when i was talking in skype yesterday, i recognized that the sound of my speakers was really bad compared to usual performance. this was not a completely new problem since something is messing with my volume control
rather regularly. today i tried http://www.pandora.com/
and found out that my boxes only produce a scratching noise - there's nothing constructive or music-alike in that. tried both .mp3 and .ogg files on my harddisk to test it with the same result..
because of a lot of things that seem to happen "without me acting" i expect it to be a software failure and wonder if anyone of you has experienced something similar or just by theory knows how to fix it...!? else my speakers may have "died"??
this is my mainboard with soundcard: ELITEGROUP K7VTA3 5.0, Athlon/Duron, Socket A, UDMA/133, KT333, 3x DDR, Sound, USB 2.0
... and i use "cambridge soundworks" speakers which do a great job since 2000...