Hunterr Mar 2 @ 4:10am
Skyrim lags in cities and much effects
Hello,

So I have a fairly good pc and still lag what I do not understand.

My hardware: ATI Radeon HD 7850 2 GB, AMD Phenom II 3.4 ghz quad core, 4 GB RAM with 800 mhz, 500 gb hard drive with 16 MB and a Gigabyte GA-M720-US3 Motherbard.

I have bought the new graphics card because I thought that would be it. Hardly an improvement and still strong lag in the cities and much effects. Normally it shouldnt lag anymore with that graficscard? Well I hope that somebody can help me out.
Last edited by Hunterr; Mar 2 @ 4:14am
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Frank Mar 2 @ 4:17am 
Lower the graphics from Ultra to high. Also, 800 mhz RAM? Do they even sell it anymore?
Hunterr Mar 2 @ 4:21am 
I already have tried to lower the grafics, but even on low the cities are lagging. Yeah they are still selling the 800 mhz RAM. I would like to get 8 GB DDR3 RAM with 1600 mhz but my motherboard only supports DDR2 RAM.
Frank Mar 2 @ 4:22am 
That might be it. DDR2 RAM is OLD and obsolete.
Frank Mar 2 @ 4:24am 
Hunterr Mar 2 @ 4:31am 
Ok I will try that, thanks.
la_nague Mar 2 @ 7:03am 
do you have LoD on? it causes lots of texture reloads from RAM to GPU, might cause your lag.
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Hunterr Mar 2 @ 8:45am 
I have set it to very high. The stability guide didnt help.
Morkonan Mar 2 @ 7:06pm 
Try downloading "HiAlgoBoost" and installing it. The installation is simple, but if you're using something like ENB, which uses the same .dll files, you'll have to take a minute to edit HiAlgo's ini file. It's easy to do, though.

http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/15123/? (The Nexus page has links to the HiAlgoBoost dev site. Go there and download it.

It made a HUGE improvement in my gaming experience, with nearly no choppiness or lag. BUT, I have modded my game appropriately and don't use mods that heavily tax my graphics resources. (Playing on an i5 laptop with 8gig RAM) I'll keep HiAlgoBoost installed on this laptop as long as I'm playing Skyrim on it. And, I'd put it on another box, just in case, no matter its specs.
Zefram Cochrane Mar 4 @ 3:25pm 
7850 is not the best card out there... 4gb RAM isn't much either.
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Dr. Shocks . DO Mar 4 @ 3:28pm 
4 GB ram is pretty low; I say this as cities are usually very "dense" with stuff. Thus that is why you are probably "lagging"
2LambBuna Mar 4 @ 3:35pm 
its probably more the CPU than the GPU.

7850 shouldn't have any problems at all unless you've modded up the graphics, even then you could probably get away with the stock HD pack.

the CPU has more work to do in cities with all the NPCs. Skyrim is quite CPU heavy compared to say a first person shooter.
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Hunterr Mar 4 @ 11:34pm 
Well I got a friend and he has nearly the same hardware like me (same CPU, a similar Graficscard he just has DDR3 8 GB) and he has not any lag. I always thought that the graficscard and CPU are the most important hardware parts to have no lags.
Alkpaz Mar 4 @ 11:57pm 
Hialgoboost is good for no chop while running or quick turning, ENBoost is great for reducing texture load on VRAM, and SSME is great in increasing memory block 1 of 256MB to 512MB.
you CAN run all three together, but you have to proxy the DLL files. As for running with an ENB on top of that, I never tried.. but my guess would be more difficult, plus I went down to 30FPS with a updated ENB when I was getting a steady 60FPS without.
It also helps to use your video cards vsync on the driver itself, if you enable it in enblocal.ini or other ini you will chop up even if you have a FPS of 60, weird as it sounds, prolly has to do with computational drag.

ENBoost: http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/38649/

SSME: http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/50305/

Skyrim Crash Compendium IS an excellent guide.. and I have to hand my hat to him/her for finding out that Skyrim HD 2K textures create issues. I have since removed them. Kinda hard trying to find a replacement for em, but worth it!

SCC: http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/48262/

Hialgoboost: http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/15123/

I have commented in the post pages how each one was beneficial to my overall performance. ;)
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Hunterr Mar 5 @ 12:13am 
I have tried ENBoost but no better performance ^^ I think its the geometry of the cities which lets the game lag, the textures are loading correctly. But I will try the tools u posted.
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Morkonan Mar 5 @ 12:34am 
HiAlgoBoost is excellent. Bascially, it doesn't increase your overall framerates. HOWEVER, what it does do is strip frames when they are not needed. For instance, you don't need a bajillion FPS while you're running through a heavily crowded forest, do you? No, of course not - You can't see that sort of detail. The same is true when simply turning your character around. Your eyes can't track that fast, so it makes no difference to you whether or not you're getting 120 FPS when turning or 30 FPS. But, it makes a huge difference in regards to how many FPS your GPU is tasked with processing and that DOES effect the performance of your game and your game experience.

You will likely notice an immediate improvement when using HiAlgoBoost, especially in your movement through cities. Most of the effect of this mod is transparent, besides the gameplay improvement, and you really won't notice the lost frames. There could be times when you do, however, but it doesn't make much of a difference. It helps so much with combat and moving through cities that I wouldn't run my game without it.
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