Computer specs: OS: Windows 7 32 Bit Processor: Intel(R) Pentium (R) D CPU 3.00GHZ Memory: 2.00GB of RAM Sound: RealTek High Defintion Audio Display: NVIDIA GeForce 7350 LE I have TRIED EVERYTHING to fix this issue with my computer and I can't stands no more! I contacted RealTek and they gave me a diagnostic tool to figure out what my issue was. They claimed they couldn't find anything wrong with my driver so they believe that it is something else. I have ran the DPC latency checker and have disable numerous drivers and the only thing I have concluded is this: This is what it looks like with the internet on (eventually the pops and static return): http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/3156/dpcwheninternetison.jpg This is what it looks like without the internet on: http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/7554/withoutinterneton.jpg And here's a dl link of just how terrible the audio sounds: zSHARE - Sample of crackling noise issue.wma(The sound at 1:33 is halloween sound effect worthy!) Another thing is that since updating to windows 7 from Vista (ALMOST A YEAR AGO), the internet icon on my toolbar has not been correct since. It has the warning logo and says "unidentified network" when I am connected to the web. I truly think that my NIC has something to do with this problem.