My Wow is sick, or getting sick – and beyond my troubleshooting ability
Last weekend has been an interesting array of Wow related game issues. It all started when I updated to Internet explorer 8 and updated my flash. I only did both, because my Pc told me those updates were available. I sometimes lose my floor texture, and me and the entire guild look like they are standing on Air. Makes it difficult trying to navigate when you can’t see walls, I also can’t hang out near TOC because my Pc spazzes.. I have to wait in the graveyard for the 25 and when we get told to enter instance run as quickely into the portal – Once I get in the instance I am fine, its just for whatever reason where all the vendors are kill my Wow, and Dalaran.. thats a crash or two worth of an exercise..
My current issue that comes and goes is my screen freezes every few seconds, I thought it was my recount, and I didn’t have recount or Quartz last night in raid, and I was fine until we attempted Freya, and I got my freezes all over again. I’ve done the normal, disable non essential add ons reduced graphics ect ect to no avail.
One of my other issues is vent will kill me out if i am in particular places. Waiting outside Ulduar the Argent Crusade training grounds, and now in the Isle. – its not my net dropping out, I have done the drive check , updated what I could on my ATI card ( they no longer support my card with a driver its that old) – Tests have lead me ( with the help of others) it’s probably my graphics card. My PC is as old as I have been playing wow, 3 years in December, so its not THAT old.
I had a go at Operation Replace Video Card last night after raid, my brother gave me one of his old cards because I don’t have a Pci slot for my card, so its hard to buy a new one. It failed because I couldn’t get a driver for it ( it is also old – but better then my card) So I am going to get a PC built, I want to keep it under 1k ( Aus dollars) which should be easy because I only need software and the tower, I have 3 working monitors and all the other stuff, and the computer place built PC’s are SO much better then the mum and dad / family pc packages especially when you need to pay 3k for a top line gaming pc that you could build for 1.5 to your specifics.
At some point I want a new laptop too, I’m trying Uni by Correspondence, Its been 10 years since I was at Uni, and trying to Raid/Work full time/Blog / Read copious amount of text book chapters on international relations, and 1st assignment for one of the two subjects due by end of next week. I am overtired and exhausted. But my brain is working again! I love thinking!It also helps that I can download my lectures to my Ipod. Technology is awesome!