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I just reinstalled oblivion because i was really bored and had nothing to do. The last time i had the game on my rig it ran perfectly with my ati x850xt. But now when i installed the game im running it with the card in my sig, it says that it cant recognize the card. I was ok with that until the game started locking up on me and im not even past the very first part of the game where you are following the king through the prison dungeon.

Is this a common problem and will the latest patch fix it? i believe its 1.2 something off elder scrolls' site.
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Im using 8800GTS sli and i didnt use a patch. Also how did you manage to run oblivion with an X850xt? Shader model 2.0. My 7950gt could barely run it
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Im unsure what the problem is, but the latest patches will do nothing but good. So yeah patch it up, Im sure you wont be disappointed.
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the 850 could run the game pretty well on medium/high settings @ 1024 x 768.

Ill patch the game tonight and see if it helps it.
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A supplemental question for people here. I'm running Oblivion with 2 7950GTs in SLI and it runs at a near constant 60FPS. But for some reason, the game constantly crashes on me, and at times crashed my PC causing it to reboot. I was using the 169.21 drivers that nVIDIA came out with but those drivers kept giving me pausing issues in games and video. I went back to the old 93.71 drivers and they eliminate the video freezing, but Oblivion still tanked after a few minutes. Does Oblivion have a dislike for SLI setups?
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I've been noticing some ppl having issues with the 7 series cards and new drivers. :/
    
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Originally Posted by SaiyanFury View Post
A supplemental question for people here. I'm running Oblivion with 2 7950GTs in SLI and it runs at a near constant 60FPS. But for some reason, the game constantly crashes on me, and at times crashed my PC causing it to reboot. I was using the 169.21 drivers that nVIDIA came out with but those drivers kept giving me pausing issues in games and video. I went back to the old 93.71 drivers and they eliminate the video freezing, but Oblivion still tanked after a few minutes. Does Oblivion have a dislike for SLI setups?
I had a similar problem ages ago, that turned out to a conflict with a video codec, ffdshow maybe, can't remember exactly. Uninstalled my codecs & installed a new codec pack and the problem disappeared.
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^ I dont understand how a video codec would interfere with directx?

Edit: just updated to the non beta 175.16's maybe the issue got resolved
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Quote:
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^ I dont understand how a video codec would interfere with directx?

Edit: just updated to the non beta 175.16's maybe the issue got resolved
Didn't believe it myself when I found out but google oblivion crash +ffdshow. Of course, could just be drivers for you.............
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Xfire has been known to make Oblivion crash.
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