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April 28, 2006 4:21:16 PM

I have been getting low fps when playing WoW.

I have a P D 3.0 with 7800 gtx.

I am running duel monitors, with game in main and web browser in the other.
My main is a wide screen @1680*1050 and 2nd is 17in @1280*1024.

I have been getting around 30 fps and wondering how to fix this.

Thx.

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April 28, 2006 4:46:55 PM

Are you running both at the same time?
April 28, 2006 4:57:43 PM

in addition to MesaRectifier question, what is the rest of your PC's spec, like RAM etc.





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April 29, 2006 5:21:22 AM

Wow... no I mean Wow.. hehe using dual monitors.

Have you tried just single mode, to see if your fps is better?
April 29, 2006 6:00:52 AM

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I have been getting low fps when playing WoW.

I have a P D 3.0 with 7800 gtx.

I am running duel monitors, with game in main and web browser in the other.
My main is a wide screen @1680*1050 and 2nd is 17in @1280*1024.

I have been getting around 30 fps and wondering how to fix this.

Thx.

WoW loves memory. Are you using 512? It might be worth getting 2 gigs. Also, 3.0 Intel's aren't fantastic gamers, it might be worth your time overclocking. What resolutions/settings are you running it at?
April 29, 2006 6:26:43 AM

WoW does love memory, the more the better. I recommend 2 gigs. And NOTHING LESS THAN 1 GIG.

As for the P4, generally WoW cares as much about raw mhz as architecture.
So a higher clocked P4 will win about as much performance as a generally superior AMD64. So clock that thing!

See: http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2381&p=5

And double boxing,and dual monitors are actually semi-common in MMORPGs. Something like 8% or 9% of players are multi-boxing in some fashion.
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