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i think your GPU isn't good enough for this game. if it has 512mb ram i'd imagine there would be a bottleneck
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Yea, to wow, the 450 is a reasonable card, but it doesn't matter, since its only using 20%... Can someone give at least a guess for my question?
Again as I said, its poorly optimized. Add to that you have a problem with half the computations have to wait for network updates. If you're sitting in org or dal with 50 guys around you, if someone goes into the auction house, you have to wait for the network to tell the cpu / gpu to calculate and render that that dude with his shiny armor walking out of sight.

WoW is designed for like a 5770 if running 1080p. Anything above that is a waste because you'll just be waiting on networking updates. On my 6970x2 I'd get 28fps in org. You just can't do better than that unless you completely turn down shadows. The best thing to do is to go out into the world and have like 1 to 3 mobs in view and adjust settings till you see 60fps. I'd fly out to durotar and gather up like 3 raptors and let them wail on me while I adjusted settings. In most situations you wont have more than 3 character models in view except in raids. In raids you should turn stuff down accordingly anyway, you want NO lag if you're trying to heal a tank or whatever.
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@ OP. GTS 450 is pretty slow, slower than the 5770. You wont get that many frames on Ultra.
     
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i think your GPU isn't good enough for this game. if it has 512mb ram i'd imagine there would be a bottleneck
It's 1gb of ddr5, shouldn't be that bad. And ok spacepope, that explains it well, thanks for sort of answering my question.

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@ OP. GTS 450 is pretty slow, slower than the 5770. You wont get that many frames on Ultra.
A highly overclocked gts 450 can almost match a 5830, and can beat a 5770.
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you have nothing to worry about. it is using what it needs to, follow nvidia guide for optimization and you will be good to go.
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It's 1gb of ddr5, shouldn't be that bad. And ok spacepope, that explains it well, thanks for sort of answering my question.

A highly overclocked gts 450 can almost match a 5830, and can beat a 5770.
If it helps you at all, I can run wow on my laptop which has a mobility 5770 when overclocked. In other words, severely underpowered to display no my laptop's 17.3" 1600x900 screen. And even then when im in cities my gpu would not hit 100% activity. Its just how MMOs are. This is why the benchmarks that people use for WOW catalcysm is a ride from crushbow to the krazzworks.. because thats all model render and not networking related. Try going out to twilight highlands and see what happens to your gpu usage. I bet it goes to 100% or close to it.
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