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thermal compound
Last modified: Friday, April 28, 2006 

A thick substance that, in computer systems, is often used between the CPU core and surface of the heatsink to assist in the quick transferal of heat. Common thermal compound applications are found in micro-electronic, automotive, power generation and other performance-intensive markets. Thermal compound may also be called thermal grease.

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