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Be careful with that tin foil though! It's conductive and you don't want to short-circuit any of the pins or you might damage your card or other components.
Wrap something else around the card first so the tin foil doesn't touch any pins. Only have the shielding connect to something providing GND i.e. the PCI bracket of the card.

That being said, if it were a lack of shielding we'd probably have those problems with onboard audio all over the place already.
Did you try to get the latest drivers for the card?

Can you play something else on that receiver without issues? like some cd player via another / the same digital input?

*edit* double ninja'd x_x
Edited by mosi - 3/4/14 at 1:46pm
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I also agree with an earlier post that your receiver going into protection mode probably means a short or power issue. Try blowing all the dust out of it, and make sure it's connected to a grounded outlet.
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It does *not* need an EMI shield. Get that tin foil idea out fo your mind... For all our sakes.
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