"TweakTown has a reply from the guys at ASUS about the ASUS A7V Socket A Clip Problems which they reported yesterday; the ASUS reply suggests why the clips on the Socket A's are being broken due to the amount of force being applied by certain HSF's. The reply from ASUS implies that the Global Win FNP50 could contain to much force for the A7V clip. So, TweakTown highly recommend you do NOT use a Global Win FNP50 (or any other HSF with pressure over 300G) on your ASUS A7V Mobo. As it may indeed break or crack the clip. This does not excuse why a batch of A7V's clips shipped broken to Australia - who knows... TweakTown are not making any alligations to who is to blame, simply because we do not know who is to blame..."
FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN (http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/a7v_clip/)