I never used to have this problem, so I think I screwed something up. After I play a full screen game such as quake 3 or counter strike, i cant play an mp3 without it skipping and playing incorrectly. When I dont play these games, mp3's play perfectly. I use winamp 3 to play them, but i know this isnt the problem because it happens in WMP as well as winamp 2. I've tried freeram xp, but it still happens. I have an athlon 1800+ and 288MB ram. Thanks.