Move from Stable to Testing - Pinning vs Hold

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http://crunchbanglinux.org – I have a machine I support that the owner wants to migrate from the latest Crunchbang Stable release to be based on Debian Testing.That is not a problem in that I am well able to do that.However, the machine is an Asus AJ6C with a GeForce Go 7300 graphics in use. Now I know that (for some weird reason never before encountered) that such graphics card is having all sorts of bug problems with the latest nvidia 290.10 drivers; whereas it works perfectly well with the currently installed 280.13 version.The problem is partly that if I take it to 'testing' and the kernel updates to v3.1 &a (HowTos)