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Hey guys and gals,

I was going through some old parts and noticed something weird when I cleaned this CPU

Check it out



See the bottom left corner? looks like the exit point of a bullet hole, like something punched right out, funny thing is that there's nothing on the other side... so I figure something blew inside it...

Pretty freaky... thought I'd share...

any ideas?
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A lot of P4's of that day have the hole, its for thermal paste to escape into the CPU (During thermal expansion) so that it does not make a overflow over your CPU and out the sides of the heatsink.
Edited by Darkknight512 - 3/31/11 at 7:05am
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post #3 of 36
looks like someone tried to make it into a necklace or a keychain. Looks like a drill bit was going into that old P4
post #4 of 36
Fill er with thermal paste and itll be good.... On a serious note, holy heck
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Originally Posted by Darkknight512 View Post
A lot of P4's of that day have the hole, its for thermal paste to escape into the CPU so that it does not make a blanket over your CPU.
Really? hmmmm (thanks BTW)


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Originally Posted by The Master Chief View Post
looks like someone tried to make it into a necklace or a keychain. Looks like a drill bit was going into that old P4
yeah exactly!
Edited by PCWIZMTL - 3/31/11 at 7:08am
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Quote:
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A lot of P4's of that day have the hole, its for thermal paste to escape into the CPU (During thermal expansion) so that it does not make a overflow over your CPU and out the sides of the heatsink.
This. i have a couple old P4s as well as 478 celerons, all of them have that hole, its completely normal. but those scratches, not so much.
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Really? hmmmm
That may not be the exact reason but
http://www.google.ca/images?q=pentiu...w=1280&bih=607

Lots of holes!!!
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post #8 of 36
How in the world did you scratch it up so badly? That hole cannot be and aftermath of an explosion lol! Thats just nuts.
     
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post #9 of 36
Yep, my old P4 had that hole too. It's perfectly fine. Besides, doesn't it look too neatly cut to be anything resulted from damage?
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post #10 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by PCWIZMTL View Post
Really? hmmmm


Also, it means that it's a socket 478 P4 if you're ever in doubt and cant read the writing on the CPU.
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