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Very low FPS in World of Warcraft


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#1 markgui

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 08:05 AM

I experience very low fps while in 25 man raid content. Under normal conditions, fps averages 70-90 fps. During 10 man raids I usually get around 40 fps, but when doing 25 man raids it drops to 5-15 fps making game play pointless at that point. I upgraded my GPU to an Nvidia 250GTS thinking that would solve my fps issues. While it has improved my fps, it is not quite where I expected it to be. I run a program called Gamebooster which is supposed to improve lag problems and it does seem to help somewhat. I have 2gb of ram and run Windows XP. My CPU is not the best but I would think it would be sufficient enough for World of Warcraft. It is an Intel Pentium 4 3.2ghz. Are there any other steps I can take which would improve my fps for raiding?

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 03:57 PM

Your graphics card probably wasn't the bottleneck in the first place, unless you had a 8600 GT or something like that.

Your CPU is probably what's killing your framerates. You might just have to turn your settings all the way down during 25m raids, as I had to recently for my 8800GT. I have a 2.4ghz quad core, 4GB of memory, and an 8800GT.

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 03:17 AM

I can only think of two things.

Your Processor and your network bandwidth.
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Posted 15 September 2010 - 04:51 AM

Your graphics card probably wasn't the bottleneck in the first place, unless you had a 8600 GT or something like that.

Your CPU is probably what's killing your framerates. You might just have to turn your settings all the way down during 25m raids, as I had to recently for my 8800GT. I have a 2.4ghz quad core, 4GB of memory, and an 8800GT.



My old GPU was a 7600GT. Leaning more towards believing it my CPU. Sorry to be so noobish but how do I find out what my bandwidth is?

I just did a check on CNET.com to test bandwidth and it gave me a number of 4673kbps. Not sure if thats something like a connection speed test or not. I have tested that before and have averaged around 25 mbps.

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 02:09 PM

Yeah, 'tis most likely your CPU. Of course, when you have to upgrade a processor from a P4 socket to a new one, you almost might as well take that 250 GTS and just put a new build together.

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 12:19 PM

Have you tried testing your FPS without any addons enabled?

If so, how were your FPS?

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 09:33 PM

it's going to be your bandwidth more likely than anything else, world of warcraft takes litteraly bugger all power to run.

FPS is video. Latency is bandwidth.

What's the temp of your CPU? Got this link from a Blue on the WoW forums:
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 07:20 PM

Thanks for the replies. I have decided to rebuild my system anyway. Purchased new motherboard, processor and hard drive. Still waiting on my hard drive but the rest are installed. Thanks again.

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 08:11 PM

I can only think of two things.

Your Processor and your network bandwidth.


I agree that the Pentium 4 is killing the game. It's Netburst technology is quite old for modern gaming.

Network bandwidth (ie his ISP connection) has nothing to do with framerate though.




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