I have not replaced the motherboard, but the information is not available on the site. It was a semi-custom item. The company has standard computers they sell, which they build, I customized mine in store b/c I didn't like the configurations they had. I do know it's an Intel board and I can see a sticker with some letters and numbers, maybe a serial code?
Is replacing the fan something I can do myself? it seems to have some screws holding it onto the heatsink, maybe I could just take the fan off, take it to my local computer parts place (tigerdirect) and ask them for a replacement? then screw the thing back on?
I was reading about what would be involved in replacing the heatsink as well, and that is not a job I want to do. But........
One more question..... I have noticed my comp is pretty slow sometimes, could this be a heat problem considering what happened? The fan had been making noise for a while I just didn't know what it was. Perhaps it's running too hot anyways and I should take this opportunity to replace the entire cooling unit with something better?
This is what the unit looks like:
Only it has some arms on the top and bottom, I don't know what those are.