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Extreme immediate help please!

I have an Acer Aspire 5920 lapto whose specs are:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 3G DDR2 RAM
  • GeForce 8600

It's practicly new as i didn't download new stuff besides firefox so the memory and ram are still practicly maxed however when i finally installed oblivion (and installed the patch 1.1.511) The game's lag (or choppyness, whatever) is extreme, I'm guessing I'm playing at around 10 FPS at best. this is with default settings. if i put everything to absolute minimal settings (so much so that it starts to look like daggerfall) my FPS barely gets better, maybe up to 12 FPS. Please someone HELP! and to top this all off, the console key (~) doesn't even work, even if i equip to ring of gods that should allow console, nothing happens anyways. so please someone, answer ASAP!!! Ganoes Paran 21:44, 5 May 2008 (EDT)

Ok, I'm upgrading to the 1.2.0416 patch but for some reason it says this:

Old File not found. However, a file of the same name was found. No Update done since file contents do not match.

SO I'm having a double whammy here or whats happening?

Interesting problem. I don't see anything obvious that could be causing the problem. Here's a few things we can try:
  1. Open the console and type in 'tdt' this will bring up the debug menu, which will give us a better picture of your FPS. I want you to see if there is a large difference in the FPS in towns/heavily populated areas and open wilderness
  2. Have you tried reinstalling?
  3. Are other games suffering like Oblivion or just Oblivion?
  4. Are your video card drivers updated?
Get back to me after you've got answers for at least 1,3, and 4. --Ratwar 22:42, 5 May 2008 (EDT)

Alrighty. first off for number 1, I cannot open console, no matter what happens. I just unistalled Oblivion, deleted its folder (because i believe that was the problem for the newest patch) and going to reinstall oblivion, hopefully it works out fully this round.

2.) I unistalled and reinstalled multiple times, no game. 3.) never had a problem with other games (SW:RC, halo 2, SoaSE, Galcivs.) 4.) Honestly, I think they should be fully updated considering I just got this computer this month (well, april actually, think it was around 4/10) will report after i finish reinstalling Oblivion (once again) and instal that patch, wish me luck

Tried installing the 1.2 patch, keeps saying the same thing. I'm going to start the game without the patch see what happens

however the 1.1 patch can install perfectly with no other problems. . interesting

Still laggy, slightly improved though but its nothing to worth mentioning, is still practicly unjoyable experience to play it like this however here's some things of interest:

The main menu section of Oblivion (continue | new game | load. . .) there are no background pictures, it's just the standar whitish-tan of parchment.
and two, in the lower left-hand corner says v 1.2.0416 = 1.2 patch installed while it isn't installed . . .
Can anybody help me? thanks in advance
Is this a pirated copy of Oblivion? --Ratwar 01:22, 6 May 2008 (EDT)
not at all, a full valid copy from the gamestop store nearby. Ganoes Paran
And you attempting to install the Oblivion_v1.2.0416English.exe version of the patch, right? --Ratwar 20:51, 7 May 2008 (EDT)
yeah the application file on properties is .exe
Well, here's the deal as far as I can tell. You don't have the US version of Oblivion. The fact that your console doesn't work is caused by having an international version not meant for use by an English Keyboard, and your patch error is also indicative of having an international version and installing the wrong version of the patch. Therefore, I suggest you take it back to GameStop, explain your problems and see if you can get a replacement game. --Ratwar 21:16, 7 May 2008 (EDT)
ok, thank you for all your help, off to the shop again ;) --Ganoes Paran

Actually it isn't necessary to have a 128MB video card. I play with an ATI X700 64MB and it's not too slow.

except for some scenes...? Been through main quest? Kvatch, end of Bruma series and then Imperial City are three ultimate "gag any card" pieces. I've been successfully running through Elswyr with max detail at 60FPS, but as soon as it started raining in Blackwood later, I had to quickly pull the sliders down. --Vook 17:51, 18 May 2006 (EDT)
ATI X300 64MB and the game runs fine; I actually turned on water reflections without a drop in framerate.
Pull the sliders down? Manually? You should try the NPFRO.—Sam324 20:30, 4 April 2008 (EDT)

Max settings requirement.

