Quote Originally Posted by FriendlyFire View Post
It's the latch holding the CPU that scares the shit out of me. I could hear the entire thing crunching as I pushed ridiculously hard to lock it in place. Took me 30 minutes because I was scared I was doing it wrong and didn't want to break over 500$ of equipment.
This made me smile! I know the feeling all too well. I had much scarier experiences with AMD chips than Intel for some reason, but both make my heart skip a beat when I have to crank down that CPU actuator lever.

The really annoying thing is that this technology is known as "ZIF" - Zero Insertion Force. What an annoying name. This refers to the fact that you can just drop the CPU into its socket on the motherboard and it slides smoothly in, but ignores that frigging slot machine lever from hell that you have to crank down to keep the sucker in place!