thats what i was thinking. (Thank god im not crazy). Here's the catch. This is the second gffx 5600 ultra i have tried, and the same thing happens with both of them. the first was a pny, this second one is bfg.
Lunch soon, so i'll know if the fan shuts off the entire time, or if it turns on occasionally, and whether or not it does it with the nv driver, etc...
I'll get back after lunch.
Je ne sais RIEN!