Anyone think the R600 will be able to handle max settings? assume average framerate of 35 and 1024 x 768 resolution

The section at the bottom has many errors:

Note 2: A PC with the following specs should be able to run any currently released game (as of 2006) at 100% settings with maximum efficiency at a resolution of 1600x1200, despite the comments above. This is substantiated roughly 99%.

  • Athlon FX-62 Dual Processors
  • Quad-SLi, Dual GeForce 7950 GX2 GPUs (2GB video memory combined)

If Oblivion's code is ever tweaked to allow use of a PPU, then running Oblivion at its maximum settings will become even easier to accomplish.

Dual FX-62's? not possible. I don't see 4gb of ram having any improvement over 2gb. 2gb of video memory is misleading, it's really only 512mb. PPU? this part isn't really necessary, and could lessen the framerate (more objects onscreen to render)

I totally agree with the fact that these specs could run Oblivion at maximum settings at a resolution of 1600x1200, especially since there are problems with the Geforce 7950 GX2's drivers and Oblivion (most benchmarks show the x1950 XTX as being the best card for Oblivion). 4 GB of RAM would have no appreciable performance improvement, and it is a solid fact that the FX-62 can't do it. Therefore I am deleting that part of the article. --Ratwar 00:19, 23 October 2006 (EDT)
Just out of curiousity, how much would all this hardware cost all together? -- 15:37, 5 January 2007 (EST)
Well, Geforce 8800GTX's are $539.00, and you'd need two of them. The Core 2 Duo X6800 runs at $958.00, then probably $200 for RAM, $200 for a motherboard, $250 for a Powersupply, another $300 for a monitor, $150 for the case, $100 for an Hard Drive, $20 for s cheap DVD-Drive, and $100 for a sound card, so around $3,356... --Ratwar 16:33, 5 January 2007 (EST)
I disagree. 4GB shows a MASSIVE improvement over 2GB. As in, 2GB stutters frequently but 4GB flies right through it at max settings.—Sam324 16:12, 7 May 2008 (EDT)
With my Vista 64-bit, at least. I also tried putting in a sound card at the same time, could be that.—Sam324 16:14, 7 May 2008 (EDT)
Well I have 2GB and it doesn't even come close to using all of it. If you have a 64bit OS though more RAM will probably help, as 64bit needs more RAM.

My System - Runs at Ultra High

Hey guys, Just to let you know, I'm running the game at ultra high, with actor and item fades maxed, and tree fade at half (because I want to see animals) here are my specs:

Pentium D - Dual Core - 3.0 ghz
1 Gig DDR2 533 Mhz
GeForce 7600 GT 256MB DDR3

Running at 1024x768 at ultra high, no stutter, not even any "loading area" screens. It's really smooth, I don't have fps rates off hand, but if requested I can turn the console command on and find out.
--Cdevine 16:31, 10 January 2007 (EST)

