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A switching method called by field assisted spin switching has been investigated. A field assisted spin switching consists of a metal line induced magnetic field and a spin switching through a magnetic tunnel junction. It is a variation of a current induced switching and assisted by the magnetic field induced by the current-carrying metal line. Various current paths have been tested to investigate how and how much the spin switching contributes to the overall switching and the results will be explained. A computer simulation has been complemented to measure the degree of the thermal effect in the switching.