Unnecessary fan noise from your 8800GT? Here’s a dull post, but one that might be useful to someone or other.
Quick summary: check the screws attaching the fan to the heatsink. They may be loose, or – as in my case – have fallen out altogether, causing the fan to vibrate and strike the shroud.
So the name ended up being iPad. This is amusing for the confusion it’ll doubtless cause among folk who barely distinguish between a and o vowel sounds, and also because it’s vaguely reminiscent of feminine hygeine products. But for the real reason this is a ridiculous product, well… just look at it/him/it:
Clothes, emperor, new. Elephant, room. YOU’RE HOLDING THE WORLD’S BIGGEST MOBILE PHONE AND YOU LOOK DAFT, STEVE.
Either that or he’s shrunk.