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July 23, 2010 9:05:12 PM

Hey folks,

I am encountering a problem where my computer turns off immediately after beginning the Elder Scrolls Oblivion (game of the year edition) PC game. It's an immediate shutdown, no error message or blue screen, and no reboot. I had been playing the game at max settings (2560x1600 res on my 30" monitor, HDR lighting, max settings, no AA or AF) without any problems whatsoever. I modded the game (with a very comphresensive mod called FCOM) and was still able to play. I added an additional mod component, something that adds traveling merchants to the game, and is not a graphics mod. Now, the game shuts down as I describe. Note that I was able to play this game without any difficulty, on the same hardware I am using, until now.

In troubleshooting, I deleted my Oblivion configuration file, which reset all my settings to basic level. In bumping up the video resolution, I find that my system shuts down immediately when I go above 1280x1080 resolution. I have no idea why.

I really don't know what the problem could be, as my computer specs are good enough to play this game. I'll post my DXdiag below.

Any troubleshooting tips would be appreciated.

I do plan on cleaning out my case, checking to see that all fans are working, and testing system temperatures. Because my system shuts down immediately upon starting the game (i.e., in the game, not at the menu screens), I tend to think it's not temperature related, as my system hasn't had time to heat up. I also don't think it's a sound/soundcard issue, as there is no stuttering or lockups/looping.


Oblivion aside, what are the best ways to troubleshoot a problem like this- immediate system shutdown upon game starting, and what problems does a shutdown like this indicate?

My system specs are well up to the task of playing this game, and have been doing so, even with intensive graphics overhauls (Qarl's Texture Pack, Nearly Everything Visible When Distant). So....I got nuthin.


Thanks in advance.

Even if you don't know what the error might be, any tips on maintenance (beyond using compressed air to clean out my system and checking that my fans are working) would be appreciated.

PS- Is this the correct forum to post this in?

Without furhter ado, DXdiag:



System Information
------------------
Time of this report: 7/23/2010, 00:41:45
Machine name: BEN-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100226-1909)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: NVIDIA
System Model: 122-CK-NF68
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel® Core™2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4094MB RAM
Page File: 2131MB used, 6056MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Display Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
--------------------
Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
---------------
Card name: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x9440)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9440&SUBSYS_E114174B&REV_00
Display Memory: 2808 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1016 MB
Shared Memory: 1791 MB
Current Mode: 2560 x 1600 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: SyncMaster
Monitor Id: SAM0236
Native Mode: unknown
Output Type: DVI
Driver Name: aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx32,aticfx32,aticfx32,atiumd64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atiumdag,atidxx32,atidxx32,atiumdva,atiumd6a.cap,atitmm64.dll
Driver File Version: 8.17.0010.0029 (English)
Driver Version: 8.741.0.0
DDI Version: 10.1
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 5/27/2010 13:02:04, 592384 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-D700-11CF-E674-1EC1BEC2C535}
Vendor ID: 0x1002
Device ID: 0x9440
SubSys ID: 0xE114174B
Revision ID: 0x0000
Driver Strong Name: oem12.inf:ATI.Mfg.NTamd64.6.1:ati2mtag_RV7X:8.741.0.0:p ci\ven_1002&dev_9440
Rank Of Driver: 00E62001
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C
Deinterlace Caps: {6E8329FF-B642-418B-BCF0-BCB6591E255F}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY
{6E8329FF-B642-418B-BCF0-BCB6591E255F}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x32315659) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{3C5323C1-6FB7-44F5-9081-056BF2EE449D}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,2) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{552C0DAD-CCBC-420B-83C8-74943CF9F1A6}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,2) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{6E8329FF-B642-418B-BCF0-BCB6591E255F}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC1,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC2,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC3,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC4,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(S340,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(S342,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
D3D9 Overlay: Not Supported
DXVA-HD: Not Supported
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled

