Oblivion - jerky


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Guest

All,

I've got a problem with Oblivion. The game runs very jerky, ok for a few
seconds, then freeze for a few seconds, runs for a few seconds, then freeze
for a few seconds...

Running Vista 64
A8N-SLI-SE
AMD Athlon 64 3000+
1Gb RAM
nVidia GF 7300GS PCIe (running MS WDDM driver)

I've not played the game yet and I'm really keen to start. I've applied the
v1.1 game patch. I did get a dialog box during install saying it couldn't
identify the video card. I did have nVidia drivers but uninstalled them
because I couldn't get the 3D windows without the MS WDDM drivers. Any
thoughts? Maybe I need to wait until MS release an update to the 64 bit beta?
 
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Paul Smith

Roman said:
All,

I've got a problem with Oblivion. The game runs very jerky, ok for a few
seconds, then freeze for a few seconds, runs for a few seconds, then
freeze
for a few seconds...

Running Vista 64
A8N-SLI-SE
AMD Athlon 64 3000+
1Gb RAM
nVidia GF 7300GS PCIe (running MS WDDM driver)

I've not played the game yet and I'm really keen to start. I've applied
the
v1.1 game patch. I did get a dialog box during install saying it couldn't
identify the video card. I did have nVidia drivers but uninstalled them
because I couldn't get the 3D windows without the MS WDDM drivers. Any
thoughts? Maybe I need to wait until MS release an update to the 64 bit
beta
Oblivion runs fine here but I'm using a Radeon 850XT PE with ATI's drivers.

My only thoughts are to boot XP to play it. :cool: nVidia's drivers to seem to
be having a lot of issues.

--
Paul Smith,
Yeovil, UK.
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User.
http://www.windowsresource.net/

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Zack Uribe

I would guess the main problem is that your video card is using system
memory to increase "its memory". Is your card one of those "turbo-cache"
versions?
Not only are these cards slower to display graphics, the memory that they
are using is being taken away from the OS...so your 1 GB memory, could be
down to 750 or so..if you are sharing 256 MB of memory.

Oblivion is a hog on the newest/fastest CPU/GPU combos.

If you are running beta2, it will get better..nVidia has new drivers in the
newer builds, and the OS is being optimized so it uses less ram and is
faster.

I would imagine that your stop and starts is caused by the OS accessing your
swap file. Do you have anything else open when running Oblivion?
 
G

Guest

Oblivion runs fine here too. Thought I read on the Oblivion site that the
patch was not for x64 systems. Are you running any kind of system monitoring
software or hardware like ASUS Probe? These periodically poll the system, and
I have seen delays in games because of it. Try disabling all your other apps
first, then run Oblivion. Also, try setting your video options down to
minimum and work your way up. Should be smooth sailing for you at lowest
video settings.

My config for reference:

Vista x64 Beta 2
ASUS A8V, onboard audio and LAN
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
1GB Corsair PC2700 (2x 512MB)
80GB Maxtor UDMA ATA133 HDD
BFG GeForce 7800GSOC 256MB (using nVidia Vista x64 beta driver)

-Rob
 
G

Guest

RMWChaos said:
Oblivion runs fine here too. Thought I read on the Oblivion site that the
patch was not for x64 systems. Are you running any kind of system monitoring
software or hardware like ASUS Probe? These periodically poll the system, and
I have seen delays in games because of it. Try disabling all your other apps
first, then run Oblivion. Also, try setting your video options down to
minimum and work your way up. Should be smooth sailing for you at lowest
video settings.

My config for reference:

Vista x64 Beta 2
ASUS A8V, onboard audio and LAN
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
1GB Corsair PC2700 (2x 512MB)
80GB Maxtor UDMA ATA133 HDD
BFG GeForce 7800GSOC 256MB (using nVidia Vista x64 beta driver)

-Rob
 
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Guest

Bah, my response wasn't included? Anyway, following upgrade to RC1 all is
fine, Oblivion is running as smooth as silk.
 
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