aflumbahgee Aug 25 @ 2:04pm
FPS locked around 20 when enb is installed
I have tried:

Turning off vsync (using nvidia control panel and options in skyrim client launcher thing and in enblocal ini )
Setting the fps limit to false in enblocal ini
the fps isnt completely locked to 20 but varies from 18 to 22

I have changed from ultra to low settings and the fps stays the same. This only happens when i install enb. My specs are:

gtx 660 2gb
i5 3450
8gb ram

the only other mods i have installed are static mesh improvements, alternative starting life and skyui.

I am using the true vision enb. The exact same thing happened when i was using the seasonal enb as well...

I have no idea what is causing the problem. Help plox!
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ᅚᅚ ᅚᅚᅚᅚ ᅚᅚ Aug 25 @ 2:09pm 
Do you understand what enb is?
aflumbahgee Aug 25 @ 2:57pm 
no not really why?
3131715 Aug 25 @ 4:52pm 
Originally posted by aflumbahgee:
I have no idea what is causing the problem.
gtx 660
The Rare Old Mountain Dew Aug 25 @ 5:06pm 
Originally posted by aflumbahgee:
no not really why?


ENB is a mod that tries to create more realism in vision. And since your eyes only see in 20fps, that's why they lock it around that number, obviously.
Last edited by The Rare Old Mountain Dew; Aug 25 @ 5:06pm
TiltedDomino Aug 25 @ 6:08pm 
Originally posted by Ponyta:
Originally posted by aflumbahgee:
no not really why?


ENB is a mod that tries to create more realism in vision. And since your eyes only see in 20fps, that's why they lock it around that number, obviously.

I know you probably are, but please tell me you're kidding. ._.
aflumbahgee Aug 26 @ 4:26am 
ask for help and most ♥♥♥♥ repsponses going, nevermind.
Ilja Aug 26 @ 4:46am 
Originally posted by aflumbahgee:
ask for help and most ♥♥♥♥ repsponses going, nevermind.
Most of our regulars are still sleeping and I have been busy with other threads + RL. Sorry to leave you hanging.

Background programs in Windows can have a huge effect to your game. Also, there are settings that you should be aware of.

Start with this and see how it works for you.
Skyrim Project Stability by GrandBulwark
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/32363/?

Uninstall your graphical ENB for now.

Make sure that you install ENBoost properly first and then select a graphical ENB that does not clash with it. Note that you will have to work with some of same files, when installing your graphic ENB, so make sure not to direclty replace any files from ENBoost, but edit them instead.

CTD and Memory patch ENBoost by Boris Vorontsov
http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/38649/?

Originally posted by Lightning Typhoon:
gtx 660

I have 180 mods + 2K HD Lite + RealVision ENB + SMIM + Dynamic Snow + Ultra settings + Standard height grass: with GTX 660.

No stutter, not crashes and FPS between 45-60.

It is all about how you configurate your computer and game. Buying a better card wouldn't actually allow me to install any more mods - or it would allow me to use more graphic mods, but there is absolutely no need.

In short, your comment was 100% rubbish.
Last edited by Ilja; Aug 26 @ 4:48am
Ilja Aug 26 @ 4:55am 
It occured to me that I have been just speaking instead of showing. I haven't been taking any new screenshotes recently (I have been busy with doing some testing for mods closing their alpha and beta stages), so this is a bit older one.

My game looks like this, except that I have toned settings for days to be a bit more brighter and nights a bit more darker. The RealVision ENB got also tweaked by the author, so my game tone is slightly different. The list of relevant mods and textures is still same.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=279957795
MageThis Aug 26 @ 5:13am 
Further to IIja (Ref)'s "Background programs in Windows can have a huge effect to your game":
People may be hugely surprised how much garbage is pre-loaded on boot/Startup. Often the user installs a program which by default will load other 3rd party programs
Also, many popular programs pre-load components so that when selected they appear to launch faster.

I am guessing IIja (Ref) has optomized/configured to X extent the OS/drivers/AV (BIOS?) etc so that any ensuing problems could be isolated to the s/w (in this case Skyrim) install and config. Big first step.

Love the screenshot.
Last edited by MageThis; Aug 26 @ 5:19am
Camulos#linux Aug 26 @ 5:50am 
Originally posted by Ponyta:
Originally posted by aflumbahgee:
no not really why?


