World of Warcraft, Life After Lion Upgrade

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by theinstructor, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. theinstructor macrumors regular

    theinstructor

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    WoW is an immensely popular game of course and after Lion, I encountered a strange situation. Powered on my iMac and once all of the background services were running, I proceeded to play WoW except it was extremely sluggish. I fired it up on my Snow Leopard Mac and it ran fine. I rebooted again and WoW now ran just fine on Lion. I have the high end video card with 256MB RAM and never have performance issues. I checked the CPU/Memory/Disk Utilization performance monitors and they were all nominal while the game just stuttered along.

    Has anyone else experienced this type of behavior?
     
  2. Arkanok macrumors 6502a

    Arkanok

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    I'm just gonna take a guess and say that's it's just a bug within Lion. So maybe it's just that something was hogging the video memory or something. Since the reboot worked as you said, I wouldn't worry about it. I'm sure this is something Apple can/will fix soon.
     
  3. Brammy macrumors 65816

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    I haven't had this problem, but by chance are you running Safari in the background? I've still noticed Safari can be a memory hog.
     
  4. AFPoster macrumors 65816

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    My guess is your hard drive was still Indexing from the install of Lion (takes about 3-6 hours depending on the amount of data you have) which can slow down the performance of your Mac until it's done.
     
  5. theinstructor thread starter macrumors regular

    theinstructor

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    I had nothing open before or after the reboot except WoW itself. It felt like something going on with the video processing but since that was about the only thing I could not measure performance-wise, I figured it seemed like a decent suspect. I will let you guys know if I see issues with any other graphics intensive games. Enjoy!
     
  6. xizar macrumors regular

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    I have a Bootcamp drive that Spotlight insisted on re-indexing after the upgrade to Lion. You may want to check to see if its poking its nose around.

    I actually have had to have stern words with Spotlight several times, as it likes my Bootcamp drive more than I'd like. I think they're having an affair.
     

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