Windows 7 World of Warcraft Issues

#1
I don't really know where to put this as it is strictly related to my games.
I'm having a problem with Windows 7 that none of my friends are having.
When I play WoW my system will go a couple minutes really slowly. WoW will drop to 4 fps and The rest of my programs will go really slowly. Then a couple minutes it will pick up, And it just cycles back and forth. This is a brand new install, so there are no viruses and no spyware. I updated my video drivers as well.
Not sure if it matters or not but on the Resource Monitor World of Warcraft takes up anywhere from 40 to 95 regardless of it going slow or fast. Nothing else registers above 2 for any period of time.
I tried running WoW with the -nosound switch and the -openGL switch neither of which worked.

Here is my DxDiag.

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System Information
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Time of this report: 11/21/2009, 01:22:20
Machine name: SEAMUS
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gateway
System Model: GM5626
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2180 @ 2.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
Memory: 3072MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3070MB RAM
Page File: 1147MB used, 4990MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode
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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 8500 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0421&SUBSYS_09601462&REV_A1
Display Memory: 1520 MB
Dedicated Memory: 241 MB
Shared Memory: 1278 MB
Current Mode: 1440 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: VX1932wm-3
Monitor Id: VSCD41F
Native Mode: 1440 x 900(p) (59.887Hz)
Output Type: DVI
Driver Name: nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll,nvwgf2um.dll
Driver File Version: 8.16.0011.9107 (English)
Driver Version: 8.16.11.9107
DDI Version: 10
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 9/27/2009 16:12:22, 7614056 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp:
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4761-11CF-4154-6B291EC2C535}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x0421
SubSys ID: 0x09601462
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Driver Strong Name: oem1.inf:NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTx86.6.1:Section009: 8.16.11.9107:pci\ven_10de&dev_0421
Rank Of Driver: 00E62001
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C ModeVC1_C ModeWMV9_C
D3D9 Overlay: Supported
DXVA-HD: Supported
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled
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Sound Devices
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Description: Speakers (High Definition Audio Device)
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_7618&SUBSYS_00000100& REV_1002
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 65535
Type: WDM
Driver Name: HdAudio.sys
Driver Version: 6.01.7600.16385 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
Date and Size: 7/13/2009 15:51:47, 304128 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: Microsoft
HW Accel Level: Basic
Cap Flags: 0xF1F
Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 200000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
Description: Digital Audio (S/PDIF) (High Definition Audio Device)
Default Sound Playback: No
Default Voice Playback: No
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_7618&SUBSYS_00000100& REV_1002
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 65535
Type: WDM
Driver Name: HdAudio.sys
Driver Version: 6.01.7600.16385 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
Date and Size: 7/13/2009 15:51:47, 304128 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: Microsoft
HW Accel Level: Basic
Cap Flags: 0xF1F
Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 200000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
 


#2
I have this exact problem any fixes? Spec in my sig I've seen it on wow forums and not 1 fix this is kind of annoying considering its only people with Nvidia cards from what I've seen
 


#3
Just out of curiosity, where is your WoW install at?
 


#4
i have a similar problem except my warcraft doesnt patch anymore. It was installed in the program files(x86) untill it told me to move it to the folder called Public. I moved it to the other program files folder instead.
 


#5
i have a similar problem except my warcraft doesnt patch anymore. It was installed in the program files(x86) untill it told me to move it to the folder called Public. I moved it to the other program files folder instead.
mine patches ok from a different folder as long as I launch the wow file named Launcher with right click "run as administrator" from the folder it's actually in, and if I get a firewall blocked request i allow and restart it ;)
 


#6
mine patches ok from a different folder as long as I launch the wow file named Launcher with right click "run as administrator" from the folder it's actually in, and if I get a firewall blocked request i allow and restart it ;)
Really strange that so many people are having patching issues.

I have 6 computers in this house that run WoW (yeah, those subscriptions add up), and none of them have issues patching.

ALL of them except mine have the game installed in the C:\Users\Public\Games\World of Warcraft folder where mine is installed in D:\Games\World of Warcraft (and 2 other installs for multi-boxing).

Installing them in the Program Files or Program Files (x86) is the root of many issues.

Just also remember, once you have it installed and patched, you NEVER have to install or patch it again, just back it up to another drive (I use one of my USB drive for this) and be sure to delete the Cache folder that you backup. If you ever have to wipe your machine or need to re-install WoW (even on another computer), just copy it from your backup location to where ever you want it and launch it. No re-install is ever needed. :)
 


#7
Really strange that so many people are having patching issues.

I have 6 computers in this house that run WoW (yeah, those subscriptions add up), and none of them have issues patching.

ALL of them except mine have the game installed in the C:\Users\Public\Games\World of Warcraft folder where mine is installed in D:\Games\World of Warcraft (and 2 other installs for multi-boxing).

Installing them in the Program Files or Program Files (x86) is the root of many issues.

Just also remember, once you have it installed and patched, you NEVER have to install or patch it again, just back it up to another drive (I use one of my USB drive for this) and be sure to delete the Cache folder that you backup. If you ever have to wipe your machine or need to re-install WoW (even on another computer), just copy it from your backup location to where ever you want it and launch it. No re-install is ever needed. :)
yes I only manually instigate the patch as I run my game from a folder in a separate partition so I can't expect the game to know where to point for the files, and then run the game from whichever Operating system I happen to be booted into ;)

I do the same with steam and all its games and some other programs meaning they are fault tolerant for anything up to a drive failure :D
 


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