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So im running Skyrim on ultra, but getting low FPS, dissapointing really. I also have a second monitor and on the second monitor i have my cpu usage displaying, Now im getting low FPS but the CPU usage isnt even hitting 40%, Any idea why? or if i can increase usage?
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Is your CPU overclocked? If not, I suggest overclocking to above 3.6 GHz. Or you could try lowering shadows.
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CPU is running at a stable 4ghz, but the cpu monitor barely reaches 40% usage, and thats running about 30fps.
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Is that 30FPS for the entire game, or just some parts?

Because even my CPU at 4.1-4.2Ghz and with SLi GTX570's it will drop to about 40FPS in some parts.
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ill take some screen shots of the areas, Im just surprised that it wont use more CPU everyone is saying how CPU intensive it it, doesnt seem to scratch 40% of mine? unless im totally not getting it, which is also possible lol.
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Have you tried defragmenting the game files? That is very odd that you are getting low FPS.
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Originally Posted by Sammole View Post

So im running Skyrim on ultra, but getting low FPS, dissapointing really. I also have a second monitor and on the second monitor i have my cpu usage displaying, Now im getting low FPS but the CPU usage isnt even hitting 40%, Any idea why? or if i can increase usage?

The game is only dual threaded, among countless other bugs. Your CPU usage is normal. You have a 6 core and Skyrim is only dual threaded.


EDIT: when people would refer to Skyrim as being CPU intensive, They where trying to put a positive spin on a negative thing. the game SHOULD be using more CPU. texture's are uber compressed and the CPU is doing tons of decompressing of data. They did an alright job as the game looks pretty good but if they would have allowed modern hardware (at least a quad core) to be used they could have gotten much much better results. not to mention there are lots of bugs...go to whiterun and look at the big massive tree for instance.
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I found Skyrim was acting up do to the factory OC gpu I had. If i de-tuned the GPU back to stock speeds the game worked better. I'm talking low frames, artifacts, microstutters on the map screen,etc. If your framerate gets better with lower resolution then your GPU is maxing out. Isn't the PAL standard for vsync 30fps?
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I found Skyrim was acting up do to the factory OC gpu I had. If i de-tuned the GPU back to stock speeds the game worked better. I'm talking low frames, artifacts, microstutters on the map screen,etc. If your framerate gets better with lower resolution then your GPU is maxing out. Isn't the PAL standard for vsync 30fps?

Vsync only sync's the frame rate to the monitors refresh rate.
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Sorry to do this guys, I know the "my skyrim runs crap" thing has been done to death, but its really holding me back from playing a great game.

Here are some shots, Ive tried with my GPU at stock and OC, did not make a difference.

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