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What's that orange/copper cylinder in a stock 478 heatsink

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Hi everyone. I've just removed the hsf from my pc. It seems that the stock Heatsink has some kind of orange/copper cylinder in the center.

Any ideas what that is?
And is it safe to clean it?
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post #2 of 4
That would just be the copper core of the Intel stock HSF. It is safe to clean it so go right ahead.
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Thank you

Just out of curiousity... what is it for?
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post #4 of 4
Copper is just a better heat conductor than aluminum is so they just put that there to dispate heat easier.
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