need more memory for WoW?

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

  1. SjaakTrekhaak macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2009
    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?

    Thanks in advance!

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


    Aug 12, 2007
    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


    Dec 25, 2008
    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

    Mar 8, 2009
    Alright, guess i'll do that after my exams, thanks.

    Anyone with pointers on how i should change my graphics?
  5. Huntn macrumors P6


    May 5, 2008
    The Misty Mountains
    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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