Increasing your FPS in WoW, part 1 – applications

I take no credit for having found the tips I will lay out before you.  Others – far better versed in computers than I – have done so, but they are many.  Instead, with no desire but to improve everyone’s gaming experience, here is what I did a few weeks ago to bump my fps from 30 to 60 in raid settings. 

Note 1: Such a dramatic effect is not guaranteed.

Note 2: I vouch for these programs being safe to use, but not that they will necessarily be stable on YOUR computer.  Perform back ups, whatever it is you do, pray to da voodoo, and take all precautions not to lose your data as you would with any other installation.

Note 3: I give you ideas, if they don’t work for you, you’ve lost nothing but a few minutes of your day!

 

1 –  Gamegain

This program is fairly straightforward.  It tweaks all your Windows settings for you, you then reboot and voila, better wow-specced pc instantly.  You don’t know anything about what it really does, how it does it, it just works.

Gamegain official download link

There is slight confusion as to whether it is truly called Gamegain or Gamegain2.  Either way, you get a free 30 day trial at “half” optimum settings and if you pay, you get the “fully optimized” setup.  You have to run this program once to tweak, and then only when you change your system settings – add a new driver, update windows files, add a new piece of hardware –.

2 –  Game Booster

You know how you hit ctrl-alt-delete and look at your running processes and wonder WHY THE BLOODY HELL CAN’T I CLOSE THEM ALL!?!?! Well, wonder no more, this program does it for you.  You keep this one running at all times and either switch to gaming mode or to “normal” mode where it enables all the processes again.  You have the option to select which ones stay open at all times.  I leave my mouse drivers running and close everything else.  I suppose it would be smart not to close my antivirus… hmm.

Game Booster official download link

Another nice utility this program has is the ability to defragment just your WoW folders and files, boosting your speed up ever so slightly.  That 1 gazillion megabyte .cache file, for instance? BAM, loads faster now!

 3 –  Leatrix Latency Fix

I only use this “program” because it simplifies the process for you.  You can find the download at any addon place, and here’s my favorite at wowinterface:

Leatrix Latency Fix download link

You have the full explanations on the Wowinterface page, with everything from what it does to how it works to how to remove it if it causes problems.  For the record, everyone who uses this that I know personally has seen their latency drop by half or more.

 

If you are going to try only one of these, I suggest #3, Leatrix Latency Fix.  However, if you’d like to see some nice changes to your WoW, go for all of them.  What your current framerate is shouldn’t matter, it will allow you to go a few fps above that.  Like I said, I ran around 25-30 fps on medium settings, did a whole bunch of tweaks and suddenly find myself able to sustain 50-60 fps in raids.  There’s something to it…

 

 

p.s. Thanks for the links to those outfit blogs/sites! Much appreciated!

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9 Responses to “Increasing your FPS in WoW, part 1 – applications”


  1. 1 critterglitter February 4, 2010 at 9:05 am

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  2. 2 Mudo February 23, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Personally, I think you should just buy a better computer. What’s a few hundred dollars 😛

    Also if you happen to be using an AMD Phenom you could disable the TLB patch that MS has baked into windows. The program below takes the patch off which will make your processor run at full speed. Do this at your own risk but it can definitely help out.

    http://www.rebelshavenforum.com/sis-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=13;t=000111

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