OK, let me start by saying that I know just about nothing when it comes to sound issues (this will become evident fast..).
When playing FFXIV, the sounds skips and stutters A LOT while running around the world. I generally play the game on max settings, may turn it down if I'm going to be doing a lot of fate grinding (crapload of players/NPCS involved for those not familiar with the game). All is fine on the visual side, but the music/sounds stutter a lot regardless of which setting I am currently using.
I've never been too fussed over having top-notch sound, so when I built my computer I just stuck with the built-in sound card on the MB. Will buying a dedicated sound card take care of this issue? Are there other components involved here that I should be looking into? If buying a card will be a quick fix, are there any specs that I should look out for specifically?
Drivers say they are current, although these would just be whatever is installed from the Windows automatic updates.
Any insight would be lovely, and let me know if you need more info on the computer itself. Thank you :)
Edited, Sep 5th 2013 3:13pm by mabiche