Card name: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x9440)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9440&SUBSYS_E114174B&REV_00
Display Memory: 2808 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1016 MB
Shared Memory: 1791 MB
Current Mode: 1600 x 1200 (32 bit) (85Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: NEC FP2141SB
Monitor Id: NEC61DB
Native Mode: 1600 x 1200(p) (85.000Hz)
Output Type: HD15
Driver Name: aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx32,aticfx32,aticfx32,atiumd64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atiumdag,atidxx32,atidxx32,atiumdva,atiumd6a.cap,atitmm64.dll
Driver File Version: 8.17.0010.0029 (English)
Driver Version: 8.741.0.0
DDI Version: 10.1
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 5/27/2010 13:02:04, 592384 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-D700-11CF-E674-1EC1BEC2C535}
Vendor ID: 0x1002
Device ID: 0x9440
SubSys ID: 0xE114174B
Revision ID: 0x0000
Driver Strong Name: oem12.inf:ATI.Mfg.NTamd64.6.1:ati2mtag_RV7X:8.741.0.0:p ci\ven_1002&dev_9440
Rank Of Driver: 00E62001
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C
Deinterlace Caps: {6E8329FF-B642-418B-BCF0-BCB6591E255F}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY
{6E8329FF-B642-418B-BCF0-BCB6591E255F}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x32315659) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{3C5323C1-6FB7-44F5-9081-056BF2EE449D}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,2) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{552C0DAD-CCBC-420B-83C8-74943CF9F1A6}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,2) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{6E8329FF-B642-418B-BCF0-BCB6591E255F}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC1,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC2,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC3,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC4,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(S340,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(S342,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
D3D9 Overlay: Not Supported
DXVA-HD: Not Supported
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled

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Sound Devices
-------------
Description: Digital Audio (S/PDIF) (High Definition Audio Device)
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0885&SUBSYS_10ECE601&REV_1001
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 65535
Type: WDM
Driver Name: HdAudio.sys
Driver Version: 6.01.7600.16385 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
Date and Size: 7/13/2009 20:07:00, 350208 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: Microsoft
HW Accel Level: Basic
Cap Flags: 0xF1F
Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 200000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX™ 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
I3DL2™ Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura™ ZoomFX™: No

Description: Speakers (High Definition Audio Device)
Default Sound Playback: No
Default Voice Playback: No
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0885&SUBSYS_10ECE601&REV_1001
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 65535
Type: WDM
Driver Name: HdAudio.sys
Driver Version: 6.01.7600.16385 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
Date and Size: 7/13/2009 20:07:00, 350208 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: Microsoft
HW Accel Level: Basic
Cap Flags: 0xF1F
Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 200000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX™ 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
I3DL2™ Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura™ ZoomFX™: No

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Sound Capture Devices
---------------------
Description: Microphone (High Definition Audio Device)
Default Sound Capture: Yes
Default Voice Capture: Yes
Driver Name: HdAudio.sys
Driver Version: 6.01.7600.16385 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Date and Size: 7/13/2009 20:07:00, 350208 bytes
Cap Flags: 0x1
Format Flags: 0xFFFFF

Description: Line In (High Definition Audio Device)
Default Sound Capture: No
Default Voice Capture: No
Driver Name: HdAudio.sys
Driver Version: 6.01.7600.16385 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Date and Size: 7/13/2009 20:07:00, 350208 bytes
Cap Flags: 0x1
Format Flags: 0xFFFFF

Description: Line In (High Definition Audio Device)
Default Sound Capture: No
Default Voice Capture: No
Driver Name: HdAudio.sys
Driver Version: 6.01.7600.16385 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Date and Size: 7/13/2009 20:07:00, 350208 bytes
Cap Flags: 0x1
Format Flags: 0xFFFFF

Description: Microphone (High Definition Audio Device)
Default Sound Capture: No
Default Voice Capture: No
Driver Name: HdAudio.sys
Driver Version: 6.01.7600.16385 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Date and Size: 7/13/2009 20:07:00, 350208 bytes
Cap Flags: 0x1
Format Flags: 0xFFFFF

