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2-09-2010 @ 7:16PM
Very good post. Perhaps you can do a future article on addons that don't use a lot of memory for those of us with older machines!
2-09-2010 @ 10:33PM
It's CPU usage you should worry about, not memory usage, particularly with an older computer. There's an obsession out there with memory usage, which is unwarranted. Addons memory usage is but a fraction of what WoW needs.
2-10-2010 @ 3:42AM
But that fraction sometimes makes the difference. No way that i can use addons like QuestHelper on my old crappy pc. Without heavy addons i can play, but the larger ones are just not an option.
2-10-2010 @ 4:49AM
WoW will cache textures and models, and will move them to/from disk as required. It can't do the same for add-on memory, so add-on memory is relatively more expensive as it reduces the cache size. On my desktop*, about 50 Mbytes of add-on is the difference between being responsive in Dalaran versus disconnecting regularly as the system is paging too hard.* Not "old", 2G RAM, Windows XP, is relatively tuned to keep large backgrond processes out of the way, but I do have other things open than just WoW as it's a working machine
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