Last year I bought a Creative SB (see my specs) to replace my on board card. I am constantly having problems. For example I run the following games. Call Of Duty:UA, IL2, Red Orchestra. I also use TeamSpeak. I was using a Razer headset but cord got yanked and the mic quit working. Now I'm using a cheap USB headset. When I switched I couldn't get the headset to work. I tried everything. Then suddenly it started working, I'm not even sure what I did. The problem was I no longer had sound through my speakers, only the headset. Then after several months suddenly the headset went dead. I spent an hour trying to figure out why. Again, I have no clue what I did, but it started working again. This time I had Teamspeak on the headset and all game and browser sounds from the speakers. Tonight it happened again. Now I have game sounds in the headset and teamspeak on the speakers. What the heck is going on here and is there a way to straighten it out? Also, if there is a better way to write this post please explain. I'd like to learn for future reference.