UR 44 Cubase AI dropouts

Hi, i have recently bought a ur 44 soundcard and using it on a Lenovo laptop, win 7.

I experience drop outs (out of sync) during record and playback as well as playing on windows media player.
Tried changing buffer size, removing unneccery services and applications.

I was thinking of buying a Focusrite scarlett but decided to go on the ur as i have excellent experience with the MR.

Is there a major difference between the 1.8.2 and the 2.0 drivers?
Please assist.
Any ideas?