Hey guys, I recently bought a new system and it seems pretty sluggish...... this system wasn't intended for WoW but when I DO play it I'm running around 40-50 fps on max everything and it seems to hiccup a little bit and swirling my camera around I can see chop.
ASUS P6X58D Premium
i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz
ATI HD 5970
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
COOLER MASTER V8
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V
COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper
Turn shadows off, thats the main killer I find,
depending on where you are ingame, there is going to be gfx issues to one degree or another, just find the balance your system can manage.
P.S. Turn shadows off
I can only say for WoW I'm afraid, it's the only game my pc knows of
well, apart from victorian bmx, a flash game, but I should think in general dropping the settings of any high quality visuals, shadows,particle density etc will improve your fps,
sorry I can't be of more help
Turning shadows off should only be a solution for SOME games. Another example, although really old game, sim city 4 deluxe lags huge on my 9600 gt when shadows are on. Turn them off, framerate never drops. At the same time, shadows on with Starcraft II or Resident Evil 5 doesn't slow down my system at all. Just varies really, probably on how well the game was designed to handle shadows.