@cornbredx: Thank You for that. Yes I do understand that the thermal paste is just for the heatsink and the processor. If the overclocking really is not needed for the set up I am projecting on having here then I would also prefer not to do that if it is not needed because of the effects (again I do know them clearly, also if you are interested the gaming laptop was an Asus G73Jh, it had a overclock button right on the keyboard). Ultimately I might try overclocking first for the exprience of doing it and knowing how to do it and then to see if it does do any of a noticeable difference from my eyes and point of view. And if it ends up not being the case then I will leave it alone. I want all my parts here to be as long lasting as possible. This is ending up being a very costly endeavor of mine after all.