Didn't know where to put this thread but here we go.
Recenty i've bought a new computer and after installing drivers etc. i installed wow to check out the preformance. I found that the fps it rather low and memoery usage on red level all the time. My FPS is at around 60 and when i move around and look to the sides it often drops below 30. That gives my fps a frame from 60-20 fps which is way lower then the 160-200 fps I'm runing other games withm on ultra-high graphics, as Need for speed undercover, Fallout 3, Red alert 3 etc. When it comes to the memory usage it makes me get errors if i dont reset it in wow rather often. Resetting it means that I i use TItanbars and click on the preformance frame to "throughout the garbage" whatever that means.
motherboard: Asus Rampage II Extreme, X58
processor: Intel Core™ i7 Quad Extreme
Ram: DDR3 1333MHz 6GB KIT x 2
graphic card: GeForce GTX 295
operative system: Vista ultimate
This is a rahter big issue for me as wow is one of the main reasons i bought this computer. I know it should be running around 300-400 fps if not more, but it's not.
I would highly suspect that whoever put the system together should have known that the 64-bit version of the OS was the only way to use all that RAM... but ya never know. So if not 64-bit, buy 64-bit version asap. If it is 64 bit, thenit sounds like it could potentially be a BIOS issue. Make sure your BIOS is recognizing all that memory, because there is no way you should be having low memory issues if everything is configured.
I'm using an antique computer with an ATI (AGP/512) video card. 2GB's RAM. Windows XP Home and a P4 1.2 CPU overclocked to 2.3GHz.
And, even with this old stuff, my FPS are generally 60fps EXCEPT WHEN ENTERING THE TOWN OF "DALARAN!" -- There, my fps sometimes drop to 1.3pfs. If I don't move my character at all, and just wait until the massive amount of data for that city loads, the fps increase to above 30fps.
I've had to set my Video Options and Effects to very low settings. But, the game still plays and looks beautiful.
But, as you might guess, I'm visiting Tom's Hardware Guide almost every day... looking for info to buy or build a 64-bit system. I'm tired of getting unexplained Windows' Fatal Error #132 messages (which crash the game every 5-to-15 minutes)!