Question about PC Laptops
I just recently purchased a HP lappy (dv6815nr) and I need some advice on what would be the best route for me to go;
I was very impressed with the speed of the laptop up until I played World of Warcraft. The frame rate is not so great and actually effects game play SO I was trying to figure out what would be the best thing for me to do to up the frame rate because in-game options/prefs didn't help at all when I cut them all down to the bare minimum. It must be a hardware issue. Now, I was thinking either getting rid of Vista since it's such a Ram hog and putting in XP...OR...since my Ram is expandable to 4gigs-I would expand it. But, I'm at 3gigs right now so would it really make all that much of a difference?
Or if you can think of something even better than the two options I was thinking about- please let me know! (besides buying a better lappy ^__^ )
First of all if you are running vista what ever amount of ram you have in your computer you can just cut that in half the second you bought it. yes its that much of a hog. yes liberate your computer and get rid of vista. getting xp would be a good first step but i dont play WOW but if you can run it on linux by all means that is the best solution. oh and if you just added ram dont expect any change. the main thing that ram contributes too is how fast your computer will run on the internet. more change will be seen with how many windows you have opended or the speed that you can surf the web at. over all solution would to just get rid of vista, maybe add some ram for a slight performance boost,three isnt getting you anywhere, and try running an operating system that has a smaller footprint, linux if it can run WOW or xp. (try using both and only going to xp for gaming thats what i do)
Posted on Apr 01, 2009
Try turning Aero off first. Alot of people have reported no difference, but on laptops in particular I find it does have an impact.
To disable Aero -
You can change it back the same way, obviously selecting Aero instead.
Let me know how you go =)
Posted on Apr 22, 2008
It is Blizzards own servers and internet connections. You could have the fastest connection in the world, but if Blizzard is only pumping out 10Kbps to you, thats all you're gonna get.
Now here is a dose of reality that you have to accept. The bottom line with wow is based on the fact that your trying to literally render 80+ people in a large open space. When you crank special effects it adds magical glows, animations onto each of those 80+ people which will beat on ANY card.
I can get 99 FPS staring at a wall in game, but in situations where there are multiple groups of players the frame rate starts to tank. The lack of a difference in performance between the low video and high video settings makes me think it is sync'ed on the network activity. In other words it might not be you. You don’t need to have my computer that I posted above necessarily. In fact getting a new video card might not even help. The key is having globally a decent system to run the game. Even run of the mill desk top computers can run wow decent if you don’t bog the system down with a lot of junk, and lower some of the wow video options.
However, I am going to stick to my first reason for the bad framerate. Its a network sync issue with Blizzard.
Posted on Nov 09, 2008
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