OT: Help, my sound card is dying!!! I need advice. I have a sound card that is intergrated into the motherboard, and I think it is dying. I can hear scratches in some sounds, and the computer lags when I hear them. So far I noticed: When listening to music(on winamp) and browsing some websites, using the mousewheel makes a lot of scratches(and abit of lag)(they sound kind of like distorted clicks, I can't describe it any better). Alt-Tabbing from and to D2 caused a few seconds of scratches and game lag. Some videos on the internet(star wars gangsta rap SE) play with scratches(few and quiet ones with no lag), others without. The sound in Red Faction guerrilla has alot of scratches, but only a bit of lag. Anyone have any ideas or advice? I'm going to defragment my hard drive tonight to see if it helps, but I'm not hopeful.