Ok, I've got the dell listed in my sig. I've recently installed oblivion and it plays ok at 1920x1200, but i lowererd it to 1400x900 with ultra quality for better fps. now my problem, from time to time, my laptop will freeze with a bsod giving a driver_irql_not_less_or_equal message. different codes sometimes 0xb6c1462e and 0xb6d0058a have been the latest. i have to hard reset, then everything runs fine again until the next time. could this be just another oblivion horror story, or could there be something going on with my lappy? i've had no problems running fear, swat 4, hl2, etc... i've got the latest drivers from nvidia (dont have the numbers in front of me) and i'm turning everything i can think of off prior to playing. i looked at the microsoft site and one solution was to turn off the antivirus which i have. still no luck. the only thing i can think of is that occassionaly, my laptop will switch from ac to dc without warning. it only happens for 1 sec or so then swithces back to ac, i thought maybe for that second the laptop throttles the cpu down because of the battery power and this screws it up. i dont know. dell was supposed to replace the mobo because of the power issue but never did. i just got too lazy to call them back. thanks for any help provided.
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4/8/07 at 10:40pm