I\'ve got Delta Dio2496 too and it sounds fine, no popping and crackling.
You have to be careful with drivers you choose. Now I got the newest
Delta driver for Win 98/SE/ME and it works well. Some earlier sounded
very bad, stuttered and crackled awfully! Sorry I don\'t remember driver\'s
numbers. But one older one (something ....27) was firm.
Of course, the problem can be with your other system too, irqs, mobo
problems,but check other drivers if they works better.
USB devices like midi, modem, audio, have caused hic-cups like this in the past. Best advice is to use internal PCI cards instead. An even better solution would be to keep giga by itself on 1 pc and get another pc for general use. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
Your USB internet connection (I have one too) constantly polls the computer, generating major interrupt activity.
These are designed as \'always-on\', and the one time I thought I\'d get slick and simply unplug it (it\'s USB, hot swap, right???) The Blue Screen of Darth!) Rebooting with it not in place allowed me to continue, but it STILL was polling the system...