make sure you use the newest drivers on via website. for envy24
ive owned this card for about a year. ive never had a sound,driver, or hardware issue once.
it has no hardware accel for games. so youll take a hit on fps. but a little less then most onboard sound.
-make sure you put the sound into hisample 2channel rate when your not using your microphone.
-other then that for 24$ i couldnt be happier. i havent bought a creative card since audigy 1. i really dont miss creatives bulky software and glitchy drivers.