I looked on forums all over the internet, and sooo many people have the same thing I have. After about 20 minutes of play of certain games (Half Life 2, Far Cry), my game freezes and the sound loops, and I have to force shutdown my computer. My PSU, temps, memory, and video card are fine. It's supposed to be an Audigy sound card with a VIA/ASUS motherboard bug. I moved my sound card to PCI2 from PCI1, I turned off AGP fast write, I lowered sound hardware acceleration, I changed to AGP 4x, and NOTHING worked! I have all latest drivers for everything! I have an Audigy 2 ZS and the Asus A8V Deluxe motherboard.
If anybody knows about the bug I'm talking about, please help. This bug has been around for YEARS, because I see posts about the same bug in forums ranging from 2001-2004!
This is my exact problem: http://tinyurl.com/5qnma
. Nothing there worked.. the only thing I didn't try is playing without sound.