Apple :: Macbook World Of Warcraft Lag

Apr 26, 2009

I have the 2009 Macbook White with specs:

4gig DDR2
120gig hd

I notice when playing that my framerates were fine playing WOW and the Burning Crusade Expansion. I mean like 30-40 on average with dips to mid 20's in Shattrath the Burning Crusade city.

I loaded up the Lich King expansion and have been experiencing horrible graphics lag. Weird this is it doesn't seem to be in areas I would see as taxing. Running up to a village persay. Running around an open field with few bad guys etc.

Any fellow Macbookers with the 9400m having trouble in the Lich King expansion?

I have looked all over the web, and the people with the Unibody model with same stats except they use DDR3 ram seem to be fine. From what i've read people say the difference between the two rams should not give me this kind of performance hit.

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Dell :: Studio 15 And Wow (world Of Warcraft)

Nov 19, 2008

i have been playing wow on my studio 15 and i have been getting around 18-25 fps. is this normal? (its a little tiny bit jerky but nothing big) but the good news is that the loading screens dont take forever anymore . just would like to know if this type of fps is normal. and what can i do to possibly improve the fps. (without giving up terrain distance at least)

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1. How is this laptop for gaming? I'd like to be able to play World of warcraft at 30+ FPS in pretty much any situation with medium graphic settings (native LCD res, shadows OFF,everything else medium high).

This means I don't want to lag in PVP or PVE, but I don't mind a little lag in big cities like dalaran. Assume 4GB ram and higher end CPU, running on AC power. I want to have 30+ fps in all the BGs and arena but dont mind some lag in wintergrasp .....

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Just wondering has anyone played it on the 1330? because i was just wondering if these are bad fps ratings most of the time i get 30 but then some other times id be running at 8-12 fps alot of the time and it seems if i restart my computer it helps. this is with all settings on lowest as well.

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To start I should remind everyone that i'm not a mac user. I have never owned a mac or used OSX properly before today. As such, my opinions should be taken as coming from someone who has much knowledge and experience as far as PC's are concerned, but who is a total mac n00b.

First Impressions

When I first walked over to the Macbooks I was quite taken aback. The build quality is out of this world. In fact, I immediately walked over to the latest PC laptops to compare and immediately thought "manufacturing FAIL". Really, the Macbooks are italian sports cars, and PC's are 30 year old farm tractors to use the typical "car analogy".

The Macbook

I really only had any interest in the Macbook when I first went to the Apple stand, but came away with the intention of buying a MacBook Pro. Let me explain:

The MacBook's build quality is awesome. It's solid, no creaking plastic or flexable build, completely and utterly solid. Awesome.............

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My main concern is whether or not the laptop can handle the game at 1920x1200 resolutions, and failing that 1400x900, both being set at max settings.

I specifically ordered the 1400x900 screen so as not to overburden the video chipset, but if the 3650 is up to snuff, the full HD resolution would be a nice bonus and would easily warrant a re-order.

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before I state my problem I should state that I do not have the latest windows updates installed (installing now) yet.

When I insert world of warcraft to install on my brand new Dell XPS M1530, I get all the way up until disc 5, and then the drive seems to freeze and it won't read disc 5.

On top of that, it won't read ANY cd or dvd unless I restart my computer (in which case it all works fine again, except disc 5)
does anyone know why this is?

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i am having some issues with the performance of my game. I have heard issues with the Epower causing slow downs with the frame rate and thought i would ask here if people had some suggestions.

Running the settings at full and only getting about 15fps tops. I have only seen it at 24fps once and it wasn't after playing with settings.

I know i am not giving much info at the moment but will post any extra info needed. heck if there is another thread i could not find that would be quite helpful too.

Just did a windows experience check and graphics seems to be the lowest at 4.3 if that means much....

Newest update if anyone is paying attention. I am plugged in and i swap it to balance power plan and now i am getting 32fps. why would it do that...

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I was playing WoW and every few minutes it would lock up, and the sound would stutter/repeat really fast, then it would resume working fine. The FPS would never dip low, except when the whole thing would hang/lock up with the sound stuttering.

