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September 4, 2012 5:39:00 AM

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

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System Information
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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

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DxDiag Notes
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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
Input Tab:

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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Card name: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x68B8)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68B8&SUBSYS_22881787&REV_00
Display Memory: 2805 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1014 MB
Shared Memory: 1791 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: HP Compaq LA2206 Wide LCD Monitor
Monitor Model: HP LA2206
Monitor Id: HWP2947
Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.000Hz)
Output Type: DVI
Driver Name: aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx32,aticfx32,aticfx32,atiumd64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atiumdag,atidxx32,atidxx32,atiumdva,atiumd6a.cap,atitmm64.dll
Driver File Version: 8.17.0010.1043 (English)
Driver Version: 8.771.0.0
DDI Version: 11
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 8/25/2010 21:00:02, 616960 bytes

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September 4, 2012 10:15:13 AM

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.
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September 4, 2012 3:12:17 PM

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.
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September 4, 2012 6:40:02 PM

Would DVI vs. VGA make a difference? I believe my old monitor was VGA and the newest one used DVI.
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September 5, 2012 6:06:29 AM

manofchalk said:
DVI is better, its a digital medium and therefore doesn't suffer signal deterioration through the cable.

MSI HD7770. $135
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Pretty good card, will run WoW easily enough. Low power draw.


Would DVI cause my FPS to decrease apposed to using a VGA connection?
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September 5, 2012 6:07:03 AM

Getting some great feedback from the community.
Helping me out alot, keep it coming :) 
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September 5, 2012 6:10:58 AM

DVI won't give you any FPS increase.
As manofchalk says, your higher resolution monitor is causing the problem. Change your GPU, or play the game at lower settings.
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September 5, 2012 6:13:12 AM

No, it will be exactly the same FPS.
The deterioration I referred to earlier only applies to VGA connections, and that is typically off looking colours and such, not FPS drops.
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