Nvidia drivers causing GPU fan to throttle to full speed.
I've had this problem for a while and have yet to track it down. It's not specific to any distro either as I had the same problem on Fedora Core 1, Debian, Arch, and many other distros that I've tried (now on Slackware). I've never had problem installing the nVidia drivers, but as soon as I start up X using them, the fan on my GPU throttles to full speed. It's very noticable since it makes a high pitched whine. There's no way I'm going to run it like that either because it's annoying and it's unnecessarily hard on my equipment. It's not specific to any certain kernel either. It's happened with multiple versions of 2.4.x and 2.6.x kernels. The only thing I could realy think of that would seem logical to affect it is the agpgart module so I compiled it out and used nVidia's, but it didn't help. Before I go trying random stuff I figured I'd see if anyone else has ran into this problem. I haven't been able to find any similar problems on these forums or anywhere else on the net that I've looked so I might be on my own on this one. I'm guessing it has something to do with my motherboard since I've had some other issues stemming back to my motherboard that I've had to work around in the pass (mouse wheel not working).
Pertinent System Facts:
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-8SRX (SIS645 chipset)
Graphics Card - Gainward GeForce 4 Ti4400
Kernel - 2.6.6
Distro - Slackware