I honestly think it's an asus driver issue, hence why their are patches for red alert etc, but I think they are no longer supporting it which is why there is no newer drivers then the 2 they released.
So don't be surprised it's not fixed by tommorow
Well you were right, it's not fixed. Actually I'm not really surprised. Anyway I guess I should either get used to the bad performance or use the onboard sound card, if it's driver issues then "switching" the sound card would obviously work. But I can't stand the horrid sound so I'm going to get used to the performance.
Thanks for the help OwenBrooks, the issue still isn't resolved but I can't really bother with it anymore.