Ok so on some games my computer will play fine for a little while then eventually the sound becomes crackly and distorted and before I know it, it's decided to crash. Often it goes to a blue screen with gibberish about physical memory dumps. Sometimes I can quit before it does this but then my audio centre (realtek 97) will often come up saying there are no speakers connected. Is especailly bad with Arma (same with the old operation flashpoint), call of duty 4 and timeshift. No problems on pro evolution soccer 2008..... I have put down the hardware acceleration in the audio settings as this used to work for operation flashpoint a couple of computers ago - but no joy. I'm at a loss! win xp home 1gb ram realtek 97 onboard sound ati radeon x1900 sorry for the cross post but both gaming and xp forums seem like the best places to ask.