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Upgrading for World of Warcraft

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December 6, 2011 2:24:22 PM

Hello there, I am interested in upgrading my computer to run WoW better than it already does. Ideally I would like to run on the maximum settings while Frapsing. I have included my PC specs as per the battle.net beta client. While I generally get 50-60 FPS in SW, several hundred in dungeons and around 40-35 in 25m raid, my settings are not maxed out. Also, when I fraps in raid I will bog down to 30-15 fps. Any suggestions? Price really is not a concern and all my drivers are up to date. Also, I really do not believe that my HDDs are the problem - I fraps to two 1TB 7200 HDDs with 16MB buffers (I have no idea what the means tbh). However, when I fraps to an SSD I do not see any performance increase vs my RAID config.

OPERATING SYSTEM:
Windows 2.6.1.7601 (Service Pack 1)
CPU TYPE:
Intel® Core™ i7 CPU K 875 @ 2.93GHz
CPU SPEED:
2.95 GHz
SYSTEM MEMORY:
7.99 GB
VIDEO CARD MODEL:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
VIDEO CARD MEMORY:
3.97 GB
VIDEO CARD DRIVER:
nvd3dum.dll
PRIMARY DISPLAY RESOLUTION:
1920x1080
SECONDARY DISPLAY RESOLUTION:
1680x1050
HARD DISK SIZE:
1.82 TB
HARD DISK FREE SPACE:
575.61 GB (31%)
DOWNLOAD SPEED:
1.13 MB/s (9.5 mbps)

Thanks so much!
December 6, 2011 4:46:22 PM

Ummmm......dude. That system is more than capable of playing WoW at maximum settings. You may be having some network issues depending on whether you use onboard ethernet or not...have you considered a separate network card (if not using one already)? I don't see how your rig can't run Fraps and WoW simultaneously.
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December 6, 2011 7:39:06 PM

diellur said:
Ummmm......dude. That system is more than capable of playing WoW at maximum settings. You may be having some network issues depending on whether you use onboard ethernet or not...have you considered a separate network card (if not using one already)? I don't see how your rig can't run Fraps and WoW simultaneously.


Yes, I use a Bigfoot NPU for connection and I have great ping with virtually no jitter and no packet loss. I am just out of ideas on what to do :/  Any other possible suggestions? I have formatted my C drive and have attempted to play with nothing else installed on my computer for this to work as I would like. Also, I run WoW from it's own SSD - So I do not believe that is an issue either.

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