I have a HTPC and for sometime I would get pops in audio when playing music or watching a movie. The video wouldn't stutter but just the audio.
As a first measure I yanked the HD and replaced it with a SSD and a fresh Win7 install and same issue...
Has anyone dealt with this issue?? And if so what hardware was bad? Mine doesn't seem like a software based issue (driver) after redoing it 3-4 times with different drives.