I just installed my new gigabyte radeon hd 4850 512mb 256 bit and a new 500w psu to replace my old "integrated" geforce 6100 and a 300w psu. Now I'm getting around 9 fps in world of warcraft and as I understand that my old geforce 6100 did much better than this.... One more thing is that I could not remove the geforce 6100 from my motherboard so I just installed the radeon 4850 on the pcie x16 slot and boot up the pc. Am I suppose to remove the old gpu for the new gpu to work? Can I just uninstall the geforce 6100? If so, how?
Before you go hog-wild, know that WoW runs graphics off the CPU, not the GPU.
I bench-tested the CPU (AMD Athalon DuoCore X64 4600+) and GPU (GeForce 8800DTS) and was surprised to discover my GPU loping along while the CPU was dying at 75%. When it hit 100%, it started tossing in dead clock ticks and disconnects me from WoW.
Yes, removing addons will delay the ultimate collapse, but who wants to play at 6fps? I'm investing in a mid-level i7 and motherboard (Gigabyte or Asus, haven't decided yet).
(You can remove the driver from your hardware manager, advanced tab.)