Video card related hard crashes in 3d mode

System specs:
Intel Q6600
OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit
eVGA Geforce 9800 GTX 512MB <<< possible culprit?
Win 7 x64 bit
nVidia driver versoin 275.33

The machine is slightly over three years old and has been rock stable and capable of playing any games up until this morning.
There were NO hardware/software changes made before the issue started happening.
Anytime 3d acceleration is required (i.e. when starting a game of Medal of Honor, at the loading screen of Dawn of War II, etc...)
the following occurs:
What looks like mesh overlay is displayed on the monitor, followed by a hard crash. I have to restart my machine.
I am suspecting that the Videocard is at fault and will probably be ordering another one. Is there a way to solidify my suspicions, and possibly rule out memory issues?
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More about video card related hard crashes mode
  1. Is the video card overclocked? You could test the memory using Memtest86+ and Prime 95, but bad RAM doesn't cause video issues.
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