Hi folks. As per the title, I am experiencing these issues regardless of selected card. The pops, stutters, etc occur regardless of CPU load and appear sporadically with no clear relation to a specific activity. I currently use a Creative Xmod, and while I did see the Creative thread, my problem exists regardless of chip, media player, etc. I replicated the problem on several other cards, Creative or otherwise. Of course it exists using the on-board sound.
The only thing I see that is out of sorts is that Windows does not offer a "stereo" option in the speakers config tab. 5.1 is the only available option. I am outputting to stereo. Would this setting cause conflict?
I'm running RC 7100 on ATI SB450. Driver was installed by Win via update, and is reported as correct. But that shouldn't be an issue with external cards?
It's driving me nuts! Any information or ideas are very, very welcome! Thank you!