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Wow framerate issues

By Nezime
Feb 3, 2008
  1. Okay i recently got into wow and am having major fps issues.

    on my laptop with all effects turned to low or off the average fps is 18
    Specs are:
    windows Vista home premium
    intel core 2 duo T7250 @2.00 GHz
    2GB ram
    Nvidia Geforce 8400M GS with 880 MB ram
    DX 10

    While my desktop with all effects and settings turned to maximum the avg fps is 35
    specs are:
    Windows XP home
    AMD Athlon 64 3300+ 2.4 GHz
    1GB ram
    Nvidia Geforce 6800 128 MB ram AGP
    DX 9

    Is there a reason for this? Or is something wrong? Also on the laptop i frequently experience tearing and end most if not all actual programs running while with the desktop i can run messangers and other programs. framerates were taken from the same area and server latency is low on both.

    Can anyone help me with this?
     
  2. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    If I am not mistaken, the 8400 is pretty weak. Can you try other games, and compare them?

    The 8400 is a very bottom of the line card. Just because it is an 8000 series card doesn't mean its a beast. I know, it sucks doesn't it? I had a great build planned around that "budget" card.....then I found out the truth.
     
  3. Nezime

    Nezime TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The thing is in the laptop it was the best card that it would let me use. It was either that or the integrated one. The only other game I have is Guild Wars and it runs that fine at max settings. Also for what its worth it also passes the Can You Run It test with full bars in every category except processor.
     
  4. DeepMartin

    DeepMartin TS Rookie Posts: 89

    Did you check your power and battery profiles?

    its an issue with my sis laptop everytime she unplugs it the profile changes to battery saver and makes ut04 lag like crazy but on perfoprmance profile it runs flawless with full details and everything (she has an HP so this might not apply to you)
     
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