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So, I have skyrim,
DLC texture pack,
2k texture pack, http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=607
SkyUI http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3863
Glowing Ores http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=193
Geforce Tweaks http://www.geforce.com/Optimize/Guides/five-fast-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-tweaks-guaranteed-to-make-your-game-look-even-better

Stock Skyrim with DLC texture, highest settings, 60FPS steadily with vsync
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DLC + 2k Textures + tweaks listed above 50FPS
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Now, which part of my components in the build listed in my signature am i maxing out, any possibility of overclock to get my FPS back to a smooth 60FPS?
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Found photobucket settings, hopefully they are correct size now

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After an hour or so off playing, FPS gradually drops, eventually I restart the application when it hits 20FPS. And will go back to 50-60. Same issue was present before mods, but FPS drop wasn't as quick.

Stock 2500k and gtx 570 ds

All settings max.

What settings should lower or should I try and oc my brand new system already? If anything, I'd prefer lower settings.

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Open GPUz and task manager ( or any other program that checks for cpu and gpu activity ).

If gpu is on 100% all the time, then OC gpu. If CPU is at 100% all the time , then OC CPU.
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Here is the GPUz log.

Looks like my GPU is at 99% frequently.
My Ram usage is constantly near peak as well, but ram controller is nowhere near peak.

GPU-Z Sensor Log.txt 447k .txt file
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Random snapshot from that file, for those who don't want to open it


GPU Core Clock: 797.3 MHz

GPU Memory Clock: 975.0 MHz

GPU Shader Clock: 1594.0 MHz

GPU Temp: 58c

Fan Speed: 43% 1590Rpm

Memory Used: 1273 Mb

GPU Load: 97%

Memory Controller Load: 34%

Video Engine Load: 0%

12v: 12.13v

VDDC: 0.994v 53.0A 52.5W
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Just OC both CPU and GPU tongue.gif
OCing is fun.
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post #8 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Andr3az View Post

Just OC both CPU and GPU tongue.gif
OCing is fun.

Heh, CPU only runs at like 15-20% load across all cores. I'm sure OC is fun, that's why I'm here. I just don't know where to begin. I have been considering saving up for SLI
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Skyrim is really CPU dependent. Especially when it comes to clock speed.

I'm on the official forums a lot and general consensus is that, the higher you can OC your CPU (stable of course), the better.

Also, like you, I'm running a 570 and found it was hitting the VRAM limit causing stuttering with 2k textures and official Hi-Rez texture pack. Regardless of what people think of the official texture pack, it's a huge VRAM hog as it doesn't just replace some of the textures, but damn near all off them.

I, personally, would start by OC'n your CPU. You'll see the most gains there.
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Originally Posted by Maxxron View Post

Skyrim is really CPU dependent. Especially when it comes to clock speed.
I'm on the official forums a lot and general consensus is that, the higher you can OC your CPU (stable of course), the better.
Also, like you, I'm running a 570 and found it was hitting the VRAM limit causing stuttering with 2k textures and official Hi-Rez texture pack. Regardless of what people think of the official texture pack, it's a huge VRAM hog as it doesn't just replace some of the textures, but damn near all off them.
I, personally, would start by OC'n your CPU. You'll see the most gains there.

Uhm... what? You say the issue lies with my Vram being maxed out, yet you suggest I OC my CPU? What is the reasoning in this?
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