Hi folks. Win 7- 64 bit, 6 gigs of memory. Disabled onboard sound and Installed Diamond Extreme Sound 7. 1 card with what I *believe* are the correct drivers. Sound was amazing - at first, then became progressively more scratchy with audio dropouts over the course of a couple of days. Oddly enough, rebooting gets rid of the problem completely - for awhile. I had been advised to install the C-Media drivers instead of Diamond's own drivers, so I did. I just can't understand why *rebooting* would clear up the static & dropouts. Does this sound like a driver problem or something else?
Thanks in advance! fritz