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speaking of performance mods, try Realistic Lighting Overhaul and Skyrim Project Optimization , which improves lighting and lighting performance. they will remove fake interior fog, shadow striping and give some Occlusion Culling, so your game is not rendering lights that you won't see, like behind walls and under floors, etc. also, try out BOSS, maybe you have some mod issues going on, and that could help a bit.
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BOSS and TES Edit (TES5dit I think is what they call it) are very important once you start running a lot of mods, especially script heavy ones.
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I don't get it when it is loading new areas, but I sometimes see it when I do a sudden turn. try lowering the render distance on some things, starting with grass and maybe particles. lowering shadows may help too. are you playing on your sig rig with a 690? have you changed your uGrid settings? I would think a 690 should run the game with whatever 4k textures you can throw at it, but maybe I am wrong. try it without OC'ing?
on a side note, since you're just getting into modding it, have you tried SkyRe? best mod (gameplay-wise) I have added.

Yeah I'm playing on my sig rig. For the most part, I don't get a lot of noticeable stutter, and it rarely happens when there's any action on screen. Usually just when I'm walking through Skyrim and it's loading heavy areas. Indoors I get almost no stutter of any kind. I know Nvidia has a pretty indepth article on Skyrim optimization but I haven't tried any of their tweaks just yet. I'll look into it soon.

And yeah, I would assume that as long as I have a bit of overhead on my VRAM that a card as powerful as the 690 would run perfectly considering the Vanilla game runs without a single stutter ever. Very strange.
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Did you actually check your VRAM usage? If so, and you're not near the 2GB limit, I'd guess the issue is with SLI. Or you could try entering the console command pcb when you begin to stutter and see if that helps.

I'll try disabling SLI and see if that helps, as well as the PCB tip.
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speaking of performance mods, try Realistic Lighting Overhaul and Skyrim Project Optimization , which improves lighting and lighting performance. they will remove fake interior fog, shadow striping and give some Occlusion Culling, so your game is not rendering lights that you won't see, like behind walls and under floors, etc. also, try out BOSS, maybe you have some mod issues going on, and that could help a bit.

I'll give all of these a shot, too.
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BOSS and TES Edit (TES5dit I think is what they call it) are very important once you start running a lot of mods, especially script heavy ones.

Probably should have mentioned the mods I was running. So far, not a ton, because I'm only interested in the highly recommended mods that have been updated recently which are running mostly bug free according to other users. Rather than list them one by one, here's a screenshot of all my mods as well as my load order. I used to have more but I did a fresh install into my SSD and tried to not get too mod heavy for the sake of performance.

You can look at the mods in my screenshot below but I don't think my mods are very script heavy, even though I have a few that deal with SKSE. I was getting the stutters before I installed any scripts as well, so I don't think that's the issue.

As far as dirtyedits go, Boss is telling me I have a fair amount, but I thought this might have been an issue on my first Skyrim install so the second time around I installed the texture packs first and then started testing. If you think it might impact performance then I could try cleaning them (though I'm not sure how to clean anything but .esm files), but I have my doubts that it's an issue. I thought cleaning dirty edits was more for fixing bugs which could cause CTDs.



Thanks for the advice all, time to start experimenting again. I swear I spend more time tweaking and testing settings than I do actually playing the damn game! biggrin.gif
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I swear I spend more time tweaking and testing settings than I do actually playing the damn game! biggrin.gif
Oh, you actually play the game? lachen.gif
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Thanks for the advice all, time to start experimenting again. I swear I spend more time tweaking and testing settings than I do actually playing the damn game! biggrin.gif

Ya I don't see enough to warrant TES5Edit. I spent a lot of time, hours and hours setting up my Fallout 3 game with mods, but it came out awesome after all the work was done. A lot more could still be done but my pc isn't capable of it haha (plus i got tired of spending hours working on it)

I expect a similar process when I get back into Skyrim, except I'm not even going to bother until I can upgrade. I want all that good looking stuff biggrin.gif

The stuttering is just part of the engine from vanilla, you could try some of those tools I posted before, supposedly some of them might fix it or help. Otherwise I would say your rig is more than capable of running what you have so far.
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Just starting to get into the modded Skyrim scene, which is awesome now that all of the content has been released and the mods are mature.

Vanilla Skyrim runs like a dream but the game looks pretty bad. I used to play it on the 360 so I have no idea how I put up with that. biggrin.gif

Naturally I've been trying to run some texture mods to make the game look better. The results are impressive, but it's certainly taking it's toll on performance. There is noticeable stutter when the game is loading new areas. The thing is I'm not even close to the VRAM limit on my card. For whatever reason the game just seems sluggish to load the new textures. Doesn't seem to matter if the game is being run on my SSD or not. Is that normal? It doesn't feel like it. I never dip below 60fps with my setup but the stutters are evident. Right now I'm trying to find the right balance between running the game smoothly and having enough new textures to make the game looking decent and having a difficult time.

How much RAM are you using? Skyrim tends to crash if you use more than 3gb RAM.
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Try the Optimizer Texture as detailed in this guide:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1386833/the-overclock-net-guide-to-modifying-tesv-skyrim

It basically will downsize all your textures to whatever you tell it. I run a ton of texture mods and it's smooth as can be.
    
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Wow I'm level 21 I think and I only killed 1 bear so far, the 1 super easy 1 leaving Helgan, and same for giants, the 1 outside Whiterun. It takes forever and is not fun anymore. And dragons take too long to kill so I've only got 1-2 souls so far which is pathetic. I haven't killed a sabrecat, troll or icewrith either, the trolls are brutal.

I'm an Orc and I've been upping health/stamina and all warrior related skills except 4-5 for illusion, potions, smithing and enchanting. I've always played on master before, and as an Orc once before, I don't know why it seems harder this time

Oh well
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I've started another playthrough -- my first, on legendary. I looked it up and I deal 0.25x normal damage and take 3x normal damage. I'd be stuffed without my follower lol.
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Wow I'm level 21 I think and I only killed 1 bear so far, the 1 super easy 1 leaving Helgan, and same for giants, the 1 outside Whiterun. It takes forever and is not fun anymore. And dragons take too long to kill so I've only got 1-2 souls so far which is pathetic. I haven't killed a sabrecat, troll or icewrith either, the trolls are brutal.

I'm an Orc and I've been upping health/stamina and all warrior related skills except 4-5 for illusion, potions, smithing and enchanting. I've always played on master before, and as an Orc once before, I don't know why it seems harder this time

Oh well
Maybe you leveled up some of the non-combat skills a little too soon? Enemies level with your character so if you for example put 100 pts into smithing at a low level you'll gain like 10 or more levels even though you're not actually get stronger.
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No I used 2 smithing perks, 1 alchemy, 1 illusion, 1 enchanting so far. The rest are 2-handed, l/h armor, archery, blocking and maybe 1or 2 1-handed

I just figured it's supposed to be easier to kill animals by now. Bandit highwaymen are about on par with bears and trolls.

Enough complaining time for some playing






2 whacks from a "bandit thug" with a mace and I'm dead, 1 power attack almost kills me, my health is 180-220 for sure. Thats with heavy armor except on my head
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