Okay, last night it was unplayable, I mean I couldn’t turn the character to cross the bridge in Caledor by the Order warcamp. I would press the key to rotate the view and it may respond. If it did respond it would over turn. It would be fine up to a point and then I would lose all control of the character. It kind of reminded me of early years DAOC when in a relic siege, you had to face the camera at the floor.
Obviously it frustrated me. I bought the Sapphire ATI 5850 to bring up the bottom end of the frame rate, the CPU wasn’t being overtaxed, 5 – 25%, a couple of spikes here and there. If I was moving forward in roughly the right direction, I would have a slight move forward, then a pause, then a move forward and then a pause, and so on. A friend was using a similar spec machine, with an Nvidia 280, I think (Teshla) and he wasn’t having any problems, bar a reduced frame rate. His characters wasn’t unplayable. Now I appreciate that it was a high stress weekend, but I can’t see how I shouldn’t be able to manage something more than this. It was funny, characters would appear on the screen, then disappear, no movement, just a brief appearance.
This new card seems to handle the really large battles worse than the older Nvidia 8800 GTX, which is strange considering its age. I know I said yesterday, but the system hits a point and then just shuts up shop.
If anyone from Mythic technical happens to read this blog and could spare a few moments of their time to share some thoughts, I would appreciate it. If anyone has any thoughts on tracking this issue down, so I can see whats causing this panic attack in the system, then again it would be very useful.
System specs are
I7 920 @ 2.66
Sapphire ATI 5850 1GB
Asus P6TD Deluxe
6GB of DDR3 memory
300GB WD Raptor
Using onboard sound.
Catalyst 10.7 Drivers
Warhammer Online running at 1920 x 1280 on a Benq FP241WZ.
It would be shame to have to send the card back, but it was bought for one purpose.
EDIT: It’s a while since I’ve had to look for a problem of this nature, so if anyone has any suggestions on any programs which allow me to monitor temperature and various other gfx/cpu bits and pieces over a period of time, then let me know.