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February 18, 2010 4:41:17 PM

I just installed a new 9800 gt on a new 2.9 dual core (5600), 3 MbRam, etc.

Warcraft runs fine except when i am in a raid where the spells start flying. I normally am at 45fps in the raid, and once the casting of spells starts (graphics), i drop to as low as 12fps but consistently below 16. Out in the open areas, ill hit 75-100fps. i have 600w antec power supply, but the 9800 doesnt hook directly into like ive seen some other video cards.

what can be the problem?

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February 18, 2010 10:23:07 PM

if you're only running 3MB of ram that would be your first problem, internet connection might also be a factor. Also could you clarify what you mean it doesn't hook into the power supply in the same way other gfx cards do?
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February 18, 2010 10:27:56 PM

He has en ECO version, most likely.
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February 19, 2010 6:55:48 AM

Are you referring to WoW? Because raids will do that to you and also large populated cities. Try turning down your graphics settings during a raid to see if your FPS goes up some.
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February 19, 2010 7:11:12 AM

OCing the processor would also probably help a lot. That processor should easily reach 3.5 ghz just on the stock cooler.
Assuming you meant 3gb of ram that isn't the problem. What resolution are you using?
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February 19, 2010 12:21:04 PM

all my graphics are down all the way on wow. nvidia control panel settings all set on performance, its only when the spells start casting i drop to 12-13, just last night.

I did notice that when i ran cpu-z, it was showing my ram at 200 mhz or whatever that is. dont know, but that seemed really low. could it be a crap motherboard???
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February 19, 2010 5:19:18 PM

200 mhz? ram speed that means its 400/2= 200 mhz
so u mentionned above 3 mb ram dont u mean 3 gb ram
second its not the board i
are u playing all games perfectly and u only lag on WoW or u lag on all games?
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February 19, 2010 10:02:07 PM

I'm leaning to internet connection.
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February 27, 2010 11:48:09 AM

its not the internet connection. why would i get 60-70 fps in other areas. i think its wow, and their servers.
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March 9, 2010 12:48:38 PM

answer: i was running single channel. as soon as i ditched the off ram it works much better.

thanks for trying.
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March 10, 2010 10:32:38 AM

Man that is wierd, that even that was an issue, back when I played WoW, I was using a 2.4 ghz p4, 2 gb ddr, and a gf 6800GT, and never really experienced any sort of significant fps drop that extreme.
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March 11, 2010 5:19:25 PM

prlly werent as many people raiding.
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