Well thanks for the responses, but just to inform on the situation, i was unable to even get to the desktop to load the drivers. Popped in the brand new card, made sure the bios was properly set, and got to the Windows Logo.. then nothing, just black screen. I decided to just format the drive since i had already cleaned out my files on that hard drive before attempting my vista install and the new installation worked..
Installed the drivers from the cd it came with in the box.
Now install the latest ones and see what happens, I can confirm that my 9500GT works fine using them in both Vista and W7.