Yah, broken is better word for it
I had checked temp in BIOS (just let it sit there for a while until it locked up) and in coretemp--both running fine. Plus it runs for hours when ram is in single channel config. The heatsink is still firmly attached as well. I didnt get a chance to take the heatsink and cpu off the board though, seems unlikely that cpu would become unseated--I assume it wouldnt even work if that was teh case.
(trying to fix friend's computer) Thinking buying a new budget AM3+ board is likely cheapest/easiest route to get it working