ASUS MOBO and CPU Memory cooler help needed please

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ASUS "A7N8X-E Deluxe" nForce2 Ultra 400 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU AMD XP Barton 3000+
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro AGP
80 gig HDD
1024 megs of Crucial 64X64 memory
500Watt Power Supply
I received these two items free when ordering products and am not sure if they are any good or worth using.
I tried to register my MOBO on the ASUS website this morning however they keep saying that it's not the right serial number. I checked the outside of the box, the mobo itself and the packing slip from New Egg.com where I paid for a new one not a used one. Also there were 5 things missing from the box. I called New Egg and they promised to send me another box of all the things that come with this mobo. Up until now I have been building a lot cheaper computers and the AUSU has a lot more parts so I was not sure what was missing just that the items and the number I was supposed to have didn't add up.
Also is the thermal gel or the pads better for the CPUs/Heat Sink/Fans?
I know this is a lot to deal with but I respect all of your advice.
Thanks, Jac
 

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Well I can't make out your pictures but it won't hurt to use coolers for the RAM or chipset. The board alreadt has a heatsink on the Northbridge but you could put the other one on the southbridge. If you plan to overclcok then this help disipate any additional heat thats generated.

I personally like thermal paste over pads and I think they do a better job at transfering heat.
 
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