EVGA 9600 GT 512MB Fan Issue

The fan on this graphics card is very loud. It keeps my girlfriend awake at night from across the room. It's especially loud when I turn my computer on. It used to quiet down when the computer was in sleep mode, but after installing windows 7 it is just loud 100% of the time. I know that people have had similar problems with card but not sure how to resolve issue. My card's 1-year warranty just ran out.

I have latest driver installed, but also have tried using the original driver. Also tried using NVIDIA control panel & RivaTuner to adjust the fan speed, but neither utility did anything.

Video Card: EVGA 512-P3-N860-TR GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
Hard Drive: HITACHI Deskstar T7K500 HDT725032VLA360 (0A33435) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 Wolfdale 2.66GHz LGA 775 Dual-Core Processor Model BX80571E7300
Motherboard: ASUS P5Q SE PLUS LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel
Motherboard - Retail
RAM: CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5
Power Supply: OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS 600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Active PFC Power Supply
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