Strangely low FPS on WoW

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by marbz, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. marbz macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2009
    Okay well I have a sick ass mac that has always ran WoW simply beautifully, I have a 2.6 GHz intel core 2 duo processor, 4 gigs of ram a good video card. I am not low on memory in my hard drive and I remember about 2 weeks ago WoW was working fine ...

    I took a break for a few weeks and now when I play I have a constant fps between 20 and 30 - it's ridiculous, my latency is always around 50 and I'm almost positive its not my internet connection...

    Can anyone please help me and let me know what may be causing this and how I could fix it?
  2. junior77 macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2007
    New patch came out yesterday, the servers have been bombarded with excessive amount of people. Blizzard also optimized the OPEN GL which probably has some bugs to be worked out....give it a week for things to calm down, I would expect to see some improvements with FPS.
  3. QuantumLo0p macrumors 6502a


    Apr 28, 2006
    As junior77 mentioned the new patch came out so there could be a few things going on.

    Is the updater running when you played? There are a couple of updater settings and one of them can affect game play performance. I can't remember the description of it but it is not the peer to peer setting; it is the other setting. It controls how much bandwidth the updater uses and if it is checked it will use all available bandwidth which obviously could cause the game to lag.

    Perhaps a graphic setting is affecting it. You may want to try setting the WoW graphics options back to default then try running WoW again. Perhaps there is an option that worked okay before the patch but is causing some issues now.

    Please post again and let us know what happens.
  4. AppleWoW macrumors regular


    Sep 22, 2007
    SLC, Utah
  5. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030


    Jan 8, 2005
    On the moon.
    It can also be caused by out-of-date addons. Check your addons, make sure all are up to date. If they aren't, disable them.

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