Description: Digital Audio (S/PDIF) (High Definition Audio Device)
Default Sound Capture: No
Default Voice Capture: No
Driver Name: HdAudio.sys
Driver Version: 6.01.7600.16385 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Date and Size: 7/13/2009 20:07:00, 350208 bytes
Cap Flags: 0x1
Format Flags: 0xFFFFF

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DirectInput Devices
-------------------
Device Name: Mouse
Attached: 1
Controller ID: n/a
Vendor/Product ID: n/a
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: Keyboard
Attached: 1
Controller ID: n/a
Vendor/Product ID: n/a
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: Natural® Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x0
Vendor/Product ID: 0x045E, 0x00DB
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: CH Pro Throttle USB
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x0
Vendor/Product ID: 0x068E, 0xC0F1
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: CH Pro Pedals USB
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x1
Vendor/Product ID: 0x068E, 0xC0F2
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: CH Fighterstick USB
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x2
Vendor/Product ID: 0x068E, 0xC0F3
FF Driver: n/a

Poll w/ Interrupt: No

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USB Devices
-----------
+ USB Root Hub
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x10DE, 0x036C
| Matching Device ID: usb\root_hub
| Service: usbhub

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Gameport Devices
----------------

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PS/2 Devices
------------
+ Standard PS/2 Keyboard
| Matching Device ID: *pnp0303
| Service: i8042prt
|
+ HID Keyboard Device
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x045E, 0x00DB
| Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_keyboard
| Service: kbdhid
|
+ HID Keyboard Device
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x068E, 0xC000
| Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_keyboard
| Service: kbdhid
|
+ Razer Naga
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x1532, 0x0015
| Matching Device ID: hid\vid_1532&pid_0015&mi_01
| Upper Filters: RzSynapse
| Service: kbdhid
|
+ Terminal Server Keyboard Driver
| Matching Device ID: root\rdp_kbd
| Upper Filters: kbdclass
| Service: TermDD
|
+ HID-compliant mouse
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x068E, 0xC001
| Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_mouse
| Service: mouhid
|
+ Razer Naga
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x1532, 0x0015
| Matching Device ID: hid\vid_1532&pid_0015&mi_00
| Upper Filters: RzSynapse
| Service: mouhid
|
+ Terminal Server Mouse Driver
| Matching Device ID: root\rdp_mou
| Upper Filters: mouclass
| Service: TermDD

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Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives
------------------------
Drive: C:
Free Space: 15.6 GB
Total Space: 305.2 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: ST332041 8AS SCSI Disk Device

Drive: E:
Free Space: 17.0 GB
Total Space: 305.2 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: ST332062 0AS SCSI Disk Device

Drive: F:
Free Space: 21.4 GB
Total Space: 953.9 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: WDC WD10 EAVS-00D7B0 SCSI Disk Device

Drive: G:
Free Space: 0.7 GB
Total Space: 476.9 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: WDC WD50 00AAKS-00YGA SCSI Disk Device

Drive: H:
Free Space: 0.5 GB
Total Space: 953.9 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: WDC WD10 01FALS-00J7B SCSI Disk Device

Drive: I:
Free Space: 0.6 GB
Total Space: 953.6 GB
File System: FAT32
Model: WD 10EAVS External USB Device

Drive: J:
Free Space: 12.2 GB
Total Space: 953.9 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: WD 10EADS External USB Device

Drive: D:
Model: HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH22LP20 ATA Device
Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), , 0 bytes

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System Devices
--------------
Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03BC&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&11
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03B1&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&0C
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03A9&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&03
Driver: n/a

Name: Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_036E&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&68
Driver: n/a

Name: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9440&SUBSYS_E114174B&REV_00\4&6BB9499&0&0018
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03BA&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&12
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03B0&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&0B
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03A8&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A2\3&2411E6FE&1&05
Driver: n/a

