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Problems with FPS in WoW and even while typing this

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 3, 2012 10:45:08 AM


basically i had this computer built for me so that the spec would be as high as i would of hoped and been able to run games like World of Warcraft but it seems that even though my settings are on low and verticle sync is off im still experience very low fps. Below is my spec:

OS is Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

i7 Processer 950@ 3.07GHz (8 CPUs) ~ 3.1GHz

6144MB Ram

Direct X version 11

My GFX Card is Geforce 8400 GS and says the current display mode is 1920x1080 (32 bit)

Could anyone please assist me as to what could be wrong, also while typing this im feeling slight delay as if this is starting to lag also.


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a b U Graphics card
February 3, 2012 10:53:49 AM

yup his graphic card is crap
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February 3, 2012 10:58:30 AM

Your graphics card technology is 5 years old bro, that is likely the issue :p 
February 3, 2012 11:06:11 AM

ah ok thank you for your help, could u possibly recomend a decent one that can cope well. Thanks
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February 3, 2012 11:33:18 AM

That would depend on your budget, both money and power.

HD6670 (w/GDDR5) < GTX550Ti or HD6770 < HD6850 or GTX460 < HD6870 or GTX560 < GTX560Ti.

Consider also the brand and model (not just wattage) of your PSU. At the low end, a HD6670 will run on a good 300W PSU. At the upper end, you'll want 500W for a GTX560Ti. Note that some brands like Diablotek, Logisys, and Apevia are PSU-shaped objects, maybe good for half of what is on their labels.
February 3, 2012 11:36:51 AM

With the release of Cataclysm Toms did a benchmark of 24 video cards.

Look at your budget for upgrading your video card, then check the list to see which will likely give you the best performance.

It seems that Nvidia cards perfom better than AMD for WoW.

February 3, 2012 11:37:26 AM

Its your video card bro, perhaps a GTX550Ti would suit you well? :) 
a b U Graphics card
February 3, 2012 11:37:42 AM

So you expect good framerates with extremely old low end video card like the 8400GS at 1920x1080?

This is 2011, not 2005.

February 3, 2012 11:43:43 AM

thanks for all the help:)  and its actually 2012
a c 206 U Graphics card
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February 3, 2012 11:48:42 AM

geekapproved said:
This is 2011, not 2005.


LOL indeed. :hello:  Epic date fail (I'm trying to be funny, not mean :pt1cable:  ).