I am facing one of the absolute weirdest problems I've ever come across in the field of computer hardware/game performance. My friend has just finished performing multiple upgrades on his computer that we built together. Take a look at the specs first off: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1908210 http://pastebin.com/tbAPqfY9 Now with a machine with a 6 core processor running at 3.2 GHZ, a Radeon 6970, and 8 Gigs of ram, you would think WoW would be no problem to run. Guess again! http://i.imgur.com/GkJC8.jpg Take a look at the FPS that he gets in raids, with shadows on low. 13 FPS with a 6970 and that processor. Weirdly enough, with Crysis 2 on max settings he gets a solid 60 FPS. Things that we have done already to try and get this working: Windows 7 has been re installed multiple times after each hardware installation and is working fine The monitor is in fact plugged into the graphics card, not the motherboard All drivers are up to date along with the bios WoW has been deleted, reinstalled with no addons and we get the same fps. The graphics card is plugged into the correct slot on the motherboard with all the appropriate power connections. So even with a brand new clean install of Windows 7, a brand new install of WoW with no addons, and the newest AMD driver for his graphics card, we still get the same FPS. 30-50 FPS in a City, 10-20 FPS in raids Mind you, this computer has gotten the exact same FPS even after: Replacing the GTX 260 with the Radeon 6970; Replacing the older Dual Core AMD CPU with the 6 Core one; And Replacing the motherboard and buying DDr3 Ram The most that changes is a 3-5 FPS increase. Now at this point I want to say that this is a problem with WoW itself, but numerous people in his guild who have the same exact processor as him, and a worse graphics card get 40-50 FPS in raids while he gets 10-12. I hope someone out there has an idea of what to try next.