There is another thread all about the problem in the title so I won't get into too many details here, only to say that I get a crackling type noise after waking my computer from sleeping or hibernating. I know some others have the same issue. I don't get it when restarting fully though. I use the Realtek HD sound chip built in to my motherboard.
I've had enough of it, plus I'm also sick of the constant noises coming out of my speakers due to interference from my Skype box, mobile phone, mains hum, etc.. Whatever I try and wherever I move things too, I still get constant noise of some sort.
All I want is high quality sound, and I'm not even bothered about surround at the moment. I'd like 2.1 though as I definitely need a subwoofer. So finally my question - If I buy a new soundcard and speakers that I can connect digitally (current speakers only have an analogue connection), will I get rid of all these nasty noises?
Thanks for any help.