Re: Geforce FX 5500 graphics corruption problem solved! Woohoo!
Older onboard audio solutions can be problematic in a variety of respects. With Soundstorm and the Realteck ALC850, it's not really a problem any more. But this is good advice for people who have problems. The Turtle Beach Santa Cruz can be had for dirt cheap at e-tailers or eBay. I would recommend that over a Sound Blaster Live on older machines.