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Vista crashes with NVIDIA driver errors but my XP install is rock stable any advice?

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Since I upgraded to Vista 64bit Ultimate I have been having a nightmare of a time with random shut downs and crashes. Windows has been reporting them as NVIDIA driver issues.

I have tried driver cleaner pro and many 64bit drivers and just this week a fresh format new windows install and fresh drivers and its still crashing...

So I started to assume it was hardware based problem. So on a whim I installed XP 64bit and amazingly I am 100% rock solid stable.

Any one have any advice on how I can get my Vista install stable.
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Are you on the lates whql drivers. I had them and they worked flawlessly. Did you try running stock and see if everything is okay. Its possible if you did not recheck all your oc's for stability they could be causeing problems. If you did then i dont know, i just know that the nvidia drivers do work.
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Windows Vista, especially the 64-bit, seems to be more finicky when it comes to overclocks. Put everything back at stock and try Vista - and then the overclock - again.
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Thanks for the advice so far but I have done it all.

I have been running stock for the last week just for testing of stability and Vista is still crashing.

I also have tried the latest drivers and all while at stock and it still crashes.

I know that lots of people run Vista 64 and 8800 cards I just cant seem to get this setup to work. EVGA tech said sometimes windows reports RAM errors as video card but memtest at stock comes back clean.

Memtest with the slightest overclock on these g.skill comes back with errors though. I dunno if it is really the ram and memtest just cant find it and maybe XP is just a bit more tolerant
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 3.6 ghz ABIT IP35 PRO EVGA 8800 Ultra 4 gb G.Skill 8000 - @ 1040 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
150 gig Raptor + 800 gigs of storage Vista 64 Ultimate Dell Ultra Sharp 24" Saitek 
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Ultra X3 1000w Maxtop Server Case - blacked out Copperhead 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 3.6 ghz ABIT IP35 PRO EVGA 8800 Ultra 4 gb G.Skill 8000 - @ 1040 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
150 gig Raptor + 800 gigs of storage Vista 64 Ultimate Dell Ultra Sharp 24" Saitek 
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Ultra X3 1000w Maxtop Server Case - blacked out Copperhead 
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