Cdevine, Ultra-High at 1024X768, ain't that special. --Ratwar 17:01, 10 January 2007 (EST)
Hi Ratwar, I suppose you feel special? I'm confused. I was giving an fyi on what hardware would be needed to run it at such settings. I suppose you don't find this educational. I also suppose that your belittling tone is helpful in this regard? Why don't you let me know what you are trying to say without being rude? I figured this would be helpful to anyone that doesn't want to spend the money on SLI 8800's, 2 gigs of RAM, and an Intel Core 2 Extreme (which is most likely overkill) but still be able to appreciate the large textures, increased fades, and no stuttering. I may be mistaken, but isn't that what this page is for? --Cdevine 15:17, 11 January 2007 (EST)
He is lying his ass off. I have a Pentium D 930 3Ghz, 2GB of RAM, and an x1900xt and I can only run in medium-high settings and still get decent framerates. He is completely full of shit. — Unsigned comment by (talk)
Maybe you don't have your graphics card and its drivers optimized, but games do require ridiculous amounts of power from the gfx card and CPU nowadays. Nothing is ever going to be enough. PC hardware is shit anyway and doesn't usually even work. This is especially the case if you try to use a piece of hardware with another. I'm stepping out of the Ferris wheel as of now and hereby announce I will never buy a piece of crappy PC hardware again! --FMan | Talk (contribs) 19:26, 4 March 2007 (EST)
I have a 2.8 ghz Pentium D, 1gb of RAM and an x1300 and I run the game with all settings high (except texture size,HDR,bloom) on 1024x768 and I play on very laggy (but very playble which I got used to in a few minutes. Hope this is helpful:)
Ok, first off, for "unsigned", I clicked the ultra high button when loading oblivion, so by saying "medium-high" settings really doesn't give any of us any idea on what settings you picked. Please, for future reference, people should be a bit more detailed.
Secondly, for the last comment, "all settings high" doesn't make sense either. What does "high" quantify to? As, clicking the "ultra high" option, doesn't make all settings maxed. In fact, fade distance is still pretty minimal and AA isn't on. Also, you can't have a setting such as "high" applied to HDR or Bloom, further adding to the unexplainable nonsense in this thread.
Further I'd like to add that I'd like to make a correction. Horse riding at my system's configuration actual is a bit laggy, and it does take a way a bit to the experience. :-\
--Cdevine 00:35, 22 June 2007 (EDT)
--bio 13 Jan 2008 (EDT)
i run oblivion with VGA geforce 8400, setting medium, it's verry laggy, how can you run oblivion in geforce7600, high resolution, and very smooth???
You can't judge your system just by your video card. There's many more factors, such as:
  • Background processes/services/taskbar programs running
  • CPU/Processor
  • RAM/Memory
  • Sound card? Lack thereof?
  • Overclocking of memory, CPU, or graphics card.
See my next post to learn how to see your specs (the rest of 'em)—Sam324 21:02, 4 April 2008 (EDT)
I don't exactly know the specs of my laptop, except that it was custom built for me for X-mas last year by my local computer shop, Niagara Electronics and when I tried it on my laptop, it ran perfectly at all top settings. I dont know what video cards in it, I don't know what RAM is in it, the only brand name I see on it is Intel Celeron M. I paid $1200 for it. But yeah, with mine, no lag whatsoever. Of course, I quit any running programs I dont need up and I disconnect my internet too, so as to help remove lag. Top settings possible, and no lag. I am not lying, unlike the person above.
Are you sure he/she's lying? I just don't see why someone would lie and say they're getting great FPSs on that card as a reference to others. To get your specs:
XP: Start→Run→Type "dxdiag"→Press enter
Vista: Start→Type "dxdiag" into search box→Hit Enter
Sam324 21:02, 4 April 2008 (EDT)
Maybe you swear too much.—Sam324 21:02, 4 April 2008 (EDT)

playable with...

Yo. i play with a few mods so i'll list those first.

-Natural enviroments (HDR version)
-Eshme's bodies, Ren's Beautypack (no, not the nude ver pervs)

theres others but those are the only ones that would afect load and fps

  • also playing with the unofficial 2.1.2 patch offered on this site.

Amd Althlon 64 x2 5200+ (dual core 2.6ghz)
2 gig Mushkin DDR2-800
Sata WD drive, 250gb (with vistas sata improvments on)
Sapphire ULTIMATE Radeon x1950 pro 256mb

screen res 1024x768, everythign else pushed all the way up.
runs really well (FPS 50-60 constant on exterior cells). only hitches i get are first load (because of opencities)

-TehBuG- ( 16:25, 17 June 2007 (EDT))

Problem Finding The patch

i have a nvidia geforce 8400m gt gpu and the game oblivion the first version cant support it can u tell me where to fid the unofficial patch so i could run oblibion nicely..-_- can u send me an e-mail at

First of all, if you're not already running it, download the official 1.2.416 patch. Then get the unofficial patch here. I must warn you, the UOP does not add support for other cards. That's the official patch's responsibility. But, you should download and install the UOP (Unofficial Oblivion Patch) anyway. It enhances your game. And, what do you mean "It can't support the card?" Does the screen go completely white upon loading a save or starting a game? If so, you need Oldblivion.—Sam324 21:10, 4 April 2008 (EDT)

Will It Run On Dual nVidia 8800 GTX -SLI Enabled-?

Can it run on a Dual 768MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 8800 GTX - SLI Enabled? If yes then at what settings? I just want to know before I buy Oblivion next week. (I'm a "noob" when it comes to graphics cards.)

