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So i have an old, like 2005 2006 lenovo t-series thinkpad. the GPU in this thing is literally below the minimum requirements for WOW to run, however, it somehow does manage, for the most part, except for the odd inconvenient kickoff during lfr/raid or pvp, running at a lightning fast 3-7 FPS in general.
Obviously, like most if not all laptops (esp the older ones), the GPU is soldered in, so an easy switch is pretty out of the picture. Therefore, my remaining options are either the USB port, with limited data transfer speed, or the PCIe / PCIe-mini ports, which require limited tinkering and offer at least somewhat better transfer data rates (i believe 250 mbps in the PCIe 1.0 16 X whatever that comes with this older model of laptop). I have been looking around and found a large number of techie blogs that discuss this or that aspect of the concept itself, but have been having a hard time finding anything that discusses hardware that will fit both my data needs and my laptop's limited connective capabilities. I am aware that PCIe 2.0 has a lot of issues with the 1.0 port, but that the 3.0 seems to be compatible. My only issue with the 3.0 option is that you are paying hundreds of dollars for capabilities you would never even begin to see with the limits created by the data xfer rate. Given, these numbers can be boosted by the apple Thunderbolt or whatever intel's version of that tech is, that is also a pretty expensive option.
So: Is USB a viable option, or am I right in believing that the PCIe port is the way to go. And as a follow up, can anyone recommend me some decent hardware that wont break the bank? I dont need 30 fps during the fight with the thunder king, i just need to be there, instead of rebooting wow.
what gpu is it? might be able to provide tips...
Honestly for your framerate the GPU won't do very much. You're going to need more RAM and a better Processor for that.
just get a chromebook...
I have 3+ gigs of open ram, the dual core processor isnt terrible, and honestly at the end of the day if it will just stop turning wow off randomly that'd be a pretty solid start.
regarding the GPU i have, Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family, 128 bit. anything else i can help with?
thanks in advance Kwell
get gmabooster turn it up to 400mhz, allow it to use more ram in bios, turn settings on wow down, change affinity in task manager to high(dont go realtime), and make whatever version of windows as efficient as possible.. you might be able to do a crazy overclock depending on the make and model, laptops are built for heat :) have awesome processors for overclocking.
oh ya when wow crashes do you get a error report, ive been working with those a lot when i was trying to get my chromebook to run, could come in handy, if you throw too many error reports blizzard sends you a warning telling you that their going to review you for suspicious activity lol, they thought i was trying to hack
Man ive gotten like 20+ different error codes without breaking a sweat. Nothing from blizzard though thinking im trying to hack. Regarding your gmabooster idea, they appear to only have versions for 900 series and 950 series, no compatibility for 965 i dont think, still trying though
thanks for the input
its the x3100 series. 965 is the same. also if you could get a hold of a air compressor and blow the &*!@ out of that thing.
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