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Oblivion needs more power - Help push my cpu to its limit!


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#1 v0id

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 01:59 AM

Hey everyone, I've been enjoying playing Oblivion but felt that my cpu may have been holding me back slightly. I have a 3200+ Winchester running @ 2460mhz and a 6800GT @ Ultra speeds. Lowering the game's graphics settings didnt do much to improve my fps so I figured it might be the cpu. This got me seeing just what my cpu can do. However, try as I might I can't seem to get it over 2460mhz (10x246).

I've significantly upped the voltages to the CPU, chipset and RAM (even though I've taken it out of the equation by running it under spec) but it may just be that 2460mhz is all she'll give. I have decent air cooling so I've pushed the CPU voltage up to 1.63v and its running fairly cool - temps under 50 on full load - and its still failing the Prime95 torture test. Have I run out of road or is there anything else I can try?

Any advice would be appreciated.

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#2 Lackadaisical

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 04:06 AM

Please add your system specs to your signature. It will help people help you, and its a rule.

As far as getting a higher clock you might just be at your cpu limit :(

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#3 Triton.se

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 04:59 AM

Do a run in 3DMark05 or Aquamark3, compare your score with similar rigs.

I guess you should get ~5500p in 3DMark05, or ~65000 in Aquamark3.

You haven't got AA and AF fixed to high values in Windows ? Set them to be application controlled incase they aren't (otherwise changing gfx settings in games have no effect)

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 07:24 AM

How much ram do you have? I think that might be whats holding you back as a cpu at 2.4 and your 6800 @ Ultra speeds should be enough. I play Oblivion on this system and it runs smooth...