You could probably run two or three copies on a rig like that! You'll be able to run it at the highest possible settings with no problems. –RpehTCE 04:30, 21 January 2008 (EST)
How about just one of those? How would Oblivion run on one nVidia 8800 GTX?
Have either of you looked at the main article? "NVIDIA GeForce 8800 series; playability = Extremely High". That's for just one. With two it's going to be as smooth as ice. –RpehTCE 11:44, 21 January 2008 (EST)
Yes, two (SLI) is for high resolutions (monitor size) such as 1920x1200 and above. But adding a second, even if you don't have a really big monitor, couldn't hurt. Except hurt your wallet! ;)—Sam324 21:16, 4 April 2008 (EDT)

How About These Graphics Cards?

Could Oblivion run nicely with these graphics cards? -nVidia 8800 GTX (768MB) -nVidia 8800 GTX [SLI] (768MB) -nVidia 8800 Ultra (768MB)

[The Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme QX6850 3.0GHz 8MB Cache 1333MHz FSB] [The RAM: 4GB Low Latency Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz - 4 x 1024MB] [Operating Sytem: Windows Vista Home Premium (Must Have)] [Power Supply: Alienware® 1000 Watt Multi-GPU Approved Power Supply] [Cooling Sytem: Alienware® High-Performance Liquid Cooling]

Which graphics card out of these three would run Oblivion the fastest on "almost" max settings? (Or just enough to look like Oblivion on the Xbox 360)

As Rpeh pointed out, the Article covers that information. any 8800 card will make the Xbox 360 look bad. -Ratwar 11:55, 20 March 2008 (EDT)

Functionallity of Pixel Shaders

What is, as the headline asks, the functionallity of pixel shaders in Oblivion, what makes the game need them opposed to Morrowind? My ancient laptop did run Morrowind, but without Pixel shaders, or the cash to buy a much needed computer I don't get to play Oblivion a lot. I googled it quite a lot, but all I found was a lot of words I know, but in unknown orders. I won't be able to use OldBlivion either, since even that requires pixel shaders (v1,0). Does the use of pixel shaders make up most of the game's great graphics compared to Morrowind or was it a real necessity to make the game (ie. would the whole concept of Oblivion be impossible to make without the pixel shaders, or does it just look good?)

I really hate my overly ancient machine :( I'm almost litterally saving every €0,01 I get to get me a decent (by which I mean: Oblivion-playing) pc, but life seems to hate me..

Well, by my understanding of pixel shading, which is a novice level at best, there is a huge jump in graphical capability between no pixel shaders, pixel shaders 1.0, and pixel shaders 2.0. Of course, it is only graphics, and there is no relation between pixel shaders and the actual gameplay. Sorry about the late reply. --Ratwar 11:55, 20 March 2008 (EDT)
If your card doesn't support any pixel shaders, chances are the rest of the card is not good enough to run Oblivion at all. I have no idea if this'll work, but you could always try deleting the "Shaders" folder in %programfiles%\Oblivion\Data and everything in it. It'll probably cause crashes, though. :(—Sam324 21:20, 4 April 2008 (EDT)


I'm so lost. I have a Compaq Presario c500 notebook and I was wondering if I would be able to run Oblivion well on this. I already have it for 360, but the allure of all the modding and other features really makes me want it for PC.--Imperial Scum 16:53, 11 May 2008 (EDT)

Well, I suggest you run a Dxdiag test, as described here. Following that, see where your video cards and processor are on the charts provided with the article. Computers come with a range of different options that make it impossible to judge performance on a series number. --Ratwar 17:29, 11 May 2008 (EDT)

Running Oblivion

I'm not sure if my computer would be able to run oblivion. I'm not very computer illiterate, But I did manage to find what my system has.

