Solved Does applying a thermal solution reduce the life of the processor Tags: Power Supplies Processors AMD Components Last response: January 26, 2010 3:09 PM in Components Share shravankale January 25, 2010 4:34:31 PM I wanted to know if the life of my AMD X4 955 would be reduced by applying a thermal solution..... More about : applying thermal solution reduce life processor JohnnyLucky a c 248 ) Power supply January 25, 2010 4:43:33 PM Do you mean thermal compound which is applied between the cpu and the cpu heatsink? The thermal compound is necessary to help cool the cpu. shravankale January 25, 2010 4:52:26 PM yeah a thermal compound..... Related resources Would air from 2 fans negatively interact & reduce flow? - Forum Blob vs spread ( applying thermal paste) - Forum Persistent overheating after applying new thermal paste - Forum Re: Applied Thermal Paste but need Help! - Forum Thermal Paste Removal/Installation Guide - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution tserich January 25, 2010 5:02:45 PM Thermal compound is important for keeping your CPU cool which should help keep your CPU working longer. Maintaining low temperatures helps keep your components working longer. jsc a c 144 ) Power supply January 26, 2010 10:59:58 AM Why would you think that using thermal compound would reduce the life of your CPU? shravankale January 26, 2010 3:09:14 PM Best answer selected by shravankale. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumMaintaining a laptop for as long a life possible Forumtest of thermal pad on AMD ForumX1950 PRO Overheating: The final solution . ForumJust received my core i5 3470, is thermal paste pre applied ? ForumDoes the intel core i7 860 processor fan come with Thermal compound on it alread ForumAMD vs. Intel: Battery Life Investigated ForumDo not use thermal paste ForumDoes Windows Vista Reduce Overclocking? ForumThermal Paste life ForumCPU Overheating @ 75C + Applied new thermal compound ForumPSU Help ForumDell Precision 650 processor upgrade ForumWill a dual core socket m processor work in a socket 478 ForumDell computers dimension 8300 can you get a faster processor and ram? ForumDoes Dell processor blow onto or pull hot off processor More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !