Sick of performance issues in World of Warcraft? You may have a friend in one of the most unlikely places -- Windows Media Player. World of Raids reported today that a player from Russia has discovered a trick with Windows Media Player, which boosts performance of the application currently in focus, by freeing up the CPU usage from things running in the background.
WoR user Tokiko says that this is a fairly old trick, and has worked in games like Counter-Strike in the past, among others. While it's not working for everyone, according to Csulok and players in Dolk's thread, it has for them! Dolk reports that this seems to primarily work for players using single-core CPUs under Windows XP SP2, though, so your results may vary.
All you have to do is log out of World of Warcraft -- closing it completely, and then start up Windows Media Player. From there just run World of Warcraft as usual, and Raze says you will see the results instantly.
Has anyone tried this yet? If so, has it worked for you?