Using your suggestion that the chipset in this board is a Realtek ALC650, I went ahead and downloaded the linux drivers off of Realtek's website
. I went ahead and followed the instructions and installed the drivers, used their suggested modules.conf file, and probed the modules. I again, started up quake3, and it once again Seg faulted on Sound initialization, and i was unable to access sound again until i rebooted.
This is absolutly hopeless. Is it at all possible that there is something physically wrong with my hardware? It would be impossible to return it now though.