Hello, Today i bought a sb live 5.1 de oem sound card because i just bought a dvd decoder card to go along with my dvd player. Before i go any further i will give my comp specs. 1.33 266fsb AMD T-Bird, Abit kg7-lite mb, 512 mb ddr cas 2.5 micron ram, asus 7700 gf2 gts, d link nic, sb live 5.1 de, creative 12x dvd, and creative dxr3 dvd decoder card. I used to have an older monster mx300 but decided to get a new card because i traded a friend my sound card for his for a little while, and it worked out good for me, so i thought i would get myself one. I put it in, install it. everything is looking good. I mess around with the settings and make sure that it's working and stuff. I decide to load up quake 3 to see if my 256mb of ram that i purchased as well made a difference and I notice a staticy choppy noise a lil, i thought that it was nothing, so i load up q3dm6 and whenever i jump or shoot i get a weird staticy choppy noise. Now i am kinda confused, so i load up diablo2, everything seems ship shape no sound or whatever, i ask a few people they dont know whats going on. So, i look around on some forumns and dont see anything. THen i decide to go play diablo2, and i start playing and i notice that, its not has distinct as in the quake3 where it happens all the time but, it makes a distorted sound when in that game as well. i also played cs and that seemed to be fine and i didnt notice any sound. anyone know what possibly could be the problem?