Pops/Crackles on IDE Activity
It turned out that my Hard Drive was to blame for my sound crackle/skips. I recomend defragmenting first, if your sound still is messing up, try formating. For me I have to replace my hard drive completely to FIX the problem completely. Anything at 7200 RPM, with enough space for all your files will do, I personally recomend one with 8megs of cache as that seems to speed things up nicely. Good Luck!