Hole in Sandy Bridge-E Heatspreader

Although i've seen LGA 2011 cpu's all the time, i didn't realize until today that they all have a single hole in the corner of their heat spreader. Can someone tell me what it's for and if it would be bad if thermal past got in the hole?
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  1. OCGL16 said:
    Although i've seen LGA 2011 cpu's all the time, i didn't realize until today that they all have a single hole in the corner of their heat spreader. Can someone tell me what it's for and if it would be bad if thermal past got in the hole?


    I also noticed that in an old Pentium 4 Wilmette CPU and that was something I wondered about to.
  2. All I could find online was that it was for some sensor on lga 2011.
  3. www.lmgtfy.com/?q=LGA+2011+heatspreader+hole
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