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June 29, 2010 5:12:16 AM

Ok here is the deal I have a custom comp and I have tried everything to fix this issue. I have to be missing something. So here is the issue I play lots of wow and usually dont have any issues except when i am in a high pop area or in a 25 man raid and thats when my fps drops to roughly 13fps, normaly its 68-100fps and i cant figure out why its drops so bad i have all the settings turned all the way down and everything set for performance. Any help would be much, here are my comp stats.



Computer:
Computer Type ACPI x64-based PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
OS Service Pack -
Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385
DirectX DirectX 10.0
Computer Name GOD-PC
User Name God
Logon Domain God-PC
Date / Time 2010-06-29 / 00:01

Motherboard:
CPU Type QuadCore AMD Phenom, 2400 MHz (12 x 200)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset AMD 690G, AMD K10
System Memory 4096 MB (DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM)
DIMM1: Patriot Memory 6400LL Series 2 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-12 @ 400 MHz) (4-4-4-8 @ 266 MHz) (3-3-3-6 @ 200 MHz)
DIMM2: Patriot Memory 6400LL Series 2 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-12 @ 400 MHz) (4-4-4-8 @ 266 MHz) (3-3-3-6 @ 200 MHz)
BIOS Type Award Modular (06/02/09)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 (1024 MB)
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 (1024 MB)
Monitor HP 2009 Series Wide LCD Monitor [NoDB] (3CQ9304J69)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Realtek ALC888/S/T @ ATI SB600 - High Definition Audio Controller

Storage:
IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Storage Controller Microsoft iSCSI Initiator
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive Maxtor OneTouch USB Device (931 GB, USB)
Disk Drive Maxtor OneTouch USB Device (1902 GB, USB)
Disk Drive ST3160021A ATA Device (160 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
Disk Drive WDC WD2500JB-00REA0 ATA Device (232 GB, IDE)
Optical Drive PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-216R ATA Device
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 152624 MB (73253 MB free)
E: (NTFS) 74994 MB (19860 MB free)
F: (NTFS) 953867 MB (112979 MB free)
G: (NTFS) 305242 MB (29358 MB free)
H: (NTFS) 49999 MB (19891 MB free)
J: (NTFS) 113474 MB (47368 MB free)
Total Size 1611.5 GB (295.6 GB free)

Input:
Keyboard Logitech HID-Compliant Keyboard
Mouse HID-compliant Bluetooth Mouse
Game Controller Microsoft PC-joystick driver

Network:
Primary IP Address 192.168.0.11
Primary MAC Address 00-1F-D0-9E-F1-84
Network Adapter Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (192.168.0.11)

Peripherals:
Printer Adobe PDF
Printer Fax
Printer Microsoft XPS Document Writer
USB1 Controller ATI SB700 - OHCI USB Controller
USB1 Controller ATI SB700 - OHCI USB Controller
USB1 Controller ATI SB700 - OHCI USB Controller
USB1 Controller ATI SB700 - OHCI USB Controller
USB1 Controller ATI SB700 - OHCI USB Controller
USB2 Controller ATI SB700 - EHCI USB 2.0 Controller
USB2 Controller ATI SB700 - EHCI USB 2.0 Controller
USB Device Generic USB Hub
USB Device HP Prem AF Webcam KQ245AA
USB Device HP Prem AF Webcam KQ245AA
USB Device USB Composite Device
USB Device USB Input Device
USB Device USB Input Device
USB Device USB Input Device
USB Device USB Mass Storage Device
USB Device USB Mass Storage Device
Battery Microsoft Composite Battery

DMI:
DMI BIOS Vendor Award Software International, Inc.
DMI BIOS Version F4
DMI System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
DMI System Product GA-MA74GM-S2
DMI System Version
DMI System Serial Number
DMI System UUID 30303146-44303945-46313834-FFFFFFFF
DMI Motherboard Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
DMI Motherboard Product GA-MA74GM-S2
DMI Motherboard Version x.x
DMI Motherboard Serial Number Thu Dec 04 14:15:07 2008
DMI Chassis Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
DMI Chassis Version
DMI Chassis Serial Number
DMI Chassis Asset Tag
DMI Chassis Type Desktop Case
DMI Total / Free Memory Sockets 2 / 0
June 29, 2010 5:44:13 AM

Probably is a slow internet, high latency issue.
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June 29, 2010 5:46:56 AM

are you serious fps has nothing to do with internet that your ping and my is 83ms on average
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June 29, 2010 10:07:07 AM

Dense population = lots of calculations. Your CPU is quite slow and is more than likely bottlenecking your GPU.
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June 29, 2010 10:14:17 AM

ok i can understand if it was a single or duel core, but I have a quad core i still should not be have this problem. i understand the dense pop = lots of calculations but what I am refering to is really only serious in 25 man raids during an encounter all other times fps is normal.
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June 29, 2010 10:16:27 AM

You assume that WoW is multi-core aware. It may not be optimised for a quad-core CPU. 2.4 GHz is also quite a low clockrate.
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June 29, 2010 10:56:22 AM

WoW isnt the best at multi-coring but it will use both of my dual cores and will probably use a quad too. The game is well updated and although looked at by many as a game released in 2005, in reality the game engines were updated for the WOTLK release in 2008 which did include some multi-processor support. The game should be running a bit better than you say. Could you post your WoW's video settings, and an addon list?
You may also want to check out the WoW forums for this issue. The technical support forum can be found here:
http://forums.wow-europe.com/board.html?forumId=11079&s...
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June 29, 2010 12:59:24 PM

WoW I think only goes as far as 3 cores, and even though usually Internet ping has no affect on frame rates, in the case of WoW it does.

