Hey there - I have currently formatted my father's machine and have done a "slight" upgrade for him. I have shown him Windows Media Player 9 and all its functions, and now he is in love. I just put in a 160 GB HD, and upgraded his Celeron 500 to 800+ MB of SDRAM. I have also formatted his machine and it is running as smoothly as I can expect it to. Here is the dilemma. I have been copying his albums to his 160 drive in WMA Lossless. They are being piped into his intergrated amp and he is listening to them through B&W S2s. Sounds great. However, occasionally, the audio skips. His sound is on board, as is his video. I thought bumping him up to 800+ MB of RAM would do the trick, but it still skips occasionally. Would a sound card upgrade/addition make a difference? I don't want him spending any money that he doesn't have to, and I'd like him to keep the rest of his upgrade costs to a minimum. However, if by adding a new sound card, his problems would be alleviated, I would recommend it for him. As for which sound card, I have read that the Audigy might be the one to get, but he is listening on an old 2-CH integrated amp. He doesn't plan to go digital in this rig any time soon, so if another card would be cheaper and suffice, please let me know. If the upgraded sound card does not fix the problem, could you give me suggestions as to what might? At this point, he is not willing to get a new motherboard, chip and RAM. Thanks very much.