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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.

Whats the purpose of Temperature probe? (Besides the obvious) I meant that how can one probe the temperature of the chip without any heatsink on? Or am I missing something here?
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Whats the purpose of Temperature probe? (Besides the obvious) I meant that how can one probe the temperature of the chip without any heatsink on? Or am I missing something here?

Those things are pretty seriously flat....
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I dunno.Others I've seen are like that..
It's not around the chip..and all the transistors are on the back
(I have where the chip is outlined in red)
Er..don't use conductive TIM? ph34r-smiley.gif
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Whats the purpose of Temperature probe? (Besides the obvious) I meant that how can one probe the temperature of the chip without any heatsink on? Or am I missing something here?

you just insert the probe and then install the heatsink normally.

also: to OP, mine also has a hole so no worries smile.gif
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I dunno.Others I've seen are like that..
It's not around the chip..and all the transistors are on the back
(I have where the chip is outlined in red)

that's not how SB-E dies are shaped.

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I honestly haven't seen an Intel chip with a hole in the heatspreader since the 478 P4s. I just installed a C2 Stepping 3930k two weeks ago and it didn't have a hole in the heat spreader. Where did you purchase the chip?
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I honestly haven't seen an Intel chip with a hole in the heatspreader since the 478 P4s. I just installed a C2 Stepping 3930k two weeks ago and it didn't have a hole in the heat spreader. Where did you purchase the chip?

You sure it didn't have a hole? afaik all the SB-E chips have it.

I'll post it again, mine:

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You sure it didn't have a hole? afaik all the SB-E chips have it.
I'll post it again, mine:
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Balls! You're right...it did have a hole in it redface.gif

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Also, this was the reasoning for it on the old P4s. My guess is that they couldn't afford any irregularities in the heat spreader surface on SB-E due to the massive die underneath so they put the hole there to prevent the pressure from warping the heat spreader. Just a guess
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It is for gas pressure to escape during the curing process.

 

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Take this as a sign that Intel wants you to lap it thumb.gif
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