Because of the amount of information being delivered and processed in places, WoW can easily choke up a system - I have a WoW box downstairs running a Phenom II X2 550 at stock with 4GB RAM and a Radeon 5770 and it consistently hits 60fps at 1920x1080 on my plasma TV.

Right up until you went to Dalaran - ping goes through the roof, frame rates dropped, the works. So much info to process everything grinds to a halt.

On another note, I had some teething troubles changing to a new broadband provider which kicked my bandwidth something rotten - ping was very high, yet even in the middle of nowhere with very little data to process the same system dropped 15-20 fps.

Also bear in mind that a GTS250 isn't that powerful a GPU, so if you're having to push a lot of pixels with 25-man raids (and all the effects) and high population areas you're going to see a performance drop, although 13fps sounds a little too low.
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June 29, 2010 5:17:48 PM

Ok as for WOW video settings they are set to the lowest possible except for viewing distance, but when changing this setting i have only noticed a 1 or 2 fps difference. Addon's are as follows, though I have done my research and turn off the addons that hog frames, i.e. auctoneer.

Titan panel
prat
atlas
atlasloot
ct-barmod
ct-bottom bar
DBM
omen
grid
viper notify
wim
kharthus's hunter timers
bartender 4
pally power
x-perl
healbot
meta hud
quartz
sexy map
talented
timers

As for latency i do not have any issues what so ever, when my frames drop my latency stays the same, roughly 83ms. here is a copy of my config file

SET locale "enUS"
SET realmList "us.logon.worldofwarcraft.com"
SET patchlist "us.version.worldofwarcraft.com"
SET hwDetect "0"
SET gxRefresh "60"
SET gxVSync "0"
SET gxMultisampleQuality "0.000000"
SET gxFixLag "0"
SET videoOptionsVersion "3"
SET textureFilteringMode "0"
SET movie "0"
SET mouseSpeed "1.2000000476837"
SET Gamma "1.000000"
SET readTOS "1"
SET readEULA "1"
SET showToolsUI "1"
SET accounttype "LK"
SET VoiceActivationSensitivity "0.39999997615814"
SET Sound_OutputDriverName "System Default"
SET ChatMusicVolume "0.29999998211861"
SET ChatSoundVolume "0.39999997615814"
SET ChatAmbienceVolume "0.29999998211861"
SET Sound_MusicVolume "0.40000000596046"
SET Sound_AmbienceVolume "0.60000002384186"
SET farclip "1277"
SET particleDensity "0.10000000149012"
SET baseMip "1"
SET environmentDetail "0.5"
SET weatherDensity "0"
SET ffxGlow "0"
SET ffxDeath "0"
SET realmName "Frostmane"
SET gameTip "58"
SET gxResolution "1600x900"
SET coresDetected "4"
SET groundEffectDist "70"
SET Sound_OutputQuality "0"
SET Sound_EnableErrorSpeech "0"
SET Sound_EnableMusic "0"
SET Sound_EnableDSPEffects "0"
SET Sound_EnablePetSounds "0"
SET readScanning "-1"
SET readContest "-1"
SET readTerminationWithoutNotice "-1"
SET installType "Retail"
SET Sound_VoiceChatInputDriverName "System Default"
SET Sound_VoiceChatOutputDriverName "System Default"
SET accountName "orchuntsftw@gmail.com"
SET accountList "!MW39ER0|WoW1|"
SET g_accountUsesToken "1"
SET gxWindow "1"
SET gxCursor "0"
SET processAffinityMask "15"
SET timingTestError "0"
SET lastCharacterIndex "9"
SET scriptProfile "1"
SET portal "us"
SET checkAddonVersion "0"
SET Sound_EnableAmbience "0"
SET Sound_EnableEmoteSounds "0"

As for my graphic card reading the reviews i should not have an issue with this card and the actual card is N250GTS TwinFrozr 1G

As for dalaran during peak times i get 23-32fps
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June 29, 2010 5:28:37 PM

here is a gpu-z log
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July 1, 2010 12:03:12 AM

Herr_Koos said:
You assume that WoW is multi-core aware. It may not be optimised for a quad-core CPU. 2.4 GHz is also quite a low clockrate.


Had this problem too. I was running a 2.4ghz quad core and my framerate was much lower than my older 3.4ghz dual core. Another suggestion that may or may not work is to deactivate mods on characters that don't use them.
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