I've got a Creative Audigy II ZS sound card, and I used hacked drivers (probably Daniel_k's work, not sure), to re-enable features like stereo surround, and I've got some weird audio problems... For starters, half the time when I connect on Vent, people say I sound like I'm talking through a fan with reverb on. I have to disable the microphone in the windows sound options, reboot, then re-enable it and maybe it will work properly, maybe it won't. I have to keep repeating this process until it sounds normal. The same thing also happens when I use What U Hear (for example, recording gameplay with fraps will have the same effect). Audio playback also messes up sometimes. It doesn't happen all the time and only in certian games (STALKER and America's Army seem to be the favorite games for this), but intermittently I will get this sound like something is hitting a fan, it will usually last for a few seconds and go away, then it will intermittently happen again. I used to think it was EAX until I disabled EAX and it still happened... Is this a driver issue, or is my sound card going bad?