But it pours Just spent nearly £53 on an Asus Xonar D1 soundcard for my PC because I was sick of using the under par onboard audio and I have a problem or is it a problem? What's happening is what sounds like an initialisation sound OR a sound very closely related to static but it sounds like it is definitely coming from the new sound card as I've had the case off and been close enough to listen, see the screenshot below as I haven't got anything close enough to cause static, unless the motherboard battery located directly BELOW the soundcard (see just a little to the right of the arrow on the right hand side in the pic) is that causing static?? Or some sort of interference? The soundcard is located directly below my Graphics Card as can be seen in the picture as well, and surely I shouldn't have any initialisation sounds or any sound like static surely? Or have I just got to put up with it as par for the course (I'd doubt it though) as I've never heard that sound on any soundcard I've had in the past. So what should I do, try it in a different PCI slot? But their is only one I could put it in and thats the one below the one it's in now which is even closer to the PSU. Advice please?