Hi, i need some help here, i have the final version of windows 7 installed and i have the ASUS P5PE-VM Motherboard. My issue is every time i am moving my mouse around i am hearing noise static coming from the speakers, so for example just say i am surfing the net and i am trying to scroll through a page, i will hear all sorts of static on and off. I never had this issue before and it just started happening recently. I even did a fresh install yesterday to try and fix the issue, however i still hear it on and off. Here are some of the applications i have installed also do you think if the video card is going bad it could be the cause of this static? Installed programs Firefox 3.5.5 Java 6 version 17 Sandboxie 3.41 StrokeIt adobe flash player activex and plugin hashtab k-lite mega codec pack 5.4 malwarebytes MS SQL server 2005 (don't have any idea how this got there) ms intellipoint 7 ms office 2010 ms security essentials silverlight virtualclonedrive windows live essentials, live sign in assitant, live sync and live upload tool media player plugin for firefox winrar VMWare Now, i have had all these programs installed before and i have never had no noise static issues until recently. I am not sure if it was an update of an application or not, but i have been updating all these apps from time to time and never had any problems till now. Also i have installed SoundMax drivers before and even though it i got the message that the O.S didn't support the drivers they installed and worked fine for the last 2-3 months even during the beta stages and i have also updated the soundmax drivers through the windows update and all was fine till now. Any idea what could be wrong and any ways i could try to fix this? TIA. I have also checked for new asus drivers, however i did not see anything new for audio drivers.