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a most peculiar disturbance on my Dell XPS 630i hand-down piece of shit. Whenever I try firing up modern games (AC3, Alan Wake, Mass Effect..) without fail it will go mute mid-play.. then the sound comes back after a minute or so. With a vengeance, crackle and boom. Like it got stuck on the way. I have exhausted the webs, purged and redone drivers, tried other vidcard, other system, not using the sound card (SB X-Fi, so not too shabby) but just the built in chiphole, to no avail. It also may or may not put spikes on samples edited in Audacity. And may be rarer with low graphics settings. 64 bit system and drivers, 4gb RAM (uh, that was a lead, can't remember how..) Anyone ever heard of this, or made it better? Buffer underrun was mentioned.