There's no such thing as a stupid question, but they're the easiest to answer.


Games Games
Search Search
Search for:
Tech Support Guy > > >

WoW sudden fps drops


ndroo882's Avatar
ndroo882 ndroo882 is offline
Junior Member with 2 posts.
Join Date: Feb 2007
12-Feb-2007, 06:39 PM #1
WoW sudden fps drops
Hi all

I have a Clevo laptop with a PM 2ghz, Ge7800GTX and 2gb RAM

I'm playing wow on high gfx settings, and get a constant 60fps. However, at random intervals I get occasional 1-2min periods of sudden fps drop.. i'm talking 8-12fps. Obviously this is very annoying. I have tried to find out what might cause this problem but didnt manage.

I have turned on my laptop fans full on.
I have turned off my AV in case its running some scans.

ANy idea what I can monitor to try find out whats happening in those mins where it slows down immensely? Thanks all
ndroo882's Avatar
ndroo882 ndroo882 is offline
Junior Member with 2 posts.
Join Date: Feb 2007
12-Feb-2007, 08:01 PM #2
Ok it seems i found something..

I rand RivaTuner and MobMeter..

CPU temp is constant 57-60.. on RivaTuner tho it shows that the GPU is at 71 when I start playing.. fps are good.. it starts rising slowly and when it hits 88, my fps slow down dramatically.. the GPU starts cooling down slowly till about 73-74 and then my FPS go back to normal, and the GPU starts heating up again.. and the cycle goes on

so.. is it a question of overheating? Can i do anything about it?
Super-D-38's Avatar
Computer Specs
Member with 3,885 posts.
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Southern Oregon
13-Feb-2007, 01:44 AM #3
Laptops are hard to keep cool.. Just really cramped.

My PC runs a lil hot with WoW too, I'm finding.. and I have 6 large fans.
Not sure there is much to do, maybe lower settings.. ??
MahaGamer's Avatar
MahaGamer MahaGamer is offline MahaGamer has a Profile Picture
Computer Specs
Senior Member with 425 posts.
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: New Hampshire
Experience: Advanced
13-Feb-2007, 06:53 PM #4
build a platform for the laptop to sit on, to create more airflow under the case.
As Seen On

BBC, Reader's Digest, PC Magazine, Today Show, Money Magazine

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Are you having the same problem? We have volunteers ready to answer your question, but first you'll have to join for free. Need help getting started? Check out our Welcome Guide.

Search Tech Support Guy

Find the solution to your
computer problem!

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

You Are Using: Server ID
Trusted Website Back to the Top ↑