I did notice a difference in Oblivion. I had this processor in a Dell, which again....I loathe
. I bought it because I was in school and needed a computer right away. Unfortunaltey I did not have enough to build my own, but finally had the money to buy a new case, motherboard, and CPU fan. It seemed like Oblivion ran rather choppy in my Dell at times, on the same video card, memory, processor....etc. I took Oblivion for a test run last night and it ran really smooth, a lot more so than before. I thought maybe it could be because of the memory running faster, or my processor maybe being a little cooler with the new CPU fan. Either way it sure runs faster than it did in my Dell. I thought it was because of the RAM, but I dont' know. I sure like having control of everything....even if I don't understand it yet.