"The area around the well-placed socket A is kept nice and tidy. The row of tall capacitors placed to the left of the socket have a gap in the center that allows for easier insertion of the heatsink clip than that of many other motherboards. The other side of the socket does get a bit too close the first DIMM slot on the motherboard, but that is one of the costs you have to pay for a low width PCB. One very pleasant thing to note about the socket is that underneath the three clips on each side of the plastic socket are some white plastic strips that will prevent the metal heatsink clip from scratching the PCB and damaging it. "
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