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    How is this laptop for wow?

    Alright so my brother has a laptop that he wants to run wow on, but I'm not sure how well it can pull it.

    Specs are:

    Acer Aspire 5542G
    AMD Athlon II X2 Processor M300 (2 GHz)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
    4 GB Memory
    500 GB harddrive

    Basically I have no clue about computers, and I'm wondering if this will be able to run icc25 raids with acceptable framerates (say 15-20) on medium or even low settings. Or is it completely hopeless for 25 man raiding?

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    That processor is quite bad for 25mans. But I have ran it with worse! Low settings should get at around 15-20 FPS. I played on a laptop with 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 892MB RAM and integrated video card. Stable 7 fps with all settings on low at weekly 10man Noth.
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    15fps on low/medium settings probably with that laptop, and spiking down to 5fps or below in heavy aoe.
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    laptop =/= something you raid on, period....

    dont do that to your guildies/puggies

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    Quote Originally Posted by lethalnl View Post
    laptop =/= something you raid on, period....

    dont do that to your guildies/puggies
    There are laptops that preform acceptably well in 25ms. They are NOT cheap though.

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    Okay I just hijacked the computer and installed wow today, and after running a quick 5 man dungeon UP I can conclude that it is NOT suited for 25man raiding at all

    I had a capped 60 fps pretty much the entire run with low to medium settings, but at the 3rd boss, the guy that throws frost on the ground it would drop to 5-10 FPS every time I angled my camera into the frosty ground; a gigantic ingame lag trigger. Yuck!

    Was that just the graphics card not pulling its weight or is it the processing power that failed?

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    The clouds 3rd boss in UP throws is well known problem spot which kills fps, just like Marrowgar in ICC25. Lowering particle density (former spell details) will help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mew View Post
    Okay I just hijacked the computer and installed wow today, and after running a quick 5 man dungeon UP I can conclude that it is NOT suited for 25man raiding at all

    I had a capped 60 fps pretty much the entire run with low to medium settings, but at the 3rd boss, the guy that throws frost on the ground it would drop to 5-10 FPS every time I angled my camera into the frosty ground; a gigantic ingame lag trigger. Yuck!

    Was that just the graphics card not pulling its weight or is it the processing power that failed?
    That's a horrifically created spell effect. That hallway (and to a lesser extent, Marrowgar) lags my computer (i5 750 @ 3.8GHz, Radeon HD 5770) to around 15-20fps or so.

    [edit: What vesseblah said. To get the effect they wanted, apparently Blizzard decided to just jam it full of a massive amount of particles.]

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