Intermittent Sound Corruption

I have recently bought an acer aspire m3802 desktop with windows 7 64 bit, 8 gigs ram, intel core 2 quad @2. 5ghz. I transferred my sound blaster card from my old computer to this one. It is the sound blaster x fi gaming card. The computer boots up fine and performs well. But at some random point during its use, the sound will get corrupted. There's popping, cracking, and then sometimes silence. Sometimes the sound returns on its own for a little while before going out again. Sometimes i have to reboot the computer to get the sound back to normal. But get this, when there is no sound and i restart the computer, the exit windows sound chimes before shutting down.

I believe that something is conflicting with the sound card or sound driver. This computer comes with on-board sound. I disabled the drivers thinking that was the problem. But the problem persists. I need the sound blaster card for the ability to use asio for music production. Anyone else have this problem? What should be my next step in troubleshooting this?

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