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5-19-2011 @ 10:39PM
Re out of date addons:Do you have a recommendation for selecting sets of addons.1) My everything list2) Just enough for combat,3) not-out-of-date...My performance is horrible even with 4GB and 60Mbps internet. I am sure some blame lies with my video card and some with Blizzard. But some could be addons. And it is tough to test and track those which are really out of date and those that still work but their authors are just too lazy to update the TOC.
5-19-2011 @ 11:28PM
if you havn't updated recount/skada since 4.1 came out, old versions of them are known to cause horrible performance, for one place to check. I personally recommend using the curse downloader, it makes it really easy to just flip open my system tray and see if I have any out of date addons (as far as addons that are hosted via curse are concerned, but most are at least mirrored there, so its fine) , and it takes just a click per addon to update, or just one click to update everything if you pay curse some whatever per month which I do not.
5-20-2011 @ 6:30AM
Curse Downloader doesn't work in Linux, I use WowInterface Minion it's cross platform and it's very good. It also has a update all button you don't need to pay for.
5-20-2011 @ 8:15AM
You can use addons to find misbehaving addons. I personally use Chocolate Bar http://wow.curse.com/downloads/wow-addons/details/chocolatebar.aspx plus Broker_CPU Memory http://wow.curse.com/downloads/wow-addons/details/brokercpu.aspxIt tracks memory usage of all your addons and, if you turn on CPU Profiling, it will tell you how much of your CPU each one is eating up (you do that just for testing as CPU profiling being on tends to eat a lot of resources itself). Any misbehaving addons will be at the top of the list. It won't find the ones that are slowing things down by spamming errors (turning on Show LUA Errors in the interface menu will show you those) or certain other issues, but it will find most offenders.
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