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Hello all,

I will make this as short as I can. I'm an avid World of Warcraft player. Simply, I keep having small freezes constantly. I will be well @ 100 fps, and if I move somewhere it CAN and often does seem to ''load'' by freezing for 1-2 seconds. A 2-second freeze is rare. But also my load screen times are awful. Which is partially an in-game issue which people have complained about but I have had much better load times recently. I noticed better load times when playing fullscreen as well. Not sure about the freezes.

I googled some things and most of the results were from WoW players which were along the lines of either ''get an SSD'' or ''your processor sucks'' in other forums to other players. Now I'm well over the recommended requirements of the game. My recommended settings are at full maximum which I can run very well EXCEPT for the damn 1-2 sec freezes. So I run at 6/10 with shadows and SSAO (w/e that is) turned downed.

I don't know much about a lot of the in-game settings it offers. I can take a screenshot f necessary. But task manager looks okay, except when I have multiple things open and my ram is a little low. But the freezes happen regardless.

Hoping for some help here because: by the way, support for the game basically say the same things. Even if there are things I can do to improve performance that's fine with hopes of freezes being not as frequent. Not something I can really count.

By the way, 2 things I'm not sure about effecting this. I have Windows 7, and the game is DX11 with an option for DX9. Also, refresh rate. *shrugs*

Thanks in advance!

EDIT: Coming back to this game after creating this thread. The freezes arent as frequent walking and turning around fast in the immediate area. So it does seem to be a ''loading'' or rendering issue.
 

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What does it do with V-Sync on?
Did you try that?
 
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My last cause were ASMEDIA USB3 driver... maybe sound... use latency mon and see what process does it!
 
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My last cause were ASMEDIA USB3 driver... maybe sound... use latency mon and see what process does it!
Can you elaborate? Is that a program and how do I use it?

What does it do with V-Sync on?
Did you try that?
I haven't but I will try right now.

The immediate result is still very small freezes. When doing things like opening bags, and moving. Things that have to render new things.



Also, i need to mention that once i get the first small freeze.. which I should say are milliseconds rather than seconds I can spin around and open/close my bags as fast as I can hit the keyboard with ZERO problems.
 
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Can you elaborate? Is that a program and how do I use it?
Well... what is it? A programm. Google the name, download it. Press play, then game on and when it stutters alt tab and see the worst process that did they irq break. It summs up in the other table.
 
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_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
CONCLUSION
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Your system seems to be having difficulty handling real-time audio and other tasks. You may experience drop outs, clicks or pops due to buffer underruns. One problem may be related to power management, disable CPU throttling settings in Control Panel and BIOS setup. Check for BIOS updates.
LatencyMon has been analyzing your system for 0:01:37 (h:mm:ss) on all processors.


EDIT: Also, im noticing the freezes tend to happen alot more when moving through the game faster and having to render more. So this still leads more to a render issue.. Im just doubting tha t its my processor.
 
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_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
CONCLUSION
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Your system seems to be having difficulty handling real-time audio and other tasks. You may experience drop outs, clicks or pops due to buffer underruns. One problem may be related to power management, disable CPU throttling settings in Control Panel and BIOS setup. Check for BIOS updates.
LatencyMon has been analyzing your system for 0:01:37 (h:mm:ss) on all processors.


EDIT: Also, im noticing the freezes tend to happen alot more when moving through the game faster and having to render more. So this still leads more to a render issue.. Im just doubting tha t its my processor.
What process it does! See stats!
 
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do ya use mods for the game?
how much ram does the system need when playing wow
 
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do ya use mods for the game?
yes, I do use addons. but i have worked without them and even deleted them all.

Another point, vsync has seemingly made a few things smoother. Could just be in my head but it certainly seems like things like opening bags etc. Doesnt cause a freeze now.
 
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Could you at least be reasonable and sort them so the highest fault is at top?
 
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Could you at least be reasonable and sort them so the highest fault is at top?
I appreciate the help for sure, but you never told me what to look for. So I didnt know how to sort. Starts at the bottom.


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still would be interested how much ram is used-sometimes going 16gb helps.(like gta V)
 
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also the the driver page please.
What should I sort by?

EDIT: 3 tabs mozilla, the game, Latencymon, calculator and snipping tool its less than 5 gb.
 
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What should I sort by?

EDIT: 3 tabs mozilla, the game, Latencymon, calculator and snipping tool its less than 5 gb.
DRIVERS!! A tab is called like that.

 
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DRIVERS!! A tab is called like that.
Listen, I appreciate your help, but your getting angry at me, when i originally posted what you asked for and you had a problem. So I asked this time, and theres a problem with that?

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For some reason, when I saw that sound might be a problem, I went to the sound tab and switched from ''Default'' to the only one that worked which was headphones.. My load times are fast and as soon as i get in no freezes like I ALWAYS get.

Turned graphics up.. still no freezes.. I mean could something like that really fix it? Or is this cache and temporary.

EDIT: Went to a zone that wouldnt be in the cache. Loaded up faster and no freezes.
 
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Listen, I appreciate your help, but your getting angry at me, when i originally posted what you asked for and you had a problem. So I asked this time, and theres a problem with that?

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I am not angry, I am frustrated. It took so many efforts to get some output.

Are you using wifi?
 
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Test or try different memory modules. I used to have this problem too
 
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