my machines been freezing up too.
it is'nt just vista though.
this what I have.
asus striker 2 extreme motherboard.
intel core2 quad 3.0 pross.
2, 1 gig ddr3 mem cards, brand is OCSZ think.
nvidia geforce 9800 GTX+ graghics card
800 watt power supply.
maxtar sata 320 gig hard drive for my os.
oddball sata 320 gig hard drive for media.
was running window xp pro when I first set up my machine.
no probs. ran good, could run anything with out glitching slowing up or freezing.
games were sweet. had it bout six months it started locking up. tryied figuring out couldnt find anything wrong.
hardware all seems fine drivers seemed good. updated when ever new updates. reinstalled o.s. and drivers. was good. till I updated and put games on. then started doing it again. would lock up during game play and during normal applications. tryied xp home edition same thing. well figured its all new hardware motherboard is vista ready. got vista on it now and did same. reinstalled vista and this time selectivly put drivers on left my energysaver chip drivers off. and evrything that applies to it. kept original drivers for graghics card, did not update. the ion update from nvidia for my card would lock my machine right up.
runs alright right now and no prob during game play. but when I shut a game off it hangs up and my o.s
glitches for awhile.