Can My computer play oblivion? I already have it for 360 But I'd like the mods/console for pc. — Unsigned comment by George (talkcontribs)

Yes, it can, though your video card is quite weak, so it won't look very good.--Ratwar 22:31, 23 May 2008 (EDT)

Any recommendations on a better video card? I have no clue which is good or bad.— Unsigned comment by George (talkcontribs)

How much are you looking to spend? I mean, if you're just going for a decent Oblivion experience, you can find one reasonably cheaply, but if you're also looking to play more recent games (or play Oblivion on very high settings) it can get expensive.--Ratwar 00:54, 24 May 2008 (EDT)

I'm looking to spend 75$ or less. Would that get me a good card? — Unsigned comment by George (talkcontribs)

It'll get you a serviceable one. I'm gonna recommend that you get a Radeon HD 3650. I would also say to order it online if possible, since that's usually much cheaper than in stores. If your in the US, you can use Newegg.--Ratwar 14:38, 24 May 2008 (EDT)

New computer

I'm getting a new computer, because my current one is ancient, and I'd like to be able to play Oblivion reasonably well on it. The computer I have now can barely play oblivion on the lowest settings possible, and I generally need a new one anyway. I'm not too knowledgable on this kind of stuff, but would this computer be able to run the game well? here Basically I'm not sure about the graphics card, its nVidia GeForce 7050, which I can't find listed anywhere. Any help on the subject would be appreciated, because like I said, I'm no good with this kind of thing. If there are any better alternatives to this computer, please let me know. Tommo400 22:43, 6 June 2008 (EDT)

Well, I did a little research, and the Geforce 7050 is an integrated graphics chip, not an actual card. Basically you're going to be looking at very low performance with that card. Basically, you could buy that PC and then buy a graphics card as an add on to it. --Ratwar 00:22, 7 June 2008 (EDT)

Thanks, do you reccomend any cards? I can't afford much, so I suppose something like a Radeon HD 3650 that you suggested above would be a good one? Tommo400 09:36, 7 June 2008 (EDT)

Yeah, that would be fine, though I will say that I don't know what expansion slots your PC will come with (those specs weren't on the site), so I can't make much of a recommendation.--Ratwar 12:31, 7 June 2008 (EDT)

Expansion slots? I guess I should find out about that before I get the PC (and a graphics card). Thanks again for your help. Tommo400 13:34, 7 June 2008 (EDT)

Not playable on a 128 graphics card is a downright lie. It plays on my laptop fine.


Can anyone tell me what Oldblivion means because my Graphics Card is in this category and i want to know what it means — Unsigned comment by Gladiator (talkcontribs) on 4 September 2008

I've added a new paragraph to the article: see Oblivion:System Requirements#Video Chipsets. Hopefully that answers your questions. If not, the provided link has a FAQ page and lots of other information. --NepheleTalk 21:14, 7 September 2008 (EDT)

unsupported video cards and oblivion


I have been playing Oblivion with an nvida 7600gs and it was great, I recently changed the card to an ATI hd3850 512 ddr3 super and i just found out it was not officially supported by oblivion. The problem now is that the game seems to look simplier than when i was running it on a 7600, I mean the graphics look poorer is this because the card isnt officially supported? Note that crysis tuns better today than it was run on my 7600, on the previous card all settings were on low but now i can run settings on high without any issues. drivers are updated and it runs other graphic taxing games fine. dont know whats wrong so if anyone can share some ideas then i would come to think this is all because the card is not officially suported. I forgot to mention i twesked the sliders too and it doesnt seem to make any changes for shadows, weird.

Thanks, Peter

no gpu

I'm kinda cheap and I have a sucky comp that couldn't hope to meet the vcard specs. I'd like to know if I could compensate with 2GB DDR1 RAM(333) and a 3.4 GHz Pentium4 HT and have any expectation of reliable play, given I don't care too much about the visuals(ie: Oldblivion)? 01:52, 14 December 2008 (EST) Varka Mahl

That wouldn't help.--Ratwar 22:38, 20 December 2008 (EST)

System Requirements for DLC? (Vista)

This wiki indicates that Oblivion works on Vista (albeit perhaps with some driver issues), and doesn't mention anything of the problems that tons of other people on the Internet claim exist with getting DLC working on Vista. In fact, a moderator on the official Oblivion forums says that "Vista and 64 Bit versions of any MS OS are not compatible with the DLC installation." Anyone know if this is still true? If there's confirmation (I don't really feel like spending money to confirm it, myself!) then I'll update the sysreqs page.

