Actually, I was having similar issues (for about a year) until I decided yesterday to update my sound card. It made a huge
difference. To do this, go to Start
type in devmgmt.msc
and hit enter or OK. Find Sound, video and game controllers
, click the little plus icon to the left of it, then find your sound-card and right click it and select update driver
Edited by xblindx, 01 January 2009 - 07:28 PM.