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Fps issues with GTS 430 in warcraft

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September 27, 2011 9:47:00 PM

I am running a NVidia GTS430 with an i7 processor 6GB RAM on my system. When I am in-game in Warcraft Cataclysm, I am only getting around 20-30 fps at any given time. I've been doing some research, but can't seem to find a reason for the low fps.

Can anyone help out?
Thanks in advance.

Mobo: MSI x58 Pro-E
Intel i7 950 @3.07 GHz
September 27, 2011 10:30:00 PM

more info like PSU and you resolution !!
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September 27, 2011 10:32:47 PM

the resolution I'm running at is the recommended 1920 X 1060 refresh rate at60 Hz unchangeable. Power supply is 700W. Anything else I can supply?
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September 27, 2011 10:48:15 PM

The GTS 430 probably can't drive games at a resolution that high.
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September 27, 2011 10:49:49 PM

That gt430 as weak and horrible as it is you should be getting double that even with the fps cap. Check your addons for anything out of date or is taking up a lot of memory in game. Unlike most of the other members hear I actually play wow daily. Is your ui stock? Clear your cache some times as that can fix a few issues from time to time. As for the power supply your card will run off a low end unit with room to spare. Load up gpu-z and click on the monitoring tab and click continue logging in background notice the gpu usage now go into wow and play for a short time then exit out the game quickly then look at the usage. If the gpu is holding you back it will be close to 100% most if not all the time.

What is the rest of your system specs?
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September 27, 2011 10:59:37 PM

If you get a GPU like the Nvidia 460, 560, or 560 Ti or a Radeon 5850, 6850, or 6870. It should be enough to max out WoW. What kind of PSU do you have? Knowing this will let us figure out if your system can handle those cards.
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September 27, 2011 11:08:38 PM

The only real addons I use are recount, auctioneer, bartender, SUF. those are the majors. I check my addons for updates every day. So I'm pretty sure it's not the addons. Whats the easiest way to clear the cache for WoW? And once I get gpu-z going, i'll post the results on here.

Thanks
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September 27, 2011 11:10:04 PM

If my card can't drive at that resolution, what is a recommended resolution to use?
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a b Î Nvidia
September 27, 2011 11:10:08 PM

pacioli said:
If you get a GPU like the Nvidia 460, 560, or 560 Ti or a Radeon 5850, 6850, or 6870. It should be enough to max out WoW. What kind of PSU do you have? Knowing this will let us figure out if your system can handle those cards.


It doesn't take a monster of a card to max out wow, that gt430 can handle one wow client at that ress but chances are that op's addons could be the cause of this. At lower resolution in windowed mode op can run several clients at once if he/she wanted to do so.
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September 27, 2011 11:14:18 PM

I just ran the gpu-z and yes, nforce, you are correct, the gpu load is sitting at 99% in-game.
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September 27, 2011 11:18:06 PM

Well you can overclock that card but Fermi is weaker than what I use but anyway you can overclock your card. As for the cache you can go into the folder that the program data is held. It will be the top folder in the wow folder under my programs. Delete all that is in the cache folder but leave the cache folder there. Then launch the game and it will refresh everything on it's own. Helps a lot sometimes.

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September 27, 2011 11:23:29 PM

If I do decide to overclock my card is there a program you recommend for that?
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a b Î Nvidia
September 28, 2011 12:00:56 AM

msi afterburner but I hope that you didn't buy a galaxy version of this card because it has almost no headroom at all and some have failed even with a 5mhz bump. The evga version can overclock but not all that much.

If you do upgrade try aiming higher if you can like a 6850 or a gtx 460.
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September 28, 2011 3:12:13 AM

forget it, the gt430 is a dud, its is not a good card, its slower than the cheaper gt240 which is also not fast. Get a new card to improve your FPS. Overclock it any you may get 1 whole FPS increase, not worth it.
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September 28, 2011 4:15:19 AM

Best answer selected by JVisconti.
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September 28, 2011 4:24:21 PM

nforce4max said:
It doesn't take a monster of a card to max out wow, that gt430 can handle one wow client at that ress but chances are that op's addons could be the cause of this. At lower resolution in windowed mode op can run several clients at once if he/she wanted to do so.


I disagree... The 430 is bad. It is barely better than Integrated Graphics. It is in the 15th tier of Tom's Hierarchy. I wouldn't expect more than 20-30 fps. WoW has had recent upgrades in graphics that make it more demanding.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-performance-...

I'd recommend a better performing GPU in this case. Overclocking it will give you 1-2 fps extra max.
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December 13, 2012 5:56:39 PM

my GT430 runs oblivion with settings on high and tops at 60fps - using i5-3250K - 8Gb ram. I tried overclocking with EVGA but upping figures by more than 50 I was getting video break-up. But at stock its giving 60fps tops
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