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Windows 7: World of Warcraft Slow/Glitchy Windows 7

20 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
World of Warcraft Slow/Glitchy Windows 7

I have recently upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit and my World of Warcraft has been running somewhat choppy.

To be honest it is barely noticeable to anyone else but to me I can totally tell since it isn't smooth like it used to be on Windows XP.

It is like every second or so it stalls for the tiniest amount of time (choppy) and during gameplay the overall feel is rough instead of smooth.

All I am saying is that it isn't playing how it used to, not close.

At the wow loading screen with itunes open (and playing music), and firefox open with 4 tabs, and windows task manager open my cpu is between 15-20% and my physical memory is at 56% and the graphics on the cataclysm dragon are just as I described (he looks good, just not smooth).

My framerate was 80-100 in Shattrath city with all graphics on low but the problem is still there.

I set my graphics setting for wow the same as they were before the upgrade from XP AND also to everything being low and disabling all wow sounds.

I can also tell it is glitchy when moving the mouse in a circle (in game), it will blink like every second when all the other graphics glitch for the very short period of time.

Clean install

Plenty of HD space

Posted basic specs in my profile for this forum

Please help and thank you, this is frustrating D:

I can provide any more info needed

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20 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux

Update your Nvidia drivers

Consider upgrading the video card, the 7600GT will barely run WOW
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20 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Updated drivers, restarted computer. Just wow open and same thing is still going on.

My graphics card ran wow perfectly when I used XP, is was smooth and very little lag from a graphics perspective.

Any other thoughts?
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20 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux

My graphics card ran wow perfectly when I used XP
XP is different from windows 7

Switch off the visual elements (Windows Aero) of Windows 7 for better performance
Your card has just the bare requirements for the game, its normal that it lags
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20 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1

yeah a 7600gt is pretty much stoneage with games right now

there is always the option to purchase a more powerfull card
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20 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Still the same problem disabling the aero.

I don't think you guys are getting that my game worked wonderfully before the reinstall and the current FPS is still very high
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20 Dec 2010   #7

OEM version of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

Cataclysm brought higher minimum requirements on PC's.

These are the newest System specs as of cataclysm's release!

Minimum Specifications:
OS: Windows 32bit (SP3), Windows XP 64bit (SP2), Windows Vista 32bit (SP1), Windows Vista 64bit (SP1)
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 1.3 GHz or AMD Athlon XP 1500
Memory: 1GB or more of RAM * Video: NVIDIA GeForce FX or ATI Radeon 9500 video card or better
Sound: DirectX-compatible sound card or motherboard sound capability
HDD: 25 GB free hard drive space
A keyboard and mouse are required. Input devices other than a mouse and keyboard are not supported
You must have an active broadband Internet connection to play

Recommended Specifications:
OS: Windows XP 32bit (SP3), Windows XP 64bit (SP2), Windows Vista 32bit (SP1), Windows Vista 64bit (SP1) Windows 7
Processor: Dual-core processor, such as the Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2
Memory: 2 GB RAM (2 GB for Vista users)
Video: 3D graphics processor with Vertex and Pixel Shader capability with 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600 or ATI Radeon
Sound: 2600 or better DirectX-compatible sound card or motherboard sound capability
Broadband Internet connection
Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel recommended
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20 Dec 2010   #8

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1

Belive me we get it .but what you don't get windows xp uses less resourses then windows 7 totally different os

Also if you figure our advice isn't working go ahead and take it to a shop so they will flat out tell you the card is a dinosaur

Only for so long that card will be able to maintain for any mainstream game which you have very little choices anymore I think it is time you invest in uping your gaming card you can spend about 50 bucks and get a much higher quality gpu but........ if you are too stingy to do this then go back to xp that is the only way you will resolve this but please keep in mind xp will run anything better because it is a older os and made to run with slower parts via what you are running

Also if a Gforce 8600 is the minimal for that game now you are way out of spec my friend
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20 Dec 2010   #9

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.

Yep!! 7600 is real "Stone Age". Get a better graphic card mate. You dont wanna miss a spellcast or a stun or hex because, a second matters..:P

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