Well, from the official Downloadable content site, "The secured installers for downloadable Oblivion content (currently ALL add-ons) are not compatible with 64-bit editions of Microsoft Windows or any version of Windows Vista." This seems to indicate that there may be a work around to install the content. The only thing I can confirm is that the free version of Fighter's Stronghold was easily installed on Vista.--Ratwar 23:27, 18 January 2009 (EST)
Okay, I went ahead and risked my dollars anyway on the packages from Direct2Drive. They worked. I've added a section to the main page and linked to the workarounds listed on Oblivion:Official Plug-ins (and also added a solution about D2D to the list on that page). --Radix 15:19, 24 January 2009 (EST)


oblivion would run on good dell laptops-right?--Arch-Mage Matt 20:54, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

That would depend entirely on whether or not the Laptop in question meets the System Requirements spelled out in great detail on the actual page. --Ratwar 21:17, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Card Not listed?

How would an "ATI(R) Radeon(TM) HD 4350 512MB DDR2" fare? There's nothing like that on the table, even if I ignore the "radeon" part... I'm assuming somewhere between "ATI HD 4870 series" and "ATI HD 3870 series" (due to the random-seeming numbers...)? I'm asking because the computer I'm getting comes with a choice of "Intel(R) GMA 3100 graphics" (which I assume is "Intel GMA X3100"?) and the non-existant card I listed, and I'd prefer the better of the two... The Pessimist 10:29, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

Not precisely between HD 4870 and HD 3870. I'm judging from my experience with nVidia cards here, but it works a bit different that that. HD 4350 means the card is in the 4000-series, the higher the latter 3 numbers the better the card in the series. HD 3870 is one of the better cards in the 3000 series, which means it is likely faster than one of the lower end cards in the 4000 series (as a series usually depict a generation, rather than speed). I'd advice you to use comparisons found at Tom's Hardware to judge for yourself how well the card will do. My guess it will perform in the High-Very High range.
Feel free to bring up your results when you have tested the card while running Oblivion on different settings, than the card can be added to the article. --Timenn-<talk> 11:23, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

Windows 7

Just want to check to be sure. I recently got a new laptop, which automatically comes with Windows 7 64-bit (due to having 4GB of RAM), and I was wondering if this new OS falls under the "Windows 64-bit OS" description. I know that the game is capable of playing on Vista with little problems, but is it the same for this new OS? Would there really be that many differences or not?

Also, my video card is suppose to be decent (capable of playing my blu-ray of Transformers with no problem). It is ATI Radeon HD 4200 graphics with 128 MB DDR2 Display Cache. I'll just list my Computer's specs:

AMD Turion II Ultra Dual Core Mobile Processor M600 (2.6GHz, 2MB L2 Cache)
500GB (7200RPM) HD
4096MB DDR2 SDRAM (2Dimm)
ATI Radeon HD 4200 graphics with 128 MB DDR2 Display Cache
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).

Based on what the page provides, I'd say everything squares out except for maybe the OS, which is why I am asking. I'd greatly appreciate the help.Shadegirl07 21:15, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

This page is a bit outdated. The problems it lists in regards to 64 bit OSs are almost completely gone. XP 64 bit was problematic, especially in the driver department, but Vista and 7 fixed that. Nxtalk 21:21, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
Ah. Okay then. Thanks for clearing that up for me. ^_^ Shadegirl07 21:29, 18 December 2009 (UTC)


I got a brand new Intel Pentium E5200 processor with an Intel GMA 3100 graphics card, 320 GB Hard drive, and 3 GB system memory. All that, and Oblivion Game of the Year edition. I installed the game and uploaded everything of Oblivion, NOT SI and KotN. After I started in the cell, I Immediately used the console to sneak into Valen Dreth's cell and dispose of him. When I reached the end of the Sanctum to the sewers, I went to the Testinghall, then made my way to Hawkhaven. As soon as I entered Hawkhaven, My game crashed! This happens whenever I try to leave an interior cell. I then found out that, as long as my console is open, I can venture into Hawkhaven, but my game crashes AGAIN when I reach the end of the sewers and try to exit to Tamriel. If I take the console off while in an exterior cell, the game crashes. Does anyone have any advice? 23:58, 25 December 2009 (UTC)

