I have a new computer, in every sense of the word: just built, new components (except for my hard drives) and a fresh installation of Windows XP to boot.
I am currently experiencing audio problems, with the audio crackling with videos online. This seems fairly random and will occur for around 1-5 seconds in duration.
I tested one of the sample songs provided with the OS; and that is a little crackly and skips as well....but at a very specific point of the song; namely 54 seconds in.
I have checked my device manager and don't see any problems with the drivers.
I have tried two diffferent sets of headphones, with the same problems.
1) How can I fix this?
2) Is the problem caused by my motherboard?
3) Should I get the mobo replaced?