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problem with game World of Warcraft( plz read this and help me)

Discussion in 'Games' started by cerberus59, Aug 2, 2006.

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  1. cerberus59

    cerberus59 Thread Starter

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    ok so i have a problem with this game world of warcraft.

    i thought the problem was because of viruses and spyware etc but i posted in security , they said me to download different things and i used them and deleted all spyware viruses etc and pc still lags.

    plz help me.

    i have an Intel pentium 4 with 1.8 Ghz CPU
    i have windows Xp home edition
    my RAM memory is 256 mb
    and my total memory is 74.52 gb

    i meet all the requirements of the game so plz help me.

    thanks in advantage ;)
     
  2. cerberus59

    cerberus59 Thread Starter

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    btw with my graphicscard everything is fine too
     
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    Thanks for the pm, but I don't do games, so I have no idea.

    You really don't give much information though. You don't even say what the problem is ;)
     
  4. cerberus59

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    the problem is simple when i open the game it's even difficult to walk!! it lags the **** out of himself lol
     
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    If you need to use language that is board censored, this forum isn't for you ;)

    I would say it is probably a combination of your low ram with XP, low cpu speed, and probably anything else you have running in the background at the time.
     
  6. JEBWrench

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    You have a memory issue. Windows XP tends to require more memory than other games. Also, what's your video card?

    I would suggest turning down your graphics settings in-game as low as possible, and then seeing how the game runs there.

    Lag is usually client-based in WoW, despite everyone (and I do mean everyone's) claims otherwise.
     
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    agreed. Having XP on 256Mb is a no no. What would happen is that your machine will use virtual memory once your physical memory (RAM) is used up. The virtual memory is actually disc space on your hard drive. If your hard drive is being used at the same time, it will slow you down considerably.
     
  8. JEBWrench

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    Not to mention your HDD accesses much slower than RAM, so you'll suffer lag through that.

    I would suggest looking into another 256 MB upgrade - it's not too much money to get the upgrade, and it will help. Although, if you can afford to go to 1GB, I would advise it.
     
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    Thats not memory... that's disc space :D
     
  10. JEBWrench

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    Ah, come on, that's a common misconception, not a major issue. ;)
     
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    You would be suprised :)
     
  12. JEBWrench

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    Very likely, yes. :p
     
  13. cerberus59

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    ok, but i don't think it's a good thing to go to 512 mb or 1 gb at the moment because in january i get a new pc and i don't think it's smart too upgrade my pc now if i get a new one in like 4 months - 5 months

    but i'll try to lower the graphics once ;)
    and sorry for the language lol i was just expressing my feelings about my pc :p
     
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