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Running World of Warcraft well


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Mikedssn

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I'm running World of Warcraft on a 2.4 GHz Pentium 4 with 1.00 GB of RAM, an ASUS P4PE Motherboard, and a Radeon 9500 128 MB graphics card. The problem I generally experience is that when I'm in a rather active situation where I have around 40 players on my screen my FPS drops to about 5 and occasionally my computer will just completely freeze for a moment and then pick back up. I was wondering if there was anything short of getting a new computer I could do to improve my performance in this type of situation.

Edited by Mikedssn, 01 August 2005 - 04:53 PM.

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lower the settings.
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They're all as low as they can go.
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Whats your internet connection like.
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Cable Modem, my ping stays between 30 and 120
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Hmm alot of the time when plaing online a lag like that is caused by the server and the users internet connection not being fast enough. Never played WoW but have you tried a server closer to where you live and/or quieter.
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Well, I'm on a "Medium" population server on the east coast (I live in Maryland). What led me to believe it's my computer and not anything else is that my friend has recently started playing at my house (on the same server and internat connection as me). He has no lag problems at all really. His CPU is an AMD 1.8 GHz I think. He has a 256 MB graphics card. Not really sure about the rest of his speccs.
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