I have some weird problem with my Creative cards. I have tried 1 Xtreme Music, 2 Fatal1ty and they all have the same problem. Even with different motherboards and cpus. (I have tried Creatives and the PAX drivers (different versions too)). The problem: After 2-3days so starts the sound to pop, and it will be worse after some hours, and finally the sound dies totally (I have tried every setting and optical vs analog), the only solution is to reboot, then it works for about 2-3days. Maybe some kind of problem with the drivers, or is it like the nforce boards?