Help with WoW and FPS issue

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  1. duchess

    duchess New Member

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    I recently updated my ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO driver to the latest one (I believe it is 9.2.

    And now my FPS is very low and the game is stuttering and just a plain mess. Does anyone know what the best version of driver for this card would be? I have heard that the newest is not always the best.

    I am running Windows Vista 32 bit. Any other info you need, please let me know.
     
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    duchess New Member

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    Anyone here? I would really love some help with this. I have tried rolling back the driver version all the way to 8.7, and still no good.
     
  3. Iarwain

    Iarwain Banned

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    Don't just roll it back. Uninstall it using add/remove programs and then use driver cleaner to clean up what's left. Then reinstall the last known good drivers.

    If this is an AGP card, you may need the AGP hotfix.
     
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    duchess New Member

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    No not an AGP card. Just a regular ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO that I wanted to update the drivers for to 9.2. However, for some reason when I did that, my FPS in game (World of Warcraft) went way down to 20ish and stayed there. The game was also very choppy/laggy. I just cannot figure out why.

    ALso, I cannot seem to find driver cleaner that you talk about. Do you know where to get it?

    Edit: Ok found it, however I really am not willing to pay 10 bucks for it. I guess I will just figure a way to do it.

    Thanks
     
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    Bornakiller Master Guru

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    It stutters for me me too and i get FPS drops in bot CF enabled or disabled or AI standard or Advanced.
     
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    same
     
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    Iarwain Banned

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    http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=745

    Was the first result if you google Driver Cleaner.
     
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    Update: This software was removed at the request of the publisher. A newer version of their software is still available yet shareware, to be found at the author's website.

    its not free anymore, try driver sweeper
     
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    bokah Ancient Guru

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    try fullscreen instead windowed, windowed dosnt apply 3D clocks if this card uses em
     
  10. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    I had to revert back to the 9.1 cats after seeing almost a 90% drop in framerate. With a 2600Pro, you're going to have to reduce most of the graphics settings with the newer cats....and even further with the 9.2 cats. I can't even get reasonable framerates with the default settings using the 9.2cats where I was averaging 120-160fps with all settings (yes, including shadows) maxed out at 1680x1050 with the original 8.12hotfix. There is some glitch in the graphics engine for WoW that Blizzard has yet to fix and in some cases appears to be making worse. At least you're not alone though. Have seen numerous complaints from nV users who seem to be having the exact same issues.
     

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