Hello all, I was looking for help here about a week ago as to picking a gpu and I decided to go for a 4850 after some feedback from you guys. My main concern was for it to run WoW and future proof me for Diablo 3 when it is out. So about 6 days ago I pop in my card and all is fine until i compared fps with 2 friends who have LOW end cards, and in clustered areas they see more fps than i do. How can this be? One friend runs a 7300 another a 3870. I tested settings to be exactly like theirs also.
I was pretty disapointed about this and I am now considering trading the card in for a 9800gtx+.. I haven't had much luck with ati cards in the past.
But before I do so I would like to reach out for help one more time, maybe somebody here knows the issue.
So... i Run a Visiontek 4850 with the latest catalyst drivers on:
yes they are using xp. I have 3gigs because my gateway came as a barebone kit, i just upgraded the rest, and yes fresh install... as for background programs i dont run any... if the problem lies in the bios i would not know where to begin... what can be the issue there?
I think woW is a game that runs surprisingly well even on a laptop, provided it is equipped with Core 2, 2 GB ram, and some kind of non-integrated video solution. I have two sons doing just that (much to my chagrine). I have not let them install it on my oc'd Q6600 ATI 4850 desktop but I can't imagine any trouble on a desktop where cpu's and video cards are much better . . . .
Ok I'm stumped. You seem to have everything in order.
Maybe WOW does hate Phenoms
LOL, yeah I have no clue... but everytime I upgraded pc's in the past I could never get them to work like I thought they should, it's like a curse I swear lol... I think I am going to try and install xp again and see how it goes, cause also as of now on vista I have a bad sound issue on ventrilo when I speak and I can't get that figured out either
Anyways, thanks for sticking around and helping out pal