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Strange FPS Problem

I Win SwordfightsI Win Swordfights all the traits of greatnessstarlight at my feetRegistered User regular
edited November 2011 in Help / Advice Forum
My computer runs Skyrim on Ultra at 60 fps, and I was doing so until I decided I wanted to mess around with WoW for a bit.

I play windowed so I can do other stuff if I get bored, but when I hit maximize, I instantly dropped to around 10 fps. Unmaximized, even though it fills nearly the whole screen, it shoots back up to 60 fps

Thinking maybe it was just WoW being weird, I went to try to play Mass Effect 2, and had a horrid framerate again.

But then I loaded up Skyrim and was once again hitting a solid 60 fps.

I don't know what information you guys would need to help me but I have an Nvidia GTX 570 graphics card, and an intel i5 processor that's currently overclocked to 3.3 ghz

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    schattenjaegerschattenjaeger Registered User regular
    Go do that real quick, and when you're maximized and it's running bad, change the resolution to something else and change it back. If that fixes it, try making sure the desktop and game have the same resolution

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    EsseeEssee The pinkest of hair. Victoria, BCRegistered User regular
    My fiance plays in "windowed fullscreen" mode in WoW (this is an option I think they added in Cata or something, I don't think it was always there) with his slightly older NVidia card, and I seem to recall that when he was trying just plain windowed mode he had much the same problem as you do. I'd try swapping to that mode, first of all. If that doesn't work, try to make sure you don't have another non-maximized window behind WoW, as I think my fiance has had an issue with overlapping windows mysteriously killing the framerate in whatever intensive program he had up for some reason (games, videos, etc.). That could just be a peculiarity of his machine (it's had some issues), but it's worth a try.

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