Adros Jul 3 @ 11:43pm
Need help with the performance
Hi, first of all, i dont speak english perfectly, im trying to do my best, so here we go.
The game works regularly, i have a great PC and i need what i need to upgrade.
In VERY low graphics the game runs 30 fps aprox and with freezees. I have all graphical updates of my video card.
Here is my PC info:

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits
Micro: i5-3330 3.00 GHz
RAM: 3072 MB
Video Card: GeForce GTX 650
Mother: MSI B75MA-E31

Im really dissapointed with the performance of the game... or my PC. I think its the RAM but i need to be really sure what is happening before buy some things :(
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TheNovemberMan Jul 3 @ 11:58pm 
It's not the game, it's your PC
Adros Jul 4 @ 12:00am 
Originally posted by Trigger:
It's not the game, it's your PC

Yes but what is doing it slow? the video card? the ram? i will buy what i need next week and i need to know what is slowing the game
zeiut Jul 4 @ 12:10am 
Video card and ram. Get the best video card that you can afford. It'll have the biggest impact on gaming performance.
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Adros Jul 4 @ 12:32am 
Originally posted by zeiut:
Video card and ram. Get the best video card that you can afford. It'll have the biggest impact on gaming performance.

Thanks for the answer, really, but one more question. what is more importante first? i dont want Ultramegamaximun graphics of the epic destiny right now, i only want to play smoother, 60 fps to be more exactly, what you recommend to buy first?
Omgwtfbbqkitten Jul 4 @ 1:17am 
Have you installed any mods or are you using the Bethesda high res texture pack?

You should first start by lowering your graphics settings. If you haven't already done so, lower your shadows to low and set AA very low or turn it off and see if that helps.

If you are using Bethesdas hi res texture pack, you should probably use the mod Bethesda Hi-Res DLC Optimized Universal instead and choose the 1024 full version for better performance.

If you are not using the hi res dlc than don't worry about it since vanilla Skyrim uses low quality textures as is.

Your video card might not be good enough to really handle high quality textures for Skyrim.

If you installed/uninstalled any mods in the past, your game files may be having problems and might require a clean install. A clean install is delete local content, delete the skyrim folder afterwards from the steamapps common folder, and then delete the ini from your documents.
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Mohawk Jul 4 @ 1:30am 
I had freezes with Windows Vista. I upgraded to Windows 8 and Skyrim runs extremely well at ultra settings (+ mesh and weather mods). I had Core 2 Duo 3 GHz, GTX560, 4 Gb ram. New rig is little bit more efficient. Windows 8 uses less memory -> more ram to Skyrim. I think it's your ram. 3 Gb is not enough. Processor and graphics card are fine.

You memory configuration is not ideal. You must have two identical memory module for dual channel system. Install 2x4 Gb.

Don't use antialising.
Last edited by Mohawk; Jul 4 @ 1:34am
[P] ShadowofChernobyl Jul 4 @ 2:01am 
Well, you are speaking english well, that's for sure.
mpd1958 Jul 4 @ 2:06am 
Adros682, I have nearly the same setup except I have 8gigs of ram and the GTX650 Ti Boost graphics card. I have rare CTDs and some stuttering from time to time with the game set to Ultra.

With a little more ram and a better graphics card you should have no problem achieving your desired gaming experience.
Asteo600 Jul 4 @ 2:10am 
Originally posted by zeiut:
Video card and ram. Get the best video card that you can afford. It'll have the biggest impact on gaming performance.
It's not the video card. I have GTX 650 and i run Skyrim at Ultra with graphical mods and 60-75 FPS.
ofwgkta Jul 4 @ 2:22am 
^That graphics card isn't bad at all. It's definitely the ram, and a CPU upgrade is important as well.
ofwgkta Jul 4 @ 2:23am 
I really can't see a gtx 650 giving you such horrible performance on the lowest settings with no mods.
Dura Jul 4 @ 2:45am 
It can't be the grafic card, still got the 630 gt and i can play on high with 60 fps. Skyrim is a 3 year old game and shouldn't need to much grafic. Steam says "Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 oder higher is recomendet". So with a 650 gtx you should be (too) good. It must be either the cpu or ram.
Orcman Jul 4 @ 3:13am 
I have this old config:
Core 2 Duo E8400 proc
HD5750 1gb VGA
2 gb ram
win 7 64
and the game runs smoothly with high settings, so I think the problem is not with your hardware.
Last edited by Orcman; Jul 4 @ 3:14am
Adros Jul 4 @ 7:22am 
Originally posted by P xXChernobylShadesXx:
Well, you are speaking english well, that's for sure.

Really thanks :D



Originally posted by Mohawk:
I had freezes with Windows Vista. I upgraded to Windows 8 and Skyrim runs extremely well at ultra settings (+ mesh and weather mods). I had Core 2 Duo 3 GHz, GTX560, 4 Gb ram. New rig is little bit more efficient. Windows 8 uses less memory -> more ram to Skyrim. I think it's your ram. 3 Gb is not enough. Processor and graphics card are fine.

You memory configuration is not ideal. You must have two identical memory module for dual channel system. Install 2x4 Gb.

Don't use antialising.

Thanks, you and all of who tried to help me, next week i will buy a 2x4 RAM :D
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