ENB is a mod that tries to create more realism in vision. And since your eyes only see in 20fps, that's why they lock it around that number, obviously.
best troll post i ever read.
The Rare Old Mountain Dew Aug 26 @ 6:44am 
Originally posted by TiltedDomino:
Originally posted by Ponyta:


ENB is a mod that tries to create more realism in vision. And since your eyes only see in 20fps, that's why they lock it around that number, obviously.

I know you probably are, but please tell me you're kidding. ._.

Of course i was kidding. I know the eyes register up to 48 fps, silly.
Ilja Aug 26 @ 7:11am 
I wrote my previous post in a hurry. I realized that I had made a mistake that needs to be corrected.

Most graphic ENBs already have ENBoost. It just needs to be activated. I did this differently my self, so unfortunately I gave you a bad advice above. I am truly sorry about that.

Do this instead:
- See the following thread for graphic ENB you wish to use and ENB binary version for it.
- Install the required version of ENB binaries, as you wold be doing the first part with ENBoost installation
- Install graphic ENB and see the instructions from it's page how to activate ENBoost with it.

Guide:ENB - S.T.E.P. Project Wiki
http://wiki.step-project.com/Guide:ENB#tab=ENB_Choices
Last edited by Ilja; Aug 26 @ 7:12am
3131715 Aug 26 @ 8:55am 
Originally posted by Ilja (Ref):
I have 180 mods + 2K HD Lite + RealVision ENB + SMIM + Dynamic Snow + Ultra settings + Standard height grass: with GTX 660.

No stutter, not crashes and FPS between 45-60.

It is all about how you configurate your computer and game. Buying a better card wouldn't actually allow me to install any more mods - or it would allow me to use more graphic mods, but there is absolutely no need.

