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Originally Posted by s1rrah View Post
Have you noticed similar problems with overclocking and Oblivion?
As psycho_terrorism stated it was mostly stability problems. All of my other progams would work fine on a stable overclock but Oblivion would always be thrown off by any changes to the system. I also read on Koroush Ghazi's Tweak Guides that Oblivion is sensitive. As for your steadily lower FPS i am pretty much stumped but if there is stability still it does seem to be something linked to a consistant change in one of the clocks that the Oblivion engine doesn't like.
post #12 of 19
Oblivion crashes like mad with my standard OC of 2.7, and the my mem isn't even running at full speed since I have a 12.5 multi. ALL other games and tests are dead stable. Orthos and even FEAR which is notorious for hating OC's runs perfect. Luckily Oblivion still runs maxed with my system at stock or else I would be fairly ticked.
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can anyone explain why this happens? how could a faster processor possibly mean lower frames?
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can anyone explain why this happens? how could a faster processor possibly mean lower frames?
there is only so much data any given processor can deal with even at higher speeds.

most programs won't stretch the cpu to it's fullest extent, but oblivion requires a hell of a lot of processing, so the cpu is used to it's maximum extent.

think of it like a juggler. he could double his speed with three balls, but add one more and he would probably end up dropping one where he may be able to do it better if he were juggling slower.
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so it sounds like a stability issue. has anyone tried using more V Core and see if it helps? i only played Oblivion once before i decided it sucked and put it on the shelf. my frames outdoors were acceptable, but i remember thinking that my computer should have handled it better considering my specs.
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nevermind, i just played it again and my frames look about right. i have a 50% overclock. maybe his OC is just too high?
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post #17 of 19
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*** UPDATE ***

On a whim, I tried my same 3.5ghz overclock except with a multipier of x7 ...

And with this setting, Oblvion runs smooth as silk ...

Constant 30 to 40 FPS outdoors ...

So totally random ....

Change back to 438x8 ... and it's 20FPS outdoors until I change to stock x8 CPU speeds ...



Anyway ... I'm finding that most everything else runs better at 500x7 as well and so I'm just going leave my overclock at this setting ...

    
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wouldn't that put your system bus at 2500MHz? your system is gonna catch on fire. keep an eye on those temps.

can anyone give us a real reason why this is happening? does anyone know?
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wouldn't that put your system bus at 2500MHz? your system is gonna catch on fire. keep an eye on those temps.

can anyone give us a real reason why this is happening? does anyone know?
Naw ... FSB is 2000 with that overclock ...

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Still running it quite nicely ...

The memory overclock @ 1000mhz has quite dramatically affected many of my other apps as well ...

I'm staying at 500x7 for now (BTW ... idling at 37C in a 25C ambient room ... temps not a problem)

I'm just stoked to have some good fluid FPS in oblivion again ...

    
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