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    OC'd i7 and WoW FPS

    Heya MMO-Champ community, just have a simple question for anyone using an overclocked i7 or i5 processor.

    How does your WoW run on it compared to when your processor is running at its normal speed?

    I overclocked my i7 3 times at different speeds and tried wow, every time i tried i found my fps had reduced itself down to 2/5-3/5 of what it would normally run which is seeming rather odd, the computer itself was running stable at all three speeds.

    Im using an i7 870 stock speed 2.93Ghz and OC'd it to: 3.85Ghz, 4Ghz and 3.5Ghz.

    Currently running it at 3.5Ghz and its getting low fps (29+ depending on how populated the area is, 29 is the lowest, averaging 44-63 in semi dense areas and 90-120 in rather open areas), its playable at all levels but the drop is frames very noticable (from 120 in TB to 30).

    Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this and worked out a solution or not.

    Thank you in advance for any help <3

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    i think its a bug with patch 4.0.3.

    im sitting at 30 fps as the lowest in dala after the patch. before the patch i was never under 50 fps in dala. im allso having alot of fps problems in ZG. doing it every 3 days for the mount and before the patch i was at 60 fps all the time (v-sync) now it can drop to 20-25 fps and i have no ideèr why it does it. but it all happene after patch 4.0.3.

    in ogr. it has dropped to 5 fps 5-6 times and making every thing un-play able. i hope it gets better when they turn on patch 4.0.3A next week if they do it next week.
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    Hold on there, these FPS issues may (or may not) be CPU related.
    Both NVidia and ATI drivers are constantly running into issues with WoW. You guys running crossfire/SLI by any chance?

    OC'ing the CPU and getting fps drops seems very odd...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Hold on there, these FPS issues may (or may not) be CPU related.
    Both NVidia and ATI drivers are constantly running into issues with WoW. You guys running crossfire/SLI by any chance?

    OC'ing the CPU and getting fps drops seems very odd...
    I just tested with Black Op's (terrible choice considering the horrid condition the game currently is in) and it seemed to be worse with the Overclocked processor (the stutter went away a bit after i changed back to standard clock speed). WoW also went back to between 110-240fps once i went back to standard speed.

    Pansertjald, you might be onto something, it could actually be an issue with the 1136 socket i7 processors. Was your 860 OC'd before the patch?

    (cheers for the link to coretemp Xuvial, i was looking for something like that). I am not running SLI, just a GTX460+9800gt, although i notice that Pansertjald also runs 2 graphics cards. But i very much doubt it s an issue with the cards seeing as the issue only presents itself on the machine when its OC'd (which yeah, is very odd lol).
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    You don't just buy a site that works just fine with a plan to change everything, it's not worth the hassle, the only major change we could do to boost the traffic is to offer Night Elf porn to the users, and I was told I can't do that.
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    I get no difference from my i5-760 in dalaran or world zones when it's running on 2.8GHz with turbo boost on. But in raids I do feel the difference when it's OC'd to 3.6GHz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heywes View Post
    I just tested with Black Op's (terrible choice considering the horrid condition the game currently is in) and it seemed to be worse with the Overclocked processor (the stutter went away a bit after i changed back to standard clock speed). WoW also went back to between 110-240fps once i went back to standard speed.

    Pansertjald, you might be onto something, it could actually be an issue with the 1136 socket i7 processors. Was your 860 OC'd before the patch?

    (cheers for the link to coretemp Xuvial, i was looking for something like that). I am not running SLI, just a GTX460+9800gt, although i notice that Pansertjald also runs 2 graphics cards. But i very much doubt it s an issue with the cards seeing as the issue only presents itself on the machine when its OC'd (which yeah, is very odd lol).


    Have you done stress tests? And checked temps?

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    I would advise you to check if your processor is throttling (cutting clocks) while playing due to heat.

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    yes my i7-860 was ocèd before the patch. i have runned some test today and i can see that after patch 4.0.3 wow is only running on 2 cores now. i have even set it to run on all cores in my config.wtf file, but that doesn`t help. there was a big chat going on in our /2 today and ALOT of players are having the same problem.
    huges fps drops after patch 4.0.3 and wow only runing on 1 and 2 cores.

    im going to wait and see what happens when thay launche 4.0.3a and hope the problem is fixed there
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    System as in sig, no problems at all.

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    i5 750 @ 3.8GHz (200x19). No performance problems at all. About 40% better minimum framerate than not overclocked.

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    WoW does not support multi core natively. Also, this most likely is the plateau for your graphics card, shadows, AA, etc.

    That being said, there has been an issue with certain parts of dal lagging but has since been resolved for me as of 4.0.3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meeekus View Post
    WoW does not support multi core natively.
    This has been wrong since Burning Crusade. WoW most certainly supports as many cores as you can throw at it. It's optimized to three cores (large main thread, large sound thread, and a bunch of smaller threads).

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    i had horrible fps... then i switched to fullscreen (run in windowed usually) and it just jumped from 30 to 150

    i have an i7 920 2.66 OC'ed to 3.6 Ghz and 4gigs of ram
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nioxic View Post
    i had horrible fps... then i switched to fullscreen (run in windowed usually) and it just jumped from 30 to 150

    i have an i7 920 2.66 OC'ed to 3.6 Ghz and 4gigs of ram
    And you're sure this isn't GPU related? What's your GPU and what's your driver version?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cilraaz View Post
    This has been wrong since Burning Crusade. WoW most certainly supports as many cores as you can throw at it. It's optimized to three cores (large main thread, large sound thread, and a bunch of smaller threads).
    I stand corrected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maick View Post
    I would advise you to check if your processor is throttling (cutting clocks) while playing due to heat.

    Twas a Heat issue. Much <3 people, that you for the responses. I had a feeling it was heat but i wasn't sure.
    Anyone have any suggestions for a good heatsink?

    I was looking at Corsair Hydro Series H50 CPU Cooler From research, people also had success just using air cooling with CPU oc'd to 4Ghz and the machine still running below 90 degrees (currently running between 83-94 degrees with wow running). Any thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heywes View Post
    Twas a Heat issue. Much <3 people, that you for the responses. I had a feeling it was heat but i wasn't sure.
    Anyone have any suggestions for a good heatsink?

    I was looking at Corsair Hydro Series H50 CPU Cooler From research, people also had success just using air cooling with CPU oc'd to 4Ghz and the machine still running below 90 degrees (currently running between 83-94 degrees with wow running). Any thoughts?
    Are those temps in celsius?

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    I used a Titan Fenrir air cooler at 4Ghz, and went up to the Corsair H70 (thicker radiator, newer pump and two fans over the H50) which was fine at 4.2Ghz.

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    i7s are safe to run at 80-90 degrees, though I wouldnt recommend it due to the amount it'll heat up everything else. Most i7s have a max temp of 105 degrees, but will not be damaged by a spike of 110-115 at least.

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