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post #1 of 11
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For some reason when I am playing oblivion (this has happened twice already) my computer will randomly seem to lockup, and then after waiting for a minute or two it will reboot automatcally. Is this a heat issue? I checked my temps and they dont seem to be bad, never goes over 40, gpu is at 30 idle....cpu is at 33 idle.

The only reason I think its a heat issue, I maxxed out all the settings to see how my system would do. I was getting nice fps, somewhere around 60-70ish sometimes jumped way up in the hundreds so it didnt seem as if it was putting strain or anything on my system.

Has this happened to anyone before, know of a fix?
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post #2 of 11
Well, i have the same probelm with 2 games...i haven;t had it with oblivion yet though, and my guess is that it is an overclocking stability issue.

Prime 95 may be a great prgram and all, but it really doesn;t test real world applications and the problems that may arise in those applications.
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post #3 of 11
my friend has the same mobo as you Chopes and 2x XFX 7800GT, and frequently now his monitor video output dies (thus going to a black screen) and then he needs to restart the computer.

From what we have figured it is a heat issue for him. He has a crappy 120mm on the back and no fans on this side vent (still a new comp and we havn't gotten all the fans and stuff etc...) Once we placed his room fan against the side of the computer, blowing into the vent the problem he had is now occuring less frequently.

I am not sure what the problem is for him though, Are the SLI cards overheating from no air flow inbetween the cards? (they are at stock) Is the SLI bridge overheating, or maybe some SLI controller on the motherboard....

Currently we are trying to figure out some cooling solutions, first we are going to try some better case cooling and if that doesn't work I think we are going to get some NV5's
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post #4 of 11
I had one crash related to my GPU overclock, but I saw it coming because it was starting to artifact real bad. I downsized the clock to 6800GT Ultra speeds and that stopped the artifacts, but I did have one temporary freeze up that lasted for maybe 20-30 seconds. I thought the PC had died, but I did get control back.

So yeah, it's probably related to an overclock. If your GPU is OCed I would try dropping that down a little.
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post #5 of 11
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my cpu is not currently overclocked as i am experimenting with other things, ill check on the gpu oc though, I have watercooling and temps dont seem to be the issue here...
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post #6 of 11
Im also having this happen, not a lot but still i dont like it. Im only getting 30 - 35 fps but you cant tell it acts like its running a lot higher, i was thinking it was till i ran Fraps.

I also looked at my temps everything looks good i mean my CPU is 22c idle and 40 or so load GPU is 37 idle and top ive seen it load was 60 or so.


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post #7 of 11
I think the game might be a little bit buggy. I have had it just do random freeze twice now. My GPU is not overclocked either. You'll probably see a patch from Bethesda pretty soon.
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post #8 of 11
My kid's got the game at the moment in the other room--he's never froze in play--but did freeze on save twice. Buffer overload probably. I really expect there might be a couple places in-game that will be remedied later, but in all fairness to Oblivion--It is graphics intense in all respects. So much so that it should be the new benchmark for all around testing. The older benches are obsolete by comparison.
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post #9 of 11
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Note to everyone that has this problem: Whatever you do, do not save if your screen freezes up and then goes back to normal, it is going to crash in another 5-10 seconds, and your save will be corrupt.
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chopes
Note to everyone that has this problem: Whatever you do, do not save if your screen freezes up and then goes back to normal, it is going to crash in another 5-10 seconds, and your save will be corrupt.
I had a temp freezup like that, but continued to play for another twenty minutes or so. I haven't gone back to the game since then, I sure hope my save isn't corrupted. (Not that it matters I guess, I'm still in the tutorial section...no great loss if I have to go back to the beginning.)
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