!!! Constant low FPS on WoW 13" Mac Book Pro 2010 - 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB Ram

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  1. Andrej1444 macrumors newbie

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    A couple of days ago i started playing wow again because i got the free 7 day subscription and im constantly getting between 0 and 20 FPS in a non crowded areas where i have been leveling my 70 Mage. When i go into combat with a monster the FPS just drops to about 4. My video settings are all on the lowest possible and Multisampling is on x1

    The only things i have running in the background are iTunes and Safari with Facebook opened, i remember about 6 months ago my graphics were fine and i was runnning at what i thought was a decent FPS compared to what it is now. I cant remember ever getting as low as a one figure FPS.

    Another thing is that sometimes my computer gets fairly hot but ive got a stand and fan on it at all times when im playing WoW.

    Any assistance is much appreciated. Thanks :)


    Specs:

    13" Mac Book Pro 2010 Model
    2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    4GB 1067 MHz DDR3


    Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
    Type: GPU
    Bus: PCI
    VRAM (Total): 256 MB
    Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)
    Device ID: 0x0863
    Revision ID: 0x00b1
    ROM Revision: 3427


    Memory Slots:

    ECC: Disabled

    BANK 0/DIMM0:

    Size: 2 GB
    Type: DDR3
    Speed: 1067 MHz
    Status: OK
    Manufacturer: 0x802C
    Part Number: 0x31364A53463235363634485A2D3147314631
    Serial Number: 0xDD5B662E

    BANK 1/DIMM0:

    Size: 2 GB
    Type: DDR3
    Speed: 1067 MHz
    Status: OK
    Manufacturer: 0x802C
    Part Number: 0x31364A53463235363634485A2D3147314631
    Serial Number: 0xDD5B662C
     
  2. th3goob macrumors regular

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    have you played since patch 4.0? they updated the graphics pretty significantly since 4.0. i can play wow on high, with shadows on low and water detail on good on my 2011 13 mbp i5, and i get 70-80 fps sometimes in stormwind 40 but thats on a crowded day.
     
  3. madisonfaye, Jul 8, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2011

    madisonfaye macrumors regular

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    Yeah you shouldn't be having that low of FPS in WoW with those specs. Granted they aren't ideal for high performance gaming but they should be more than enough! I was playing on a horrible Sony Vaio and had no FPS issues.

    Anyways, on the WoW armory under forums there is a great "Mac Technical Support" forum. In it is a thread talking about optimal graphics settings for your specific Mac (I copied and pasted yours here for you):

    2009 13-inch Unibody Macbook Pro with nVidia 9400m Integrated Graphics


    Graphics > Display

    Multisampling: 1x

    Vertical Sync: Disabled


    Graphics > Graphics

    Graphics Slider: Low

    Texture Resolution: Good

    Texture Filtering: Bilinear

    Projected Textures: Enabled

    View Distance: Fair

    Environmental Detail: Fair

    Ground Clutter: Low

    Shadow Quality: Low

    Liquid Detail: Low

    Sunshafts: Disabled

    Particle Density: Low


    Advanced

    Triple Buffering; Disabled

    Reduce Input Lag: Disabled

    Hardware Cursor: Enabled

    Notes: Expect 25-30fps.







    You should never be dipping below 20 FPS honestly, maybe sometimes in Orgrimmar (or Stormwind :p). Worst comes to worst you could even set things that are on Fair to Low for an even greater increase. I tried making my own setup and I was only getting like 50 FPS, but I tried their recommendations and I was getting like 80 FPS so I would stick with theirs (but I have a very different MBP, keep in mind that the guy who posted above me has a newer one too so 25-35 FPS would be good for your specific MBP)

    Good luck!!!! :) Hope this helps!



    Edit: If you wanna check out that thread its here http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/969747052


    -Madison
     
  4. Andrej1444 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah im playing right now and my FPS are still really bad. What could i do to improve them externally from WoW ?
     
  5. th3goob macrumors regular

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    i know this sounds terrible to do, but try a fresh install of wow, if you have the cata disk you only need to put in that 1 and it will install everything. that may fix it.
     
  6. NorthMac1, Jul 9, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2011

    NorthMac1 macrumors newbie

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    WOW Link for Performance

    I have used this link for WOW adjustments(same as above). I have had excellent results with the posted settings. What processes are you running in the background?

    Later,
     

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