Hey guys so first time poster here, so recently i got a new monitor HP Compaq LA2206 Wide LCD Monitor which is an upgrade from my old monitor. But after using it a couple days Ive notice my World of Warcraft fps keeps dropping more often than it used to. This could be a coincidence cause I'm a novice when it comes to computer hardware. So i was hoping the community could take a look at my DxDiag and tell me if you see any problems. I would like to add yes i play on pretty low settings and also use Game-booster. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Time of this report: 9/3/2012, 17:37:22
Machine name: SCOTT-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: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: BIOS Date: 08/24/10 17:39:01 Ver: 08.00.15
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor (3 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4094MB RAM
Page File: 2453MB used, 5733MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode
DxDiag Previously: Crashed in DirectInput (stage 1). Re-running DxDiag with "dontskip" command line parameter or choosing not to bypass information gathering when prompted might result in DxDiag successfully obtaining this information
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
If the monitor was an upgrade to what you had previously, then it makes sense that your FPS is now lower. That is a 1920x1080 screen, so now your graphics card has to push more pixels, therefore work harder.
Lower some settings or reduce the resolution in game (though that almost defeats the purpose of a new monitor...). Or upgrade your graphics card.
EDIT: That is a lot of unnecessary information by the way. Just tell us what you think we'l need, such as the processor and graphics card. If we need more we will likely ask for it.
Awesome thanks for the heads up. Ya wasn't really sure what would help so i figured id give all the info at once
What Graphics card would you recommend? Something within $150 preferably and something a novice like me could install easily.