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WoW serious fps issues, need help!

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Ok so thought id add to this the above post and keep you updated.

So after the current tests today and mention of it maybe being a heat related issue i decided to open up my
case and give the inside a good clean, using a can of compressed air ofc.

Bit by bit i removed the various pieces of hardware and cleaned them down, removing all dust from fans etc.
Last to go back into the case where my hdd's, my main being an 80gb (the one with nothing but windows installed)
and the other being the 500gb secondary drive where i keep my WoW installation, photos, other games etc.
It being my most used drive so to speak.

When booting back up the system simply wouldnt boot, and with the case still open i could notice an intermittent 'click'coming from the 500gb hdd.
Ticks every 2 seconds or so.

Knowing that this usually means the drive is, well lets just say 'broken', i removed it from the case, cancelled its startup on boot and the system started up as normal.

My question is could a dodgy Hdd be part of, or the reason for the slowing down fps, especially if the games installation directory was on that drive? :confused:

Im guessing theres no way to repair the drive but send it to a specialist, and looking over the net, they all seem to be extremely pricey.
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No problems with either test result :thumbsup:

Would it be possible to borrow a known good PSU for testing purpose, if not I recommend that you have the present PSU tested, please see canned text below;

Please be aware that there are no user replaceable parts in a PSU so a bad one should be disposed of in a responsible manner and any type of conclusive testing will need to be done by a suitably trained Tech who has the required testing equipment and the relevant knowledge as to how to use it.

Have you tried the WOW troubleshooting guide https://us.battle.ne...formance-issues

Other than the above I can only suggest that you remove the add on video card and try the MBs integrated video port and see if the FPS improve any.

Let us know how the above goes please.


Just noticed your reply #16 above in my inbox!

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What you describe is often referred to as the click of death, check out the sounds at the attached link for comparison http://datacent.com/...rive_sounds.php

We can attempt to retrieve your data from the HDD if you like.

Is the PSU still making a noise?
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