Low Fps/Chop in games

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

Any suggestions please?
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  1. 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 :P
  2. Is that a suggestion for WoW only or on any game I'm going to play on this. Seem to have some bad fps on DCUO and Rift as well. Only game that seems to run very well on max is Bad Company 2.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. Which resolution are you playing at? I've got an i7-930 stock speed, a Radeon 5850, and BC2 runs smooth at near max levels at 1920x1080. What are you 3DMark 06 and Vantage scores?
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