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post #11 of 71
I agree with the above. Oblivion is meant to be very taxing on the CPU (haven't tested this personally though) so overclocking might well help here.

Also, the game will really benefit from 2GB of ram when running Large textures. Maybe try setting the textures lower, and hopefully this will help the framerates, so you can raise other settings that rely more on the GFX card.
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*cough* Intel *cough*
*cough* 1gb ram *cough*
lol

Seriously You should get yourself 2gb of ram and either a much faster processor or overclock that baby to atleast 3.8ghz, probably need to go like 4.5 before your processor isnt FULLY bottlenecking your video card.
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I'm not sure if its RAM.... I get barely any stuttering. I mean like maybe if theres 6 people on screen, but less then that, NO stuttering at all. Its just low FPS, so it must be the card being bottle necked rather than RAM.

a P4 650 should be able to get 4Ghz easy.... But mine already runs hot...
IF i can get a stable OC with Clockgen, i would make the trade of running my PC without a case to keep it cool if i had too.

And opinions om this please:

I have around £100 savings. My sister has said she will give me £100 towards upgrades for my Birthday (mid may)

I could get an opty 144 for £123 and one of these mobo's:

(all Asus)
A8N-E nF4 Ultra £70
A8N-SLi Deluxe nF4 £108
A8N-SLi SE nF4 £76
Asus A8N32-SLi Deluxe £140

I was planning to get a 165 and the A8N32-SLi later this year, but i would be willing to get a 144 just to get rid of this bottle neck ASAP. am i right in thinking the 144 OC's as well as the 165? (2.6-2.9?) but just has the smaller cache? And which board is the best OC'er of those? (or any others that can be found on overclockers.co.uk) SLi isnt a must, but i'd like it so i could got SLi if i wanted to. (i like to have new tech)

EDIT: just read the replies...

Cant OC through BIOS, its an OEM mobo -.- (yeh i know, pos)

I think it might be worth software OCing for now, just till i can get a s939.

If you think its a good setup, i might go for a new CPU and mobo for my b-day. (not much over £200 for the 2 though. preferably cheaper)
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bump. come on guys, i wanna get this sorted and running like a demon.
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post #15 of 71
Try turning hdr or aa on.
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I run Oblivion at all full setings...and get like 45-70 FPS outside...and way morei nside....you should be getting around there...probably a little less.
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post #17 of 71
I am getting this same kind of thing.... not as bad as this sounds tho

my FPS is at a constant 20 outdoors and like 30 in a building.

think my processor is bottlenecking my GFX Card too?



Edit: I have the new Beta 84.25 drivers btw.
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You do have the 84.25 drivers right? the new beta ones designed specifically for Oblivion and Tomb Raider. If so please disregard.
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post #19 of 71
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I do indeed have the 84.25 beta drivers.

@ retrospekt - im having fps issues and you want me to put HDR or AA on??

If you read my post you will notice i say that i have to have them turned off to have the game comfortably playable, but that i am annoyed that i CANT have them on.

It does indeed seem that is the CPU bottlenecking the living monkeys out of it. I cant OC it as this is an OEM mobo.

Thoughts on which mobo to go with the 144 please. And is the 144 a decent cpu? i was planning on the 165, but a) its out of stock @ OCers.co.uk and b) its expensive and c) i need it ASAP before this does my head in.
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btw the difference between the 144 and 165 is not just the cahce. the 144 is single core and 165 is dual core
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