What is a Ziff? Tags: Heatsinks Motherboards Overclocking Last response: June 28, 2009 3:36 AM in Overclocking Share Bluescreendeath a b V Motherboard June 28, 2009 3:02:37 AM I've read a couple reviews on coolers that mentioned removing the "ziff" on the motherboard when installing the heatsink. Unfortunately, there were no pictures, so I have no idea what a ziff is. I've googled it...to no avail. My guess is the thing that locks the CPU in place...? Is that even removeable? Any clues? More about : ziff Shadow703793 a b V Motherboard a b K Overclocking June 28, 2009 3:08:28 AM Are you talking about ZIF? That would be Socket A/478/939,etc. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero_Insertion_Force Bluescreendeath a b V Motherboard June 28, 2009 3:21:03 AM The guy was talking about a Ziff for the 1366 i7 socket...? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Proximon a b V Motherboard June 28, 2009 3:36:58 AM He was probably referring to the lock-down mechanism as the ZIF because he never fully got what ZIF was all about. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Ziff Davis: Barcelona will not be the Intel quad-core killer Forum SLI/Crossfire Adoption Survey | REPLY FROM ZIFF/DAVIS! Forum Solvedwhat PSU and CASe to buy Forum SolvedIs This A Good Build For What Games I Want Forum SolvedWhat SSD is best for me? Forum SolvedWhat size should the profile picture be? Forum SolvedWhat GPU do you recommend me to buy? Forum SolvedWhat's the cheapest way to upgrade my PC? Forum SolvedTell me what you think. Forum SolvedNeed help deciding what mobo to buy Forum SolvedWhat are the Nvidia Teslas' for and why are they so much money? Forum SolvedWhat is the best Graphics card fit for my system? Forum SolvedWhat happens when a game does not support SLI ? Forum SolvedWhat drivers do I need Forum SolvedI've figured out what I should buy for my first build, but is it worth it? Forum SolvedWhat motherboard shuold i get Forum SolvedIf I put my OS and programs on my SSD what do I use my HDD for? Forum SolvedWhat is the Best AMD Alternative for i5 4670 / 4690 and ASUS H78 / H79 Pro ? Forum SolvedWhat Ports can I use to connect fans Forum SolvedWhat's the best Hard drive? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !