I decided to replace my stock cpu cooler for a Mugen 2. Everything went well till I removed my stock cooler.
My processor was stuck on my stock cooler with the cpu lock still locked.
So I thought that I bended/snapped off every pin on my processor
So I assembled my computer back together in fear that I killed my processor. After 2x2 hours with Prime95, no errors.
I guess I'm extremly lucky
But I am baffled by the fact that my cpu socket was still locked when I ripped my processor out of the mobo. Anybody an explanation?
Yes, you did get lucky. I've found the easiest way to safely remove the HSF is to warm it up first. I usually run something like Prime95 for a few minutes to warm up the CPU. I then shut it down, turn off the PSU, and remove the HSF while the CPU is still warm. It also helps to use a slight twisting motion when removing a HSF that's been installed for a while.