I will not pretend to know very much about hardware so I'll just post the problem and codes.
General information and description:
1. My system has been running smoothly for nearly two years until about two hours ago.
2. The crash is directly tied to any attempt to run a game. (Indicating that any stress on the card, causes failure?)
3. Video lockup and system freeze with color and rendering distortions.
4. Since the time of purchase only one instance of overheating has occurred, friend forgot to open the cabinet that houses my rig, fans went into over drive. No immediate meltdown, and everything has worked fine for nearly three months since. However I assume this may have caused some initial damage to any number of things.
OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium
Version 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 Build 6002
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Dell Inc
System Model XPS 630i
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz, 3006 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 6.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 6.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 4.12 GB
Total Virtual Memory 12.1 GB
Available Virtual Memory 10.2 GB
Page File Space 6.29 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Name NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
Adapter Type GeForce 9800 GT, NVIDIA compatible
Adapter Description NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
Adapter RAM 512.00 MB (536,870,912 bytes)
Installed Drivers nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver Version 22.214.171.12499