Crazy low speed on WOW 2010 i7 MBP?

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  1. Zorn macrumors 6502a

    Zorn

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    I have a 2010 MBP 15" with a i7 CPU and 512MB Nvidia 335 graphics chip. My desktop power supply just died so I tried to hop into WOW on my MBP, and the results were unplayable. I plugged in my display port 23" monitor, and turned ALL settings to the lowest possible setting , and I get 19FPS in WOW. That completely doesn't sound normal to me. I also have this really nasty input lag from my keyboard, when I press anything, theres a second or so delay before anything happens on screen. Anyone know what could be the cause of these issues, or anything to check? Running Lion.
     
  2. Thunder82 macrumors 6502

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    What are your results without using an external monitor? Game runs great for me, but runs like crap pushing it to any external monitor.
     
  3. Zorn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Same thing for me. That shouldn't be the case though, particularly at the lowest possible settings, should it?
     
  4. Centsy macrumors regular

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    Perhaps try gfxcardstatus to make sure that you are running on discrete graphics and not integrated?
     
  5. Zorn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Fairly certain that I am, when I go to the system info, by display it lists the 330m and not the intel.
     
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  7. Wehrwolf macrumors 6502

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    WoW should run fine at medium settings on the 330m, even with an external monitor; it did for me.

    Turn off or update your add-ons if you have any to see if that's the issue. When 4.2 was released the game turned into a slide show for me and it ended up being due to an outdated add-on.
     
  8. Zorn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do you remember which addon was the culprit?
     
  9. Wehrwolf macrumors 6502

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    I don't remember exactly, but it was something that you wouldn't initially suspect of being the cause -- DBM or Recount possibly.
     

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