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Frame Rate Troubles

By NZvista
Nov 24, 2008
  1. Hi, my WoW frame rates have been running so low its unbearable to turn around/ move. Altering the settings in the game barely changes this.

    I have a:

    M3A Motherboard (ASUS) With a 3.2GZ AMD Dual Core.

    Asus 8600GT

    2Gigs DDR2 Ram (Kingston/hynix)

    LG Flatron Monitor 22inch.

    Any idea how I can fix this, thank you.
     
  2. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 729

    What resolution are you running it at? I would think an 8600 should run it fine, so it might be your internet connection.
     
  3. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Might be something running in the background hogging all the CPU cycles and/or internet bandwidth. Run some spyware checks perhaps?
     
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Recommend two things to start
    Monitor CPU Usage
    • Install Process Explorer
    • Click Options and set Hide when Minimized, Allow Only One Instance, Confirm Kill, CPU History in Tray Icon
    • Whenever PE is open, you can click CPU column header to see processes sorted by CPU usage. When usage high, check top of the list, OR
    • Minimize PE. Note the red and green waves through its system tray icon
      • Green indicates total CPU usage
      • Red indicates the process using most the most the CPU time
      Hover cursor over the icon to get the info
    How does your CPU usage behave before starting Wow and while playing the game?

    Check your DirectX
    - click Start->Run, enter dxdiag
    - You can go through and check yourself and/or Generate a DirectX report you can post back here
    - In DxDiag, click Save Information button and save to your Desktop
    - In TechSpot, use the paper clip icon to attach the report. (If you don't see icon you may need to first cick Go Advanced)

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    And does the Vista you are running include SP1 or no?
     
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