Safari and WoW Issues

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Steds, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. Steds macrumors newbie

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    Hi Everyone,

    I was wondering if anyone could help me, I have been a mac owner for around 4 years now and have recently upgraded to the Imac Core Duo 2.66ghz with 4GB Ram and the Nvidia Geforce 9400.

    My problem is I like to look at websites and research things whilst playing wow but since upgrading, anytime I put the game into windowed mode apple+m and try and open safari my system crawls to a halt and takes ages loading any web pages and makes navigating anything outside of wow a near impossibility.

    I had the previous model Imac and this wasn't the case, I am using Snow Leopard and have updated my system, anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks

    Steds
     
  2. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    Wait for the next WoW patch that fixes the Mac version.
     
  3. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

    TheAnswer

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    While you wait for a patch, you can cap the framerate of WoW when it is in the background:

    /console maxfpsbk Y

    where Y equals the framerate you want to use. Try setting it around 20fps.
     
  4. HiRez macrumors 603

    HiRez

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    It's true, capping the frame rate can really help you with lower-level systems. I have one of the new MacBook Pros with the 9400M integrated chip (which I believe is the same chip the iMac uses, although the clocking may be different) and it is a real dog for any kind of gaming, really crippling WoW, which is not even that demanding of a game. You have 4 GB of RAM, so I don't think that's the issue unless you're running a ton of other big apps at the same time.

    While my WoW performance using that chip isn't great, I haven't noticed Safari grinding to a halt while WoW is in windowed mode either (something I do a lot), so that is odd. Maybe download Onyx or something similar and cleaning all your caches, prefs, etc. Does Firefox do the same?
     

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