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21 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Should My Laptop Be Powerful Enough For High Warcraft Settings?

I have an Acer Aspire 5755G with and i7-2670QM 2.2GHz, Nvidia GeForce GT630M 1GB Vram, and 6GB RAM. I know WoW is a very processor heavy game and i thought a quad core i7 would have no trouble running on high graphics, along with a 1GB gfx card, and originally the recommended settings were sitting at high but now all of a sudden it says they're low-fair, and when they're on high the game runs slow. I haven't changed anything as far as i'm aware. Any ideas what's happened?

There was a driver update but surely that would make things better, not worse right?

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22 Feb 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SonicBrewtality View Post
I have an Acer Aspire 5755G with and i7-2670QM 2.2GHz, Nvidia GeForce GT630M 1GB Vram, and 6GB RAM. I know WoW is a very processor heavy game and i thought a quad core i7 would have no trouble running on high graphics, along with a 1GB gfx card, and originally the recommended settings were sitting at high but now all of a sudden it says they're low-fair, and when they're on high the game runs slow. I haven't changed anything as far as i'm aware. Any ideas what's happened?

There was a driver update but surely that would make things better, not worse right?
Not always. Sometimes, just as any other "update" or "patch", it can make it worse. Try going back to an earlier version number of the drivers, and see what happens.
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25 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Best bet would be the Graphics driver update as Richardc269 says, if it was working before the update try downgrading and it should be fine.
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25 Feb 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Most games do not support quad core CPUs. The only one I can think of is battlefield 3. Most games only use 2 cores at most. So in reality unless a game supports it, a 3.5ghz dual core will perform better in game then a 2.2ghz quad core excluding turbo boost.
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25 Feb 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Also uninstall every diver update and driver for Ur video card and go into device managerand uninstall there too reboot. Let windows install. Go into c drive and delete all the folders and files that has to do with video card driver. Reboot. Then install eaither a new version or previsious version and reboot.
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25 Feb 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Try this.


Step #1
Locate where your WorldOfWarcraft is installed.
Vista its in your public folder.
Xp its in Program files.(I dont have a Quad with XP on it, but should be the same)
Step #2
Open your WOW folder and find the "WTF" folder.
Step #3
Open your "WTF" folder and you should have 2 things inside, one folder "Accounts" and a file "Config.wtf"
Step #4
Open the Config.wtf file, use notepad or some other text doc.
Step #5
Once inside fine the line SET ProcessAffinityMask "3" , now change the 3 to 15, save the file and close it.
Step #6
Once you have the file close, right click the file and click on properties, and place a check mark in the read-only box.
This make it so every time WOW starts it does not replace the 15 with a 3.
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27 Feb 2013   #7

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WebSpyder View Post
Try this.


Step #1
Locate where your WorldOfWarcraft is installed.
Vista its in your public folder.
Xp its in Program files.(I dont have a Quad with XP on it, but should be the same)
Step #2
Open your WOW folder and find the "WTF" folder.
Step #3
Open your "WTF" folder and you should have 2 things inside, one folder "Accounts" and a file "Config.wtf"
Step #4
Open the Config.wtf file, use notepad or some other text doc.
Step #5
Once inside fine the line SET ProcessAffinityMask "3" , now change the 3 to 15, save the file and close it.
Step #6
Once you have the file close, right click the file and click on properties, and place a check mark in the read-only box.
This make it so every time WOW starts it does not replace the 15 with a 3.
Thanks for all the replies. I've opened my config file in notepad but can't see the process affinity. This is everything i'm shown:

SET readTOS "1"
SET readEULA "1"
SET readScanning "-1"
SET readContest "-1"
SET locale "enGB"
SET showToolsUI "1"
SET accounttype "CT"
SET readTerminationWithoutNotice "1"
SET installLocale "enUS"
SET enterWorld "1"
SET hwDetect "0"
SET videoOptionsVersion "5"
SET gxApi "D3D11"
SET gxWindow "1"
SET gxMaximize "1"
SET graphicsQuality "2"
SET accountName "*****************"
SET mouseSpeed "1"
SET Gamma "1.000000"
SET ChatMusicVolume "0.29999998211861"
SET ChatSoundVolume "0.39999997615814"
SET ChatAmbienceVolume "0.29999998211861"
SET VoiceActivationSensitivity "0.39999997615814"
SET Sound_MusicVolume "0.69999998807907"
SET Sound_AmbienceVolume "0.60000002384186"
SET farclip "800"
SET particleDensity "40"
SET waterDetail "1"
SET rippleDetail "1"
SET reflectionMode "0"
SET groundEffectDensity "64"
SET groundEffectDist "160"
SET SSAOBlur "1"
SET terrainLodDist "450"
SET wmoLodDist "400"
SET realmName "Wildhammer"
SET gameTip "14"
SET Sound_OutputQuality "2"
SET Sound_NumChannels "32"
SET Sound_OutputDriverName "System Default"
SET Sound_ZoneMusicNoDelay "1"
SET OutboundChatVolume "1"
SET InboundChatVolume "1"
SET Sound_MasterVolume "1"
SET Sound_SFXVolume "0.40000000596046"
SET repositionfrequency "0"
SET Sound_EnableSoftwareHRTF "1"
SET checkAddonVersion "0"
SET worldBaseMip "1"
SET weatherDensity "1"
SET gxRefresh "74250000/2475000"
SET Sound_EnableSoundWhenGameIsInBG "1"
SET gxResolution "1920x1080"
SET terrainTextureLod "1"
SET shadowMode "1"
SET textureFilteringMode "2"
SET componentTextureLevel "0"
SET gxMultisample "2"
SET lastCharacterIndex "7"

Btw what does the 15 and the 3 mean? Does it mean all 4 cores will be used for WoW when i make it 15?
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28 Feb 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

You may want to cover up your e-mail address..
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01 Mar 2013   #9

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hybridfan View Post
You may want to cover up your e-mail address..
Thanks, i didn't even think..
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