It's a very annoying problem. If I play any sound (music, videos, games) for about 3 minutes, the system locks up and it makes the most terrible noise, and I have to reset. It runs perfectly in Safe Mode (most likely because Safe Mode doesn't activate the sound hardware), and in standard mode as long as it doesn't play music.
It first happened after I played a game of FEAR 2, I closed the game and the system crashed with a BSoD that disappeared too quickly for me to get any info. I've gotten some "page error in non-paged file" BSoDs, and most recently "driver
irql not less or equal than" BSoDs (or something along those lines), but that hasn't happened recently. Usually it just locks up now with the noise.
I'm running Windows 7 on an Asus P5QL-E mobo, Intel C2D E8400 Wolfdale @ 3.00GHz CPU, ATI Radeon HD4850 GPU, 4GB of RAM, and the sound card is the mobo's onboard card.
Any help is greatly appreciated.