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post #21 of 34
Looks like a good spot for a flux capacitor
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post #22 of 34
My i7 3820 has it and I like it!
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post #23 of 34
that whole is for thermal expansion, so when you do LN2 or the CPU gets too hot, the metal can safely expand. Maybe they only do it on 130W CPUs, but my bloomfields and gilftowns didn't have one.
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post #24 of 34
I thought it was a smoke hole biggrin.gif
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post #25 of 34
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Originally Posted by Petrol View Post

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

What if the 'paint' and copper dust gets in there? thinking.gif
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post #26 of 34
THe hole is fine.

When they place the thermal transfer plate, the metal plate with all the engraving on it that you apply your goop on, they need a hole to allow air to leak out thereby giving a good seal and contact. The hole is fine. It will not hurt anything. I do not believe it is there for a thermal probe of any kind as there would be no way to get a solid heatsink application if a wire was sticking out.
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post #27 of 34
Mine has a hole. Working fine at an overclock for months.
    
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post #28 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by b0z0 View Post

I had the same hole on my old LGA775 Q6700

Same Here.
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post #29 of 34
Sorry to revive this thread..so it's perfectly fine if my TIM seeps through the hole? I can't wipe all the TIM away from it no matter how hard I tried. redface.gif
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post #30 of 34
there are loose contacts under the IHS so if the TIM is conductive at all its totally not fine
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