I have a Gigabyte GA-MA770-DS3 rev2 MoBo with an AMD AM2+ 6550 Phenom. RAM is Corsair 4-4-4-12 800MHz DDR2 XMS2 DHX. The problem im having is the audio that is connected via the optical out-put to my amp. It is scatchy. If i play a cd via my cd player thru the amp, no problems. But as so as i play Any audio thru the PC into the amp, static! Its not my amp. This i do know. I have tried updating the audio drivers but Gigabyte have no updates, as yet for them. I was using SP3 Pro and when back to SP2 Pro, with not change. This has gone on from day one! Its drivin me up the wall cuase i have all the Stuff and it dont work properly. Even if i run the audio via my desk top crappy speakers, its still the same. The music plays but in the back ground there is that crackley static. Has anyone heard of this problem before?? What other things should i try? (If any speeling is wrong, please dont shoot me).