Name: Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_036D&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A2\3&2411E6FE&1&59
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI Express standard Root Port
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03B7&SUBSYS_0C5510DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&18
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03AF&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&0A
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03A1&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A2\3&2411E6FE&1&00
Driver: n/a

Name: Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_036C&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&58
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03B6&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&10
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03AE&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&09
Driver: n/a

Name: NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_037F&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A2\3&2411E6FE&1&72
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0369&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&48
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03B5&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&06
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03AD&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&08
Driver: n/a

Name: NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_037F&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A2\3&2411E6FE&1&71
Driver: n/a

Name: NVIDIA nForce PCI System Management
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0368&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A2\3&2411E6FE&1&51
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03B4&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&07
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03AC&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&01
Driver: n/a

Name: NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_037F&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A2\3&2411E6FE&1&70
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard ISA bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0360&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A2\3&2411E6FE&1&50
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03B3&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&0E
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03AB&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&04
Driver: n/a

Name: High Definition Audio Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0371&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A2\3&2411E6FE&1&79
Driver: n/a

Name: Texas Instruments 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_8023&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_00\4&36AC3632&0&3878
Driver: n/a

Name: D-Link DFE-530TX PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (rev.A)
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3043&SUBSYS_14001186&REV_06\4&36AC3632&0&4878
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03B2&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&0D
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard RAM Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03AA&SUBSYS_C55E10DE&REV_A1\3&2411E6FE&1&02
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0370&SUBSYS_CB8410DE&REV_A2\3&2411E6FE&1&78
Driver: n/a

Name: High Definition Audio Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_AA30&SUBSYS_AA30174B&REV_00\4&6BB9499&0&0118
Driver: n/a

