Help with FPS in WoW (Hardware Upgrade)

By Aegus
Jan 25, 2008
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  1. At the moment my fps in WoW is generally only between 8-18 and 29.1 inside a cave. I am wondering how can i increase my fps (i have toggled with the video options none yeald noticeable results)

    I would like to get my fps up to improve instancing/boss fighting, raids and for PvP (playing wow in general) I am looking at wanting 30+ fps at most times.

    I'm thinking it will be a hardware upgrade issue and so i will link my PC specs at the bottom.

    Thanks

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    CPU - Windows: Windows XP5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2
    Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
    Memory (RAM): 959 MB
    CPU Info: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+
    CPU Speed: 2000.4 MHz
    Sound card: Realtek HD Audio rear output
    Display Adapters: NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE | NetMeeting driver | RDPDD Chained DD
    Screen Resolution: 1280 X 1024 - 32 bit
    Network: Network Present
    Network Adapters: Linksys Wireless-G USB Network Adapter with SpeedBooster v2 - Packet Scheduler Miniport | NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller - Packet Scheduler Miniport
    CD / DVD Drives: E: HL-DT-STDVDRRW GSA-H21N
    COM Ports:
    LPT Ports:
    Mouse: 3 Button Wheel Mouse Present
    Hard Disks: C: 142.3GB | D: 6.7GB
    Hard Disks - Free: C: 98.8GB | D: 934.8MB
    USB Controllers: 2 host controllers.
    Firewire (1394): 1 host controllers.
    PCMCIA (Laptops): Not Installed
    Manufacturer: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
    Product Make: RF786AA-ABU SR2019UK GB680
    AC Power Status: OnLine
    BIOS Info: AT/AT COMPATIBLE | 08/02/06 | HP-CPC - 42302e31
    Time Zone: GMT Standard Time
    Battery: No Battery
    Motherboard: ASUSTek Computer INC. NODUSM3
    Modem: Not detected
  2. aznn3rd

    aznn3rd Newcomer, in training Posts: 139

    get a better video card. 3850, 3870, and 8800GT are all good options
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,384   +205

    Yes, your onboard graphics is the problem.
  4. tastegw

    tastegw TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 246

    theres the problem! na just joking, aznn3rd hit the nail in the head.
    oboard video isnt the way to go unless your using dos games.

    after re-reviewing your system specs, it may just be that time for an entire upgrade.
    your using single core cpu i think, that can be slowing you down aswell.

    if you have the money for a new custom build then go for it, you will love it after its done.
    you can probably set up a nice new system on a budget for about $500.

    but if you dont have that kind of extra cash, then you prolly cant get the nicer cards anyways ($175 and up)
  5. skitzo_zac

    skitzo_zac TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 459

    The Graphics is deffinately the problem. My lil bro is running a similar setup. Athlon 64 3000+ and 1GB of RAM, but with a 6600GT and he is a POW (Prisoner of WOW).

    So yeah, you deffinately need an upgrade for your graphics.
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