The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Slyther Jul 21, 2014 @ 7:43pm
Skyrim Locking Up
As of writing this post, Skyrim has now locked up on eight different occassions on me. These lock ups freeze the entire computer and I have to hard reset. The crashes seem to be very random, usually occuring after several hours, but on one occassion it did lock up immediately after loading a save. This last time around I had even lowered my graphics to medium from ultra, locked up again about 20-30 minutes into my play sessions.

My system specs are:
2x Radeon HD 6870's in crossfire
Intel i7 2600k CPU (Stock settings, no overclock)
8 GB Ram

I'm using only a small amount of mods as follows:
Unofficial patches (Skyrim, Hearthfire, Dawnguard, Dragonborn)
10x carryweight
Lockpick Pro
Glowing Books
Glowing ore

With plugin load order in Nexus set to:
Skyrim Patch.esp
Dawnguard patch.esp
Hearthfire Patch.esp
Dragonborn Patch.esp

The SSD is brand new, fresh OS install, fresh installs on everything, drivers were all newest versions available.

I have no idea what is wrong.
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Slyther Jul 21, 2014 @ 8:26pm 
I should also mention that according to my hardware monitoring software, both my GPU and CPU are running well within safe temperature levels. The CPU low 50's, GPU usually around 75 or so.
Slyther Jul 22, 2014 @ 1:23am 
Just an update. At my room mates suggestion I did verify the game files, and it did replace a small 752 byte file, however after playing for several hours the game locked up on me again.
Ilja Jul 22, 2014 @ 1:38am 
The top of your load order is correct. I doubt that any of these will cause the hang.
With SkyUI, you are likely already using SKSE. Make sure that yo have the most recent one (1.7.1) and try these.

SKSE, memory and skse.ini
Follow my instructions. This is aimed for loading issues. It might solve your problem, but really doesn't hurt to keep it (jus the opposite in fact) if it wasn't the solution for this spesific problem

CTD and Memory patch ENBoost by Boris Vorontsov
This page has configuration files for ENB binaries, Read the instructions properly.

ENBSeries for TES Skyrim
This page has ENB binaries for ENBoost. Pick the highets number from the list. The download link can be found at the end of the opened page.

Good luck.
Last edited by Ilja; Jul 22, 2014 @ 1:38am
Slyther Jul 22, 2014 @ 1:56am 
I use SKSE, and my issues are with complete computer lock ups, not CTD's.
Ilja Jul 22, 2014 @ 2:06am 
My best bet is that this is the form of crash and ENBoost might be able to fix it.

If not, then this might not be related to Skyrim as such, but something else in your computer.
Last edited by Ilja; Jul 22, 2014 @ 2:06am
SpawnCap Sep 5, 2014 @ 2:45pm 
First of I have played Skyrim on pc, xbox 360, and ps3. I found all versions of the game lock up after I have played a character for somewhere around 20+ hours, or they have reached around Level 30+. Still don't know what causes it. Have experienced same problem with Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas, as soon as I get my character up in level it locks up. I honestly think its because of the data involved in memorizing where everything is dropped how big the save files grow to be. Tried over 100 different suggestions to fix it, and then BAM! locks up just as my character gets up in level again. I gave up.

P.S. sorry didn't notice how old this post was.
Last edited by SpawnCap; Sep 5, 2014 @ 2:46pm
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Date Posted: Jul 21, 2014 @ 7:43pm
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