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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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