You need to install a new CPU, but you’re concerned about damaging the motherboard. Which microprocessor interface requires the least amount of motherboard pressure during installation?
E) Consider NOT using a hammer this time
The answer: C) ZIF
A Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) interface requires no pressure to install a CPU into a motherboard. This is especially useful for PGA (Pin Grid Array) microprocessors where the large number of pins would make it very difficult to install using any amount of pressure. With a ZIF, these complex processors can be installed with ease!
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