Tech Tips for Patch 5.0.4
The disk defrag program that comes with windows is actually nearly useless for doing a proper defrag job.
If your getting bad slideshow lag or having trouble with the opimization task try a trial of Diskeeper professional edition. After diskeeper cleaned up the framented files slideshow lag was gone and my fps also improved significantly.
Using my system with diskeeper I managed to run the optimizer on 5 wow clients in around 3 hours which is days faster than some people have been suffering with.
I feel obligated to mention I'm not promoting this software nor do i gain anything but your eternal satisfaction for your improved gaming experience if you choose to try this.
The default settings should be enough to help but you really want to drill down in the config preferences and enable a few extra options for extensive defragmentation and IFAAST. also using this to run an offline defragmentation could be a huge improvement after manually defagging with diskeeper a few times.
I can guarantee you will be surprised how much more fragmented files this located that the default windows defrag program missed.
I've been using it since black temple was hard mode and I -never- slideshow lag.
You can get a 30 day trial here
Something else to keep in mind is that laptop hard drives have reduced performance capabilities compared to a desktop computer. it takes less fragmentation to cause your hard drive to bottleneck than if you were playing on a proper gaming pc.
The other solution for gaming on a notebook is get a PC repair shop to replace your hard drive with an SSD drive.
SSD's don't fragment and the data rate compared to a standard notebook hard drive is around 5x faster.
I haven't played since July, just bought a new gaming PC and i cant even install WoW. Browsing around I noticed a few people have had this issue and haven't been given any help with it. Seriously disappointed right now. Can anyone help me out?
Deleted, Cache and bnet folder.
Removed WTF and interface folders.
Enabled Secondary Log on
Administrative privileges are given to the program
Windows and Iexplorer are up to date
Completely Removed and tried to re-install
Allowed Program through firewall
Did Ip renewal
none of this has worked
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