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Hi all,

I received my chip today (In Retail box) and I see there is a hole in the front... i googled and got minimal response. Can anyone tell me whats the purpose of it? (Jokes like 'So AMD engineers can peek thru it" will be welcomed after the issue have been sorted)

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post #2 of 34
Hole in the CPU or the box?
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315

In the CPU itself.
 
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i would send it back, i know nothing about intel shipping, but it doesnt sound good, it sure doesnt sound like it belongs there
 
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post #5 of 34
Perfectly normal, and common. They did the same things with the older PGA 478 CPUs.

I don't know why they do it though, it seems almost pointless.
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post #6 of 34
Not sure what it's for but it definitely is supposed to be that way by the way it looks.
post #7 of 34
It's there to insert a temperature probe if I'm not mistaken. Anyway, that's not the CPU itself, only the heatspreader so nothing to worry about.
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post #8 of 34
I had the same hole on my old LGA775 Q6700
    
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post #9 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snowmen View Post

It's there to insert a temperature probe if I'm not mistaken. Anyway, that's not the CPU itself, only the heatspreader so nothing to worry about.

This.

There's really nothing to worry about
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post #10 of 34
The hole is supposed to be there.
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