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Old 08-26-2005, 01:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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this is never happend to me before but what happends if you have no miterial

between the heatsink and the cpu like artic silver or themalpads??? ive always wounderd
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you get little gaps between CPU and heatsink, resulting in less effective cooling. it's completely fine, you'll just get a bit lower temps with it on.
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higher temps mean lower life span of a CPU... It's kinda like not having enough or any oil in an engine. It might work for awhile, but performance will suck and eventually...BOOM!!!!!
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it doesn't affect computers adversly. oil in a car is much more important than thermal paste on a CPU.
in fact, I'd compare oil in a car to what sort of cooling it has. if a car had low oil, it would be equivalent to a really tiny heatsink that barely gets the temps down.

thermal paste can give slightly lower temperatures, however a CPU can function completely fine without it.
the ony parts that would wear out are the mechanical parts (especially the hard drive)
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wow thanks for all the great information guys once again great support
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