What is a Ziff?

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?
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More about what ziff
  1. Are you talking about ZIF? That would be Socket A/478/939,etc.

    See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero_Insertion_Force
  2. The guy was talking about a Ziff for the 1366 i7 socket...?
  3. He was probably referring to the lock-down mechanism as the ZIF because he never fully got what ZIF was all about.
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