My sound has always been fine, until a few weeks ago. Then, for reasons unknown, I started having "skips" in my sound. It's absolutely maddening; I can't even listen to music on this machine anymore.
Someone in another forum pointed me to the DPC Latency Checker, but it's just a visual interpretation of what I already hear. I guess it will be easier (and maybe slightly less annoying) to use, rather than playing music and listening for the dropouts.
My audio drivers are fine. I haven't updated any other drivers lately except for TrueCrypt. I'm wondering if that's at fault.