Well, everything worked fine last night and today when ever I play a game the sound is skipping. The game itself runs perfectly fine but the sound skips. This is most likely related to my other issue. Basically for the last few days when I shut the computer down, and then turn it back on, you hear and see everything go on except the monitor stays in power save mode and doesn't boot to anything. Same result as if you were to turn on the monitor with your PC off. In order to get it to boot I had to restart the computer about 10-20 times before it would boot normally once. I been having this issue lately quite a bit and I have no idea whats causing it.One of the times i rebooted i got a disk read error and I thought it might be the HD but its a new one and I replaced it for pretty much the same issue not even 3 months ago. If you need any more info ask away, I have aida installed if any more hardware info is needed. My comp specs are: Motherboard Abit AS8 CPU: P4 3.4 with 1 MB of cache and HT Video Card: Nvidia Ge-Force 6800 Ultra Ram : 2 gigs of pc3200 OCZ Audio : Onboard audio Thanks. This is just driving me nuts because I can't figure out whats causing either of these issues.