In short, your comment was 100% rubbish.
45-60fps with fullHD? Highly doubt about it.
From my DLClist:
1nivWICCloaks.esp
Bashed Patch, 0.esp
BFSEffects.esp
BlockSparkles.esp
BonAppetit.esp
BonAppetitBase.esm
Book Covers Dawnguard.esp
Book Covers Dragonborn.esp
Book Covers Hearthfire.esp
Book Covers Skyrim.esp
Brawl Bugs.esp
Cartographers Map Markers.esp
ClimatesOfTamriel Falskaar.esp
ClimatesOfTamriel-Dawnguard-Patch.esp
ClimatesOfTamriel-Dragonborn-Patch.esp
ClimatesOfTamriel-Nights-Level-1.esp
ClimatesOfTamriel-Sound.esp
ClimatesOfTamriel.esm
CompanionValfar.esp
Convenient Horses.esp
CoT-WeatherPatch.esp
CoT-WeatherPatch_DB.esp
Dawnguard Radiant Quest Adjustment.esp
Dawnguard.esm
dD - Enhanced Blood Main.esp
dD - Realistic Ragdoll Force - Realistic.esp
dD-Dragonborn-Dawnguard-EBT Patch.esp
dD-No Screen Blood.esp
DeadlyCombat.esp
DeadlyCombat_GiantsAIFix.esp
DeadlyDragons.esp
DeadlySpellImpacts.esp
Distant DetailHF.esp
DK_Armor_By_Hothtrooper44.esp
DragonBoneEbonsteel.esp
Dragonborn.esm
ELFX - Dawnguard.esp
ELFX - Dragonborn.esp
ELFX - Exteriors.esp
ELFX - Moonpath.esp
EnableBlackreachMap.esp
EnableForgottenValeMap.esp
EnableSoulCairnMap.esp
EnableSovngardeMap.esp
EnhancedLightsandFX.esp
EnhancedWetnessandPuddles.esp
Equipping Overhaul.esp
ExpandedJewelryCrafting.esp
Falskaar.esm
Faster Bolts 50%.esp
FasterArrows50.esp
FollowerWander2.esp
Footprints - Ash.esp
Footprints.esp
FootstepsSoundsOverhaul.esp
HearthFire Display Case Fix.esp
HearthFires.esm
HunterArcherCuirass.esp
IHSS.esp
Immersive Sounds - Aural Assortment.esp
Immersive Sounds - Magic.esp
immersivesnowice.esp
Improved Combat Sounds v2.2.esp
isilNarsil.esp
IslandFastTravel.esp
JSwords.esm
JSwordsDistributionBalancePlugin.esp
Marriable Serana HF.esp
Marriable Serana.esp
moonpath.esm
moonpath_questdata.esp
moveit.esp
Omegared99-SavageHunter.esp
Omegared99-SolitudeInfantry.esp
Omegared99-WindhelmKnight.esp
PrvtI_HeavyArmory.esp
PrvtI_HeavyArmory_DG_Addon.esp
QUEST - Companions Radiant Quests Anytime.esp
RealisticWaterTwo - Falskaar.esp
RealisticWaterTwo - Legendary.esp
RealisticWaterTwo - Waves - Falskaar.esp
RealisticWaterTwo - Waves - Wyrmstooth.esp
RealisticWaterTwo - Waves.esp
RealisticWaterTwo - Wyrmstooth.esp
RealisticWaterTwo.esp
Run For Your Lives.esp
SkyFalls + SkyMills + DG + DB + FS + WT.esp
skyforgedWeapons.esp
Skyrim Bridges.esp
Skyrim Project Optimization - Full Version.esm
SkyrimImprovedPuddles-DG-HF-DB.esp
SkyrimURWL.esp
SkyUI.esp
Slightly Reduced Distance NPC Greetings.esp
SPIKE.esm
SplashofRain.esp
StaticMeshImprovementMod.esp
Svet Fakelov from Hiro + Ten.esp
Svet Magic from Hiro.esp
Tamriel Reloaded.esp
The Dance of Death - Ultimate Edition.esp
The Paarthurnax Dilemma.esp
Thundering Shouts.esp
Undeath-Falskaar.esp
Undeath.esp
Unique Uniques.esp
Unofficial Dawnguard Patch.esp
Unofficial Dragonborn Patch.esp
Unofficial Hearthfire Patch.esp
Unofficial Skyrim Patch.esp
WetandCold - Ashes.esp
WetandCold.esp
When Vampires Attack.esp
Windfull Skyrim.esp
Wyrmstooth.esp
WyrmstoothTravelCrashHotfix.esp
WyrmstothMapMarkerHotfix.esp
[MPX] NPC Gender Race Heights +Dawnguard.esp
Cloaks - No Imperial - Dawnguard.esp
Cloaks.esp
1nivWICSkyCloaksPatch.esp
SkyFalls DB + FS Small Waterfalls.esp
aMidianborn_Skyforge_Weapons.esp
hothtrooper44_ArmorCompilation.esp
Omegared99-MarkarthSilverblood.esp
Dark Dungeons for Dawnguard.esp
Further Dark Dungeons for ENB.esp
Remove Interior Fog V2 - Dawnguard.esp
Remove Interior Fog V2 - Dragonborn.esp
Remove Interior Fog V2 - Skyrim.esp
RevampedExteriorFog.esp
caliente's beautiful bodies edition.esp
CharacterMakingExtender.esp
EnhancedCharacterEdit.esp
RaceCompatibility.esm
SBF All In One + DLC.esp
TrueEyes.esp
Serana No Hood.esp

And a lot of 2K HD textures + Project ENB.

BTW, try Cinematic Extreme Quality from Grim and Somber and then tell me "graphics card doesn't matter, i'm still running Skyrim 45-60 fps". It's not about allowing you to install any more mods, it's about pure performance.
Ilja Aug 26 @ 9:02am 
Originally posted by Lightning Typhoon:
BTW, try Cinematic Extreme Quality from Grim and Somber and then tell me "graphics card doesn't matter, i'm still running Skyrim 45-60 fps". It's not about allowing you to install any more mods, it's about pure performance.

I don't understand what your modlist had to do with my comment. Care to elaborate?
And I never said that I was running with FULL HD. Take another look: I wrote 2K HD Lite.

I never said that card does not matter - Please do not place words to my mouth -, but that I do not currently need another one for Skyrim.

Better card would allow me to install certain mods to my game. My card would not be able to handle my current setup, if I would include Skyrim Flora Overhaul with it. VRAM just can't handle it. With better card, it would. Including more physical memory would not help in this case.

Just out of curiosity; have you enjoyed playing Faalskaar? That is one of those big mods that I still haven't had time to play. I am just updating mods (Frostfall went to version 2.6) and made some notes about some my mods with optional settings for Faalskaar. Just in case. :)
Last edited by Ilja; Aug 26 @ 9:02am
Panda Aug 26 @ 9:11am 
Ilja, Falskaar is the best content mod out there. It's like free DLC on par with Dragonborn. I'd so buy it and drop Hearthfire if the modder sold it.
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