I followed all the instructions on that page to install Alsa, and I experience the EXACT same problem as using any other driver. I don't know if i have a hardware issue or not.
Anyways, I was poking around with the i810_audio module that comes with the linux kernel, and I noticed in the source code that you can set the clocking manually on the modprobe line, so I went ahead and inserted the module with the following:
bash$ modprobe -v i810_audio clocking=44100
Fired up quake3, and it works!! So, i go back out, check xmms, and of course, something else breaks. All sounds are "faster". If i play a regular mpg (or ogg) they play faster then normal, and it's enough to be annoying.
Any suggestions on what to do from here?