Flujab13 Aug 14 @ 1:48pm
Can my computer handle skyrim with my settings?
I'm planning on getting skyrim for the PC but right before i did i worried that my computer wouldn't be able to run it at a good enough frame rate. i am aware that near the bottom of the store page that it talks about system requirements but i am not much of a computer expert an dam not sure if what i have is higher or lower. my processor AMD FX 4300 quad core processor, i have 8 GB of ram. unfortunately i don't know where i find out what my graphics card. if anything else needs to be known before being able to tell if i can run it well or not or if you do know a way i can find out what my graphics card is then a reply is certainly most appreciated.
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Aeon Aug 14 @ 1:54pm 
Well in theory, thought heavily depending what type of graphics card you have, it should be able to run unmodded Skyrim fairly well.
hazmat74 Aug 14 @ 1:56pm 
If you're running Win7, go to the windows button, then type dxdiag into the search box and run it. It should tell you what you need to know.

ETA: What you need to know about your video card.
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Waffle Trolley Aug 14 @ 1:58pm 
Considering your processor, I am assuming that you have a somewhat decent graphics card. I am just also going to assume that you bought this whole, and didn't build it, otherwise you'd know what you're talking about. That processor is good for Skyrim. Let's hope you have a good 1GB or 2GB card.
Uncle64[SwE] Aug 14 @ 2:42pm 
I use this, and you have one better Cpu.
I have my Fps capped at 60.
You have probaly simuar grafic card so it will run fine.

AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor
Memory Type DDR3 Corsair
Memory Size 8192 MBytes
Mainboard Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3, Socket-AM3+
Grafic Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB GDDR5
cheshirm Aug 14 @ 3:34pm 
go to the top of the Steam window, press Help, then System Information. video card and a lot of other info will be listed for your pc.
Flujab13 Aug 14 @ 10:07pm 
thanks to cheshirm i am now aware that my graphics card is an AMD Radeon HD 6450. Additional notes based on other peoples comments are that i did buy this set up as whole and that i do use windows 8. i don't really understand what the downgrade is with windows 8 but as i've said before , i'm not a computer expert so i'll probably just look it up. overall i highly thank all of you for helping me find where i stand on gaming performance.
Uncle64[SwE] Aug 14 @ 10:17pm 
You can run on that card.
I have one laying around here. It do work. Do you know if it is one Silent or do it have one Fan?
If it have one fan, you can stress it more.
I must say that it is one card that can suprice you.
You can run DX 11 whit it. And it have 1 Gb of ram.
You can find more info about it here.
http://shop.amd.com/en-us/components/graphic-cards?k=hd%206450*


I have played Skyrim on 1024*768 and high on HD 6540 silent card and one Athlon 64*2 3100 Cpu. So you can play.
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Wizard Aug 14 @ 11:52pm 
Incidentally, there are mods that reduce the texture quality for lower end machines, so there's always that fall back. You should be fine though. You won't need higher end equipment than what you have until you start messing with mods like weather, texture overhauls, enbs and multiple followers.

Take the plunge. Skyrim's totally worth your time.
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Sacred Myths Aug 15 @ 12:01am 
yeah you can def play man
Uncle64[SwE] Aug 15 @ 12:23am 
Dont install any HD mods.
Flujab13 Aug 15 @ 1:44pm 
the main last thing that i would like to know is that overall what would my average framerate probably be with vanilla skyrim, no mods of any sort. i wouldn't be suprised if the question is in anyway impossible to predict but if it can be answered then i would really like one.
Wizard Aug 15 @ 1:59pm 
You're over thinking this man. What kind of framerates do you get on other 3 year old games?
Mormacil Aug 15 @ 2:04pm 
I run the game between 45-60 FPS on older hardware on a small(ish) resolution, more akin 720p then 1080p. But most things on highest and a ton of mods. Including High Res DLC.
Golmore Aug 15 @ 2:04pm 
Originally posted by Flujab13:
the main last thing that i would like to know is that overall what would my average framerate probably be with vanilla skyrim, no mods of any sort. i wouldn't be suprised if the question is in anyway impossible to predict but if it can be answered then i would really like one.
It can't go over 60 because of Skyrim's engine limits, but you should be getting perfectly playable framerates. As a heads up, don't get the official High Resolution Texture Pack. There are better mods that do the same thing with better performance. Also you should probably run the game at medium setttings from what I've seen on YouTube.
Mormacil Aug 15 @ 2:08pm 
Actually there also some mods that fix the official High Res DLC. Reduces the size when appropriate. I wholeheartly prefer vanlla texture design over most fanmade ones.
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