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Does applying a thermal solution reduce the life of the processor

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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.....
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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.
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January 25, 2010 4:52:26 PM

yeah a thermal compound.....
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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.
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January 26, 2010 10:59:58 AM

Why would you think that using thermal compound would reduce the life of your CPU?
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January 26, 2010 3:09:14 PM

Best answer selected by shravankale.
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