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Oblivion lags on brand new pc

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July 9, 2010 2:30:28 AM

Oblivion lags at max settings (max res, anti aliasing x2, no hdr lighting, bloom enabled, distant everything, max view distance), another thing i've noticed is the lack of fog, I can see really low lod land and structures in the distance when they're should be fog or something there. Also, i've mounted an iso, I previously bought the game and it broke, but beforehand I made sure to put it into an iso file, which I have now mounted.

Here are my specs;
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System Information
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Time of this report: 7/9/2010, 12:28:08
Machine name: PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100226-1909)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: X58A-UD3R
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 6144MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 6142MB RAM
Page File: 1458MB used, 4881MB 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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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GT 220
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce GT 220
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A20&SUBSYS_12253842&REV_A2
Display Memory: 3801 MB
Dedicated Memory: 986 MB
Shared Memory: 2815 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: SyncMaster P2350(G)/P23500(G),Magic P2350G(Digital)
Monitor Model: SyncMaster
Monitor Id: SAM0526
Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.000Hz)
Output Type: DVI
Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver File Version: 8.17.0011.9745 (English)
Driver Version: 8.17.11.9745
DDI Version: 10.1
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 4/4/2010 08:55:31, 11906664 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4960-11CF-E37D-2E321CC2C535}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x0A20
SubSys ID: 0x12253842
Revision ID: 0x00A2
Driver Strong Name: oem1.inf:NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.1:Section011:8.17.11.9745:p ci\ven_10de&dev_0a20
Rank Of Driver: 00E62001
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C ModeVC1_C ModeWMV9_C


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a c 194 U Graphics card
July 9, 2010 2:35:16 AM

You are using a GT220, you arent going to be able to do max detail with 2x AA on any resolution. Either turn down the settings or get a real gaming card.

What resolution are you using so we know what ones will fit your needs.
a b U Graphics card
July 9, 2010 2:38:18 AM

Quote:
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GT 220


That is part of your problem. Although Oblivion is an older game (a monster powerhouse in it's day) the GT 220 is not a very good gaming graphics card. Your CPU (Processor) on the other hand is a Ferrari, meanwhile your GT 220 is like putting a Honda Civic 4cyl in your Ferrari and expecting horsepower. :) 

At 1920 x 1080 resolution, that GT220 is going to have a hard time playing anything. Lower your resolution or upgrade your video card. :) 

For 1920x1080 you really SHOULD be using an ATI 5850 or nVidia GTX 470 for most games. Something older like Oblivion could get away with an ATI 5770.
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a b U Graphics card
July 9, 2010 3:10:27 AM

Your using a card that isn't meant for gaming at anything above 720p, it's really meant for HD video use not gaming.
a c 358 U Graphics card
July 9, 2010 3:22:28 AM

The Gt 220 isn't much of a gaming card, but it does make a decent card for an HTPC. I say decent because it cannot decode Blu-Ray movies. The Blu-Ray player will totally rely on the CPU for video playback. Fortunately, you have a i7 930.

See following GT 220 review with benchmarks. Oblivion is not included because it is fairly old, but Fallout 3 is used to benchmark the card. It uses an enhanced version of Oblivion's engine. I would suspect the GT 220 would perform slightly better (I mean slight) in Oblivion than FO3.

Nvidia GeForce 210 and GeForce GT 220 Review: Revenge of the Low-End?
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/gf-210-g...

July 9, 2010 3:23:40 AM

Does anyone have any answer as to the distant land question? Thanks for the current replies

BTW: F*** yeah Slayer.
a b U Graphics card
July 9, 2010 3:44:32 AM

cessusbangy said:
Does anyone have any answer as to the distant land question? Thanks for the current replies

BTW: F*** yeah Slayer.


Your extremely under powered video card isn't capable of keeping up. Therefore, it's not rendering all the stuff it should be. ;) 

Install a better graphics card, or reduce your resolution and all your graphics settings. Those are basically your two choices. Or, thirdly you can just deal with what you have.
July 9, 2010 3:51:50 AM

Yup, works now on second highest res with bloom turned off and no antialiasing. Thank you so much for your help, runs like a dream!
a b U Graphics card
July 9, 2010 6:21:54 AM

You have got mismatched components in your PC - a high end CPU with an entry level GPU.You should really upgrade to at least a 5850 if you want to enjoy current games at max settings and HD resolution.
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