Severe FPS Issues after patch

85 Tauren Druid
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Anyone else having this issue? I have a Dell inspiron 1520 with Dual core processors, 4G RAM, and an NVIDIA 8600M GT Video card with the most updated drivers. I had no issues at all before the patch.

I know the Laptop isn't overheating because I had no issues before the patch. Any help would be appreciated.
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83 Blood Elf Death Knight
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Are you running any addons? If so, how many?

Are you running a lot of background programs, behind WoW?

What are your graphics settings at in WoW?

What operating system are you running?
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85 Tauren Druid
2775
None stopped all addons

No killed most all backup programs in msconfig

Not sure, what should I change in Wow?

Windows 7
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85 Draenei Shaman
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I ended up turning off Windows Defender completely. I suppose you could try disabling "Real Time Protection" as I suspect that was actually the problem. But since I don't like Windows telling me what to do I'm not a big fan of their "in the box products". So I disabled the Defender program in full.

My fps went from being under 10 fps at login for between 10 and 30 seconds to being up to 25 within the first second after logging in.

I had done the same thing, copied out my WTF and Interface folders and then deleted the WTF, Cache and Interface folders and started WoW with nothing but WoW. My fps got a little bit better but then my latency went over 800.

I've been dealing with this since the first patch came out. Scouring the forums and even the web to try to find anything I could change that would get me back to where I was before the patch. This is what did it.... or at least got me the closest.

I suppose that also means if it is the "real time protection" if you're not running Windows Defender it could be the same setting in whatever virus protection you are using. But I'd check Defender anyway because maybe you have double protection with an additional anti-virus and that is going to make it worse because now it has 2 scans to go through before it will open each file.
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85 Orc Rogue
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Also try turning off sunshafts
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85 Tauren Druid
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Thanks will try all the suggestions
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90 Troll Hunter
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Just because a notebook didn't overheat with one patch doesn't mean it can't with a new one. Run HWMonitor and make sure.

Disabling addons doesn't really turn them off. Rename the Interface folder and start the game again. With 4.03, a lot of addons don't play well with WoW again.
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83 Blood Elf Death Knight
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Just because a notebook didn't overheat with one patch doesn't mean it can't with a new one. Run HWMonitor and make sure.

Disabling addons doesn't really turn them off. Rename the Interface folder and start the game again. With 4.03, a lot of addons don't play well with WoW again.


^^^ Truth.

Rename that Interface folder, and try lowering your graphics settings in WoW (use the slider if you're not sure what the other options do).
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