need more memory for WoW?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by SjaakTrekhaak, May 6, 2009.

  1. SjaakTrekhaak macrumors newbie

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    So i've fetched myself one of those new 2.66 GHZ iMacs, installed WoW on it, but found the performance not quite what i expected.

    The FPS performance feels like my old 2.0 GHZ iMac.
    I can get a good 50 FPS inside buildings, but outside it's a meagre 15-20 FPS.

    My old iMac had 4GB memory, the new one just 2 GB.
    Would upgrading to 4 GB make much of a difference?

    This is my graphic set-up btw, perhaps the problem is here?

    http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/1521/screenshot050609201729.jpg
    http://img213.imageshack.us/my.php?image=screenshot050609201648.jpg

    Thanks in advance!

    ps. I only run iTunes, Firefox, and sometimes MSN, in the background.
     
  2. Miharu macrumors 6502

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    I upgraded my 2 Gb iMac to a full 4 Gb and I immediately noticed faster loading times (especially Northrend) and much less lag in Dalaran once everything has loaded. So yes, there will be a performance boost. Not necessarily an FPS boost, but overall performance will be better.
     
  3. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

    michael.lauden

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    no matter what, if you are playing any game under OS X it will be less than what you expected.

    you should definitely increase the RAM - that will help with a lot of things. you might also try installing CrossOver and running the windows version of WoW on it.

    or if you actually want to partition/install windows you could use BootCamp or VMware, etc...
     
  4. SjaakTrekhaak thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alright, guess i'll do that after my exams, thanks.

    Anyone with pointers on how i should change my graphics?
     
  5. Huntn macrumors G5

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    As I recall, shadows have a huge impact (turn off) and view distance can be reduced. If you graphic card can handle a resolution, don't assume that dropping the game to WoW's lowest resolution 800x600 (I think) will improve your performance. Experiment and see if any reductions help frames.
     

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