------------------
DirectShow Filters
------------------

DirectShow Filters:
WMAudio Decoder DMO,0x00800800,1,1,WMADMOD.DLL,6.01.7600.16385
WMAPro over S/PDIF DMO,0x00600800,1,1,WMADMOD.DLL,6.01.7600.16385
WMSpeech Decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,WMSPDMOD.DLL,6.01.7600.16385
MP3 Decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,mp3dmod.dll,6.01.7600.16385
Mpeg4s Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,mp4sdecd.dll,6.01.7600.16385
WMV Screen decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,wmvsdecd.dll,6.01.7600.16385
WMVideo Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,wmvdecod.dll,6.01.7600.16385
Mpeg43 Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,mp43decd.dll,6.01.7600.16385
Mpeg4 Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,mpg4decd.dll,6.01.7600.16385
ATI Ticker,0x00200000,0,1,Ticker.ax,
DV Muxer,0x00400000,0,0,qdv.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Color Space Converter,0x00400001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
WM ASF Reader,0x00400000,0,0,qasf.dll,12.00.7600.16385
Screen Capture filter,0x00200000,0,1,wmpsrcwp.dll,12.00.7600.16385
AVI Splitter,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
VGA 16 Color Ditherer,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
SBE2MediaTypeProfile,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Microsoft DTV-DVD Video Decoder,0x005fffff,2,4,msmpeg2vdec.dll,6.01.7140.0000
AC3 Parser Filter,0x00600000,1,1,mpg2splt.ax,6.06.7600.16590
StreamBufferSink,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7600.16385
MJPEG Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
MPEG-I Stream Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
SAMI (CC) Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
VBI Codec,0x00600000,1,4,VBICodec.ax,6.06.7600.16385
MPEG-2 Splitter,0x005fffff,1,0,mpg2splt.ax,6.06.7600.16590
Closed Captions Analysis Filter,0x00200000,2,5,cca.dll,6.06.7600.16385
SBE2FileScan,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Microsoft MPEG-2 Video Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,msmpeg2enc.dll,6.01.7600.16385
Canon MDP Motion-JPEG Decoder,0x00200000,1,1,CanonMDPMJPEGDecoder.ax,3.03.0000.0006
Canon Motion-JPEG Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,CanonMJPEGEncoder.ax,3.02.0000.0004
Internal Script Command Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
MPEG Audio Decoder,0x03680001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
MMACE ProcAmp,0x00200000,0,2,MMACEFilters.dll,
Canon Mov File Parser Filter,0x00600001,1,1,CanonH264Filter.ax,1.04.0000.0015
DV Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,qdv.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Video Mixing Renderer 9,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Microsoft MPEG-2 Encoder,0x00200000,2,1,msmpeg2enc.dll,6.01.7600.16385
ACM Wrapper,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Video Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
MPEG-2 Video Stream Analyzer,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Line 21 Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,qdvd.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Video Port Manager,0x00600000,2,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Video Renderer,0x00400000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
VPS Decoder,0x00200000,0,0,WSTPager.ax,6.06.7600.16385
WM ASF Writer,0x00400000,0,0,qasf.dll,12.00.7600.16385
Canon Custom Resizer SaveMode,0x00200000,1,1,CanonDESResizer.ax,3.02.0000.0009
VBI Surface Allocator,0x00600000,1,1,vbisurf.ax,6.01.7600.16385
Canon Text Source Filter,0x00200000,0,1,CanonTextSourceFilter.ax,3.02.0000.0013
MMACE SoftEmu,0x00200000,0,2,MMACEFilters.dll,
File writer,0x00200000,1,0,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Canon Image Rotation Filter,0x00200000,1,1,CanonRotateFilter.dll,1.06.0001.0023
iTV Data Sink,0x00600000,1,0,itvdata.dll,6.06.7600.16385
iTV Data Capture filter,0x00600000,1,1,itvdata.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Canon Motion-JPEG Decoder,0x00200001,1,1,CanonMJPEGDecoder.ax,3.02.0000.0006
DVD Navigator,0x00200000,0,3,qdvd.dll,6.06.7600.16385
MMACE DeInterlace,0x00200000,0,2,MMACEFilters.dll,
Canon Mov File Parser Filter2,0x00600001,0,1,CanonH264Filter.ax,1.04.0000.0015
Overlay Mixer2,0x00200000,1,1,qdvd.dll,6.06.7600.16385
AVI Draw,0x00600064,9,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
RDP DShow Redirection Filter,0xffffffff,1,0,DShowRdpFilter.dll,
Microsoft MPEG-2 Audio Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,msmpeg2enc.dll,6.01.7600.16385
WST Pager,0x00200000,1,1,WSTPager.ax,6.06.7600.16385
MPEG-2 Demultiplexer,0x00600000,1,1,mpg2splt.ax,6.06.7600.16590
DV Video Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,qdv.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Canon Actual Data Length Setter,0x00200000,1,1,CanonActualDataLengthSetter.ax,3.02.0000.0005
Canon H.264 Decode Filter,0x00600001,1,1,CanonH264Filter.ax,1.04.0000.0015
SampleGrabber,0x00200000,1,1,qedit.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Null Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,qedit.dll,6.06.7600.16385
MPEG-2 Sections and Tables,0x005fffff,1,0,Mpeg2Data.ax,6.06.7600.16385
Microsoft AC3 Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,msac3enc.dll,6.01.7600.16385
Canon H.264 Encoder 1.2,0x00200001,1,1,CanonH264Encoder.ax,1.02.0000.0010
StreamBufferSource,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Smart Tee,0x00200000,1,2,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Overlay Mixer,0x00200000,0,0,qdvd.dll,6.06.7600.16385
AVI Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Canon Resizer,0x00200000,1,1,Canonresizer.ax,3.02.0000.0006
AVI/WAV File Source,0x00400000,0,2,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Wave Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
MIDI Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Multi-file Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
File stream renderer,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Canon WAV Dest,0x00200000,0,0,CanonWavDest.ax,3.02.0000.0004
Microsoft DTV-DVD Audio Decoder,0x005fffff,1,1,msmpeg2adec.dll,6.01.7140.0000
StreamBufferSink2,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7600.16385
AVI Mux,0x00200000,1,0,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Line 21 Decoder 2,0x00600002,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
File Source (Async.),0x00400000,0,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
File Source (URL),0x00400000,0,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Infinite Pin Tee Filter,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Enhanced Video Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,evr.dll,6.01.7600.16385
BDA MPEG2 Transport Information Filter,0x00200000,2,0,psisrndr.ax,6.06.7600.16385
MPEG Video Decoder,0x40000001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
psWav Dest,0x00200000,0,0,psWavDes.ax,1.01.0000.0002

