Time to do the worst thing ever on a forum. Double post.
SSWilson is awesome! After the DFI site decided to load, I found the forums and he was right. There's bascially a golden cooler for the NB replacement, as the stock one dies a LOT. It's an Evercool VGA cooler, odd.
NCIX.com - Buy Evercool VC-RE Copper VGA Cooler 45MM 5000RPM 7.79CFM 24DBA - VC-RE In Canada.
Now that was quick. HWC ftw.
All I know is it was somewhere in the 60's on the old one, 43-45 now. It's only running about 1000 RPM of it's supposed 5000 though, since it's hooked up to the mobo instead of the 3-4 pin adapter.Glad to hear it worked out for you, although after all of the years knowing about that replacement, this is the first time I've seen that it has a red led....
Any chance you took some before/after NB temp readings?