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So I have been dying to play Oblivion the last few months and I just can't... I get horrible performance on my machine. Dips into the high teens with the frame rate in some places. Is there anyone out there that has some tips on improving performance? It runs better if I set everything to low... but it's like only 10 feet in front of me things start loading... it looks terrible.

Anyone with my similar specs is able to run it flawlessly?
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I don't have any experience with Oblivion, but there's no reason you shouldn't be able to run it very well on that setup. Something has to be amiss there...

Is the game installed to your SSD or your hard drive? Also, make sure your display driver is up to date and all that good stuff. Then check your CCC settings.

What resolution are you running it at, and do you have anything like 3D enabled? I don't even know if Oblivion supports that...

Hows your performance in other games? If other games aren't running as well as they should, you might have a more serious problem. If it's just Oblivion and nothing else has worked, try just reinstalling the game. Backup your save files, delete and reinstall the game, and run it to see how it does. If it's going good, restore your save files and see how it goes then.
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Test with and without crossfire, and test with and without hyper-threading. I'm pretty sure Oblivion is one of those games that struggles with multi-GPUs, I know Skyrim was a mess with CF.
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I run a 2630 with a god-load of mods.... runs fine and dandy.
There are lots of tweaks available which IF you dip into the main skyrim thread, will reveal themselves unto you. smile.gif
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Is it mod free? Also what is your CPU/GPU usage while you play.

I had a hell of a time getting this game to run good on my system last year. Took me quite sometime to get it right? My issues were driver related I think, the game was unplayable till I did a format cause I couldn't figure out the issue. That fixed that.
Still lots of mods and tweaks to help performance out there as well. The game is only really mad to use 1 core or at least not even a full 2 cores utilized.

Do frame rates start ok then gradually become unplayable?
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On my rig it is smooth as Barry Whites voice biggrin.gif

Do you have loads of background processes>?
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I have been running it fine, with Intel 980x. Using a single 580 though. Would guess is it you crossfire setup, or some driver issue. It definitely plays fine on newer high power machines.
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Yea... disabling crossfire actually makes it run a bit better... but it's still dipping into the high 40s low 50s in some areas. I'm using right now heaps enabled through OSR, the latest unofficial patch, 4gb exe and a few ini tweaks to supposedly give me more performance. It's just crazy how bad it runs overall...

I have just reformatted, 2 days ago. It is installed to my ssd, I have no other mods running besides those to optimize it. I was getting the horrid teen fps with plain vanilla, just patched to the latest patch. I've tried 3 different drivers. It's not gradual, it's depending on what I'm looking at.

I remember it running so much better back in the day on my OC'd Athlon XP-M 1800+ at 3.2GHz... I had 1gig of ram and a ATI 9800 and had 60fps for the most part.

I run skyrim at 60fps EVERYWHERE, with skyboost r4test2. mad.gif
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Yea... disabling crossfire actually makes it run a bit better... but it's still dipping into the high 40s low 50s in some areas. I'm using right now heaps enabled through OSR, the latest unofficial patch, 4gb exe and a few ini tweaks to supposedly give me more performance. It's just crazy how bad it runs overall...
I have just reformatted, 2 days ago. It is installed to my ssd, I have no other mods running besides those to optimize it. I was getting the horrid teen fps with plain vanilla, just patched to the latest patch. I've tried 3 different drivers. It's not gradual, it's depending on what I'm looking at.
I remember it running so much better back in the day on my OC'd Athlon XP-M 1800+ at 3.2GHz... I had 1gig of ram and a ATI 9800 and had 60fps for the most part.
I run skyrim at 60fps EVERYWHERE, with skyboost r4test2. mad.gif

Back in the day were you running 1080p? And x64 OS?

Its just an old game build for old hardware. The Witcher is the same way.......

Do you have one of these Large Address Patches?

http://wiki.tesnexus.com/index.php/4GB_memory_patcher
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Originally Posted by noahhova View Post

Back in the day were you running 1080p? And x64 OS?
Its just an old game build for old hardware. The Witcher is the same way.......
Do you have one of these Large Address Patches?
http://wiki.tesnexus.com/index.php/4GB_memory_patcher

I do have the patch.

No I guess I wasn't... I was using a HUGE, 390lb, 27in NEC CRT monitor that had a max res of 1600x1200... so it's not like it was a very low res either... but I get the point. sad-smiley-002.gif
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