I've owned a GuitarPort for about ten years now, and it's actually the only reason I held onto my ancient HP desktop computer with its massive heavy monitor after switching to Macs. Eventually the computer stopped working altogether. Now I've built a brand new PC with Windows 7 Professional, which includes a virtual WIndows XP mode. I excitedly downloaded the Line6 Monkey and Gearbox programs and got everything working. With a great set of speakers, it sounded better than ever before (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDC035ryWMs), and I was ecstatic. The GuitarPort is without a doubt the best $100 (or whatever it was) I have ever spent in my life. However, a problem has cropped up. Even with the buffer size on extra-large, I'm getting heavy static and audio cutting out. It sounds fine for the first few seconds when I start the program, but quickly goes south. I've installed the most updated versions of everything with the Monkey. I'd really appreciate any suggestions; this is really bumming me out!