But the wierd thing is. I borrowed an ensonq from a fried (this is months ago, I formatted recently) and it installed Sound blaster drivers. And if I get in the game and tell it that I'm using the Nonexistant Sound Blaster rather than the Cmedia, it worked like a champ.
Try to figure that one out.
Also, when I was using the Ensoniq, it had the exact same problem with sound loops.
It's not crackling it's getting stuck in a sound loop at various times. The sound is great, just having a lock up problem. I also got the latest via 4 in 1 drivers, but that didn't help it at all.
And yes, I did disable the OB sound in the bios, then installed the other sound card, and got the same prob.
Do this, in WMP, run a wav file over and over (using WMP- set to repeat). On my system, the sound file playback quality will degrade. I also have problems with my quad-speaker system. Read speakers won't work, it only runs at 2 speaker mode. ARGH! Yes it's a problem, and soyo isn't helping, but aside from that this has been a stable board. Not one BSOD (except a few when hard drives overheated).
This problem isn't with soyo, its with the company that they went with for the onboard sound. Cheap-o. It's really good sound, but too many bugs.