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Old 11-19-08, 10:11 PM   #1
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Default Help me optimize my cpu for WOTLK

Anyone else getting really crappy performance?

Pre expansion I was getting 100+fps, No less than 70 in raid situations.
I even reformatted, reinstalled WOW (system needed a cleanup anyway)

Post-expansion.. My fps shows as 50 or so.. but it feels more like 20 or less.

My system specs are

Intel Q6600
Evga 8800gtx
Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6
4gb Dominator
Raptor HD
Vista 64 bit

Running Nvidia 7.15.11.7519 driver, I tried the newest revision and they were horrible.

Any tips? advice?

Thanks.
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Old 11-20-08, 12:09 PM   #2
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lol 32 views and no one can chime in on what their performance in WOTLK is?
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Old 11-20-08, 12:11 PM   #3
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lol 32 views and no one can chime in on what their performance in WOTLK is?
That's because you computer is not the problem. If your specs cannot run a 4 year old game, I'm the white Buck Wheat.
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Old 11-20-08, 02:54 PM   #4
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You can't compare settings you had pre-3.0. They increased everything with 3.0. The shadow system is completely revamped as well. Draw distance is much farther and new textures are more detailed. Nice shadows + longer draw distance = FPS killer.
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Old 11-20-08, 02:59 PM   #5
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You can't compare settings you had pre-3.0. They increased everything with 3.0. The shadow system is completely revamped as well. Draw distance is much farther and new textures are more detailed. Nice shadows + longer draw distance = FPS killer.
It still isn't enough to make a big hit on a system like his. The only time my system has problems is when the zone I'm in is over loaded with players.
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Old 11-21-08, 05:23 AM   #6
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Noticed substantially lower performance in Northrend.
Currently at 25-30 fps flying over Borean Tundra.

Maxed everything out ofcource.
Its still very playable, but at times it gets pretty low.
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Old 11-21-08, 05:59 AM   #7
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I've got similar specs, not got a raptor HD, and running a gtx260 in XP.

Maxed out all my settings and it still performs fine. not sure what the issue with your system is
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Old 11-21-08, 11:51 PM   #8
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turn off shadows enjoy 10+ fps more
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Old 11-24-08, 12:19 PM   #9
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Are you running questhelper?


The newest version KILLED my performance on my 4870. I had to type /qh perf 20% to get my FPS back to normal
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Old 11-26-08, 10:12 AM   #10
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Same sh*t here and before Wotlk the game runs smooth as silk

I think the engine needs to be optimized...
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Old 11-30-08, 08:46 AM   #11
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Same sh*t here and before Wotlk the game runs smooth as silk

I think the engine needs to be optimized...
Yeah because Blizzard makes horribly buggy engines... retard...
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Old 11-30-08, 09:16 AM   #12
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While the 8800 GTX may be an older card, its still a fairly decent card by todays standards. However, I do think it is a little bit out of its league with running WoTLK. Like others said, try turning off any shadow and intense lighting options.
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