Unfortunately, it didn't work. I am pretty sure it is the sound card though, because when I turn off hardware encoding (in the games that allow me to) the problem goes away. The problem is, the game I spend the most time playing does not allow for that option, and even turning off the sound in the game still results in the random crashes.
Run DxDiag from the Start-> Run box, and lower the accelleration that way. There should be a slider, under the sound tab.
Thanks, just did it. Can't test out if it fixed anything till tomorrow night at the earliest though, work a late shift tonight.
Well, it wasn't the sound card afterall. I guess I am relieved in a way because it means my new sound card isn't worthless, but now I am back at square one, with no clue as to what is wrong.
I started a run of Memtestx86 before going to bed last night, let it go till about an hour ago, did 31 passes with no errors. Any other suggestions before I do a reinstall? One of the 3 120gb hard drives I have is empty, so I will just reinstall there rather than formatting.