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  1. #21
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    Try with shadow detail down as it is one of hardest effect to create for gfx and cpu.

  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by Romandix View Post
    I think you are asking too much of your CPU with those settings really. I would drop View distance down to high and particle density too while you are at it. The Core 2 Quad is really old now and even with the overclock not enough to run your settings smoothly at 1680x1050 but 27 fps in Org at peak times and you are doing great with those settings really as high as possible with your cpu. Only way i can see you making a difference is turning your settings down a notch or two which will give you smooth game play.
    well, I know that WoW is not that well optimized, and luckily it seems that we'll get more graphical performance on new 4.1 patch cause of full DX 11 support etc, but still I am running Assassin's Creed Brotherhood all max on 60 fps and Crysis 2 the same.
    Lag may maybe influence a bit the fps, but having 15 ms stable, well, dunno


    Anyway atm I lowered Shadows to good, and I get 55 FPS in crowded Orgr

  3. #23
    Yeah and those two games don't rely on the CPU anywhere CLOSE to how much WoW relies on it. MMOs, even optimized, by design will use the CPU more than non MMOs of similar graphical quality.
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  4. #24
    Last new of the moment.

    Core Temp and Gpu-z checks show me that my CPU is never getting used more than 50%, and same for GPU. Shouldn't they get used for Max of their capability (so like 99%)?

  5. #25
    Your motherboard is ancient. It probly slows everything down.

  6. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by guido1993 View Post
    Last new of the moment.

    Core Temp and Gpu-z checks show me that my CPU is never getting used more than 50%, and same for GPU. Shouldn't they get used for Max of their capability (so like 99%)?
    One core at 50%? Or 50% overall for the entire CPU, because that would mean at least two cores running at max.
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  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by guido1993 View Post
    so, running at at 2x should more like improve graphical performace, even if GPU-Z reports a VMEM usage, in heavy fights, of 800 MB (of 1024 total)?
    It'll decrease performance, but improve quality.

  8. #28
    mmm, it's one of the best Motherboards for LGA 775, I think

    ---------- Post added 2011-03-27 at 12:40 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by ayako View Post
    It'll decrease performance, but improve quality.
    wait, shouldn't it be the opposite? Oo
    I mean, if I decrease a filter I get more performance and less quality, usually

  9. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by guido1993 View Post
    Last new of the moment.

    Core Temp and Gpu-z checks show me that my CPU is never getting used more than 50%, and same for GPU. Shouldn't they get used for Max of their capability (so like 99%)?
    WoW won't max every core of a Quad+

  10. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by ispano View Post
    One core at 50%? Or 50% overall for the entire CPU, because that would mean at least two cores running at max.
    3 cores at 50%, about (Speedstep disabled for the moment to "purge" an underclock problem)

  11. #31
    He may have thought you were talking about moving it up from 1x to 2x
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  12. #32
    If you change from multisampling off to 2x, it'll decrease performance and improve quality. Unless you mean from 4x to 2x, then yes.

  13. #33
    Quote Originally Posted by ayako View Post
    If you change from 0 multisampling to 2x, it'll decrease performance and improve quality. Unless you mean from 4x to 2x, then yes.
    ah ok sorry I actually have it at 8x, I think I'll put it at 2x

  14. #34
    No, it's not. It's a old DDR2 memory board. It's not ment for the grafic card of that strenght. It might even burn later cause of the pressure.
    It may also be that the internet connection is causeing the low FPS in crowded places.

  15. #35
    after having lowered Multisampling from 8x to 2x, I get 90 FPS <.<

    EDIT: Also reduced Antialiasing from 16x to 8x, getting 100 FPS, now
    Last edited by guido1993; 2011-03-27 at 12:47 PM.

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  17. #37
    Quote Originally Posted by guido1993 View Post
    after having lowered Multisampling from 8x to 2x, I get 90 FPS <.<

    EDIT: Also reduced Antialiasing from 16x to 8x, getting 100 FPS, now
    Turn shadows to Fair just for more giggles.

    What resolution are you running at? Typically the higher resolution you run at (depending on pixel density) the lower multisampling you need). You typically leave anistrophic filtering on high, as it corrects textile distortion with textures viewed from an angle, and the higher resolution doesn't really make it become less noticable.
    Last edited by ayako; 2011-03-27 at 12:54 PM.

  18. #38
    Have you tried deleting the WTF and Cache Folders? When I installed a new video card I got worse FPS. I did this and bam FPS went sky high. Only thing is you loose all your Setting for your Addons. There is documentation around Web about deleting these when you have Framerate and other issues.

  19. #39
    Quote Originally Posted by ayako View Post
    Turn shadows to Fair just for more giggles.

    What resolution are you running at? Typically the higher resolution you run at (depending on pixel density) the lower multisampling you need). You typically leave anti aliasing on high, as it corrects textile distortion with textures viewed from an angle, and the higher resolution doesn't really make it become less noticable.
    1680x1050, on a 22" LG Monitor

  20. #40
    Antialiasing and Multisampling are almost the same thing. Anisotropic filtering is the one that I use all the time that doesn't affect performance much.
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