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Xbox 360 Newbie

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by rayb74, 31 May 2006.

  1. rayb74

    Hitman

    Joined: 21 May 2004

    Posts: 859

    Location: Cheltenham

    First of all I must say this thing is LOUD !!!
    Infact :

    LOUD !!

    It puts my vacuum cleaner to shame......

    I got it with Oblivion. Now this game looks good on my HD projector, but It keeps pausing for long amounts of time on nearly EVERYTHING I do.
    Here is a list of things that it pauses on (Ranging from 3 to 8 seconds)
    I am not including loading new areas as I know this is part of the game.

    Flicking through any menu
    Checking any Item
    I am also getting bad audio/visual lags during the game midway through some not very large action moments eg killing a single mud crab with no one else around.

    Is this acceptable as I am finding Oblivion nearly unplayable at the moment.
    Should I exchange xbox or is Oblivion flawed ?
    P.S. Game has also crashed twice needing a restart.
     
  2. Oakesy2001uk

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 Sep 2005

    Posts: 3,312

    my oblivion has never crashed, but it is a bit sloppy in places, mainly due to it being so huge. I dont find it unplayable, and no game has ever held my attention for so many playing hours. only final fantasy 7 comes close! Fantastic games, even with its flaws!

    And yes it is loud, and also acts as a radiator in my small room, but I just turn the radiator off and turn up the surround sound! :cool:
     
  3. McManicMan

    Soldato

    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,208

    i don't have any of them issue's you are seeming to have, can you not try on someone else's 360, the only pause you should have is as you say when loading in the next bit of the level
     
  4. da_mic_1530

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 31 Oct 2005

    Posts: 8,562

    Location: Leeds

    you could try clearing the cache if its a premium package, VIRII had this problem, so he will give you all the details
     
  5. Peve

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Sep 2003

    Posts: 1,897

    Location: Bo'ness

    Double Post
     
  6. Peve

    Wise Guy

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    Posts: 1,897

    Location: Bo'ness

     
  7. Windle

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 14,155

    Location: Scotland

    Happened once to me and i had to clear the cache. Even turning around got slow after a while.
     
  8. rayb74

    Hitman

    Joined: 21 May 2004

    Posts: 859

    Location: Cheltenham

    Will try clearing the cache later.

    Also last night got a disk cannot be read error take out and clean and restart !!
    The disk was spotless ( Brand new )

    One of my mates said that he runs his xbox in the "upright" position. Mine is laying flat. This shouldnt make ANY difference I hope.
     
  9. VIRII

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 24 Jul 2003

    Posts: 30,259

    I run mine flat. Oblivion KILLED my 360, utterly spammed the HDD to death.
    I got about 20-30 hours of oblivion and then it just got slower and slower and slower.
    Clearing the cache did not do anything even deleting everything on the HDD did not help. I even tried filling the HDD with mp3 and deleting them and still it choked.
    Got it replaced (long story) and the new one is trouble free.

    You got a core or premium?
     
  10. rayb74

    Hitman

    Joined: 21 May 2004

    Posts: 859

    Location: Cheltenham

    I got the Premium (with the hard drive and headset e.t.c.)

    What worries me is that Oblivion started playing like this "Out of the box" not after 30 40 hours ! :mad:
     
  11. ic1male

    Caporegime

    Joined: 28 Oct 2003

    Posts: 28,214

    Location: Westchestershire

    I wonder if issues like this will become less and less with future revisions of the Xbox 360. Maybe they'll tinker about with the innards a bit to prevent such hiccups. IIRC the processors will be redone which will produce less heat and the DVD-ROM drive might have better firmware, etc.
     
  12. VIRII

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 24 Jul 2003

    Posts: 30,259

    Is it just oblivion doing this? You could try taking it back for a different copy. Failing that I'd swap the Xbox over personally and just say sit randomly crashes a lot after an hour or more play.
     
  13. rayb74

    Hitman

    Joined: 21 May 2004

    Posts: 859

    Location: Cheltenham

    I`ve only tried a few demos out so cant really tell.
    I am gonna try the cache trick in a mo and see if it does anything.
     
  14. Andr3w

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Oct 2004

    Posts: 19,638

    Location: England

    best thing to get rid of the sound is to turn up the volume :D
     
  15. rayb74

    Hitman

    Joined: 21 May 2004

    Posts: 859

    Location: Cheltenham

    I did the Cache clear trick and I have to say.....(I also disabled auto live sign in)

    What a difference !
    The game loaded up in less than a minute
    No freezing in menus
    No stutters
    Loading times had been slashed

    Wow its like playing a new game.

    Hopefully this is the end of my probs or should i change it anyway ?