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Just pull out 1 of your 280's and run the game with 1 card. I bet you 5 cookies the game will run a ton better.
 

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1Kurgan1....I noticed that after i took xfire off on my system (endede up selling other card) and it is defintely better. i noticed stuttering and flashing when i had the 2 cards but after going down to 1 it is Very Playable at max settings
 

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Hey I had the same "issue"on WoW, then I started to read up, just check if u have Enabled the Vertical Sync, once u Disable the V-Sync u will get more than 60FPS because when V-Sync is Enabled your FPS will be the same as your screen Refreshment Rate, at least it worked for me, I normally hit 50-60 FPS in Dalaran (take a look at my system spec), and when im on instances I get 90-120 FPS. Just try the disabling the V-Sync and see if it fixes your problem.

Good luck :p.
 

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1Kurgan1....I noticed that after i took xfire off on my system (endede up selling other card) and it is defintely better. i noticed stuttering and flashing when i had the 2 cards but after going down to 1 it is Very Playable at max settings

Yeah, like I said man I had much better performance just using a Asus TOP 4850 compared to my 4870. Which makes me sad a card with slower GPU, Slower Mem, and 1 less card and it performed better. Blizz ftl :banghead:
 
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Ive seen this alot actually. I didnt read everyones posts, but whats causing it is Wow's CPU usage. Wow doesnt care if you have a quad core. It wants a high clocked dual core ideally. If you OC that thing to over 3.5ghz, you will notice a MASSIVE FPS increase.

This is most noticable in high population places. Sit around in dalaron with a old CPU and your comp will have a seizure. You will cruise if your a OC king at 3.8ghz.

Also off topic... DING 500 posts!
 

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Ive seen this alot actually. I didnt read everyones posts, but whats causing it is Wow's CPU usage. Wow doesnt care if you have a quad core. It wants a high clocked dual core ideally. If you OC that thing to over 3.5ghz, you will notice a MASSIVE FPS increase.

This is most noticable in high population places. Sit around in dalaron with a old CPU and your comp will have a seizure. You will cruise if your a OC king at 3.8ghz.

Also off topic... DING 500 posts!

Thats not the issue here though. I've ran this same CPU with my 4850 and played the game awesome, then my 4870 is on crutches. And others in this thread have played fine with one 280GTX and horrible with 2.

It shouldn't play worse with 2, but the game doesn't use the 2nd one so it causes issues. OC'ing will help some, but it's just easier to not use the 2nd card.
 

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shouldnt have to remove the 2nd card to get wow to play, just set the games profile to not use SLI.......
 
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I've tried setting it not to use SLI, still the same fps. And my 9300 is clocked to 3.3GHz stable, would need to go to water cooling to get anything higher. Guess I'll just turn the settings down for now and pray Blizzard or nVidia do something to utilize the higher end GPU's.
 

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Yeah that would work too, didn't even think about that so use to my 4870x2 and not having that option.
 

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WoW is very picky when it comes to drives, my 9800gt runs as fast a GTX260. There is a registry hack out there, has to do with priory of the processor, that will increase your fps 10+
 
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Something in WoW isnt agreeing with ya system thats for sure, my Brothers work computer has a 3600 X2 with a 7600GT running Ubuntu and he can run WoW MAXed out and get good enough FPS or as good as what you are getting now, was over a yr ago so just be memory. You should get FPS over 200 with your system, so something is clashing or making it run like a dog.
 

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GTX280 with 50fps in wow!?!?!? I can get 40 fps with IGP. Somethings definitely wrong. It's either the game or the drivers.
 

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Side note huge FPS gains and load time gains in patch 3.1
 

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GTX280 with 50fps in wow!?!?!? I can get 40 fps with IGP. Somethings definitely wrong. It's either the game or the drivers.

Thats 40 fps not in dalaran and with everything turned to min settings with probably a decent processor. My friend plays on a AMD 2500+ 512mb of ram and an IGP, in BC he was ok as long as it wasn't a capital or a raid, but he could make it by. WotLK he pretty much lags everywhere.
 
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@alienisGOD: up your monitors refresh rate or turn off vertical sync and it can go above 60 fps.
 

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He's running an LCD monitor, don't want to go over 60 fps with those.
 
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He's running an LCD monitor, don't want to go over 60 fps with those.

Im curious Kurgan. Why do you say that? I mean other then screen tearing (The obvious) does it do any harm? Not contradicting you, I am just genuinely curious. :)
 

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Yeah just the tearing, I have ran my 22" without vsync just testing and I never had any issues. But better to be safe. Plus 60fps is fantastic, you won't be able to tell anymore than that. Heck even running capped my 4870x2 (that doesn't use the 2nd GPU in WoW) when I'm running around by myself completely maxed out settings at 1680x1050 with vsync on it will be sitting at like 63 fps :p

Oh and by the way anyone else see the new high res models in 3.1?



The biggest difference is in the leggings, WoW's always been pixelated there. Nice to see more detail for those of us that can push it. :rockout:
 

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now if they would only make the models higher poly so they didnt look flat/squared off :p
 

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Yeah, thats always got me a bit. Like look at the shoulder edge on the BE when she is sideways. Pointy shoulders?
 
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