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Which of these are a common characteristic of an LGA socket?

A) The pins are on the motherboard

B) The CPU connects to the LGA with SECC

C) Commonly paired with the Pentium II CPU

D) The pins are on the CPU package

E) You can probably get to Levittown faster if you fly into Kennedy

The answer: A) The pins are on the motherboard

An LGA socket is used on many modern CPUs, and one obvious characteristic is the large number of pins that are on the motherboard instead of the CPU package.

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