I have some problems with sound in games. It simply vanishes after a brief period, say 3-15 min, sometimes coming back for brief moments. Not being completely inexperienced, I have upgraded all my drivers and flashed all bioses. I've also browsed forums across the net searching for a solution, sent realtek an e-mail requesting ETA on new drivers (no response yet) and now I've found this forum. I have tried drivers from ASUS' page and Realtek's, both exactly the same, as far as I can determine. System specs? Check me out... all there. Im also posting my DxDiag, just in case. Personally, I believe I'm doomed to await new sound drivers. Please chear me up. EDIT: Are no one replying due to specs missing or just no answers? To remove one possibility: ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe (ICH5R, 865PE, ALC850, GbLAN, IEEE1294, USB 2.0) P4P 3.0 at 800 (prescott) Corsair Twins 512Mb (total of 1024) Saphire Radeon 9600 Pro WeDigCaviar S-ATA 120Gb on S-ATA 1 (numbered 1 and 2, not 0 strangely) Plextor CD-RW master on IDE 0 JLMS DVD master on IDE 1 1 run of the mill FDD PSU at 350W Case cool due to open. Fans will be mounted ASAP, but note: No overheating at current, with case open.