It’s been said on here that there is apparently a conflict with some of the most recent nvidia video drivers and the audio. After playing around with things for a while and loading the latest nvidia video drivers and my latest sound card driver (audigy 2 zs), I decided to also check if there was a newer version of the OpenAL driver. There was a new openal released in July, so I installed it. I then played kudos crash free for about an hour before I experienced a crash, but it wasn’t related to the audio at all. Hurrah!
You can download the latest driver from developer.creative.com/articles/ … =38&aid=46
Hopefully this will help some of you that have experienced the same problem.