Ok, i bought a new HSF(Noctua D14) for my Phenom II X4 955. I had problems removing the stock HSF however(the thermal gum that comes on AMD heatsinks is like super glue, seriously) and i pulled the heatsink from the mobo with the CPU still intact. I think i didnt bend any pins, but when i tried to get it loose i used all sorts of stupid methods like blowing with a hairdryer and even putting it in the freezer in a zip bag. Read on some forums that suggested that...
Anyway, i got the HSF off by wiggling it vigoriously, and i think i got it properly in place when installing the Noctua. However now that i power it up, fans are spinning but no POST and no HDD activity. Only a solid green light on the mobo just indicating powerup(according to mobo manual). Now im just really angry that i was stupid enough to do the freezer trick because there was some condensation when i took it out, and thats what i think its the problem.
Any suggestions before buying a new CPU?
Mobo ASUS M487TD USB3
CPU AMD Phenom 2 X4 955 BE
RAM Kingston 2X2GB DDR3 1333mhz
GPU Sapphire HD6850
PSU Xigmatek NRP PC-602 600W
HDD Samsung Spinpoint F2 1TB
OS Win7 64-Bit