Glorfy Jul 5 @ 10:16pm
10 FPS on vanilla, used to get 40 FPS with 2k mods. WHY?
So I have been playing Skyrim extensively since it came out, and for the longest time I've been playing the game with the 2k mods, Climates of Tamriel, and countless other graphical enhancements at a stable 45 fps. Absolutely consistent, no problems.

Now, I recently decided I wanted to restart a playthrough with less mods so I could achieve that lofty 60 fps. I deleted all mods, manually, uninstalled Skyrim and deleted, manually, every damn folder that related to Skyrim (yes, including the 2 .ini). I then reinstalled and decided to start a new game on PURE VANILLA to get a baseline fps count, before I started adding mods.

Problem is, it's insanely slow! Way slower than when I had every graphics mod known to man! I installed FPS Counter and it tells me I get anywhere between 9-11 FPS. I've used the console to test different locations, and the best I could get was 15 FPS when staring at the sky.

No mods whatsoever, only Skyrim, Dragonborn/Hearthfire/Dawnguard. Tested with and without all DLCs and the official hi-res packs. No difference, I get 9-11 FPS when before, with a modded game, I had 45 FPS.

Standard Troubleshooting Procedures I've Done:

-Updated drivers

-reinstalled (twice, and manually deleted the remaining folders)

-NO MODS AT ALL

-Disabled DLC/Hi-Res Packs

-Tested other games. Solid 60 FPS in Far Cry 3, solid 60+ in Oblivion and Morrowind (both run Skyrim's Creation Engine).

-V-Sync disabled in Nvidia panel AND in the .ini (iPresentInterval=0)

My specs:

Asus GTX 560, i7 Core Processor, 4VRAM and 16RAM

My specs are NOT the problem, I played Skyrim with 2k mods on Ultra with 45FPS before, no reason my pc can't handle it now. Nothing has changed since this happened, aside from reinstalling Skyrim.

TL;DR: 45FPS on old 2k modded Skyrim, 10FPS on pure vanilla. What happened?
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'Lyssa029 Jul 5 @ 10:24pm 
You could try to reverify your game cache via Steam
Glorfy Jul 5 @ 10:30pm 
Originally posted by 'Lyssa029:
You could try to reverify your game cache via Steam

I can't believe I forgot! Did so but...No effect.
Google- Jul 5 @ 11:04pm 
Have you tried reinstalling?
Glorfy Jul 5 @ 11:09pm 
Originally posted by MrHawk$:
Have you tried reinstalling?

I said so in the post! ^-^ Twice
The Rock God Jul 5 @ 11:18pm 
Try reinstalling DirectX. If the DX installer in the Skyrim folder doesn't do it, you could try reinstalling direct from the MS site. Same thing with VisualC and .NET (though I doubt they would be the culprit).
Glorfy Jul 5 @ 11:31pm 
Originally posted by The Rock God:
Try reinstalling DirectX. If the DX installer in the Skyrim folder doesn't do it, you could try reinstalling direct from the MS site. Same thing with VisualC and .NET (though I doubt they would be the culprit).

Now there's something I never heard of, will do! Though if those were the culprit you'd think all games that use those programs would have the same problem. Thanks fot the advise!
Glorfy Jul 5 @ 11:50pm 
Originally posted by The Rock God:
Try reinstalling DirectX. If the DX installer in the Skyrim folder doesn't do it, you could try reinstalling direct from the MS site. Same thing with VisualC and .NET (though I doubt they would be the culprit).

Alright, I tried and it said I had a new or equivalent version. Good idea though! Still no improvement.
Last edited by Glorfy; Jul 5 @ 11:50pm
WanderingJarlPuncher Jul 6 @ 12:27am 
too many hd mods running?
Alucard Jul 6 @ 12:45am 
Something related to ini tweaking? Maybe you should turn off a vsync? Could be an enb related stuff.
mpd1958 Jul 6 @ 2:45am 
People, PLEASE read the entire post before giving advice. The OP has stated that he is not running ANY mods (ie Vanilla).

Glorfy, I have never heard of the game slowing down that much in vanilla. Have you checked the settings on both your GPU and in-game? Anything conflicting?
DragOnScale[NL] Jul 6 @ 5:52am 
wtf, u have a great pc but..i dont seem to see to fix yo probs :P
Glorfy Jul 6 @ 11:16am 
Originally posted by WanderingJarlPuncher:
too many hd mods running?

Like I said, PURE VANILLA. No mods, and I have 10 fps. I USED to run hd mods (2k) with 40fps before this problem occured.
Glorfy Jul 6 @ 11:18am 
Originally posted by Alucard:
Something related to ini tweaking? Maybe you should turn off a vsync? Could be an enb related stuff.

As I said in the post, vsync is off both in the ini and in Nvidia, and my ini's are pure vanilla (I deleted them before reinstalll).

Oh! My bad, it seems mpd1958's responded to y'all. Thanks MPD!
Glorfy Jul 6 @ 11:20am 
Originally posted by mpd1958:
People, PLEASE read the entire post before giving advice. The OP has stated that he is not running ANY mods (ie Vanilla).

Glorfy, I have never heard of the game slowing down that much in vanilla. Have you checked the settings on both your GPU and in-game? Anything conflicting?

You mean like the Nvidia control panel forcing intensive graphic settings? I found that it had several settings on (filtering, antialiasing, ambient occlusion) but turning them off gave me around 2 FPS gain. Progress! Albeit small.
Glorfy Jul 6 @ 11:22am 
Oh! One more thing. becuase I've seen this as a solution for similar problems and it doesn't work for me.

Some people have Skyrim using the wrong, integrated graphics card, instead of their better gaming one.

So no one wastes their time, I'm saying this isn't the problem, I've checked and Skyrim is indeed using the right card.
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