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Ok, i decided to make a new thread because so many more people listen when you make a nice fresh new thread.

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I have a problem, when i play oblivion every time i hit something with my fists/blade whatever it freezes for about 4-6 seconds each time, its not every time though, its like 1 hit freezes then a few more don't then another say 3 in a row do.
It quite weird, it might be when the computer is under stress it freezes.

I have used driver cleaner then updated to the latest drivers for my graphics card, i have took the game back and got a replacement which did not good, i have installed the latest patch, i have reinstalled the game 4 times now.

I'm stuck for options.
Its basically unplayable though i can run and if i don't get attacked or i don't attack the game doesn't freeze for a few seconds, its fine, like say when I'm riding a horse for ages, it doesn't freeze.

You think it could be my PC crapping itself under stress? i know other people though who have this game and a crapper computer than mine and it runs fine.
Currently in windows doing nothing just at idle 300Mb of ram is being used, is that normal when nothing is running?

Any suggestions welcome.
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post #2 of 14
300MB sounds quite a bit, have you tried killing off a few background tasks, Apple quicktime and stuff like that that shows up at the bottom right of ya screen gobble up resources BIGTIME!

Your rig is has a bit more cpu poke than mine, the game plays nicely on mine with only the occasional stutter..
I only just installed the OOO MOD last night, ive dropped a few fps I guess, need to play some more to find out!

Im off now, kicking out time at work!

Good Luck, its a great game!
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post #3 of 14
Try turning down/off blood?
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post #4 of 14
No offence but, this is the 4th thread about this?

I say it again, i had the same problem, i reinstalld the game and patched it. Then it worked!
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Only 1 gig of RAM, not enough maybe?
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post #6 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mebby View Post
Try turning down/off blood?
That's the thing, it does the same thing on medium settings as to min settings, like everything on min or off.

I have just been testing with fraps and im normally between 30 - 60 fps then when these freezes happen as soon as it unfreezes im at 0 FPS then it whizzes up to 30 - 60 again, something funny going on here that suddenly makes my fps jump to 0 an freeze, it happens at random times sometimes, like when im watching other people fight.

I have no other programs running other than zone alarm, my internet connection icon and sound max for my speakers, other than that nothing.

Ok im gonna do a spyware scan then a virus scan, if that will help??
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No offence but, this is the 4th thread about this?

I say it again, i had the same problem, i reinstalld the game and patched it. Then it worked!
Its actually the 3rd thread and i have reinstalled the game 4 times as mentioned above and repatched it evey time.

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Only 1 gig of RAM, not enough maybe?
as mentioned above i have mates that have much crapper PCs that can run no problem (on min settings), currently whilst testing around to get it to work i have it on min settings and get around 30 - 60 fps normally then randomly get a freeze up out of nowhere.
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Any Mods?
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well my rig meets recommended requirements, so even better than min requirements so i dont see why i need a performance mod, i just dont understand!!
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Quote:
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well my rig meets recommended requirements, so even better than min requirements so i dont see why i need a performance mod, i just dont understand!!
I did a g00gle search and the hits are turning up
Quote:
vodei codecs
as being problematic. Try a search g00gle search keyword Oblivion Freezes.
Maybe that's your issue.
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