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Board Layout and Features
There isn't really anything special about the CPU socket, though we have noticed that more and more ICs are making it into the processor cage space. You will also notice two 3-pin fan headers located towards the bottom of the picture marked CPU fan and NB/2nd fan. I must applaud DFI for thinking ahead; even though the board comes with a passive Northbridge cooling solution they are providing a convenient upgrade path for anyone wishing to move to an active cooling solution.