The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Chaser Mar 8, 2014 @ 4:28pm
so here's the thing, I have been playin skyrim for a good while and my laptop SHOULD be playing on ultra with minimal lag and thats been the case for some time now. Recently i have been playing and its been so very jumpy that it was unplayable. The first thing i did was turn it to low setting but didnt work, then i completely deleted everything and reinstalled it, but that was unsuccessful and i thought maybe because its the saves (even though they could be played and didnt mess up.

Windows 8
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Shamit Mar 8, 2014 @ 4:35pm 
Remove any graphics and animation mods that you have installed and dust out your system. If that doesnt work, then delete all of your saves and start our fresh. You should also think about building a PC, it is much cheaper and will run better than any lap top.
Thermal Throttling?
Chaser Mar 8, 2014 @ 5:09pm 
@The Shamit, yeh i didnt realise it was a lot cheaper and better to build one until got my laptop. Yeh i tried everything you said and started again but the only times it doesnt lag is when i run in Window7 mode and that causes it to go in windowed mode. The werid thing is it worked so very well when i first played for a couple of hours.

@Shocks, Thermal Throtting?
Shamit Mar 8, 2014 @ 5:28pm 
There are very few games that Windows 8 will run properly, so that could easily be your problem.
Chaser Mar 8, 2014 @ 8:14pm 
yeh thats what i was thinking
anyway i guess im stuck in windowed mode :(. At least i can play it
Originally posted by Floran Hunter:
@Shocks, Thermal Throtting?
Do a web search of it
Last edited by ShocksOculus #VR-CLUB; Mar 8, 2014 @ 9:21pm
Chargeit Mar 8, 2014 @ 10:11pm 
Drop some settings down, so that you're not totally overheating. Best to worry about thermal problems now, before they become a major issue.

Also, make sure you're allowing your laptop breathing room. Only place it on hard surfaces, such as a desk, never play on your lap, or a bed.

Personally, I'd take lower visual settings, over overheating hardware.

*Just noticed you said you lowered settings. Yea, make sure your laptop's vents are clean, also, don't smoke around it. Might be time to pull that sucker apart, and reapply thermal paste/pads.
Last edited by Chargeit; Mar 8, 2014 @ 10:40pm
Chaser Mar 8, 2014 @ 10:51pm 
i just got my laptop repared and every other game is fine but for some reason skyrim is a bit jumpy. Evan games like metro, dark souls and the bureau (which are all more demanding than skyrim).

(not overheating problem)
Chaser Mar 9, 2014 @ 12:34am 
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3517U CPU A 1.90GHz 2.40G
RAM: 4.00GB
System type:64-bit Operating System, x64-based prcessor
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 8730m & Intel(R) HD graphics 4000 (for some reason i got 2 under video adapters)
Windows 8
Chaser Mar 9, 2014 @ 12:37am 
Oh yeh i am almost certain that its because i got windows 8 since it has no lag what-so-ever when i run under windows 7 mode. (unless someone with windows 8 can prove me wrong).
Chargeit Mar 9, 2014 @ 8:57am 
Odd I've never heard of a computer with intel CPU / AMD integrated graphics. (doesn't mean they don't exist)

If it is true, than make sure you've got your system setup to use the AMD gpu (The AMD on board should be much, better), and not the intel one. I'd call who ever makes the laptop, and ask them about it.

All intel CPU have integrated graphics, so, I guess even when you got your system repaired, the repair guy never got your settings correctly set to use the better of the two graphics?

*I'm looking at the page you gave me, and it says Skyrim ultra @ 18.1 fps for that GPU.
Last edited by Chargeit; Mar 9, 2014 @ 8:59am
Chaser Mar 10, 2014 @ 3:07am 
yeh everything is set so i use amd with games
Chaser Mar 10, 2014 @ 3:15am 
oh lol thought it can run on ultra ;P
but still doesnt explain why one day i can play on high than i cant play on low without laging like mad the next day
Allyden Mar 10, 2014 @ 6:50am 
Originally posted by Floran Hunter:
oh lol thought it can run on ultra ;P
but still doesnt explain why one day i can play on high than i cant play on low without laging like mad the next day

Make sure there are no other programs running in your laptop or perhaps spyware. Both takes RAM.
Chargeit Mar 10, 2014 @ 8:07am 
You mentioned that you got your laptop repaired.

When did you do this? Did the troubles happen before or after? What was repaired?

Was your system OS reinstalled? If so do you have conflicting virus programs, or excessive start up programs?

Have you tried switching between windows power modes? Try playing in High performance.

Things like this are annoying to me, since I feel like I could fix it if the laptop were in front of me. Hell, if it was overheating, the repair guy most likely cleaned out the vents and called it quits. It may need to be taken apart, have the fan fully cleaned, and thermal pad / paste replaced on the GPU / CPU. A proper laptop cleaning really only takes a hour or two. I can fully disassemble and clean my laptop in a hour or so.

Also, have you tried starting a new save, to see how it works? You can get save cleaners for skyrim, which will clear up a save by resetting a lot of the chests, things like that. The point being, it will stop a save from getting too bloated keeping track of everything.
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Date Posted: Mar 8, 2014 @ 4:28pm
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