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#1 Lakortha

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 10:49 AM

Hey guys,

I have been having a certain issue with World of Warcraft since the new 2.4.1 patch.

Here is the link to my post with all the information needed:

http://forums.wow-europe.com/thread.html?t...61514&sid=1

Please note that I have run about 5-6 anti-(insert appropriate word here) programs and my PC is clean from any trojans, malware, spyware, viruses, parasites etc etc.

If there is anybody that has any advice on what to do (apart from what has already been done in my above post) then I will be greatly thankful to one and all.

Regards
Martin

Edited by Lakortha, 11 April 2008 - 10:50 AM.


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Posted 11 April 2008 - 12:00 PM

Are you having any problems with non-online games?
Since you have updated your drivers, re-installed the game and patches, and scanned for malware, it may be a ISP/connexion problem. Not having problems elsewhere might point in that direction. I presume, also, that you have run checkdisk and defragged since re-installing the game.
It's a shame you got to level 70 and are having problems.
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#3 Lakortha

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 12:16 PM

My ISP is fine, I play other games and use the internet a lot and everything else works perfectly, I also defrag quite often and do disk checks and cleanups as well to keep my PC in an efficient state.

Any other help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 12:41 PM

what other games? WOW is fairly gpu friendly but you are using a pci-E card?

http://www.pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/default.asp

could you test and post a link to the analysis?
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Posted 11 April 2008 - 01:41 PM

I play games like Warcraft 3, Diablo 2 and Warhammer 40k DoW all online as well and they are fine. I will do that pitstop later on when I'm at home, evening shifts for the loss.

Anyway, thanks guys for your prompt replies.

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 02:11 PM

looks like it's your computer, all those other games are probably even more gpu friendly
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Posted 11 April 2008 - 05:42 PM

Just done a full test on my PC, I will post the results once I get them, thanks again.

http://www.pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/detailedsummary.asp

The above is all the information that was gathered for my PC system, if you need anything else from me just give me a shout.

Regards
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Edited by Lakortha, 11 April 2008 - 05:45 PM.


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Posted 11 April 2008 - 06:11 PM

http://www.pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/default.asp

when you go back to this link do you see an option to review previous test results?

a link to your results would look like this

http://www.pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/Summary...?conid=1991XXXX
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Posted 11 April 2008 - 08:51 PM

http://www.pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/default.asp

when you go back to this link do you see an option to review previous test results?

a link to your results would look like this

http://www.pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/Summary...?conid=1991XXXX



Aha! What an idiot I am, sorry.

http://www.pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/Summary...?conid=20079186

Here you go :thumbsup:

Again sorry about that, I have some blonde moments sometimes.

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 09:29 PM

they've changed their security settings in the last month or so so use their analysis and see if you can spot anything bad, and ask about it here

drivers? fragmentation? ping times upload/download, free disk space?
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Posted 12 April 2008 - 04:23 AM

Main Board
Description Your Results
Brand/Model INTELR AWRDACPI
Type Desktop
Serial Number Not available
BIOS Phoenix Technologies, LTD Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG IntelR - 42302e31 20051228
System Board LakePort
ProcessorDescription Your Results
Brand/Model Intel Pentium D (2 CPUs)
Nominal Clock Speed 2800 MHz
Measured Clock Speed 2800 MHz
External Clock Speed 200 MHz
CPU Load 0%
Speed Rating 9735 (109% of 4292 similar)

Memory Configuration
Description Results
RAM installed 2560 MB
Windows RAM 2559 MB
Total RAM slots 4
Available RAM slots 0
Memory Type 1024+256+1024+256;DIMM SDRAM Synchronous
Speed Rating 6801 MB/s (102% of 4292 similar)

Drive Letters
Description Drive C
Partition format NTFS
Cluster size 4 KB
Drive label No Label
Size 152617 MB
Free space 124061 MB (81%)
Junk files 12 MB (0%)
System Restore Space 18314 MB (12%)
Data fragmentation 49%
File fragmentation 4%
Uncached speed 28 MB/s (64%)

Highly Fragmented File
Drive File Name File Size Fragments
C:\ A0103723.exe 1126.78 MBs 659

Video Board
Description Your Results
Brand/Model CONNECT 3D RADEON X300
Resolution 1024x768 pixels
Colors 16 million
DirectX version 5.03.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
OpenGL version 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Acceleration options Enabled
Performance 150.57 MP/s (No similar CPU/MHz/video)

Internet Configuration
Description Your Results
Bandwidth Down 2500 Kbits/sec
Bandwidth Up 668 Kbits/sec
Average Ping 647 ms
Ping Loss 0%
Server Location London, UK
TCP Receive Window 65536
Browser MSIE 6.0; SV1; Embedded Web Browser from: http://bsalsa.com/; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727
IE current cache 11 MB
IE max cache 4769 MB


The above is all the information I can find in regards to my PC, if there is anything that is missing let me know and I will do my best to find it for you.

Thanks again for all your help DaChew

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Edited by jgweed, 12 April 2008 - 07:40 AM.


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Posted 12 April 2008 - 06:23 AM

that ping time seems atrociously high

Average Ping 647 ms


data fragmentation also

a lot of people with ati cards/chipsets have some issues when they load the newer catalyst control center drivers and do better when they only use the basic video drivers

I did notice the ram upgrade, have you tested with just the new sticks

I thing jgweed is on the right track with your internet connection

Edited by DaChew, 12 April 2008 - 06:47 AM.

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 08:22 AM

I see, I'll take the old 256MB cards out and just leave my twin 1024MB cards in there.

What kind of things can I do with the data fragentation? Also do you know how to restore back to the basic drivers.

I was thinking of doing a PC format although that does seem a bit drastic, what do you think?

My other option was to buy a new video card but I have never had any problems with the standard card in there. Its strange really because everything was as above during WoW 2.3 and 2.4, but when they released 2.4.1, thats when my problems started really.

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 08:45 AM

1. run down that high ping problem, retest, google

2. remove any catalyst drivers, go only with the basic
my son has never had any issues with nvidia and WOW, a friend with ait has had nothing but problems but they were solved
with driver installs and his card is a lot lamer than yours

3. be sure and shut down any background programs/screen savers and do disk cleanup before defraging

what type of scans have you done/what programs?

have you got the latest directx9c updates from microsoft?
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Posted 13 April 2008 - 04:23 AM

Me and my Dad came to the conclusion that to restore the PC to its factory settings would be the most efficient way to get the PC back to normal, there is no hard proof or any evidence that installing the new drivers (which I have) have actually had a direct effect on how WoW runs anyway.

I use a wireless internet connection where the router hub itself is quite far away, what tips could you give for my high ping?

EDIT: Yes I'll check what directx I am using. In regards to scans, I have done a housecall, combofix and my own anti spyware and virus scanner from my ISP. The only other thing I used is "Cleanitup" to throw out those files that just sit there and clog up my PC.

Edited by Lakortha, 13 April 2008 - 04:25 AM.





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