread, will my stock heat sinks and fans be adequate to run this system @ stock?


EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI ...
Item #: N82E16814130433
VGA Replacement Only Return Policy
MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813130223
Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9T-6GBNQ
Item #: N82E16820231223
Memory Standard Return Policy
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754
Software Standard Return Policy
CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-650HX 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power ...
Item #: N82E16817139012
Standard Return Policy
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ965FBGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103727
CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811129058
Limited Replacement Only Return Policy

I choose to buy my HD at the local Best Buy along with the thermal paste out of concerns that it could be damaged in shipping, thus opening me up for an extended RMA process.

The HD is a Caviar Black 1 TB and is the 3.0 GB/S SATA variety. Model # is WD10000LSRTL
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  1. Great components!

    Highly recommend that you but some new AS5 thermal compound - this is a known and proven product. And on this site, there are plenty of posts regarding the right way to apply AS5. Consider the fact that it takes quite a bit of time and effort to re-do the thermal compound if you use unknown compound and you run into a high temps issue.

    I know that you don't intend to do any OC, but most people end up trying that anyway. It's good to keep that in mind.

    Stock CPU cooling?

    Good luck!
  2. There may be a concern with one of your component selections, the ram. The package your selecting is for 3 chips which means you'll be running in single channel mode. That package is made up for a triple channel board but you can run only 2 or 4 chips in a dual channel board unless you intend to run in single channel mode.
    Yes, trade up.
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