My Computer crashes while playing skyrim.
I have ruled out hardware as a problem!
My temps are fine and my drivers are up to date.
I need someone who knows how to fix problems and knows what he/she is doing ok.
Do NOT attack or blame my hardware.
My computer goes in to a total system crash randomly while playing Skyrim.
When leaving a dungeon or house, and walking free around skyrim not in any building, aprox 20 minutes later doing something like casting a spell or looking at an NPC will crash my whole computer and require a manual reboot. All I got on my last discussion was "oh your system is overheating" or some ♥♥♥♥. My temps are 24 C and never change while playing. Other people say "update your drivers" All of my drivers are updated so dont bother. Saving the game will also SOMETIMES crash my game to the desktop. My save is 11 megabytes at level 38 I believe this is fine. Like I said before I would like to talk to someone that knows how to fix this problem NOT tell me what is wrong. My computer is called Alienware Aurora ALX and it has 6 cores and 32 gigabytes of ram. Please if you know how to fix this please help. Thanks
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Adura Apr 8 @ 2:11pm 
Crash my whole computer

O__O;

That's a...really bad problem..........

Uhm...hmm....not sure =/ Don't see many problems of the whole computer going boom D:

It might be that some other software or part of your OS reacts really, really, REALLY badly with Skyrim.

There's a...chance it could be from mods (if you use them), but I've never actually heard of a whole computer crashing from Skyrim.



Also, yes, 11 megabytes at lvl 38 isn't terrible.

And RAM is obviously not a problem.



What's the processing power for each core? I'm pretty sure Skyrim doesn't use any more then 2 cores, so if they're individually weak this could be a problem.

(Also, what the heck are you ever going to use 32 gb of ram for?)
MikuCore Apr 8 @ 2:20pm 
any mods installed?
did your game ever work properly?
how about older drivers?
did you change anything, that may conflict with skyrim? aka new programs in the background?
Scott Enman Apr 8 @ 2:22pm 
Do a google search, I just did, some people said it was due to bad memory, get one of those mememory check programs and see what it finds.. It seems to be a common problem with the Aurora and Skyrim crashing , wish could help more,, Good luck
Originally posted by Adura:
Crash my whole computer

O__O;

That's a...really bad problem..........

Uhm...hmm....not sure =/ Don't see many problems of the whole computer going boom D:

It might be that some other software or part of your OS reacts really, really, REALLY badly with Skyrim.

There's a...chance it could be from mods (if you use them), but I've never actually heard of a whole computer crashing from Skyrim.



Also, yes, 11 megabytes at lvl 38 isn't terrible.

And RAM is obviously not a problem.



What's the processing power for each core? I'm pretty sure Skyrim doesn't use any more then 2 cores, so if they're individually weak this could be a problem.

(Also, what the heck are you ever going to use 32 gb of ram for?)
processing speed is 3.30GHz I got the ram when I got the system just cause
Scott Enman Apr 8 @ 2:27pm 
http://en.community.dell.com/owners-club/alienware/f/3746/t/19430705.aspx
Sounds like it might be this,, take some ram out r try like guy in the post says,,
Originally posted by NightCore:
any mods installed?
did your game ever work properly?
how about older drivers?
did you change anything, that may conflict with skyrim? aka new programs in the background?
I do have some mods but I have ruled them out because it was working fine till one day the problems started happening
MikuCore Apr 8 @ 2:30pm 
Originally posted by ̲̅$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$:
Originally posted by NightCore:
any mods installed?
did your game ever work properly?
how about older drivers?
did you change anything, that may conflict with skyrim? aka new programs in the background?
I do have some mods but I have ruled them out because it was working fine till one day the problems started happening
if these mods are workshop mods, an update may cause this issue. make sure you meet all your mods requirements.
maybe do a clean install of the game and its mods. just in case you didnt do that already.
Originally posted by NightCore:
Originally posted by ̲̅$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$:
I do have some mods but I have ruled them out because it was working fine till one day the problems started happening
if these mods are workshop mods, an update may cause this issue. make sure you meet all your mods requirements.
maybe do a clean install of the game and its mods. just in case you didnt do that already.
I used BOSS and TESEdit to clean them but it still crashes
MikuCore Apr 8 @ 2:32pm 
Originally posted by ̲̅$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$:
Originally posted by NightCore:
if these mods are workshop mods, an update may cause this issue. make sure you meet all your mods requirements.
maybe do a clean install of the game and its mods. just in case you didnt do that already.
I used BOSS and TESEdit to clean them but it still crashes
just give it a try. even these tools are not infallible
Adura Apr 8 @ 2:34pm 
Originally posted by ̲̅$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$:
processing speed is 3.30GHz I got the ram when I got the system just cause


