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3930K IHS Hole + Coolaboratory Liquid Ultra...Problem?

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I got my 3930k rig up and running, and decided to reapply my MX-4 for better temps. Setting up my oc and waiting for my Liquid Ultra to arrive to see the difference. I noticed one thing though when I took off the heatsink to clean the processor today...

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That hole....Kinda scares me considering Liquid Ultra is literally liquid metal...and extremely conductive...Is this going to be an issue?..Am I going to have to work the material around it?....A bit worried once I saw this hole today =*(. What is it for?..and if the TIM gets in there, the liquid ultra that is...should I be worried?
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IDK I put liquid ultra on my 3930k and while I can't say that some got in the hole it wasn't a problem.

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It should be fine. I've delidded my 3770k and put CLU on the die and the top of the IHS and I'm sure that I put enough CLU on the IHS that it went on to the PCB as well as the die and mine is perfectly fine. Pretty sure the only parts that can be hurt by any conductive TIM is in and around the socket area and the bottom of the CPU itself.
post #4 of 7
It should be fine... pretty much all intel CPUs have one. most just happen to have it on the side rather than a direct hole on the top.

example of the 3770k



Note the black part on the PCB and the gap with the "glue"
 
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I'm tempted with CLU also - do the 3930Ks have the transistors (or whatever they are) like on 4770Ks? I'm just concerned with shorting something as it's electrically conductive...
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I'm tempted with CLU also - do the 3930Ks have the transistors (or whatever they are) like on 4770Ks? I'm just concerned with shorting something as it's electrically conductive...

I was thinking the same exact thing...But I doubt the sandybridge/-e's do. But it would suck to break my chip because of it =*(...
post #7 of 7
The hole acts as ventilation for the solder and glue to push air out as they mold into place. I would not worry about it.
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