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wtf is with gpu usage (or lack therof) in WoW?

I don't really notice this problem in any other games, but in World of Warcraft my game will be running like total shit and I get garbage frames while my GPU sits at 1-5% usage. I'll go into a dumb area with nothing going on and the gpu usage goes up to like 40% and my frames are awesome.

Why the fuck doesn't my video card use more juice all the time and in turn I get more fps all the time?

It's a 9800GT that is mildly overclocked. My CPU is a Q9300 that I have overclocked to 2.93ghz. I also got 4gigs of ram that is oc'd to 1033 (which is what it's rated as).
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In case someone sees this and knows wtf is going on..

The yellow line is GPU usage, the blue line is memory usage, and this is probably over the course of 2 minutes or so. When there really wasn't anything going on there is that relatively stable line. All of a sudden, when action begins and people are attacking shit, they both fucking drop. Waht the fuck?

Afterwards I went into a corner and stared at a wall, in which my video card worked hard to render absolutely fucking nothing.

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what happens if you bring the clocks back down on both the CPU and the GPU?

How is the airflow in your case? Are your drivers up to date? Or perhaps the driver versions you have conflict with the game? Hit up google perhaps?
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Are you running in DirectX 9 or DirectX 11?
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derrrrr. is your computer made out of an ngage? because i totally raided in wow with zero problems, on a computer from 1997.

(granted i was dips and this was vanilla)
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what happens if you bring the clocks back down on both the CPU and the GPU?

How is the airflow in your case? Are your drivers up to date? Or perhaps the driver versions you have conflict with the game? Hit up google perhaps?

Honestly I notice nothing between taking my clocks between stock and max stable clock. My CPU is stock @ 2.5ghz but I overclock it to ~2.93ghz because otherwise my computer (especially WoW) runs like garbage.

Airflow should be pretty good. I have 2 air filters on the front that I clean and a tuniq tower 120 on my CPU. My drivers are never out of date, and if they are it's by a very small amount of time. If anything I feel like older drivers would be working just as well and not have all this shit that new drivers contain.

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Are you running in DirectX 9 or DirectX 11?
I run dx9 because dx11 causes problems. I mean, unless I'm mistaken, a 9800GT isn't supposed to even support dx11. Whenever I use dx11 my game will crash randomly from time to time (far more frequent than I want) but can't really tell if there's a performance increase while the game was running. I have no real problems while in dx9.

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derrrrr. is your computer made out of an ngage? because i totally raided in wow with zero problems, on a computer from 1997.

(granted i was dips and this was vanilla)

I've played WoW for 7 years and to actually run the game smoothly while raiding you always needed a fairly beefy computer. Under 20 fps = not smooth. Some games you can play with subpar fps, but not with something like a fps.
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Honestly I notice nothing between taking my clocks between stock and max stable clock. My CPU is stock @ 2.5ghz but I overclock it to ~2.93ghz because otherwise my computer (especially WoW) runs like garbage.

Airflow should be pretty good. I have 2 air filters on the front that I clean and a tuniq tower 120 on my CPU. My drivers are never out of date, and if they are it's by a very small amount of time. If anything I feel like older drivers would be working just as well and not have all this shit that new drivers contain.


I run dx9 because dx11 causes problems. I mean, unless I'm mistaken, a 9800GT isn't supposed to even support dx11. Whenever I use dx11 my game will crash randomly from time to time (far more frequent than I want) but can't really tell if there's a performance increase while the game was running. I have no real problems while in dx9.



I've played WoW for 7 years and to actually run the game smoothly while raiding you always needed a fairly beefy computer. Under 20 fps = not smooth. Some games you can play with subpar fps, but not with something like a fps.

derrr what? clearly you weren't playing wow.
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If anything I feel like older drivers would be working just as well and not have all this shit that new drivers contain.

Uh, what? Shit like... bug fixes maybe?

How are you updating your video card drivers?
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Uh, what? Shit like... bug fixes maybe?

How are you updating your video card drivers?

I used to go into safe mode and delete a bunch of shit, but lately I've been using that nvidia "clean install" thing, which probably isn't doing nearly as much.
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How is it that it runs like garbage with those spec's... perhaps you should just format and perform a clean install.

WoW is not that strenuous of a game overall and the fact that you state you have to overclock otherwise your PC is too sluggish in other tasks indicates a larger issue.
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What I'm really thinking is that having my hardware overclocked so damn much for the past 3 years is taking its toll. I seriously shit all over my computer by constantly pushing it to the limit. Whether it's extremely intense programs, gaming, just having a ton of shit open, it's just never been enough really. Kind of sucks not having the money laying around for a new dope rig.

I do reformat every 6 months, though.
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You format a Windows 7 box every six months?
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Yeah. I mean spending about 60-90 minutes every 6 months reformatting isn't too bad. I have 7 harddrives and sometimes I feel like shit gets clogged, although it doesn't help I have multiple drives that are in the red zone :c
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How is it that it runs like garbage with those spec's... perhaps you should just format and perform a clean install.

WoW is not that strenuous of a game overall and the fact that you state you have to overclock otherwise your PC is too sluggish in other tasks indicates a larger issue.

This. I have a C2D coupled with a Radeon 5450 and 2 GB of memory that can keep up with World of Warcraft. That's roughly half the computing horsepower of the OP's machine.

Clearly, OP has something messed up.

Frankly, I'd just reformat. Gives you an excuse to clean out ALL of the BS that accumulates over a year or two of usage anyway.
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WoW is not that strenuous of a game

Crank up the resolution, quality settings, go raid, then come back and post this again.
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