I have a TV card which I have been using quite a bit. Despite offering the option to convert the recorded programs to mpg it mostly saves then as ts files. I use Xilisoft to convent them to mpg, which I then edit. This uses a lot of cpu capacity, 98 - 100%, and this has been going on for several weeks since I got the card. I discovered last weekend, while running Piriform Speccy during a conversion, that this high cpu use was producing high temperatures, 96º to be exact. Once I discovered this I aborted the conversion and replaced the cpu fan with a gaming model. When replacing the fan it was discovered that the paste that lives between the cpu and fan housing had completely dried out, so my question is have I done lasting damage to the cpu? How do I test for this?