I did a search and I didn't really find any relevant information that seemed to relate. I have the latest driver from Dell, the one released in October 09. Is there a newer driver, or am I looking at the wrong component as the culprit?

Thanks for any info. She doesn't seem to care but its going to bug me, especially as this is a brand new laptop.

On another note, her 'E' key squeaks. Does anyone know if these keys can be popped off without causing damage? I'm assuming the answer is no, but I'm not about to let a Dell tech take her entire laptop apart so that he can swap the keyboard out and put it back together poorly.

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May 21, 2009

I have a new m6400 Covet (WUXGA RGB-LED | T9600 (2x2.80GHz) | 4GB DDR3 | 320GB HDD | Quadro FX 3700M 1GB (WDDM 1.1) | Windows 7 64bit) and I'm having an annoying crashing problem when I play WoW.

It seems completely random and I already have a coolermaster laptop cooler underneath it so I don't think its a heat problem. It can happen within 15 mins of playing or sometimes I can go 3 hours without issue.

The screen just goes black and I can't get it to come back without forcing a hard reset

I have the large version brick PSU also so assume power delivery is ok.

This happens both in the Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit (which the laptop came with despite asking for 64bit) and also the current Windows 7 RC1 x64.

I've tried a number of different driver versions including the ones from Dell, Windows (Windows 7 provided) NVidia and laptop2go. None fix the problem and many give me the dim screen problem which seems to be related to my having the RGB LED screen. Sorry I don't recall exactly which driver versions I have tried.

I appreciate the Quadro is not NVidia's gaming card range, but thats no reason it should crash right? When its working it plays pefectly fine, and the WoW graphics engine is hardly new or taxing on most half decent computers.

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I know she plays the new expansion with all the updates but don't ask me what that all is cause I treat WoW like the plague so Idk.

The problem she says she's having is lines or missing textures in certain areas. At first I thoguth it might be a lack of ram or bad ram as she had the orig 2x 512mb modules so I got her the 2gb kit and she said it made the machine faster but didn't fix the glitches.

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I have always used AutoCAD software on PC's, but this time, I have opted to go the route of the 15" Macbook Pro. I want him to have a reliable notebook that is going to last him all the way through college and one that will have enough oomph on the video to handle the 3D and rendering for the Architecture classes.

Can anyone tell me if the route that we have chosen is a good one, as we are new to the MAC world? I am also looking to see if anyone knows of a good Architectural software that we could look at getting for the Mac, as Autodesk does not yet support Mac?

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Unfortunately, none of the Apple stores or BestBuys in the area have a non-pro unibody 13" Macbook for me to actually handle and compare. So, basically, what makes the pro version with the slower cpu and smaller hard drive at the same price point worth it?

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I will do this by taking the 250gb hdd out of the unibody macbook pro and putting it into a sata external usb hdd enclosure, then making an image of my current 120gb white macbook and writing the image onto the 250gb. After, I plan to put the 250gb hdd back into the macbook pro and boot it up normally as if everything from my white macbook was just copied onto the macbook pro.

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Do programs like duper clone drives with all files intact, including partitions? Keep in mind that the windows side is more important, installation of this software can only be done remotely from Russia, so it's a bit of a hassle if we screw up, we have to contact IT at a specific time and get them to do it.

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The first ones is a MacBook Pro 15" with High-resolution 1650x1080 glossy screen, featuring the top of the line Intel Core i7-620M CPU the other is a MacBook Pro 17" with even higher resolution (1920x1200) glossy screen, featuring the slightly slower Intel Core i5-540M.

I don't list the other specifications as I don't really care about them, I already got a pair of 4GB 1600MHz CL7 (2x2GB) DIM's and a Intel X25-M 80GB SSD that I'll be using anyway.

There will be lots of movies and series played on my MacBook Pro, that's why I don't really considering paying a premium for the anti-glare screen, even though I love anti-glare and tend to struggle with glossy screens I don't see the point in actually paying more for it. And when watching movies and series, in often very dark rooms the glossy screen actually have some advantages.

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