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2-09-2012 @ 5:06PM
I have a question about TidyPlates. Recently I've noticed a severe frame rate drop (down to like 1-2 FPS) when I'm in LFR. Looking at the memory usage of addons at that time shows TidyPlatesWidgets to be up as high as 30MB, but when I run the trash-collector my frame rate stays the same. Does anyone else experience a similar thing or do you know of a fix? I've tried re-installing a couple of times from both WoWInterface and Curse to no avail.
2-09-2012 @ 5:35PM
Hmm... well I don't use just TidyPlates, since I use Tidy Plates: Threat Plates, but that set up doesn't seem to have any problems. Maybe you could try one of the addons like that which modify tidy plates? Unless you're super attached to just tidy plates, in which case I can't help, sorry =(.
2-09-2012 @ 8:31PM
I do use Threat Plates actually, "Widgets" is part of the base TidyPlates addon.
2-10-2012 @ 8:22AM
The memory used by an addon will only affect your run time performance if you're maxing out the amount of RAM you have and it has to start using virtual memory. WoW uses a lot, but unless you have only 1GB of RAM, it's almost impossible to max out. What really matters is the CPU cycles used and the amount of processing done for each event.Tidy Plates may still be the culprit - though I'm having no problems using the same combination. Look for an addon profiler and use it to see how much CPU time is being consumed. by each addon. Since it's happening in combat with a lot of people, likely culprits will be combat log analyzers (mostly DPS meters and buff trackers), floating combat text addons, and unit/raid frames.If it is Tidy Plates, you could try checking to see if you have it enabled to show buffs/debuffs and cast bars on units that aren't your target. I recall this being marked as a CPU-killer.
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