Hey guys, I've been having an issue with my laptop when gaming. Sound will frequently stutter, almost as if it was having a hard time processing the sound. It's hard to explain, but it sounds as the equivalent of FPS stutters with sound. Sound is labeled as IDT high definition audio. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&docname=c03146727 Those are my laptop specs. It has that Beats Audio crap. I have tried to game both with the BA drivers as well as the generic Windows driver and the same problem occurs. It's baffling, considering graphics wise the performance is decent for a laptop. Sound will play fine for a few seconds then stutter a bit. Sometimes it stutters randomly, but the start of sound clips appear to cause it a lot more. For example, if playing Portal 2 the sound has a bigger chance of stuttering at the moment Cave Johnson or GlaDoS start talking. Same with other games (someone starts talking, shooting a gun, starting a vehicle's engine). No problems whatsoever when playing music or youtube videos. What could be the issue? EDIT: In some games, the stutter will be coupled with an FPS stutter, while in others only the sound stutters.