I recently bought a new PC to upgrade my gaming experience, but my fps is making WoW unplayable. When I first log in to the game, I get a framerate of around 60 fps. That lasts about 10 minutes. After that first 10 minutes, the fps drops to 40-45, and a few minutes after that steadily declines until it hits 1 fps. Literally, ONE fps, which renders the game completely unplayable.
I have pasted my dxdiag stats below, can you tell me if there is something in the hardware which might be causing this? I have updated all my drivers and reduced all of the graphics to their lowest possible settings in teh game, but the problem still occurs. My old computer ran on Windows XP SP3, and I have tried running WoW with this compatibility as an administrator, but it's still happening.
Playing for 10 minutes and then restarting the game is not acceptable. Please help me.
Time of this report: 10/29/2011, 09:18:12
Machine name: CAROLYN-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: To be filled by O.E.M.
System Model: To be filled by O.E.M.
BIOS: BIOS Date: 10/20/10 09:47:36 Ver: 08.00.10
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 925 Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8146MB RAM
Page File: 3277MB used, 13013MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 64bit Unicode
Card name: AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series
Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x68BA)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68BA&SUBSYS_23121787&REV_00
Display Memory: 731 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1010 MB
Shared Memory: 3817 MB
Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: Acer AL2216W
Monitor Id: ACRAD74
Native Mode: 1680 x 1050(p) (59.954Hz)
Output Type: DVI
Maybe I wasn't clear in my description... my first 10 minutes or so of gameplay is excellent before the fps starts dropping. WoW is only playable online. I have verizon dsl with average speeds of 2700/700 (per dslreports).