Sorry for the delay in responding... work and all ... ;p
I re-installed Vista Ultimate with SP1 builtin.
Prior to starting the rebuild I changed the BIOS to:
SATA AHCI - Enabled
SATA Port 0-1 Native Mode - Enabled
Onboard SATA/IDE - Disabled
I have to turn off HyperThreading & Virtualization prior to installing the OS (as advised by the person I bought the CPU from).
Installed Vista, loaded latest nvidia drivers (186.18), loaded intel drivers v188.8.131.52. Side note, Intel's chipset detection software see's my cipset as G965 yet my board is a 965P ?
Once installed, system didn't BSod once in 1 hour. Rebooted and enabled both HT and Virtualization and then nothing but BSoD's....
memory_management (0x0000001A) - again
ecache.sys -> page_fault_in_non_paged_area
I gave up after that ... System would not boot into Windows... just more BSoD's ....
Could the RAM be causing this, even though it passes MEMTEST x86 ?
I really appreciate your time and help with this.