WDM Streaming Tee/Splitter Devices:
Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7600.16385

Video Compressors:
WMVideo8 Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,wmvxencd.dll,6.01.7600.16385
WMVideo9 Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,wmvencod.dll,6.01.7600.16385
MSScreen 9 encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,wmvsencd.dll,6.01.7600.16385
DV Video Encoder,0x00200000,0,0,qdv.dll,6.06.7600.16385
MJPEG Compressor,0x00200000,0,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Cinepak Codec by Radius,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Intel IYUV codec,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Intel IYUV codec,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Microsoft RLE,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Microsoft Video 1,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385

Audio Compressors:
WM Speech Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,WMSPDMOE.DLL,6.01.7600.16385
WMAudio Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,WMADMOE.DLL,6.01.7600.16385
Lernout & Hauspie CELP 4.8kbit/s,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Lernout & Hauspie SBC 8kbit/s,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Lernout & Hauspie SBC 12kbit/s,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Lernout & Hauspie SBC 16kbit/s,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
IMA ADPCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
PCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Microsoft ADPCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
GSM 6.10,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
CCITT A-Law,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
CCITT u-Law,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
MPEG Layer-3,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490

Audio Capture Sources:
Microphone (High Definition Aud,0x00200000,0,0,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Digital Audio (S/PDIF) (High De,0x00200000,0,0,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Line In (High Definition Audio ,0x00200000,0,0,qcap.dll,6.06.7600.16385

PBDA CP Filters:
PBDA DTFilter,0x00600000,1,1,CPFilters.dll,6.06.7600.16590
PBDA ETFilter,0x00200000,0,0,CPFilters.dll,6.06.7600.16590
PBDA PTFilter,0x00200000,0,0,CPFilters.dll,6.06.7600.16590

Midi Renderers:
Default MidiOut Device,0x00800000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490

WDM Streaming Capture Devices:
,0x00000000,0,0,,
HD Audio Mixed capture,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7600.16385
HD Audio Digital in,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7600.16385

WDM Streaming Rendering Devices:
ATI HD Audio rear output,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7600.16385
HD Audio Headphone/Speakers,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7600.16385
HD Audio SPDIF out,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7600.16385

BDA Network Providers:
Microsoft ATSC Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7600.16385
Microsoft DVBC Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7600.16385
Microsoft DVBS Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7600.16385
Microsoft DVBT Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7600.16385
Microsoft Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSNP.ax,6.06.7600.16590

Multi-Instance Capable VBI Codecs:
VBI Codec,0x00600000,1,4,VBICodec.ax,6.06.7600.16385

BDA Transport Information Renderers:
BDA MPEG2 Transport Information Filter,0x00600000,2,0,psisrndr.ax,6.06.7600.16385
MPEG-2 Sections and Tables,0x00600000,1,0,Mpeg2Data.ax,6.06.7600.16385

BDA CP/CA Filters:
Decrypt/Tag,0x00600000,1,1,EncDec.dll,6.06.7600.16385
Encrypt/Tag,0x00200000,0,0,EncDec.dll,6.06.7600.16385
PTFilter,0x00200000,0,0,EncDec.dll,6.06.7600.16385
XDS Codec,0x00200000,0,0,EncDec.dll,6.06.7600.16385

