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PC Help for (wow) Gaming

By Incindia
Feb 23, 2010
  1. I seem to be having some trouble running world of warcraft in certain situations. When exploring, I run about 60 fps, which is great. However in a high graphics encounter, even with everything at its lowest setting I run about 5 fps, which is not so great. I am not expecting 60 fps all the time, but it would be nice to have a decent frame rate when I need it the most.

    I am not sure if something needs replacing or if I just have something set incorrectly, I am not well versed in computers. Any advice or assistance is appreciated.

    Gaming Limits:
    I am primarily a world of warcraft player, I do on occasion play Dragon Age or Civilization, but Wow is my main habit.

    Budget: I am moving soon, so the cheaper the better, however I would prefer nothing over $300.00

    Computer Spec:

    CPU Name: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+

    CPU: Core Speed: 1002.2 MHz

    MB Manufacture: Dell Inc,

    MB Model: OCT103, A03

    Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT

    Memory: DDR2, 3G

    Power Supply: Dell Inc, N305N-03
    +5V +12VA +12VB
    22A 18.0A 18.0A

    Max Output – 305 Watts

    About Me: I reside in the United States. I wasn’t sure what all I was looking at, so I hope I provided all you required. If not just let me know and I will try again.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,985   +168

    It's most likely your Dell motherboard and its bios that is limiting your game play. Are you running XP?
     
  3. Incindia

    Incindia TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No, I'm running vista
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,985   +168

    Its always nice to show the Operating System in your specs, thanks... I still think it is your motherboard and its "crippled" bios that is the problem. I'm running Intel and WOW plays at it's maximum frame rates with the same video card. Look at my specs
     
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