That's pretty weird... Have you updated your drivers for the GMA 3100?--Ratwar 04:17, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
Everything is updated. It's supposed to connect to wireless internet, but it says there's no connection. I'm not sure what the internet has to do with the game, though. And now I think it has something to do with textures, maybe? Wherever there's water, it doesn't look like water. It's just a sheet of white where the water surface is, and anything under that it missing. Basically, the Nibenay Basin is dried up, but it still acts as though water is present. UPDATE: In a couple of exterior cells I can successfully turn off the console without it freezing. I think it only crashes when I'm in a cell with water. 23:23, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

Can Oblivion run on an ati radeon hd 5770?

I'm interested in one of these cards, but it isn't listed here, I assume it would run Oblivion better than a 4870, but things that work in theory don't always work in real life, any help would be appreciated--Mptrj 02:08, 27 December 2009 (UTC)

I think it is safe to say that card will run Oblivion as "Extemely High". I'm not fully familiar with the naming convention of the various ATI series of cards, but considering how well the 4000 series is doing I think your card will do very well. --Timenn-<talk> 15:56, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
Bit of a late answer, but yes, I am running Oblivion on that specific graphics card. Got all graphics on highest, and it's working great. However, we have a second computer nearly identical in terms of hardware and software (CPU differs), which keeps crashing on load screen...


The recent edit by an IP was made by me. Just to let you guys know. Fruckert 18:21, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

Problems with installation

Hi, guys. Just wondering if anyone can help me, my computer recently had to have it's hard drive wiped due to a virus

The problem I'm having is that my computers DVD drive has decided that none of the files on the Oblivion disc exist Until the hard drive got wiped, the whole thing was working fine. Thanks 08:58, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

That's almost certainly not a problem with Oblivion itself or anything related. If you haven't already figured something out, I would suggest that you try a different drive if you have a spare or can borrow one, or try re-installing Windows. It's also possible, albeit unlikely, that your Oblivion DVD just happened to become corrupt around the same time as the virus. Whatever the cause, there's nothing special about the Oblivion DVD that would cause those kinds of symptoms that I'm aware of. Robin HoodTalk 11:06, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

New computer purchase.

So I'm not exactly computer savy. But I'm considering buying a new pc and hoping for a little advice. I have one pc in mind and I was wondering if you could help me to determine if this pc would be right for playing oblivion; how well would it run, what kind of fps I would be looking at, etc. 21:40, 13 April 2010 (UTC) Billy

It's impossible to tell what FPS you'll get, but that machine will run it fine. rpeh •TCE 09:37, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

Oblivion installed and run using Crossover

Has anyone tried using Crossover to install and run Oblivion? I'd be really interested to see if it functions so that I wouldn't have to dual boot a mac to play it. Deutschebag17 18:25, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

Link To Official Forum

That link to the thread about the video cards? It's dead. Thought you might wanna know. --Zander490 00:41, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

My 2 cents

I'd like to add some data to the pool of video cards but don't care enough to edit the article.

I've tried this game with a PCI Radeon 9250 256MB card and it white screened, I'm assuming it runs with oldblivion.

It doesn't run with a Intel 3D Extreme Graphics 2 (integrated) either.

HD 6850

Hello, I was wondering how well a 4 gig ram, i5 2.80 ghz, ATI HD 6850 Video card would run oblvion cheers :)-- 01:33, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

That's a brand new computer and Oblivion is four years old. rpeh •TCE 07:38, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

Okay so it's all good, cheers mate.-- 19:07, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

I don't know if everything worked fine for you, but if you experience stuttering despite having a high-end GPU, it's likely due to the majority of Oblivion rendering engine is single threaded and will only benefit from higher clock speeds on the 1st core, rather than multiple cores at lower clock speeds. I bought a 6870 and was looking forward to running Oblivion with everything pushed to the limit, only to find that I achieved sub-standard framerates, despite plenty of VRAM and RAM being available. Turns out my 2.5GHZ Phenom 2 X3 wasn't enough for Oblivion, since Oblivion really was only using the 1st core, and one core running at 2.5GHZ will bottleneck performance. GetOutOfBox 19:06, 8 December 2010 (UTC)

In the end I just ordered a pc with a i5 760 2.80 ghz processor overclocked to 4.ghz the AMD 6870 video card with 4 gig of ram and 1 terrabite of HDD how do you recon it would work?-- 22:33, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

I wanna know if my computer can run Oblivion :)

Hey Guys! I know i'm a little late, but I wanna know if my computer can run Oblivion.

