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Hey guys i'm back w/ another thread in need of help... Basically my fps cuts down to about 15-18 when i just look straight in a bg.. It does this in AB EOS and WSG haven't even tried AV yet.... I haven't had this problem w/ this card before so i'm not sure whats up.. Do you have any ideas? What i've done so far.. I've oc'd the card.. I've also reinstalled new drivers 169.21 over the 175 ones that were on...
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First of all, I don't think that downgrading drivers that significantly is going to increase your fps. Also, where in game are you when your fps drops? How high are your settings? What resolution are you running?

For me, at 1680x1050 on an 8800GTX with a quad core running at 3.2 Ghz, Game fully maxed out, I still get in the high 20's sometimes in Shatrath or other parts of the outlands. Part of the performance hit might just be how much your computer is having to draw at one time.
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First of all, I don't think that downgrading drivers that significantly is going to increase your fps. Also, where in game are you when your fps drops? How high are your settings? What resolution are you running?

For me, at 1680x1050 on an 8800GTX with a quad core running at 3.2 Ghz, Game fully maxed out, I still get in the high 20's sometimes in Shatrath or other parts of the outlands. Part of the performance hit might just be how much your computer is having to draw at one time.
1440x900 w/ all high graphics.. Thing is before i traded this for the 7950gt it never had this problem... So yea i dunno
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Is V-Synch turned on?
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Is V-Synch turned on?
It is and always has been.. If it isn't the screen tears really bad
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I would say completely uninstall the graphics drivers, run driver cleaner pro, install the newest ones for the best performance from your graphics card.

Another thing to think about: WoW is a pretty CPU intensive game. So going into a battleground with 40-50 other people (or however many are in BG's, haven't played in a long time) might be dragging your CPU down, which in turn limits how much info your CPU can give to your GPU to process.

But still, those framerates are pretty low for 1440x900
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I would say completely uninstall the graphics drivers, run driver cleaner pro, install the newest ones for the best performance from your graphics card.

Another thing to think about: WoW is a pretty CPU intensive game. So going into a battleground with 40-50 other people (or however many are in BG's, haven't played in a long time) might be dragging your CPU down, which in turn limits how much info your CPU can give to your GPU to process.

But still, those framerates are pretty low for 1440x900
I know man.. I've been playing forevarrr Lol.. But yea... I run driver cleaner pro and it removes some stuff then still says cleaning.. How long does a cleaning session run for?
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it should only last at the most a minute. are you running dcp in safe mode?
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it should only last at the most a minute. are you running dcp in safe mode?
yes i am.. I just ran it... i'm actually on the wifes laptop because when i rebooted after the cleaning in safemode it logs into vista w/ a frequency out of range thing on my monitor... now what lol...
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help please.. i'm about to throw the computer down the stairs ><
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