Definatly a bottleneck with that CPU, its slow and will be bad in raids with over 12 people. I still had lag spikes with my q6600 at 3.2ghz and when i switched to an i7 2600k i got around 152 fps in raids.
Thanks all, I am not at home so i could not answer your question Purple Stank, sorry. So if the CPU is bad what can I do to fix that? Buy a new PC? buy a new motherboard? You said you switche dto an i7 2600k , how do I switch.
It did have some dust thats for sure. i will buy a duster and dust everything off. I just installed the Graphics Card yesterday so there is no dust there. How do I go about dust removal of the heatsink. Will removing all the dust really improve perfomance?
Don't remove the heatsink if you don't have any thermal paste.
Just get one of those compressed air cans like 384 bit suggested.With the high pressure that comes out of it you should be able to clean it easily.Just remember not to hold it upside down,it will shoot liquid at the CPU.And remember to turn off the PC and ground yourself before you attempt this.
Thanks. Will do when I get home! It was pretty dusty when I installed my Graphics Card yesterday. I could literally see dust on the fan and in the CPU area. Cleaning this should make my computer run smoother and improve FPS slightly right?
That CPU cannot be a bottleneck for WoW, i had a Core 2 Duo E 6750 and could run WoW with 50 + FPS on Ultra with a 8800 GT. Now Some tips:
1. Try to enable /disable DirectX 11 in WoW menu (/Options /Advanced/GraphicsAPI)
2. Enable VSync and Tripple Buffering (/Options/Graphic)
3. Use Multisampling : 4x or lower
4. Use Texture filtering 4 x Anisotropic or lower
5. Reduce Input Lag : Disabled (/Options/Advanced)
6. The rest should be on High/Ultra
7. How did you install your card? : fresh Windows install? did you uninstall the old graphic software? do you use the latest graphic drivers from AMD?
Try theese and let me know if you have an improvement
thanks again! i will do that when I get home. This is how installed my Graphics Card.
I uninstalled my old graphics card drivers, system rebooted, I then shut down the computer took the old graphics card out, out the new one in. I then attached the PCI 6pin power cable to the card. I started up my computer windows detected the chage and updated the drivers 23mb d/l. I then went and downloaded the new drivers from AMD 92mb d/l and set that up. Screen flickered then the resolution was good.
When i go to start, control panel, hardware and drivers, graphpics device or w/e its called it shows my new card and when I click on it, it says that it is working properly. So I am pretty sure I installed it right.
Another thing is that I was mistaken the PSU I bought is 400w, I read it wrong damnit! Should I go buy a 500w PSU if it says 450 recommended? That could be the problem, maybe the graphics card is not getting enough power?