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I stand to be corrected. On my system, in Shatt, lowest I got was around 47 FPS around bank area, highest was over 100FPS in non populated areas.

On the AMD system with 9600GT in Shatt city, lowest was 41FPS around bank area, highest was around 90FPS in non populated area.

I am using EVGA Precision to keep tab on FPS.
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I appriciate all the responses guys, wasnt sure if I'd get any.

I'll start down the OC path here soon then, probably upgrade to a Zalman or Scythe FHS from the stock one before I do, and I'm sure with these boards I wont have any issues.

Thanks again.
     
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I knew an SPriest named Pao. Ever play on Altar of Storms?
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Definetely processor bottleneck - whenever you bump it up some you'll notice a pretty decent performance increase.
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I got 2 AMD systems. Both 5400+ Brisbane, one with HD3870, the other 9600GT, both CPU OC @3.0Ghz. I don't use them, they are for kid and wife. I'll check on FPS in Shatt once servers are up, and at prime time.

I've never bother checking FPS in WoW since both AMD systems were upgrades from AGP systems, and it was a HUGE improvement for them.

On my system, listed in my spec. In WoW, I unlinked the video sync and get over 60fps all the time, no matter where I go. Resolution is at 1680x1050. Server is a medium RP.

Holy crap, I unchecked the vertical sync like you said you did, and granted not many people were on, and it was Iron Forge, but it went up to 140fps, /cheers!

no worries, I'll still OC!
     
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Yeah V sync limits your framerate to your refresh rate (usually btwn 60-75hz).
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Definetely processor bottleneck - whenever you bump it up some you'll notice a pretty decent performance increase.
even a amd athlon should run the game fine =/
    
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Holy crap, I unchecked the vertical sync like you said you did, and granted not many people were on, and it was Iron Forge, but it went up to 140fps, /cheers!

no worries, I'll still OC!
Pao, glad you found the quick fix for that

When you installed the 4800 series drivers did you install the CCC package that came with the Hotfix?

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Before putting in the 4800 I had a 3650, and I say that only because the Hotfix was an earlier version of CCC, so I had to uninstall it to reinstall it. Long story short, yes, I did install the Hotfixed version of CCC.

Is it pretty much a personal choice between Zalman and Scythe?
     
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Quote:
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Is it pretty much a personal choice between Zalman and Scythe?
Pao, what two coolers (models) are you comparing? I'm assuming this is for processor cooling?

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