Crackles And Pops In 1.5.1

I always found inserting your soundcard into a PCI slot that isn’t shared with other onboard resources or PCI slots helped reduce a lot of clicking.

On my old K7S8XE, I always had to use PCI slot 2, as this was the one with it’s own IRQ, any other slot would produce clicking. Although this was also shared with PCI slot 5, I just didn’t plug anything into that one.

Try looking for an IRQ routing / PCI interrrupt table for you motherboard, and disabling unused features (like onboard audio) in your bios. I’ve never had crackling problems since.