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Increase Performance in World of Warcraft Classic

Increase Performance in World of Warcraft Classic

It is a guide about how to improve your fps in WOW Classic.

12 ways to increase your frame rates (FPS) in World of Warcraft Classic.

System Requirements For Running World of Warcraft Classic

Minimum System RequirementsRecommended System Requirements
CPUIntel® Core™ 2 Duo E6600 or
AMD Phenom™ 8750
Intel® Core™ i7-4770 or
AMD FX™-8310
GPUNVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GT 512 MB or
AMD Radeon™ HD 4850 512 MB or
Intel® HD Graphics 4000
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960 4GB or
AMD™ Radeon™ R9 280
Storage5GB available space70GB available space
Solid State Drive (SSD)
OSWindows 7 64-bitWindows 10 64-bit

1) Best Graphics Settings for WOW Classic

These graphics settings are for low-end computers.

If you have a good PC, you can increase the settings slightly.

Go to in-game video settings (System > Graphics) and make sure the settings are as follows.

Display Mode: Fullscreen
Anti-Aliasing: None
Vertical Sync: Disabled
Texture Resolution: Medium
Texture Filtering: 2x
Projected Textures: Disabled
Shadow Quality: Low
Liquid Detail: Low
Sunshafts: Disabled
Particle Density: Low
SSAO: Disabled
Environment Detail: 3 or lower
Ground Clutter: 3 or lower

2) Update Your Graphics Drivers

You should keep your computer’s graphics drivers updated.

Those with Nvidia video cards can download and install the latest video card drivers here.

Those with AMD video cards can download and install the latest video card drivers here.

3) NVIDIA Control Panel Settings

  • Open NVIDIA Control Panel
  • Go to the Adjust image settings with preview tab.
  • Click the “Use my preference emphasising“ (If you have a mid&high end pc, Let the 3D application decide)
  • Put the bar in Performance mode.
  • Apply
  • Click the Manage 3D settings
  • Click the Program Settings
  • Click the Add
  • Select the WOW Classic from the list
  • After, make the following settings
    Antialiasing – Mode: Off
    Power management mode: Prefer maximum performance
    Texture filtering – Quality: High performance
  • Apply

4) AMD Radeon Settings

  • Open the AMD Radeon Settings window.
  • Click on the Gaming tab.
  • Then click on Global Settings.
  • Go to the Anti-aliasing mode, and choose Override application settings.
  • Click on the Anti-aliasing level, so make sure you are selected the 2X
  • Go to the Anisotropic Filtering Mode and turn it on.
  • Then, click on the Anisotropic Filtering Level, so make sure you are selected the 2X.
  • Click on the Texture Filtering Quality and select Performance.
  • Now, click on Wait for Vertical Refresh and select Always off.
  • Click on the Tessellation Mode and select the Override application settings.
  • Finally, click on the Maximum Tessellation Level and select 32x or lower.
pubg amd settings

5) Power Options

If the CPU cooler is not enough, you can skip this setting. Processor temperature may increase by 5-6 degrees.

  • Right-click the Windows icon on the bottom left.
  • Click the Power Options
  • Click the Additional power settings to the right of the window that opens.
  • Select the High performance on the Preferred plans tab.
  • After, click on the Change plan settings link to the right of the High performance.
  • Tap on the Change advanced power settings
  • Find Processor power management in the incoming list, and click the + icon to its left.
  • Set Minimum processor state and Maximum processor state to 100%
  • Click on the OK

6) Game Mode

  • To turn off Windows 10 game mode, click the Start icon to bring up the Start menu and open Settings.
  • Click the Gaming
  • On the Game Bar tab, set the “Record game clips, screenshots, and broadcast using Game bar” option here to Off.
  • On the Captures tab, set the “Record in the background while I’m playing a game” option here to Off.
  • On the Game Mode tab, set the “Game Mode” option here to Off.

7) Windows Performance Options

  • Type performance in the search section of Windows, click to Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows from the results.
  • Select Adjust for best performance from the options in the Performance Options window that opens.
  • Click OK

8) Cleaning Temporary Files

  • Simultaneously press the Windows logo and R keys.
  • Type %temp%
  • Press Enter key.
  • Delete everything in the Temp folder that opens. You can skip undeleted.
  • Again, Simultaneously press the Windows logo and R keys.
  • Type temp
  • Press Enter key.
  • Delete everything in the folder that opens.
  • Again, Simultaneously press the Windows logo and R keys.
  • Type prefetch
  • Press Enter key.
  • Delete everything in the Prefetch folder that opens.

Finally, empty the Recycle Bin

9) SSD

If you have an SSD, I recommend that you install the game on the SSD or move the game files to the SSD.

10) Optimize the Discord

If you are using Discord, disable the Hardware Acceleration.

Optimize Discord
  • Open Discord
  • Go to the User Settings
  • Then, go to the Appearance tab.
  • Uncheck the Hardware Acceleration.

11) Optimize the Google Chrome

If you're using Google Chrome, you'll need to make this setting.

chrome setting
  • Go to the settings page in Chrome
  • Click the Advanced
  • Go to the System tab
  • Finally, uncheck the "Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed"

12) Background Processes

You should close all unnecessary Apps, such as Chrome, and OneDrive. Also, if Discord is idle, you should quit Discord.

Also, you can use the CCleaner to go through your startup and scheduled tasks and disable everything that you consider unnecessary.

I hope this World of Warcraft Classic guide helped you to fix lag, fps drop, freezing, low fps, and stuttering while farming WoW gold.