World of Warcraft incredibly laggy on MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'Games' started by Max on Macs, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. Max on Macs macrumors 6502

    Max on Macs

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    Hi there,

    World of Warcraft is incredibly laggy on my MacBook Pro. Now I have a gaaming friend who has a Radeon X1600 XT 256MB and he doesn't have issues (he uss a PC, not sure if the PC version of World of Warcraft is better?) and the Core Duo is a very fast chip. I know World of Warcraft uses the Internet to play, but we have 1Mbit proband here and it's no better at school where they have 10Mbit connection.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Mord macrumors G4

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  3. Badradio macrumors 6502

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    Is it lag or slowdown you're experiencing?
    A 1meg connection is plenty fast enough, but you might need some more ram - definitely if you only have 512. I run WoW on a G5 iMac with 1gig of ram and I can get a lot of slowdown in busy areas - I avoid the auction house in Ironforge if I can help it. I have friends with varying setups and the ones with 1.5gig or more seem to be have zero slowdown, even when it gets busy.
     
  4. maelstromr macrumors 6502

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    laaaaaaaag

    Yeah, don't forget how bad WoW gets during high traffic periods. I run it on a 1.67 mhz G4 POWERbook (remember those?) and it's fine. I have 1.5gigs of ram and the 128 ATI card.
     
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  6. toughboy macrumors 6502a

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    dont try playing WoW on machines which have less than 1GB of RAM. PC or Mac, doesnt matter, WoW doesnt give decent performance under 1GB RAM.

    MacBook Pro, on the other hand, is a superb machine.. Should work absolutely stunning on a MBP which has 1 or 2GBs of RAM.
     
  7. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    Off topic, but what connection speed is recommended, including the upload?
     
  8. amholl macrumors 6502

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    My iBook handles it fine outside of cities with 768 RAM with graphical setting almost all on low due to the bad gfrx.
     
  9. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Try lowering the settings- otherwise maybe your connection is slow?
     
  10. JackSYi macrumors 6502a

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    How many FPS? It runs decently on my MacBook with 2GB of RAM.
     
  11. onthat macrumors regular

    onthat

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    I ran it with 768mb on my Rev. B and had no problems, it defined perfection.


    Max on Macs, Did you join a heavily populated realm? Also, sometimes mine would slow down (would hardly call it lag though) when my realm was experiencing problems.
     
  12. brbubba macrumors 6502

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    Even on my PC I had problems with it at 1GB of RAM. 1.5GB seemed to solve all my probs.
     
  13. Chanabra macrumors member

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    [​IMG]

    50+ in battlegrounds, orgrimmar, any pvp.
    70+ in nowhere fighting.
     

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