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do you have triple buffer turned on in your nvidia control panel
I didn't have it on, tried turning it on and it doesn't seem to have any effect.
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To put things to rest a reformat may be in order.

But before that, try uninstalling your current video drivers and possibly remnents of older video drivers that may be interfering with new drivers and gameplay by using driver cleaner software in safe mode.

Easiest method below;

01) D/L Driver Cleaner Pro or Driver Sweeper and install it.
02) R/Click My Computer
03) Select Manage> Device Manager
04) Expand Display Adapter> R/Click NVIDIA GeForce xxxx/ATI Radeon xxxx
05) Select Uninstall> Confirm Device Removal> OK
06) Restart Computer
07) Enter Safe Mode..Tap F8 during Post
08) Once in Safe Mode> Run Driver Cleaner Pro or Driver Sweeper > Select nVidia (not nForceChipset/For ATI select ATI, ATI CCC, ATI WMD)> start Cleaning
09) Do step 7 Twice with Driver Cleaner Pro - With Driver Sweeper do it once.
10) Restart Computer> Cancel out of New Found Hardware Wizard
11) Navigate to the Location of your Drivers and Install.
I've Tried that once Gunder, but i'll give it another shot. Are the drivers I posted in the forum as good as the beta drivers on nvidia??
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Don't use beta drivers and go back to 178.x drivers since anything in the 180.x is causing a lot of problems for a lot of people. Just browse this forum and you'll see.

Personnaly, the 180.x drivers are good with me, but not for many others, and since you're having problems go back to 178.x. Some have even considerd, despite being labeled WQL, that all 180.x are beta drivers.
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I'm gonna try and do some research for you.

But since a lot of guys here don't play/like WoW i'll point out to you all that his comp could handle this game at max and shouldn't really even break much of a sweat, so somethings definitely fishy.
    
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From my experience, WoW is a ram hog--the 2gb you're using might be the problem. As a matter of fact, WoW for me right now is using at bare minimum (nobody around me--still highest setting however) 500mb and peaks during raids or large populated areas at close to 900mb.
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Don't use beta drivers and go back to 178.x drivers since anything in the 180.x is causing a lot of problems for a lot of people. Just browse this forum and you'll see.

Personnaly, the 180.x drivers are good with me, but not for many others, and since you're having problems go back to 178.x. Some have even considerd, despite being labeled WQL, that all 180.x are beta drivers.
So i cleaned out my old drivers and installed the old 178 ones, and that seemed to fix the problem. The thing is the 180 drivers were fine when i first installed them so i don't see why they just started to mess up...dunno....

Thanks everyone for the input.
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There's just something up with WOLTK. My fps spike from 60 to 16 back to 60.. And better yet I get around 10-15 fps in Dalaran.. The A-hole of WoW..
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