Music on my computer skips stutters

My computer, when running itunes or streaming Pandora, the music skips and stutters. I don’t think it’s a bandwidth situation, since our office has fios. My older office computer, a Dell optiflex 760 running xp has a SoundMAX HD audio card. I only listen to music, so I don’t need too much. Does this sound like a card problem, a setting, or should I get a new card? Any cheap suggestions?

Thanks in advance

You can try updating the driver for the sound card. Make sure you get the right one.

Studdering on playback when the music is stored on the computer (saved on the HDD) is typically
caused by drive fragmentation

On Streaming music you likely have something running in the background that is hogging
system resources.