Hey, I have never had this issue before, but I noticed when I play CS: S, at times my sound stutters along with the graphics for a split 2 seconds and then goes right back to normal. I researched around and apparently it was an issue before but Valve apparently released a patch to fix it. Whenever I go into new place that requires the graphics to update, that's when mostly it happens. I heard it was an issue with people who had an Audigy 2 sound card, I have an Audigy 4 sound card. Would this issue come back into this piece of hardware? Or would it be a nice idea to modify the sound accereration in Dxdiag. Or even, would a complete reinstall fix the problem. Like I said, I have never had this issue before and it's only been happening lately. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!