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8-07-2009 @ 10:03AM
Can you all please weigh in on how much RAM and processor it takes to run addons? I'm not looking for specific numbers or anything, but assuming we're all using 2-4GB of RAM and have a decent CPU, would you say that addons take up a lot of bandwidth and decrease game performance? Specifically, I'm looking at a few to replace some very general default UI pieces: Grid/VuhDo, Bartender/Dominos, Elkano BuffBars, Quartz, Gladius, SexyMap, eePanel/kgPanel, ViewPort mods. Thanks for the input!
8-07-2009 @ 6:06PM
It can vary Dharmabhum. Some AddOns aren't as well optimized as others and can take up more ram/processing power. Some AddOns just perform really intensive tasks such as Recount or just about any other AddOn that actively parses through your combat log.On the whole tho I think if you're smart about using only the mods you really need and keep them up to date/avoid badly optimized ones then you'll be fine.I have released an AddOn compilation of my own and it's pretty lightweight. I use most of the AddOns you've mentioned and memory usage stays around 10mb and processor load remains pretty low. Grid and Recount are the only AddOns that affect my performance and that's while in raid combat - and it's not much - a loss of maybe 5-10 fps on an above average computer. I consider that an acceptable loss considering how useful they are.You can find my UI compilation at http://www.taeoui.com
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