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post #1 of 12
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So first let me say that this is a Skyrim Issue, Performance Wise so thank you for helping me in advance!

My rig is-
Windwos 7 64 Home Edition
8g DDR3 Ram
I7 2.80 ghz
GTX 570 HD Superclocked

So my issue is that, I am getting some pretty **** gameplay with Skyrim, The performance is unexpected to say the lease. ON ultra, At average i get about 25-30 fps. Thats running on Ultra with no Tweaks to .ini files or Texture mods. With those lets just say the game is unplayable. Now, My good buddy has about the same rig as me. except hes running an i5. We have the same amount of ram, the exact same GTX 570, He has a different mother board.

He has Tweaks to his .ini files with more mods than i had, and is running his game about 30-40 fps outside with the occasional drop to about 25 when looking at an entire landscape. inside buildings hes at perfect 60 lock.

So my question is..How is it that i cant run this game?

Thank you.
post #2 of 12
1.) The updates to skyrim fix alot of performance issues. Do you have all the updates?

2.) The latest drivers will make a huge frame rate difference in some cases, do you have the latest drivers? The BETA drivers on Nvidia website brought SLI support to Skyrim. Maybe they brought some additional performance improvements to Skyrim? You could try the beta drivers.

3.) The resolution you run your monitor at can change your frame rate by about +20 more fps. Is your monitor way bigger than your buddies? Play with the resolution.

4.) Skyrims frame rate is all-over-the-place at best. I have a GTX 570. I typically have a perfect 60 inside 98% of all buildings, but there is a few buildings for no reason at all that my frame rate tanks to like 25 fps (this seems to be a issue with the games engine).

5.) Log the amount of resources your game is using while playing. I use the Nvidia system monitor tool collect data (ex: the amount of load on each core processor). It writes all this data to a .txt file at a regular interval. Then afterwards you can analyze the file. It will show you if your processor is actually the bottleneck.
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I had similar issues but it was only when running in fullscreen. If I dropped to window mode zero issues on the exact same settings. Am still on 1.1 though as 1.2 seemed buggy and am waiting to see how 1.3 or whatever the newest turns out to be. I'd say update if you haven't or drop to window mode, if you still use your screen res it can still fill your window.
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post #4 of 12
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Update Skyrim, as in patch it? I don't think I ever patched Skyrim, I was never prompted to do so, so I will check that out when I get home.

As for drivers, I am currently using the latest beta drivers I believ the 290.08 or something along those lines.

My monitor is about 21 inch. It's a 1920x1080 LCD monitor.
My friends is a 23 inch we have the same monitor actually. His is just 23 inches hahaha. It's a asus

And we used the task manager to watch performance of my CPU. And it's not what is bottle necking. But I will run the program and post the results here when I get home.

And I ran the game in both full and windowed mode and it still was just as bad.

Thank you for the help, I know a lot of people are asking about this or they used to.

I forgot to mention this. I run BF3 on ultra settings with no issue at all.
I also run Witcher 2 on ultra with texture enhancer mods with no issue either. Both run smoothe.
post #5 of 12
You need to use the 4GB exe on skyrimnexus. This game is very CPU intensive. I'm running Q9450 @ 3.2GHz which is not necessarily bottlenecking my 6950, but not very efficient; i'm getting 45 avg. You need to overclock the CPU to take full advantage of 570. From my exp, patch 1.2 fixes a bit but creates more bugs. I'm thinking of reverting back to 1.1 Update your drivers. With your rig, you should get about 45-60fps at least. Also, look up online to disable vsync.

On the side note, even with all the tweaks and uber texture mods, your fps would hardly be effected 3-5 frames max? If done properly of course. Use STEP on nexus.
    
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post #6 of 12
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Used 4gb skyrimnexus already. Didn't do anything differnt.

My drivers are updated. I'm not really sure how to overclock my CPU, and very hesitant to do so since if I mess up. My CPU will fry and I will be out of luck. And I'm. Pretty sure vsync is turned off.
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As for overclocking your CPU.... If voltages are safe, and temps are safe, you can't hurt your CPU. Simple really. This is overclock.net after all. :-)

I assume you have turbo boost for your CPU enabled? Tubro Bosst will overclock your CPU safely without damaging it (it won't give you as much boost as if you manually overclocking it, but it's 100% safe and no hassle).

Are you minimizing the game when you are looking at the task manager? That won't give you a accurate picture. You need to watch it as your actively playing.

Also, for your CPU to bottleneck only ONE of the cores need to be maxed out. Looking at the average CPU load does not help. Skyrim doesn't do a good job of using all the cores of your CPU. It's going to mainly use one core. Skyrim on a 3.8 GHz I5 would perform better than a 2.8 GHz I7.
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post #9 of 12
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I do not have turbo boost on my computer. IM pretty sure that game with the second gen i7s. im using the first gen one.

Im overclocking my computer now or attempting and learning.
So far im at 3611.21 MHz (180.56 X 20.0)
At idle im sitting at what seems a constant 38-40C

I did a intel Burn test on standard. The highest is got to was 80C and that was toward the end of the test.

Ill post my Voltage After i restart and try and push it a little more.
post #10 of 12
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Rig=
Processor- Lynnfield i7 860 2.8 GHz-stock
Cooler-Cool Master Hyper N520
G-card=Gtx 570 HD SC
MO-Asus p7p55d-e Deluxe
Ram-8gigs of XMS3 DDR3
Power supply-Coom Master GX 750W


185X20

Im at 3.7 GHz at the moment, 3.8 Is my Goal, but im taking it step by step.
Bclk is at 185
Ratio=20
Pcie Frequency 100
Dram Frequesncy 1480 MHz
Qpi Frequency 5926 MHZ


The Current Vcore its saying is 1.240V
i just adjusted it to 1.2375

IMC=1.262V
CpuPLL 1.803V
PCLT=1.056V
Dram- 1.750
Running at 1.565V

Any thots would be awesome! thank you!
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