StarCraft® II

New harddrive to fix low fps bug

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So my GTX 560 can barely get 5 fps on lowest settings (lategame) in a 1v1 due to whatever that bug is thats causing massive fps drops on some computers. I've read the issue is related to slow harddrives, i currently have a 1.5TB 7200RPM hard disc drive and im wondering if i switch to a SSD would that likely solve the problem or do i need to just wait for a fix?
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7200 RPMs is high enough. I use a 5400, and my only loading issues are because of the Intel GM45 Express chipset in this laptop. What processor do you have? Clock speed, number of cores, etc.
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i7: 870 (4cores @ 2.93GHz+ hyper-threading), 8 gigs ddr4 ram, 802.11n WLAN card, 1000W PSU.

I can literally open up d3 and wow, run them both simultaneously at max setting beside sc2 and only sc2 with have fps issues. So im fairly certain it a sc2 optimization problem or something along those lines

Just wondering if a faster harddrive (cause a new GPU would cost a bit too much) would let me play the game without fps fears again (i played WoL on extreme and never went below 40fps in 4v4s)

I have room on in my tower for a 2nd harddrive and i wouldnt mind buying an SSD since im trying to get into starcraft again, but i dont wanna sink 100-200 bucks into something that wont actually make the game any more playable
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Double check your in game graphic settings? Is AA on? Is it set to the native resolution of your monitor?

If your other games work fine, I think most likely your install got corrupt when upgrading from WoL to HoTS. It should run comfortably on high settings, GTX 560 is a decent card.

A faster hard drive won't help anything with FPS, only faster game loading times. Unless there is a bad sector and one of the starcraft files sits on it.. maybe do a scandisk?

Ask the tech support forum, or even better open up a trouble ticket with Blizzard. They might advise you to reinstall the game. Also check if there are any driver updates for your video card.
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