Here I am with my Dell Latitude E5410 laptop with an intel i5 processor and 4 gigs of ram running windows 7. And here comes the amazing part, Windows Media player/Itunes has a hard time playing mp3's fluently. Almost at random it stutters in playback and this off course really annoying. Almost random because it does sometimes seem to correlate with dragging your windows across the screen. But still with a wopping duo-2.5 ghz at your disposal I'd think the CPU should be able to handle this...
A work around that has some succes is to increase the cpu priority setting in the taskmanager manually to realtime. This is less than ideal since you have to do this everytime you restart the program. See screenshot:
Any thoughts anyone?