I've recently been having issues with my sblive. Basically I noticed my rear speakers didn't work with the windows WDM driver, so i installed the live-software drive and whilst this cured the problem it introduced a snap-crackle-n-pop associated with the kt266A motherboard. I've removed my sb-live card now and i'm using the c-media CMI8738 soundchip thats on the motherboard. I think the sound quality is actually better than the sb-live and the rear speakers work. There is still a crack when windows sounds play however (ya know like asterisks, or critical stop sound events), i also notice sound jumps during divx playback when the harddisk is in use. I presume this is down to my graphics card having a high pci-latency setting which is hogging the pci-bus causing a lack of enough update for the sound. My motherboard a A7V266-E (kt266a) has a pci-latency timer setting which in the bios is set to 32. On using the pci-latency tool most things are set to 32, IDE and other controllers are set to 0. i'm not seeing my graphics card (geforce 5700LE) in the list so i'm in no position to turn its pci latency down. Any idea folks?