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September 14, 2007 1:44:49 AM

ok i have 17 inch montor flat screen lcd setings 1024 by 768 pixels color quailty 32 bit dpi 96 montor 75 hertz
radon 9259 128 mb amd athlon xp 2000 + 1.67 ghz 1 gig ram cable dsl

i play wow lol fps 4 to 15 at 98% of the time latency ms 150 200 +

my ? any thing i can do to inprove my fps ms ?

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September 14, 2007 12:53:03 PM

Hmm, that's a pretty old rig you've got there. I'm guessing you're right at the bottom end of the recommended specs?

In general, though, the best ways to squeeze the best performance out of a rig is...

1. Make sure your drivers are up to date
2. Kill any unnecessary processes. Anti-virus software is often a performance killer, but since you're connected to the net whilst playing, you probably shouldn't turn it off. Changing AV software might help though - I've heard AVG hogs far fewer resources than Norton, for example. But make sure you turn off email, messenger etc whilst playing games.
3. Defrag your harddisk - especially make sure the page file isn't fragmented.
4. If you haven't reinstalled Windows in a while, do that. Your registry inevitably gets bloated after years of installing and uninstalling stuff. A nice clean system will usually boot faster and you'll see an improvement in performance. Maybe also take the opportunity to do a ghost image of the clean install to save time next time.
5. Start saving up for a new rig and treat yourself :) 
September 14, 2007 1:31:27 PM

Lower your resolution in wow.

lower all the video settings bar the view distance (that needs to be atleast half way up)

As the above person said kill any un needed processes.

I have an amd xp 2000 with 1 gig ram and a 9600 pro and mine runs fine. im not too sure how much of a difference the 2 gfx will be.

also if you have any addons in wow make sure they are to a minimum, i noticed when i use lots of them it tends to hog my system recourses.
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September 14, 2007 4:36:18 PM

@ Xstec - lowering his resolution to something that isn't his native resolution will look pretty rubbish.
September 14, 2007 4:56:53 PM

is the x800 better?, (I got into computer building around the end of the 6 series time)
September 15, 2007 9:36:38 AM

If he is after better fps then looks will probably need to be sacrificed.

Spuddyt: the nvidia 6800 is slightly faster than the x800 pro.
September 17, 2007 8:24:07 AM

Just as well it's an X800 XT PE... ooh it's at £5.50 now :D 
September 17, 2007 8:40:56 AM

Dropping ur view distance should have a noticable improvement in performance. If you have vsync enabled, turn on triple buffering. Wow also tends to enable 2x multisampling by default on most configurations, so dropping that down to 1x may help frames, although you will notice visuals will not look as good.

Other than that, I'd suggest you may want to invest in a more powerful video card.
September 20, 2007 7:17:02 PM

cafuddled said:
Just as well it's an X800 XT PE... ooh it's at £5.50 now :D 

truly, you sit upon a fortune :lol: 
September 21, 2007 11:26:13 AM

For £5.50, you may as well keep it as a backup. Or use it as a paperweight.
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