I recently messed up my processor. I was vacuuming out the case and I pulled up the “heat sink”, which pulled up the pins on my processor. Little did I know that that was bad news! I put the heat sink back down (after vacuuming it out) and the pins got bent on my processor. “Well, let’s just straighten them out!” I thought. Anyway, in between straightening out the pins and repositioning the heat sink, I broke the processor! Yes, that’s right! And it had an excellent seal on the processor because it’s now in two pieces: one with pins and one on the heat sink. Oh well, time to get a new processor and heat sink!
Here’s what I have:
Gateway GT5692 w/Windows 7 Home Premium (Which I upgraded from Windows Vista) 4006272RFoxconn(Bengal) RS780 Motherboard AMD Phenom 8450 Triple-Core Processor (Which I broke!) A different processor, an AMD Phenom that’s the same processor.
A new heat sink (with the sealant on it)
I carefully put in the processor according to several rules on Youtube videos. It seemed to go just fine. Then I put in the heat sink fan and plugged it in. Then I tried to boot up this PC. It goes to the point of booting up windows 7, but no go. I can boot in safe mode, but I get the same blue screens when I try booting up that way.
So I’m wondering, could this be because I was originally in 64bit mode and this processor may have come from a PC in 32bit mode? If so, how do I change it? Or, am I wrong?