Overclock.net › Forums › Video Games › PC Gaming › Optimizing graphically modded skyrim
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Optimizing graphically modded skyrim

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
I wanted to make skyrim as graphically beautiful as possible, but I kind of have a lot of FPS drops now in random places/situations tongue.gif Specifications first:

CPU: i5 2500k @ 4.8GHz
GPU: nvidia gtx 570

Skyrim overhauls:
1. Everything in the game/launcher is maxed out

2. NVidia gui:
- x16 Anisotropic filtering
- ambidient occlusion set to "quality"
- texture filtering set to "high quality"

3. Skyrim ini files:
- shadow resolution set to 4096 (iShadowMapResolution)
- bTreesReceiveShadows set to 1

4. Mods:
- HD DLC textures + 2k textures mod
- alive waters
- better dynamic snow
- enhanced distance terrain
- skyrim flora overhaul basic


O.k., a couple of questions now:

1. Is this safe to run i5 2500k on 4,8 GHz if the vcore reaches 1,42V? (temps don't go above 75c, though after 2-3 hours of playing I always get bsod...)
2. Actually, does it make any difference here between 4,6 and 4,8 GHz?
3. Is there any was to increase FPS, or reduce those FPS drops in my situation? Maybe turning off some things I won't even notice? Are there any?
4. Can I improve graphics more? biggrin.gif

Thanks!
post #2 of 3
1) Well if you're getting a BSOD, that's not good lol. I recommend running a stress tester if you don't already, like IntelBurnTest for 30 passes or so on maximum.

2) With your setup, I'm pretty sure that makes no difference.

3) You can try lowering the ambient occlusion setting to Performance. It looks slightly worse and has more of that unwanted "glowing" effect, but will give you a nice frame rate boost.

4) Of course. There's a LOT of room for improvement. But your video card will limit you, especially if it's the 1280MB version.
The Wish Granter
(30 items)
 
Legacy Build
(18 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 6700k @ 4.6 GHz Gigabyte GA-Z170X Designare MSI GeForce GTX 1080 ARMOR 8G OC @ 2063 MHz G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 32GB DDR4 3000 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Samsung 850 EVO 250GB Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB EK Predator 240 
OSOSOSMonitor
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Tails Linux Acer Predator XB270HU w/ Ideal Lume Standard bi... 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MK Disco TKL (KBT Black) Antec HCP Platinum 750W Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass Logitech G Pro 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Cooler Master Storm Speed-RX Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD Stax SR-007A Fluance SX6 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Fluance AVBP2 Fluance XL7C Yamaha YST-SW012 8-inch subwoofer Yamaha RX-V579BL 
AudioAudioAudioOther
Gustard U12 Chord Mojo KGSS Clone Furman M-8X2 Power Conditioner 
OtherOther
Ducky Pocket Mechanical Keypad (Cherry MX Blue) NZXT Hue+ 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 @ 3.6 GHz XFX nForce 680i LT XFX GeForce 8800 Ultra EVGA e-GeForce 9800GTX+ 
GraphicsGraphicsRAMHard Drive
EVGA e-GeForce 9800GX2 EVGA GeForce GTX 295 dual PCB OCZ Reaper 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 Intel 330 Series 180GB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Thermalright Venomous-X Delta AFC1212D-PWM Silverstone AP141 Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron IPS235 Ducky Shine DK9087 Shine 2 (Cherry MX Red, gree... EVGA G2 850W Lian-Li PC-7HX 
MouseAudio
Mionix Castor Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty P... 
  hide details  
Reply
The Wish Granter
(30 items)
 
Legacy Build
(18 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 6700k @ 4.6 GHz Gigabyte GA-Z170X Designare MSI GeForce GTX 1080 ARMOR 8G OC @ 2063 MHz G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 32GB DDR4 3000 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Samsung 850 EVO 250GB Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB EK Predator 240 
OSOSOSMonitor
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Tails Linux Acer Predator XB270HU w/ Ideal Lume Standard bi... 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MK Disco TKL (KBT Black) Antec HCP Platinum 750W Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass Logitech G Pro 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Cooler Master Storm Speed-RX Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD Stax SR-007A Fluance SX6 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Fluance AVBP2 Fluance XL7C Yamaha YST-SW012 8-inch subwoofer Yamaha RX-V579BL 
AudioAudioAudioOther
Gustard U12 Chord Mojo KGSS Clone Furman M-8X2 Power Conditioner 
OtherOther
Ducky Pocket Mechanical Keypad (Cherry MX Blue) NZXT Hue+ 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 @ 3.6 GHz XFX nForce 680i LT XFX GeForce 8800 Ultra EVGA e-GeForce 9800GTX+ 
GraphicsGraphicsRAMHard Drive
EVGA e-GeForce 9800GX2 EVGA GeForce GTX 295 dual PCB OCZ Reaper 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 Intel 330 Series 180GB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Thermalright Venomous-X Delta AFC1212D-PWM Silverstone AP141 Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron IPS235 Ducky Shine DK9087 Shine 2 (Cherry MX Red, gree... EVGA G2 850W Lian-Li PC-7HX 
MouseAudio
Mionix Castor Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty P... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 3
There's no improvement even between 4.8 and 4.0Ghz. Are you getting any stuttering or just low fps?
Minecraft PC
(11 items)
 
X58 beauty
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel core i7 7700k Gigabyte Z207X Gaming 5 Zotac Mini GTX1070 Corsair Vengeance LPX Red Led DDR4 3200 CL15 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 960 EVO 250GB Seagate 2.5'' Barracuda 1TB Corsair H80i v2 Windows 10 Professional 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell S2318H IPS with Built-in speakers Silverstone SFX 600W Gold Fully Modular Bitfenix portal 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ i7 950@4.2GHz Asus Rampage III Extreme eVGA GTX480SC SLI Corsair Dominator GT 2x3GB-2GHz-C8 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OS: SS250GB + Data: WD 1.5TB + Craps: SG 80GB ASUS DVDRW-24B1LT Windows 8 Professional X64 Samsung 22'' 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair k70 rgb rapidfire Seasonic M12D 850W CoolerMaster 690 II Advanced Razer Mamba 16000 Wireless 
Mouse Pad
Corsair MM200 extended 
  hide details  
Reply
Minecraft PC
(11 items)
 
X58 beauty
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel core i7 7700k Gigabyte Z207X Gaming 5 Zotac Mini GTX1070 Corsair Vengeance LPX Red Led DDR4 3200 CL15 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 960 EVO 250GB Seagate 2.5'' Barracuda 1TB Corsair H80i v2 Windows 10 Professional 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell S2318H IPS with Built-in speakers Silverstone SFX 600W Gold Fully Modular Bitfenix portal 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ i7 950@4.2GHz Asus Rampage III Extreme eVGA GTX480SC SLI Corsair Dominator GT 2x3GB-2GHz-C8 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OS: SS250GB + Data: WD 1.5TB + Craps: SG 80GB ASUS DVDRW-24B1LT Windows 8 Professional X64 Samsung 22'' 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair k70 rgb rapidfire Seasonic M12D 850W CoolerMaster 690 II Advanced Razer Mamba 16000 Wireless 
Mouse Pad
Corsair MM200 extended 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: PC Gaming
Overclock.net › Forums › Video Games › PC Gaming › Optimizing graphically modded skyrim