his computer and all the specs are in his room, cant get to them from here. but with oblivion, when it was on my computer a long time ago, it didnt chug, but on his he is getting 16 or less fps alot of the time, i never bench marked it for my computer so i dont know about how well it will run on mine, but it was smooth, and i know i had a cpu bottleneck.
A "4 something 50" could mean a DDR2 based 4650. If so, I would expect low Oblivion scores. More so if there is a 4350 and he has that in his system. He would also have problems if he has a heat issue, or virus on his machine, etc. More details about what you and he both have as well as settings, temps, etc would be nice.
i put the computer together as a Christmas present, but my memory is crap, i couldn't remember if it was a 8 or a 9.
he has a 4850, i cant find the rest fo the boxes, and im tired. ill run cpuz and give you full specs when i wake up, maybe a bit later.
I REMEMBER NOW
the whole reason that the graphics chugging came up in the first place. i got him a quad core athlon, i believe 620 or close to that number, and from what i saw it was more powerful than my p4 in every conceivable aspect, and he was only thinking of running older games, and he wasn't getting a monitor that was native higher than 720p, he was getting my old crt, i decided that that would be more than good enough, plus when he did something that required more cores to preform better he would have a cpu that can handle it.
but when when i saw the game chug, i was trying to think if i made the right choice, or should i have went with a phenom II dual, or what ever the one that costs 100$ is.
but even than, my old p4 gforce 6800 could play oblivion with out frame rate hic ups, or at lest without such sustained ones as he has.
so before i kick myself in the ass for getting the athlon over phenom, i want to make damn sure that it isnt a hardware problem, an os problem, or something he did.
which is the reason i want to compair mine to his. my gforce 6800 with a phenom II x4 955 to his quad athlon with a ati hd 4850.
he has the better graphics card, i have the better cpu... well he also has better ram, but that is kind of a moot point in games now, there are bigger things that effect it before the ram, right?