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AMD Replaced w/AMD (Windows 7 Won't Boot)

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August 13, 2013 7:47:01 AM

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?

I’d appreciate any help.
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August 13, 2013 7:53:13 AM

it is the same Phenom 8450?
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August 13, 2013 8:26:23 AM

did you clean off the contact patch of the cooler and apply fresh thermal paste when installing the new CPU?
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August 13, 2013 12:03:31 PM

It is not the same processor. It's a different processor (used) from some vendor at Amazon. And no, I didn't apply any paste to the cooler or the CPU. I just used what was there.
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