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I'm a little worried that skyrim wont run very well on my PC. Oblivion runs okay but in the imperial city it will sometimes drop to like 25fps. I cant really justify spending money on my PC since I will be going to school in January. I have considered selling it altogether.
    
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To a certain extent I believe Bethesda when they claim the updated engine is more optimized. Therefore, I think you'll be able to play it well enough. In any event, you could always wait until a few days after release to see how others with lower-end systems are handling the game.

Also, are you more worried about your video card or CPU? It seems to me a dual-core would definitely be the weak point. Depends on how Skyrim uses cores, I suppose.
Edited by t-ramp - 11/8/11 at 9:54am
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Your sig rig will struggle unfortunately. That E8400, especially if stock clock speed, will be a fairly large bottleneck. Actually to be honest, everything is giong to be holdign you back a bit unfortunately. I would say you could run on low-med and get 25+ fps. It won't be anything amazing looking but it will certainly be playable.
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Yeah the e8400 is the definite weak point. Unfortunately I dont think an i5 upgrade would be worth the cost. I could get everything i need to upgrade to a 2500k for about $300, but the money is probably better used elsewhere.
    
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Your graphics card is on par with, if not better than, my HD5770's at 1920x1080 or under. You'll meet reccommended for everything but the CPU. You really need a quad core.

I reckon you're looking at medium settings with the odd high setting tweaked here and there.
Edited by Lifeshield - 11/8/11 at 10:39am
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