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December 6, 2011 9:10:45 PM

I play Oblivion from time to time.
I have a 9800 GT 1GB, Phenom II x 4 955 BE(3.2GHz),4 GB RAM, a notebook cd tray, regular super-multi cd/dvd drive, one IDE 2.5 inch drive, 320 GB HDD( hard drive), 1 TB HDD, Memory card reader, Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit and 80 plus 430 Watt PSU.

I get 60 FPS (frames per second) in Oblivion, though the FPS will suddenly dip to as low as 15 with a 1 second stutter.
I have Morrowind and Fallout 3 and I don't really notice any stutter with those games.

I found a tweak guide on the internet and added a line to the Oblivion.ini that is supposed to limit the game to 2 cores of my 4 core CPU, because the game engine is only able/designed to work efficiently on 2 cores. I noticed an improvement in the 3-D visual look of the game. I turned on all the multi-threading for various things in the .ini and now the game seems to stutter less.

It still stutters however, seemingly when I load new areas perhaps?
I was wondering does the Hard drive load the whole game into RAM? I also set it in the .ini to use 2 GB of RAM for the game. If it is accessing the RAM for the game, does this mean I have to alter RAM timings to get it to stop stuttering?

OR is it loading new areas and objects off of the HDD? In that case would an SSD fix the issue?

Also I am running Oblivion in compatibility mode for Vista.

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December 7, 2011 4:05:37 PM

I have Oblivion running on my win7 32bit OS without any issues.
AMD Phenom X4 9950 @2.8ghz
4gigs Memory
Geforce 450 GTS

Perhaps running it in compatibility mode is causing your issues. Why not run it just in Win 7?
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December 7, 2011 9:40:01 PM

I was running it in Windows 7 64-bit, but recently decided that It came out before windows 7. I came to the conclusion that it should be run in Vista then. Maybe it is because I am running 64-Bit Windows 7 or need a faster Hard drive or Higher Watt PSU.
I will put it on my computer with XP(because I don't have 32-bit windows) and see what happens.
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December 19, 2011 7:51:47 PM

can I play this on my computer
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January 1, 2012 4:47:27 PM

pleasenoname said:
I play Oblivion from time to time.
I have a 9800 GT 1GB, Phenom II x 4 955 BE(3.2GHz),4 GB RAM, a notebook cd tray, regular super-multi cd/dvd drive, one IDE 2.5 inch drive, 320 GB HDD( hard drive), 1 TB HDD, Memory card reader, Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit and 80 plus 430 Watt PSU.

I get 60 FPS (frames per second) in Oblivion, though the FPS will suddenly dip to as low as 15 with a 1 second stutter.
I have Morrowind and Fallout 3 and I don't really notice any stutter with those games.

I found a tweak guide on the internet and added a line to the Oblivion.ini that is supposed to limit the game to 2 cores of my 4 core CPU, because the game engine is only able/designed to work efficiently on 2 cores. I noticed an improvement in the 3-D visual look of the game. I turned on all the multi-threading for various things in the .ini and now the game seems to stutter less.

It still stutters however, seemingly when I load new areas perhaps?
I was wondering does the Hard drive load the whole game into RAM? I also set it in the .ini to use 2 GB of RAM for the game. If it is accessing the RAM for the game, does this mean I have to alter RAM timings to get it to stop stuttering?

OR is it loading new areas and objects off of the HDD? In that case would an SSD fix the issue?

Also I am running Oblivion in compatibility mode for Vista.



AMD Athlon II P360 Dual core 2.30 GHz

2 gigs of ram

and it works great
I play Oblivion on my Windows 7 64 bit laptop with

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