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    Stood in the Fire Iannis's Avatar
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    FPS halved on ONE character only

    Hey all.
    Just trying to trouble shoot an interesting, possibly unique, and very frustrating issue.
    One of my alts on wow is having a frame rate issue. All of my other characters are fine.
    I typically play at 1440p with all settings on max and enjoy 100+ fps all the time.

    However, when I log on my mage, FPS drops to the 50-60s. To test things, I disabled all my mods,
    ran a scan/repair tool on the launcher, stood all my alts in the exact same area and logged them all on.
    Every single character hits 130-140fps, except for the mage. I even tried changing transmog. I've triple
    checked video settings across my alts, everything is identical. Also tried updating to the latest Nvidia drivers.
    Out of frustration, I swapped out video cards too. Still having the issue that is only on the mage...

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I can't seem to find much info about frame drops on only one character.

    PC Specs.
    8700k @ 5.1ghz
    16gb DDR3200 14-14-14-34-1T
    Samsung 980 1tb x 2
    Nvidia 3090 FE

    All drivers up-to-date

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    Mages don't deserve 120 fps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thelyron View Post
    Mages don't deserve 120 fps.
    I love the snark, truly.

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    Do you have another machine for testing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemonpartyfan View Post
    Do you have another machine for testing?
    I did test it out on a laptop. The character in question seemed to be running closer to the FPS of all my other characters.
    So it must just be on my desktop, ugh. Some weird bug perhaps? Guess I could try reinstalling the game.

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    Luckily reinstalls are much quicker these days. I know you said mods are disabled but they can be pesky sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iannis View Post
    I did test it out on a laptop. The character in question seemed to be running closer to the FPS of all my other characters.
    So it must just be on my desktop, ugh. Some weird bug perhaps? Guess I could try reinstalling the game.
    Could be a specific addon or w/a strings that are only running on that toon?

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    I know that HEkili addon had some weird bug with mages that halves fps. It can be that if you are using.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gref View Post
    I know that HEkili addon had some weird bug with mages that halves fps. It can be that if you are using.
    I'm not running any mage specific addon, in fact, all of my addons are used by all of my characters. But thanks for the idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iannis View Post
    I'm not running any mage specific addon, in fact, all of my addons are used by all of my characters. But thanks for the idea
    Out of curiosity, do you want to list all the addons you're using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zentail View Post
    Out of curiosity, do you want to list all the addons you're using?
    Bartender4
    Quartz
    TipTac
    Clique
    DBM
    Decursive
    Plexus
    TomTom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iannis View Post
    Bartender4
    Quartz
    TipTac
    Clique
    DBM
    Decursive
    Plexus
    TomTom
    I don't think any of those would cause any FPS drop, even if you did wild settings for them. If you've tried disabling all addons on your mage and still had the FPS drop on that character, then I got no clue.

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    Try changing the features of the mage like hairstyles tattoos or genderflip it. It could be a model spesific thing. Whats the race of the mage?

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    try these things:

    - erase WTF and Cache folder. some things are saved characterspecific (via char name) there.
    - remove all items from your char, so he is naked. (maybe not „a“ tmog is the problem but „the“ existence of tmog at all).
    - remove all buffs the mage have and check if he has some special buff from an item etc. (like HoA in BfA)
    - move mage to the same location of another character (which has not the same issue)
    - reset interface settings to default
    - check if you have another char (or make a lvl 1 char and compare his fps) with same race and style (hair, tattoos, etc)

    maybe it has something to do with an item, or the location where your mage is, or specific race/hair/tattoo, etc and you not see directly the connection between your error and your mage per se. so, above tips are worth a try. imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deneios View Post
    Try changing the features of the mage like hairstyles tattoos or genderflip it. It could be a model spesific thing. Whats the race of the mage?
    thought the same. must have nothing to do with the mage per se. can be the location, the mage is in. or the race of the mage. etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gref View Post
    I know that HEkili addon had some weird bug with mages that halves fps. It can be that if you are using.
    even when addons are disabled, there is settings and data stuff in WTF folder (as a sub folder with the mages charname). so i would disable all addons and delete the WTF and Cache folder.
    Last edited by Niwes; 2021-10-26 at 04:44 AM.

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    I had a similar problem once and it was like yours only a specific character of mine. What I had to do was delete the character profile folder in the WTF folder. Just navigate to account/accountname/servername and delete the entire folder with that characters name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iannis View Post
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    Lags and FPS drops are usually caused by broken addons. Having problem with just one character - is major indicator, cuz it can have something like broken addon settings or something like that. First you can try to update them via something like WowUp. If it won't help - backup your Interface and WTF folders and completely delete them along with Cache one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iannis View Post
    Hey all.
    Just trying to trouble shoot an interesting, possibly unique, and very frustrating issue.
    One of my alts on wow is having a frame rate issue. All of my other characters are fine.
    I typically play at 1440p with all settings on max and enjoy 100+ fps all the time.
    Disable MSI Afterburner OSD if you have it.

    Also, this happened to me while doing revendreth chapters and I think it was between chapter 3 and 4 that my fps was cut in half like in your case and as soon as I finished said chapters the game came back to its senses. All other toons were behaving normal during that time 100+ fps at 1440p with 3080 etc.

    Its game related and specifically quest related certain quests are just broken.

    Edit: Please note that deleting WTF/cache etc DID NOT HELP. I had to endure this crap until I finished my chapter in revendreth and then suddenly everything came back to normal. Im petrified that I might go through this again for alts now.

    Deleting all addons also didn't help. The culprits are two:

    MSI Afterburner OSD (Running MSI AB in the background is fine)
    Quest chapters in Revendreth (that was for me but other covenants could have similar issues).

    Even rolled back and forth NVIDIA drivers with no change. Finishing the chapter was the only thing that helped.
    Last edited by Motorman; 2021-10-26 at 10:22 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorman View Post

    Even rolled back and forth NVIDIA drivers with no change. Finishing the chapter was the only thing that helped.
    Oh wow, yeah this character is actually on the chapters 3&4 of that covenant, i'll finish those quests and see how that goes.
    If it's a fix, what a wild and crazy bug. A quest causing lag.. nuts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iannis View Post
    Oh wow, yeah this character is actually on the chapters 3&4 of that covenant, i'll finish those quests and see how that goes.
    If it's a fix, what a wild and crazy bug. A quest causing lag.. nuts!
    I know, this is what fixed it for me I had done every single other thing on the book earlier. I was suspicious because all other toons didnt have frame drops.
    "So yes, I'm fine with killing murloc babies" (Quote, MMOC 2021)

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    The real question here is, whether it's a fire mage which could overheat your system, causing it to be clocked down.

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