If the hard drive is heavily accessed by the game, OS, and other background apps at the same time, it can slow down the frame rate. Installing WoW on a separate drive apart from the OS, page file, etc. can lessen any sudden stuttering or drops in frame rate.
Balla might have to turn down the shadows. WoW is not a optimally coded game. The worst software will slow down the fastest hardware. Throwing faster hardware at bad software engineering can only get you so far.
And I LOL'd at his title. What you need to max this game is a Pentium D at 4GHz to max WoW, the game was released when nothing but clock rates mattered, to say 2011 hardware is not good enough to max an over-bloated 2001 game is ridiculous. Why you're not getting decent FPS in this is the same reason why Black Ops runs like sh**: a polished turd of an engine will never run as well as a game built on a new engine ready to take advantage of the latest hardware.
Edited by Am* - 5/11/11 at 6:29am