GTA4 about time to get this fixed

My specs: C2D e6750, 4gb ddr2 @667mhz, gigabyte 965ds3, 9800GTX+ 512mb, Samsung Sata 400gb, Antec NeoHe 430w

Hey guys, im new to the forum and a daily user on whirlpool forums. They cant seem to give me any answers but im hoping maybe you guys can help me
i have been having trouble with gta iv from day 1. it stutters and crashes which requires a hard reboot, now i switched to windows 7 it stutters then the screen turns black and a "problem has been encountered" dialog comes up. this usually happens in 15mins playing time, also need for speed shift experiences similar crashes.

So far i have done
- bought new 2gb ram
- Memtest86
- Harddrive test for few hours
-prime test on cpu
-nvidia stress test on whole system

this is the dialog i get when it crashes

System RAM: -1581056
Available RAM: 1975218176
Number of CPUs: 2
Video Card Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Video Card Description: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX/9800 GTX+
Video Card Driver Version: 8.16.0011.9107
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

This is what i get when NFS:S crashes

Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: shift.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 4a953d01
Fault Module Name: shift.exe
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 4a953d01
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 0043f9c3
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

and here are some screenshots

My predictions were lack of power from psu? or poor cpu performance. help me out please guys im really confused on this one
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  1. Have you updated your drivers? We'd also appreciate if you simply didn't copy-paste your entire message across different forums. At the very least, you could've changed "Whirlpool" into "Tom's Hardware" :P
  2. GTA4 has been a bad port from the consoles.... Anyway I too have a similar spec (CPU is AMD & GeForce 9600GT) I've winxp sp3 and it works very well! One more thing! Don't use any trainers with GTA 4! I play GTA4 for looooong times and it was working well... But after I started using trainer, it kept crashing every 20 mins or 30 mins.... If you are an avid gamer simply install XP & 7 in dual boot. :D

    Also GTA4 official patch has been released.... So install it! Most probs should be gone! :p :p
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