A problem started with my computer a week ago. My games, mp3s, and basically anything sound related sounded like trash and was messing up. I solved the gaming issue; the newest patches and updates just don't like my computer (the sound is messing up on a friend's computer also, who has different hardware). I have formatted 4 times in the past week trying to fix the mp3 dilemma though. Whenever I play mp3s (or any music for that matter, be it iTunes off the network or music CDs) sound distorted at some parts. It basically sounds like I have the Windows volume maxed out and my speaker volume at the lowest setting (audiophiles know what I'm talking about). The sound distorts and sounds just overall trashy at the hard notes of the song. So I just finished formatting, and reinstalling drivers for my motherboard (NF7-S V2) and all that stuff. Guess what? The mp3s still sound like crap. So I am about to give up when I open the NVIDIA nForce tray sound options thing. The left and right channel for the Speaker Output show a signal coming through! And I have no music playing! A forum I visit along with this one suggested that interference could cause my sound to mess up. They also asked if my keyboard and mouse seemed to affect the sound. It definitely did. Interference it is! No wonder my music sounds like crap, interference is messing it up... And I CANNOT find out what is causing it. It didn't start this 'til recently, so I don't know why it's doing it. I haven't put a microwave or anything of the such in my room. Anyone have any suggestions?