My Specs:

DirectX 9.0c

Microsoft XP Home Edition.

960mb RAM.

AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core processor 5200+

NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430




             Name:ATI Radeon HD 3600 Series
             Total Memory: 1024.0 MB
             Current Display Mode: 1440 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
             Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 
             Can it play on a HP computer or if not how can i fix ths? 
            Any help is appreciated!
   Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600)
   Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
   System Manufacturer: HP Pavilion 061
   System Model: PP163AA-ABA-A00N
   Bios: Rev. 3.11
   Processor: AMS Athlon (tm)XP 3200+, MMX, 3Dnow, ~2.2GHz
   Memory: 1024MB RAM
   Page File: 590MB used, 1872 availabe
   DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
   Someone PLEASE HELP!

This system may be able to run the game, however the speed may not be satisfactory. --Manic 19:47, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

Speed of what? Video Card? I play on a HP so can I fix this problem somehow? And if so how? Please include guide or link!

The guide is on this page. Scroll to the top and click the oblivion tab (Next to the discussion tab.) --Manic 19:52, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

Any way to fix this crash issue with Oblivion? 19:53, 11 June 2011 (UTC)Anonymous

Could you please stop creating new sections for this question. All you have to do is edit this current section to reply. Please specify your issue in detail. --Manic 19:59, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

I am sorry, but what do you mean by speed?

The newer the system and the better the graphics card the faster the frame rate will be. Your speed may be slightly slow giving you a bit of lag here and there and the load screens may take longer to load. However your system should be able to run the game. --Manic 20:04, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

Well, I have a HP and it says Oblivion may have problems on HP so any workaround? Because it keeps crashing when i start playing, is it the graphics card?
My friend had Oblivion on a HP and it kept crashing every time he left the sewers because the system could not handle the sheer capacity, but he tried again six months later and it just worked. First of all ruleout obvious things like is your game in good condition and verify your performance settings. If the game crashed upon initiating it I am afraid I can offer you no advice other than getting a different system. HPs in general are a bug when it comes to playing huge games. --Manic 20:16, 11 June 2011 (UTC)
That is exactly what is happening! My game is brand new and not used, so its the HP computer intruding?
Where is it crashing? Does it crash upon loading the programme or upon loading the game? If the problem is loading the programme try reinstaling it and verify your install settings. If it still does not play consider getting a new system. If when in game it crashes, it may be that your system does not fulfil the minimum requirements. Please read the actual article. Compare your system to the minimum requirements. There is also an entire list of cards and chips which will and will not run Oblivion. Unless you have a breakthrough there is nothing more to say. --Manic 20:40, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

Its crashing right after i get out of the sewers i hav to end process but i dont want to hav system instability!


All say HP_Owner!

It is interesting that your game is crashing at the exact same point as my friends on the exact same system. I do not think it is anything to do with graphics cards or the like. It just looks like your system cannot handle the capacity. Your RAM is what majorly effects the frame rate. Does your RAM meet the requirements? If it does then I cannot think of anymore advice, sorry. --Manic 21:41, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

Intel HD graphics card compatible?

Hey, I have a relatively new computer with pretty decent specs, 6g ram, Intel i5 processor, Windows 7. I am, however, having lots of trouble playing Oblivion- I have crashes within 20 seconds. I've emailed Bethesda, but I doubt they'll respond. I've tried all the various mods and patches and solutions that I can find, so its probably my graphics card. Can Oblivion run on an Intel HD card? Its from late 2010, so I'm thinking it should, but I do have an older computer with an NVIDIA graphics card that I could possibly swap. Thanks!

I would suggest getting a better graphics card to see if it makes a difference. --Manic 22:52, 16 June 2011 (UTC)
Oblivion will not run well with an on-board card. Almost any add-on card will work better. --Brf 01:41, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

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