Ok, this is hard to explain but here, i have a 3.06ghz P4 compute. Now here is the problem, a few weeks ago, i tried to add a 10,000 RPM hard drive, and i could never get it to start so i just gave up and figured the hard drive was busted, so i had everything back to normal, and i tried to start the computer and it wouldn't start, and (i kept getting a message saying cant find operating system and it would do anything else) so i tried to reinstall the OS and i found out the Cd drive wasn't working, but i know it was working a few days ago and i hadn't done anything to it to make it not work so i switched the cables from the hard drive to the CD drive and it ended up working but as soon as i started the installation it said that it didn't recognize the hard drive. After switching the CD drive, and the hard drive back and forth and switching the cables and doing every configuration i could think of, i came to the conclusion that i had broken the motherboard and i needed to replace it. So i found the same model motherboard and a week later it came in the mail, and i tried to switch the boards. Everything was going well until i came to the CPU, (this is the first time i have ever messed with the CPU but i read up on it and i thought i know what i was doing. But the CPU wouldn't come off of the heatsink, and the motherboard wont let me put the CPU in unless the chip isn't attached to anything. Frankly i don't know how to get The CPU off, it might be glued on, or it might have melted on and i was just wondering if you people had ever come across anything like this and if you had any advice, i know it is a real mouth full but that's it, here is a picture of the Heatsink stuck to the CPU.
So how do i get the CPU off of the Heatsink?