Hi, new to posting, (lurked for a while), done a search and couldn't find the answer to this problem:
I recently replaced my Audigy2 with an M-Audio Audiophile (I mainly use my PC for recording my own music).
The Audiophile is fine for music but I've just discovered that my games -- well, game: StarCraft -- now has crackles in the sound. Also DVD films crackle really badly and fairly quickly the video slows and freezes.
I've tried every combination I can think of in the Audiophile's Control Panel options -- including changing sample rates and so on. And I've tried playing with the configuration settings on my DVD playback software.
For a check I added the Audigy2 back in as a 2nd card and managed to watch a film and play a game without problems. As soon as I uninstalled the Audigy2 again the crackles on DVD and StarCraft returned.
I feel I'm fumbling in the dark here because I've no idea what the basic problem might be. Any ideas people?