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September 16, 2009 4:39:34 AM

Ok

Time to ask the experts =)

I build my computer not too long ago, I know a lot a bout computers BUT even with an overkill system, I still manage to drop down to 12 FPS in some places in WoW.

Can someone please explain to me why I would be getting low FPS with a computer like this? The setting on my video in game are not even high... some are even low!

I got DirectX 10, I am using Vista Ult 32 bit

Thanks!

Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200
Original Processor Freqency: 2333.3 MHz
Motherboard Model: ASUS P5Q-PRO
Video Chipset: nVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT (G94-300)
Video Memory: 512 MBytes of GDDR3 SDRAM
Memory 4096 MB DDR2-SDRAM (5-5-5-15)
Power Supply Antec 500W


HARD DRIVES:

DRIVE 1:
Drive Controller: Serial ATA 3Gb/s
Drive Model: Seagate ST3500320AS
Drive Revision: SD15
Drive Serial Number: 6QM0L5YM
Drive Capacity: 476,940 MBytes (500 GB)


DRIVE 2:
Drive Controller: Serial ATA 3Gb/s
Drive Model: Seagate ST3320620AS
Drive Revision: 3.AAE
Drive Serial Number: 3QF09365
Drive Capacity: 305,245 MBytes (320 GB)


DRIVE 3: (C:\ DRIVE - PRIMARY)
Drive Controller: Serial ATA 3Gb/s
Drive Model: MAXTOR STM31000340AS
Drive Revision: MX15
Drive Serial Number: 9QJ0QJQE
Drive Capacity: 953,869 MBytes (1000 GB)


DRIVE 4:
Drive Controller: E-IDE (ATA-7)
Drive Channel: Secondary, Slave
Drive Model: Maxtor 6L300R0
Drive Revision: BAJ41G20
Drive Serial Number: L629RVEG
Drive Capacity: 286,188 MBytes (300 GB)


DRIVE 5:
Drive Controller: E-IDE (ATA-7)
Drive Channel: Tertiary, Master
Drive Model: Maxtor 6Y080L0
Drive Revision: YAR41BW0
Drive Serial Number: Y2BQK06E
Drive Capacity: 78,167 MBytes (81 GB)


TEMPS AND VOLTAGES:


[CPU Digital Thermal Sensor]
CPU#0 Core0 58.0 °C
CPU#0 Core1 52.0 °C
CPU#0 Core2 51.0 °C
CPU#0 Core3 51.0 °C
[Winbond/Nuvoton W83627UHG]
Motherboard 41.0 °C
CPU 29.0 °C
VcoreA 1.17 V
Vccp2 3.47 V
+3.3V 3.28 V
+5V 5.46 V
+5VSB 5.67 V
Chassis 1854 RPM
CPU1 2556 RPM
[ASUS EPU2 (ASP0800)]
CPU VID 1.18 V
CPU Power 14.97 W
CPU Current 9.11 A
[S.M.A.R.T.]
ST3500320AS 36.0 °C
ST3320620AS 43.0 °C
MAXTOR STM31000340AS 65.0 °C
Maxtor 6L300R0 43.0 °C
Maxtor 6Y080L0 39.0 °C
[nVidia On-die @ GPU[#0] nVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT (G94-300)]
GPU Temperature 56.0 °C

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September 16, 2009 4:52:12 AM

Temps are high if idle.

Malware/spyware/virus.
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September 16, 2009 5:02:53 AM

Have you ever tried putting windows xp 32 on that machine ?
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September 16, 2009 6:14:01 AM

A 9600 is not a very powerful graphics card. If you are trying to run a large monitor, especially with DX 10, that is your problem.

What monitor and resolution are you using?
DO you run in DX9 more or DX10?
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September 16, 2009 6:31:56 AM

dndhatcher said:
A 9600 is not a very powerful graphics card. If you are trying to run a large monitor, especially with DX 10, that is your problem.

What monitor and resolution are you using?
DO you run in DX9 more or DX10?


I run DX 10

Resolution is 1680x1050

It is a 22' monitor


My minitor is a

Monitor Name: SAMSUNG SyncMaster 2253BW/2253LW, SyncMaster Magic CX2253BW (Digital)

Max. Vertical Size: 30 cm
Max. Horizontal Size: 47 cm
Horizontal Frequency: 30 - 81 kHz
Vertical Frequency: 56 - 75 Hz
Maximum Pixel Clock: 140 MHz


Supported Video Modes
1680 x 1050 60 Hz
1280 x 1024 60 Hz
1280 x 960 60 Hz
1152 x 864 75 Hz
1680 x 1050 474 x 296 mm, Pixel Clock 119.00 MHz

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September 16, 2009 6:55:28 AM

Something I found on overclock.net:
Check if advanced shadows are turned on, they where always a FPS killer for me in raids etc. And you won't miss them too much. said:
Check if advanced shadows are turned on, they where always a FPS killer for me in raids etc. And you won't miss them too much.

I would also turn anti-aliasing off.


The 9600 is a minimal gaming card. You would be ok on an older 1024x760 monitor which takes less than half the GPU power of 1380x1050. Here is a chart of various graphics cards and the FPS they get in WoW (as of Lich King). Notice your 9600 is the minimum card they consider playable. Even at 1280x1024 it gets no better than in the high 20s.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/mainstre...

You could also try changing your resolution to 1200x900 and see how much that helps without loosing too much resolution.
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September 16, 2009 6:09:00 PM

Check your video card drivers and turn off anti-aliasing.
Also turn off anisotropic filtering.
Then lower your in game resolution to 1024X768

Tell me what you get for a frame rate after this...
If it's still bad there could be a deeper issue.

Scan for spyware/malware and viruses.
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September 16, 2009 6:12:36 PM

I would reccomend you buy a ATI HD 4870 512 MB.
They are a great price for the performance you get out of it!
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