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11-20-2008 @ 3:18PM
I have a terrible, terrible graphics card (Built in for macbook), but 4GB of ram. WoW runs fine, but lags badly in Dalaran. So it's definately not just a RAM issue.
11-20-2008 @ 3:35PM
the answer is ram on your card. But you can have 512 ram on a 8300 and 256 on a 8800 and it's worlds difference. Right now. i'm running an 8600 on a 23 inch monitor, full screen, and half view distance with everything at max settings. (dont really need to see ALL the way across the zone)...and average 20-40 frames a second (drops to 20 in heavily populated areas). on a vista machine it access's some of your ram as virtual ram. I usually drop the view distances in cities to minimum..
11-20-2008 @ 3:36PM
Take out ram and put in memory. I read ram too much in the post. lol.
11-20-2008 @ 3:38PM
I'm actually having zero problems anywhere - I'm using 4 gigs of ram, Vista x64 and a 9800 GX2.
11-20-2008 @ 4:16PM
Further than just RAM (PC memory) and Video RAM (Graphics Card memory), you also have to consider that Dalaran is a significantly smaller place than Shattrath, with a significantly higher poly-count (more complex models and textures) with a higher concentration of complex textures and models, along with dozens to hundreds of users, you end up giving your system (and the servers themselves) quite a workout. Even if Blizz was to implement some Occlusion (line of sight) based loading and model-reporting method, it would still incur a heavy load on that city's particular servers.Methinks that while Dalaran is beautiful, it was poorly designed from a technological standpoint. I'm on a beefy system (QuadCore @3Ghz, DDR3 1800 RAM, SLI'd 2x GX280) and I still get lag and disconnects while in Dalaran as well on occassion.
11-20-2008 @ 5:53PM
I'm convinced that RAM is NOT the issue, I'm running a new imac, 2gb of RAM and when i hearth to dalaran (from another Northrend zone) its sometimes as much as a minute before the screen unfreezes and i appear in the inn. I then have to suffer a short period of my pet running back and forth in the spot and where i am unable to move but if i try to i am presented running on the spot.There is something amiss with zoning to dalaran at the moment that is far more than just the clients machine specs
11-20-2008 @ 7:18PM
it may also be your connection if you have good memory and a good video card, if you're using DSL, satellite, or(heaven forbid) Dial-up the those areas may run more slowly then if you had say, cable with a strong signal. there are many reasons that it may run slow but also look at your connection
11-21-2008 @ 2:19AM
don't know that ram isn't the issue here, i run 2gigs on an old latitude laptop, and i get 40fps in dalaran, and my server is pretty high population. course i also get wowerrors every couple hours, so i'm not perfect
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