That's all well and good, but few games run on 6 core processors.

Skyrim will run on 2 usually, and can be made to run on 4 (I hear from reports). So it's not getting the full 3.30 GHz. It's getting whatever processing power it can get from 2-4 of your 6 cores. Unless something else is going on that I've never heard of before?



I do have some mods but I have ruled them out because it was working fine till one day the problems started happening

Are these mods through steam? Steam auto-updates, which could cause a mod to change and ruin your save or game.


But I still don't know what exactly would cause a total system crash...it's just so weird >.<;;

edit: BOSS and TES5EDIT do not solve everything. They, in fact, can miss a lot.
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Alkpaz Apr 8 @ 2:54pm 
Don't diss the 6 cores.. have one myself with 24GB RAM (it was cheap, so maxed the board out) With the new consoles out I'm pretty sure games will start utilizing the 6+ cores soon.

As for the issue, sounds more like OS instability than game causation. I have a i7 980x 3.33Ghz (6 core + HT) with a GTX 680 and ^^ that RAM, and my OS does not crash with Skyrim, actually never CTDs now either, just random FPS drops on occation but an Alt-Tabbing works to fix that. Of course my system was build myself, custom.
Last edited by Alkpaz; Apr 8 @ 2:54pm
cheshirm Apr 8 @ 3:54pm 
"All I got on my last discussion was "oh your system is overheating" or some ♥♥♥♥. My temps are 24 C and never change while playing."

hmmm. my quad core temps are 30C and never change but my graphics card goes from 30C to 60C while running Skyrim. I could be wrong but even with a liquid cooled graphics card the gpu temp should rise from 24 when running Skyrim. what are you using to monitor the gpu temp?
Originally posted by cheshirm:
"All I got on my last discussion was "oh your system is overheating" or some ♥♥♥♥. My temps are 24 C and never change while playing."

hmmm. my quad core temps are 30C and never change but my graphics card goes from 30C to 60C while running Skyrim. I could be wrong but even with a liquid cooled graphics card the gpu temp should rise from 24 when running Skyrim. what are you using to monitor the gpu temp?
I use Alienware Command center, its a program only for Alienware computers
It has three sensors. 1 for graphics card, one for motherboard and processors and 1 for other
Last edited by ☢ⒷⓛⓤⓔⓇⓐⓨ☢; Apr 8 @ 7:41pm
Originally posted by Alkpaz:
Don't diss the 6 cores.. have one myself with 24GB RAM (it was cheap, so maxed the board out) With the new consoles out I'm pretty sure games will start utilizing the 6+ cores soon.

As for the issue, sounds more like OS instability than game causation. I have a i7 980x 3.33Ghz (6 core + HT) with a GTX 680 and ^^ that RAM, and my OS does not crash with Skyrim, actually never CTDs now either, just random FPS drops on occation but an Alt-Tabbing works to fix that. Of course my system was build myself, custom.
Im not dissing the 6 core
Dr. Shocks . DO Apr 8 @ 7:48pm 
Originally posted by ̲̅$̲̅(̲̅ιοο̲̅)̲̅$:
I do have some mods but I have ruled them out because it was working fine till one day the problems started happening
Too bad that's not how mods work; it can all be fine until all hell breaks loose.
All that means is that your mods were flawed, but didn't show any signs of malfunction until now.

To fix it, uninstall all your mods and start a new game. Fixed
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