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2-16-2010 @ 3:45PM
What can I do to increase my FPS? I have an... aging computer so I play with all settings minimum (at least while in Northrend), LeatrixGfx, and AT MOST a web browser in the background. Last patch I was doing Koralon-25 on my DK and had framerates so bad I almost died to the fire by the time it appeared onscreen (I do have a low latency, BTW, though it spiked pretty bad there). I later did Koralon-25 on my mage and got 1-2 FPS and got kicked for low DPS (not gonna complain, it WAS low but I was basically filler at that point). I even had an AV where I got (and I counted it) 0.2 frames per second. My computer is great doing anything that's not graphics-intensive so I think upgrading the graphics card might solve it, but I don't wanna spend the money. Any tips? Or perhaps VoA is just that laggy after WG--I pugged Archavon and Sarth with my old guild on 25-man and was fine for FPS.BTW, I run Ubuntu+Wine but that doesn't seem to cause anyone else framerate issues.
2-16-2010 @ 4:06PM
The only thing you can do to increase your fps without spending money is to have exactly zero addons running, use the default blizz ui, and video settings to zero. This would be generally inadvisable, because not having an addon to show you your missile barrage procs or to warn you when boss events are incoming is very, very bad. You should suck it up, spend 60 bucks on a new graphics card. Here, I'll recommend one for you:http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4111742&Sku=E145-950470 bucks for a very, very good graphics card that should allow you to run dalaran with minimal to no lag. Hope your v-card is pci-e though...and a whole host of other video cards for 50-100 bucks:http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Category/guidedSearch.asp?CatId=28&sel=Price;Price3Regarding older raids run successfully: Remember that 3.1, 3.2, and 3.3 all included significant graphics updates. Look at the druids, imagine how many more pixels are being rendered on them now. Not to metion spells like Blizzard that have also received updates. Toravon and Koralon have many more graphics-intensive spells than Archavon.If you do not get a graphics card update, it is likely you will never be able to do an encounter like Putricide, which has been hard on many systems, and my guild and many others I've known have seen people's systems crash on that encounter. So yeah, if you are even a semi-serious raider, you really must update your graphics card, sorry to say.
2-16-2010 @ 4:26PM
You'd have to tell us about your hardware before we could really pin-point a solution on that end. It's possible that you do have some software issue, such as a driver, or a program running in the background you need to shut down, even an addon.One thing I've seen improve FPS is disabling combat log events, but beyond that, it's just a guess.
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