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Very low Frame Rate when playing WoW

By Mizzzy
Aug 3, 2009
  1. I've been playing WOW for some time now but since 2 days ago, after I reset my PC, I noticed that the game became so slow :( Although the latency is just around 200-245 ms the frame rate dropped to 2-8 fps!! Will anyone help me out what to to on this matter please? My PC's info as follows:

    Product Name: Aspire X1700
    Operating System: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic , Service Pack 1
    Chipset: NVIDIA MCP73

    Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5200 @ 2.50GHz
    Cores: 2
    L1 Cache: Data Cache 32 KB x 2
    Execution Trace Cache 32 KB x 2
    L2 Cache: 2 MB

    System Memory: 4096 MB
    Current Memory Size: 4096 MB
    Supported Maximum Memory Size: 16384 MB
    Memory Type: DDR2
    Slot 1 Installed Size: 2048 MB
    Slot 2 Installed Size: 2048 MB
    Total Available Graphics Memory: 1791 MB

    Hard Drive: Hitachi HDT721032SLA SCSI Disk Device, 298.09 GB
    Generic- Compact Flash USB Device, 0 Bytes
    Generic- SM/xD/SD/MMC/MS USB Device, 0 Bytes
    CD/DVD Drive: ATAPI DVD A DH16A6S SCSI CdRom Device

    Video Device Name: NVIDIA GeForce G100
    Total Available Graphics Memory: 1791 MB
    Dedicated Video Memory: 512 MB
    Shared System Memory: 1279 MB
    Screen Resolution: 1280 x 1024
    Color Quality: 32 bit

    Audio Device: Realtek High Definition Audio

    Network: NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
    BIOS Version: R01-B4
    BIOS Release Date: 02/26/2009

    I'm not sure if the info is enough but I do hope I can get some answers in here. Thank you!!!
     
  2. teklord

    teklord TS Maniac Posts: 527

    Get a better graphics card, the one that came with it is like Onboard graphics. You have PCI-e x16 slot type. Go to Newegg.com and pick one out that fits your budget and gaming needs.
     
  3. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    like teklord said get a video card in that bad boy and all will be good :) also try turning down all the graphics settings in the game that will help alot especially if you have shadows on trust me. hmmm so that is a video card its just made to do HD video basically and that s it might look into getting a new video card man.
     
  4. Kotu2

    Kotu2 TS Rookie Posts: 78

    he said it worked fine before so i dont think thats the problem.
    it might be that you changed the settings, try lowering the settings on WoW
    but to tell you the truth i dont have a clue
     
  5. Badfinger

    Badfinger TS Rookie Posts: 160

    Reset your PC you said, what do you mean exactly?

    Not sure how it's done, but I'd try shutting OFF the shared memory and just use the built in 512 megs you listed for video.
     
  6. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    might just try downloading new drivers
     
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