Re: My Desktop Sound Card
mine crackles aswell (i dont have a crappy dell though). but it stops crackling after a few mins (i really should try and fix mine aswell). have you tried updating the sound card drivers? it could also mean that the sound card is f****d.
Laptop spec: ASUS X53E, i5 2430m 2.4ghz, 3gb ram, 320gb hdd, intel hd graphics, usb 3.0