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I just figured out you can transfer PS3 game saves (where I started playing the game) and transfer them to PC (where I play now) with just a little hacking. The thing that really got me to stop playing was I loved my old PS3 character and even though I have a new PC character it just wasn't the same. Now I have my old battle mage back on PC and with the graphics being 10x better than they were on PS3 I can see myself getting back into this game again!
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I sometimes max out my 2 gigs, but very occasionally. I'm on a 1680x1050 monitor with the whole baseline STEP modpack and some others. If you really want to mod even heavier than this (like more than 250 mods) than you'll need a 3 gig card.

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I sometimes max out my 2 gigs, but very occasionally. I'm on a 1680x1050 monitor with the whole baseline STEP modpack and some others. If you really want to mod even heavier than this (like more than 250 mods) than you'll need a 3 gig card.
Are you running an ENB? Do you crash often? I'm using around 150 mods (some make large changes, others make small changes) with stock ENB directly from ENBDev, and I usually crash after an hour or two. I average 40 to 45 FPS with the ENB, but I'm hoping a new GPU will boost that to 60.
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For those with GPUs with 2GB and 3GB VRAM: what's your memory usage on the cards for a heavily modded Skyrim? I plan on getting a new card, but want to see if 2GB is enough to handle everything. My GTX 470 is always pegged at 1.2GB.
although i have way less than you're wanting to check for, mine will say it is like at 65% gpu usage, but it will still stutter-step when turning quickly (going up to only 70% usage, and showing me running 50+ fps) so I would get as much Vram as you can afford if you like them mods.
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although i have way less than you're wanting to check for, mine will say it is like at 65% gpu usage, but it will still stutter-step when turning quickly (going up to only 70% usage, and showing me running 50+ fps) so I would get as much Vram as you can afford if you like them mods.
Thanks for the input. Most of the mods I use affect small things though.
Edited by AbdullahG - 3/17/13 at 8:21pm
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Check out the "Dwemer Spectres" mod on steam workshop. Remember the dwemer spectres from morrowind? This guy added them back along with unique bosses and loot. Its a very well done mod. No overpowered rewards or anything and is very lore friendly.
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For those with GPUs with 2GB and 3GB VRAM: what's your memory usage on the cards for a heavily modded Skyrim? I plan on getting a new card, but want to see if 2GB is enough to handle everything. My GTX 470 is always pegged at 1.2GB.

I've come very close to maxing my 2GB GTX 670 running a ton of texture mods if that helps. Personally I wouldn't mind having more VRAM. While very rare, every now and then it maxes out and slows to a slideshow crawl unless I exit and relaunch the game. Very rare, but it does happen from time to time.
Edited by Sir Beregond - 3/17/13 at 11:54pm
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I don't run an ENB, and I crash every now and then (mainly in tense fight scenes) but its not that bad of a thing: its taught me to save diligently.

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FINALLY figured out what mod was causing my game to crash. Boy that was irritating.
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I don't run an ENB, and I crash every now and then (mainly in tense fight scenes) but its not that bad of a thing: its taught me to save diligently.
Wise words. I learned that the hard way with Fallout: New Vegas.
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