WDM Streaming Communication Transforms:
Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7600.16385

Audio Renderers:
Digital Audio (S/PDIF) (High De,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Default DirectSound Device,0x00800000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Default WaveOut Device,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
DirectSound: Digital Audio (S/PDIF) (High Definition Audio Device),0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
DirectSound: Speakers (High Definition Audio Device),0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490
Speakers (High Definition Audio,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7600.16490

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EVR Power Information
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Current Setting: {5C67A112-A4C9-483F-B4A7-1D473BECAFDC} (Quality)
Quality Flags: 2576
Enabled:
Force throttling
Allow half deinterlace
Allow scaling
Decode Power Usage: 100
Balanced Flags: 1424
Enabled:
Force throttling
Allow batching
Force half deinterlace
Force scaling
Decode Power Usage: 50
PowerFlags: 1424
Enabled:
Force throttling
Allow batching
Force half deinterlace
Force scaling
Decode Power Usage: 0
July 23, 2010 9:12:18 PM

try running the game with no mods activated and/or try a clean reinstall
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Related resources
July 23, 2010 9:13:53 PM

If I hadn't already spent a lot of time settting up my mod, I'd wipe my install and try again. I've got too much time invested in the install to make that my first option though. I'll try w/ no mods though, and use Furmark. Thanks.

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a c 113 B Homebuilt system
July 23, 2010 9:20:14 PM

Good post, although the dxdiag file is better left as a link or edited down :) 

Let's clarify a few points first:

Is Oblivion the only game where this happens?

Could you list full system specs?
CPU
MB
Memory (details)
GPU
PSU

Your C: drive is very full, and you could be encountering pagefile errors. Clean it up and defrag.

Also, please disconnect any external drives or other storage devices while troubleshooting.
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July 23, 2010 9:30:36 PM

Thx. Yeah, I was wondering about that, re: the DXDiag. Mighty might long!

Yes, Oblivion is the only game doing this. Recently played Metro2033, Just Cause 2, X3: Terran Conflict, and Aliens vs. Predator at similarly high settings with no problems. I built this system a few years ago, and earlier this year swapped out my GTX 8800 for an ATI Radeon 4800.

Here are my specs:
ATI Radeon HD 4800 (10.6 driver w/ Catalyst suite)
GameXStream 700W PSU
Intel Core2Duo E6600Conroe 2.4GHz
CORSAIR 4GB DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (4 1GB sticks)
SoundBlasterX-Fi
EVGAnforce SLI 680imobo


The C drive I have Oblivon installed on has (I think) about 15G free, and I defragged and cleaned it before I installed Oblivion to it. I can defrag it again, though.

I will disconnect external drives and other storage next time I troubleshoot.

Based on this info, do you have any thoughts/tips?
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a c 113 B Homebuilt system
July 23, 2010 9:39:14 PM

I would do a few things.

I would completely clean both the graphics and sound drivers off and re-install the latest, and don't forget Alchemy.

I would try some registry repair tool.

But really, some core file of your game probably just got corrupted during the mod installation. Save your game saves and re-install.
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July 23, 2010 9:40:10 PM

i would highly recommend a clean reinstall of the game
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July 23, 2010 9:42:12 PM

I'll go ahead and clean those drivers-- I take it Alchemy is an application that helps do this thoroughly?

What registry repair tool would you suggest.

Not ready to reinstall- want to exhaust all other options first. FCOM Oblivion is a pretty complex install.

Thanks again. :-)
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a c 113 B Homebuilt system
July 23, 2010 9:44:29 PM

Alchemy is a download from Creative that helps sound in some games.
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July 23, 2010 9:46:06 PM

OK, thanks.
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July 24, 2010 7:11:39 PM

Update- Disabled all the mods for the game but my computer is still crashing.

To troubleshoot, so far I have removed and reinstalled my ATI Catalyst drivers, opened my case and cleaned all the dust, and have my case door open.

