I have the realtek ac97 with build in 5.1 audio and about a week ago I started to get a weird thing happening with my mic. Now i've already determined the problem is not the mic. But what happens is when I talk there is about 1.5 seconds of distortion then 1 second of no distortion and it just keep repeating like that. People say it sounds like I have a fan right up against the mic. Needless to say when i'm talking no one can understand me and i'm in a gaming clan so it's crucial to my success that I can talk. Anybody know what the problem is or what I can do to fix it?