Low fps on WoW

By rjhume
Mar 20, 2010
  1. I play wow, I have really bad FPS when playing, like usually between 6-12, sometimes higher. I play on low in game video settings, and my FPS is still poor. What can I do to improve this before I start doing things that will really require good fps.

    Heres some specs on my computer, what should I upgrade or replace without killing me in price?

    CPU : Intel® Celeron® D Processor 352
    (3.20GHz, 512KB L2 cache, 533MHz FSB)
    Operating System : Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005

    Chipset : ATI Radeon™ Xpress 200
    Memory : 512MB DDR2 (1 × 512MB), 533MHz (PC4200)
    Expandable to 2GB
    Hard Drive : 120GB HDD (7200rpm, 2MB cache)
    Optical Drive : 16x Multi-format Dual-layer DVD±RW
    Media Reader : 9-in-1 Digital Media Manager™ (Memory Stick®, Memory Stick Pro®, MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital™, CompactFlash®, MicroDrive, SmartMedia, xD-Picture Card™, USB 2.0)
    Video : ATI Radeon™ X200-based integrated graphics
    Up to 128MB of shared video memory
    PCI Express (PCIe x16) slot available
    Sound : 6-channel (5.1) high-definition audio
    Network : 10/100Mbps integrated Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)
    Modem : 56K ITU v.92-ready Fax/Modem (RJ-11 port)
    Peripherals : Standard multifunction keyboard, 2-button wheel mouse, amplified stereo speakers (USB powered)
    Ports/Other : 5 USB 2.0 (1 in front, 4 in back), VGA External Connector, serial port, parallel port, 2 PS/2 ports, 5 audio ports (2 in front, 3 in back)
    Dimensions : 14.25"H x 7.25"W x 16"D
  2. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 887   +19

    well it sounds like your just using the on-board graphics processor which isnt good for gaming. if you can tell us the make and model of your pc or motherboard we can help you more
  3. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    It seems you have a stock PC, just tell us the maker and model and we can get the relevant info. Also giving us a budget would be helpful so we can make appropriate suggestions. As Dustin points out the reason for your bad performance is an on-board card and older PC. While WoW is old the game has been updated several times and during PvP/raiding and being in Dalaran you will experience your lowest FPS.
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