Problems running WoW

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  1. Spaztic_Reaper

    Spaztic_Reaper Active Member

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    Hi, I got a new HP laptop as a graduation present. Here's the specs:
    AMD Turion 64 X2 1.6GHz
    1GB RAM
    Nvidia GeForce Go 6150
    17" Widescreen Monitor Res. 1440x900
    Windows Vista Home Edition

    I recently put WoW and WoW Burning Crusade on here. Well the latency is always a spiking because I'm on a campus network. But I can't get my framerates above 16, I have all of the graphics settings on low 'cept I have it at the highest resolution. I know this laptop isnt powerful in graphics, but I can run CS:S on almost all high settings with good framerates, but WoW is always choppy and even the sound is being distorted. Any advice is appreciated, Thanks
     
  2. MrSpock2002

    MrSpock2002 Because I said so!

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    crapman777 New Member

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    I dont think your laptop is capable of running wow on anything but the lowest settings. Geforce Go 6150 is not a great gaming graphics processor by any stretch and the fact that your running it on 1440 by 900 prob doesnt help either.
     
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    josh2thad New Member

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    ok if an intel extreme chipset can run it that that shouldn't have a problem but its not a 7900
     
  5. MrSpock2002

    MrSpock2002 Because I said so!

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    Yeah I just realized I gave you info for an ATI card. I have no idea what I was thinking.

    That card should be able to play wow at atleast low settings, with some at medium. Probably not in raids though.
     
  6. procupine14

    procupine14 Why is it Beeping!?!?!

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    i actually have the same problem with my laptop (specs below) and i have it all on the lowest settings too :(

    but hey thats what i get for running vista
     
  7. Spaztic_Reaper

    Spaztic_Reaper Active Member

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    i know the gfx card isn't exactly powerful, but I also know vista is partly to blame, 'specially for the sound distortion i seem to get occasionally. Odd thing is it can run CS:S at pretty high settings with smooth framerates, and it can barely run WoW at lowest of settings.
     
  8. Ferret_Style

    Ferret_Style Bouncing off the Walls

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    Go to LaptopVideo2Go & NVIDIA Related News and download the the 158.45 drivers. for most mobile vista systems those seem to have the best performance with out having problems.
     
  9. nerdrock

    nerdrock New Member

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    Also: From My experience, WoW doesn't play well with multi-core processors. Set Processor affinity to one of the cores and see if that makes a difference.
     

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