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OK, I have tried many things, and i am retrying them now. This is getting to annoy me. At first I was OK with it, because I like to solve problems with my computer. But then it just kept happening. I'm sure it's something simple I overlooked, but I need some input.

Here is what I have done so far:
  1. Tested everything individually at stock speeds and volts - PASS (OCCT, Memtest86, ATI Tool 1hr)
  2. Tested CPU and RAM at 250FSB(10x Multi on CPU, 4xHTT, RAM at 2.5-4-4-8 1T) - PASS (OCCT and Memtest86)
  3. Tested GPU at 500/1200 - PASS (ATI Tool 1hr)
  4. Ran Oblivion in each scenario- FAIL (unstable....)
  5. Tested other games, stressing Rig as best I could - PASS
  6. Tried different Video Drivers in Oblivion - FAILED (still unstable, now using 93.71s)
  7. Testing the CPU at 225, and RAM at 275, with 2.5-4-4-8 2T at 2.8v on RAM and 1.55v on CPU... - PASS
  8. Testing GPU at 500/1200 - PASS
  9. Defragging HDD - DONE
  10. Following the Tweak Oblivion guide here: http://www.tweakguides.com/Oblivion_1.html - DONE
  11. Limited Mods to just OOO - DONE
  12. Reinstalling Oblivion... *sniff* - DONE
  13. Discovered Problem!!!! (look Below)
Problem solved:
After installing new drivers, Nvidia has a default setting to force Vsync off. Oblivion has default settings to enable vsync. By telling Nvidia to have vsync application controlled, and disabling vsync in Oblivion, crashes halted. Vsync was conflicting with itself.
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post #2 of 31
What do you mean by unstable? What exactly is the problem? It won't run or what?
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post #3 of 31
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dangit, forgot... the game crashes at random. usually during loading (areas, rooms, etc.)

I also forgot to say the mods I am using, and that I used Oblivion Mod Manager to check for conflicts:

24 hour respawn v1.0
DEJ Harvest
OOO-Birthsigns
OOO-Combat_Skills_Perks_Marksmanship
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OOO-DLT_Immersion
OOO-Magic_Game_Settings
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Oscuro's_Oblivion_Overhaul (lite, 1.31, updated and installed correctly)
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Have you tried finding one area, room, etc where you can re-create a crash, then slowly disabling the mods one by one to see if they aren't the problem?
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post #5 of 31
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No, It's completely random, but I will try to use just OOO after my GPU test is done... I still have about 55 minutes to go (I had to lower the speed to 500/1200)
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Yeah, because if I read your first post correctly you've tried playing at stock and overclocked and both times the crash occurs. right?
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post #7 of 31
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Yep, that's the annoying part. Next step is to beat down on the Mods... (not the OC.net mods, of course... )
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Alot fo people are having problems with it dude, with even better rigs than yours, it better not happen to me

But if im correct, i though u needed 2gb to play that game because its soo intensive? Not sure, just what i heard.
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I know 2GB will help, that's why this rig is being made in February:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-build...-february.html
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post #10 of 31
Acually I have 2gb, Oblivion still crashes randomly before loading areas. It has nothing to do with your PC, it is the game.

The patch cuts down alot on these, so install that if you haven't.
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