|"Excessive heat causes the CPU thermal grease poor"|
Wrong! Thermal paste that's not applied correctly causes the CPU to overheat. And if the CPU gets hot enough, it WILL shutdown the system to prevent itself from burning out. It does NOT prevent data from being recovered - the hard drive can always be removed & the data recovered by connecting it to another working system if necessary. But the easiest fix would be to make sure the thermal paste & heatsink are properly installed.
Find the thermal paste application instructions for your CPU using the following: http://www.arcticsilver.com/methods...
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