The computer shuts down before the game's mod content has even loaded...I know this because the shutdown occurs before any mod messages of slipstream loading (the 'ding' sound and the change I made from 75 to 90 degree FOV)

Looking at my ATI Overdrive tab and now my temp is 62 degrees, 0% actviity, and 25% fan speed
Looking at Core Temp, and now Core 0 and Core 1 are each 65 degrees- low 64 and high 78

After beginning Oblivion, ATI Overdrive is
Core Temp is

I was running the Furmark GPU stress test and my computer shut down about 2/3rds through it. When I rebooted, Firefox had updated itself, so I am not sure if the shutdown was due to my comptuer crashing or Firefox obnoxiously restarting. The Furmark test was taking up the entirety of the screen.

My Core 0 temp was 77 during the test and my Core 1 temp was 75. My ATI temp was 77 during the test.
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a c 113 B Homebuilt system
July 24, 2010 8:23:31 PM

Those are incredibly high core temps for a C2D. They are very much in the red. Is that according to HWmonitor? What program? They can report up to 10C difference so it's important to use one of the standards.

HWMonitor
RealTemp

Regardless of whether this is the issue, if you are actually idling over 50C you need to remedy that right away.
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July 24, 2010 9:07:45 PM

Yes, I think my CPU and possibly GPU are overheating. I ran the Furmark GPU benchmark and once again my computer shut down. My CPU temps were at 78 and my GPU temp was at 78. I was monitoring CPU with Core Temp and GPU with the ATI Overdrive tool. When the system is idle, CPU temp is around 65.

I built this machine a few years ago and it has run every game I've installed on it (mostly flight sims, first person shooters, and RPGs), at very high settings, and at 25600x1600. All my fans are working, and I've cleaned the dust out of the case. The computer is in the same room it's always been in.

So, I've no idea why this is becoming a problem now. About 6 months ago, I did swap out my NVIDIA 8800GTX with an ATI HD Radeon 4800. I don't know if the ATI card is more prone to overheating.

The computer is running every other game but FCOM (and now vanilla) Oblivion without difficulty.

What suggestions do folks have for addressing this?
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July 24, 2010 9:47:58 PM

It's definitely not an Oblivion-related problem. My system just shut down while I was watching a video. Not good.

So, if it's overheating this way, and no fans seem dead, what's going on, and how to fix?
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July 24, 2010 10:11:57 PM

A friend thinks its my PSU, and I think he might be correct. I ran the SpeedFan app on my 700W OCZ GameXStream Power Supply, which apparently should be running at 12V. Here are the results:
From Speedfan:

Vcore: 1.41V
+12V: 9.82V
AVcc: 3.20V

System: -65C
CPU: 58C
AUS 41C
Core 0: 60C
Core 1: 60C

Any thoughts, and suggestions for a good replacement, if that's what I need?


But I shouldn't think that the PSU replacement would improve any of my CPU or GPU temps, which makes me wonder if I still need to solve that problem.
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July 25, 2010 5:25:24 AM

No. The ONLY way to test a power supply is with an actual volt meter while the PSU is under load. Software voltage readings are USELESS.

You have accurate CPU temps that clearly spell out an issue. Don't get side-tracked.

Intel Stock coolers have to be pushed into place until they lock. Frequently they do not fully lock and later come loose.

This is why we like to recommend 3rd party coolers even when you don't overclock.

If your cooler has loosened you will need to remove it, clean off the thermal paste, and re-apply new paste. Best to get a replacement cooler at the same time if you can.
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January 26, 2012 2:10:08 PM

Had the same issue. Mine was a defective psu. A voltmeter is also not going to be the correct tester for this as you would actually need an amp meter. I used an inductive amp meter and was able to determine my PSU was not up to the task. My system perfromed great running emulated games, word etc. Launch Batman Arkham City and poof it just shut down. Bought new PSU and Voila all is good
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