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I've been having some problems with my Oblivion, and was looking for some help.

Until a few days ago, I had been playing Oblivion on my other, crappy computer. When I got it switched over to this computer, I was able to use almost all high(est) setting and it looked awesome. Then I ran into a problem:

Randomly, at sny time, my screen will just go black. Not entirely gone: I can still see my HUD. I can walk around and activate things and look at 2D menus and stuff. I can even tell whether I'm looking forward or at the sky from the framerate (I use the FRAPS counter).

I have to quit the game and restart to make it stop. I had this same problem with FarCry, but it was mostly fixed by the latest patch.

I've checked my temps: it's not anything overheating (when it happens, my CPU is never over 48, and my GPU is never over 55. Ive run Memtest for 6 hours, no errors. DXDIAG says no errors. If I turn off HDR, this doesn't happen. What can I do to help this?
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post #2 of 28
Did you download the patch?
    
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You're probably looking at the temps after it's cooled down a little from load. Get a program that logs the temps and look at them over time.
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Are you running HDR and AA at the same time? That can cause problems as your card is not capable of doing both at once.
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Oblivion won't let you set that ....
    
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You however can mod the INI file in order to enable both. This is of course a very bad idea but some people do strange things in order to enable features games specifically prevent them from accessing.
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That's true. The only cards for which that works are ATIs, and then yuo need specific drivers (aka, the Chuck Patch)
    
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post #8 of 28
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Chozart: yes, I've got the 1.1 patch.

nightdagger: I am using the ASUS monitor that came with my Mobo, it logs temperature any time my computer is on, and keeps the records indefinately.

Malaziel: No, I'm not. In fact, right now I'm not even running HDR, seeing as it greatly increases the frequency of the black screen.
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Do you keep records of the GPU temp? It's either a GPU temperature issue (since HDR increases the occurence - HDR puts a heavier load on the GPU), or you have a PSU that's not up to the task to supply enough power. How are your voltages during gaming?
    
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post #10 of 28
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I use the temp. logger in the new NVIDIA control panel, and it keeps records of about a half hour. I still stick by my original statement, that GPU temps < 55 C.

My power supply is marginal, and I'm surprised it's made it this far. It only has either 12 or 18 amps on the 12V rail (can't remember).

12V Voltage Variation:12.16-11.904
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