For kicks, this evening I took a perfectly working workstation, made a Norton Ghost backup, and proceeded to install the latest nVidia driver (Jan 9, 180.2).
When I fired up Premiere CS3 (been running on that workstation for about a year), I knew things weren't right when inside a project, I click a tab to change timelines and the whole screen goes black.
On another test, I imported some XDCam folders and the screen went black.
An hour later, the system goes to standby (sleep) mode and shortly thereafter, I try to bring the system back up, but it never recovers.
Back to Norton Ghost image of the working system with a driver from over a year ago that is stable. These new nVidia drivers are probably half the problem we're all having with CS4. If they can totally screw up a CS3 setup, then I have no trust in them for anything at all.
The Auzentech is about a month old.
The MotU 896 is one of the most mature, established sound hardware devices in the industry.
At any rate, I could no longer waste time with this.
I downgraded to CS3 and all of the problems are gone. CS3 runs just like our other CS3 workstation. Smoothly.