What to do for thermal paste on a CPU that has a hole on the plate?

By kenwas
Jan 14, 2011
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  1. hi

    I asume its not safe to have thermal past over flow in to the hole on the cpu ...

    Its on the corner wear the arow(<)(sorry cant spell) indicator is.
    The hole is about 1/16th inch across .

    What do I do.

    I fell real dumb 4 asking this.Seeing there's many post on applying thermal past .
  2. CamaroMullet

    CamaroMullet TS Rookie Posts: 93

    So it's in one of the holes in the motherboard socket?
  3. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,011   +18

    what cpu do you have?

    some older CPUs came with holes, I'm sure the manufacturers expected that thermal paste would get on them.
  4. kenwas

    kenwas TS Rookie Topic Starter

    the chip is a celeron SL5VR.

    it originally had the thermal pad .I cleaned the chip.

    no its a hole on the chip (cpu) kinda locks like a heat shroud.
  5. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,520   +223


    That hole?
  6. kenwas

    kenwas TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ha.. >_< ya sorry for the delay.
    so do I avoid it or fill it up lol
  7. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,240   +92

    No need to "fill it up" and nothing negative will happen if some happens to slip in. Just apply the paste on the heatspreader as usual and all will be fine :).
  8. kenwas

    kenwas TS Rookie Topic Starter


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