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20:40, 23/02/11

Hey there. This morning I logged into WoW and was playing as usual and did a quest that required me swimming which made me realise my water effects were awful, old school textures. So I went to my graphics options and tried to turn it up but it is stuck at fair and the slider is red beyond that. I don't understand why this is happening because I have been running WoW on far higher settings for a long long time now and the only thing I can think is that the update last night triggered something.

I have tried reading a few posts about this already, one mentioning to look for the open gl commands in the and deleting them but they are not present. Another told a chap to change his colour settings, again in the but these are not present in mine either. I have no idea why it has suddenly changed and will not allow me to up my settings but your help would be much appreciated!

Many Thanks

20:40, 23/02/11


Can you tell me about your graphic card please. You can find the following information by using the DXdiag tool.

1) Click on the Start button, then select the Run option

2) Type dxdiag into the run box

3) You may get a message from the program about your drivers, this is fine just allow it.

4) Once the program has loaded and it has gathered your information locate the tab named Display or Screen

5) Locate the sections marked Name, Manufacturer and Chiptype in the in Device section, then, DDI Version, Version and Date in Drivers.

22:50, 23/02/11

Hey, here is the whole Display Info

Display Devices

Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275


Chip type:

DAC type:

Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_05E6&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A1

Display Memory: 2286 MB

Dedicated Memory: 879 MB

Shared Memory: 1407 MB

Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz)

Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor

Monitor Model:

Monitor Id:

Native Mode:

Output Type:

Driver Name:

Driver File Version: ()

Driver Version:

DDI Version: 10

Driver Model: WDDM 1.1

Driver Attributes: Final Retail

Driver Date/Size:, 0 bytes

WHQL Logo'd: n/a

WHQL Date Stamp: n/a

Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E–46A6–11CF–2340–0B201EC2C535}

Vendor ID: 0x10DE

Device ID: 0x05E6

SubSys ID: 0x00000000

Revision ID: 0x00A1

I hope that's all the required info

Would you know the date of the drivers installed?

22:50, 23/02/11


Intel cards shader support is a weak point largely due to driver support

Similar Problem here, upgraded from a four year old laptop which could at max push out some 'fair' settings to new laptop. Now can't get beyond 'fair' on the slider.


Display Adapters

Display adapter 0

Display name \\.\DISPLAY1

Name Intel® HD Graphics

Memory size 1755 MB

PCI device bus 0 (0x0), device 2 (0x2), function 0 (0x0)

Vendor ID 0x8086 (0x1025)

Model ID 0x0046 (0x0487)

Performance Level 0

Have already tried the forum responses (opengl/drivers) but to no avail

That is because your card doesn't have the correct shader support to go any higher, this is in part due to driver support which sadly is a weak point for Intel cards.

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