You should also load Motherboard Monitor and set it up to shut down the system if it gets too hot. This saved my motherboard when I was experimenting with the RS-232 board and the cooling resistor shorted out. When the board temp hit 185F the power went out and I was left with something to fix vs. something to smell.
I was happy with my Lasagna fan on the original chip in my v3b IO, but when I went to change chips I found the Lasagna unit had permanently bonded itself to the processor . (Still worked great though)
In that article they detail a specific 12V model. My 5V Sunon I bought for $8 is still working great, though. But I guess if it died my IO'd be fried. Gee, almost sounds like the makin's for a country western song.
My concern here would not be so much about a specific model of fan, but rather about a company that would market a fan as a ball-bearing type, when in fact it was a sleeve-bearing type. This sort of deceptive business practice says alot about a company....sort of like the CompUSA fiasco involving the origonal I-Opener sales. I'm still mad about their treatment of me when I went to pick up my first I-Opener. CompUSA lost my business...as well as Sunon.
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