Wild West FPS

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WoW up to date.

My machine:
10.7.4 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 8GB RAM

What I see:
Normal speed / interactions then all the sudden slow-mo / choppy.


Jumps from 78, 44, 30, 12, 60 within seconds.

Areas in game:

Threw out Cache / WTF folder / Disabled Addons

I don't see the repair function in the startup screen anymore or I would have tried it.

Any ideas? Thanks all -
What system specs do you have? You listed RAM and CPU, but that could be any number of Macs. You can obtain your system profile by holding the option key and selecting System Profiler from the Apple Menu. The information in the Hardware pane is what we're looking for, minus the UUID and serial numbers.

Also, is your ISP Time Warner? If so, then your issue may be related to the issue found here:


If that is the case, providing feedback in that thread with the appropriate info and a traceroute from Terminal to us.logon.battle.net would be appreciated. :)
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What system specs do you have?

Hardware Overview:

Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,3
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 3 MB
Memory: 8 GB
Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
Boot ROM Version: MBP53.00AC.B03
SMC Version (system): 1.48f2
Serial Number (system): XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Hardware UUID: 88BD7477-215C-583D-84AB-6FACBCE799D1
Sudden Motion Sensor:
State: Enabled

Also, is your ISP Time Warner?

We use Comcast home (consumer) high speed internet (over WIFI via Airport)
Speakeasy Speed Test:
Download Speed: 4706 kbps (588.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 4410 kbps (551.3 KB/sec transfer rate)

In Game Latency:
40ish home
40ish world

I can perform a traceroute if needed.

Note: Before the patch, no issues. Maybe I just need a better Mac? I am @ minimum system requirements according to battle.net recommended specs.

Thank you!
Let's try removing all temporary files. This requires rebuilding the game's caches as well.

    1. Navigate to /Applications/World of Warcraft
    2. Move the WTF, Cache and Interface folders to the desktop
    3. Now go into the Data folder and delete the Cache folder
    4. Navigate to /Users/Shared and delete the Battle.net folder
    5. Launch the World of Warcraft Launcher. Let all updates apply and hit Play when Game is up to date is displayed.

Also, since the FPS is fluctuating like this, try doing an SMC reset.

Resetting the SMC
awesome awesome :) thank you Machkhan!!!

I will try out your recommendations when I get off work.

thanks again!
worked. like. a. charm.

applied all suggestions. g2g.

thank you!

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