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  1. #1
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    M.2 location on DIMM.2 and protective film

    I just got my Maximus XI Extreme. I'm installing a Samsung 970 Pro M.2 into the ASUS DIMM.2. Does it matter on which side the M.2 is installed on?

    Also, is there a protective film on the LiveDash OLED display? I see the other two locations where the film is applied on the RGB glossy plastic.

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  2. #2
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    I imagine there is protective film on it, but it is hard to tell. I can see why you don't want to go scratching at it incase there isn't and you scratch the screen. I must admit I've missed some in the past and the heat as made it peel off itself.

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    Protective film seems hit or miss these days.
    Which side of the DIMM.2 doesn't matter for the most part.
    Just check your manual for shared lanes and configure around it.

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