The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Meridius May 1, 2014 @ 11:52pm
low fps - low CPU/GPU usage
my specs:
PII 955BE @3.8
8GB RAM
R9 270X
Win 8.1
1TB hard drive

On ultra preset, I get around 30-40fps in major cities like Solitude, Markath, or Whiterun.. I was thinking about bottleneck, but my GPU usage is around 40%, and the CPU usage around 60%, which is abnormal. Anyone else experiencing this? Lowering the settings doesn't really help, only reducing shadow quality gives a slight boost. Still doesn't explain the low recource usage. I use dozens of mods, disabling the ones that aren't crucial didn't help.
Last edited by Meridius; May 1, 2014 @ 11:53pm
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Korea number one May 2, 2014 @ 12:34am 
Maybe it's the mods.
crapmonster May 2, 2014 @ 12:52am 
What mods are you running?
Meridius May 2, 2014 @ 1:14am 
Skyrim.esm
Update.esm
Unofficial Skyrim Patch.esp
Dawnguard.esm
Unofficial Dawnguard Patch.esp
HearthFires.esm
Dragonborn.esm
Unofficial Dragonborn Patch.esp
SPIKE.esm
HighResTexturePack01.esp
HighResTexturePack02.esp
Chesko_Frostfall.esp
StaticMeshImprovementMod.esp
StaticMeshImprovementMod-DragonbornTernFix.esp
Immersive Battles.esp
Immersive Brigands.esp
Immersive Mercenaries.esp
Immersive Patrols.esp
Immersive Travelers.esp
SabreFurBag.esp
WetandCold.esp
Footprints.esp
IMAGINATOR - Visual Control for Skyrim.esp
SkyUI.esp
Cloaks.esp
Cloaks - No Imperial.esp
Cloaks - Player Only.esp
1nivWICCloaks.esp
1nivWICCloaksCRAFT.esp
1nivWICCloaksNoGuards.esp
DragonbornArmorFix.esp
Flowing Cape.esp
HBetterBows.esp
hothtrooper44_ArmorCompilation.esp
Immersive Weapons.esp
SkaalHeavyArmor.esp
Dr_Bandolier.esp
SkyRe_Main.esp
SkyRe_CraftingFix.esp
SkyRe_EncounterZones.esp
SkyRe_EnemyScaling.esp
SkyRe_StandingStones.esp
SkyRe_Survivalism.esp
Immersive Events.esp
Immersive Darkwater crossing.esp
Immersive Dawnstar.esp
Immersive Dragon Bridge.esp
Immersive Falkreath.esp
Immersive Ivarstead.esp
Immersive Karthwasten.esp
Immersive Kynesgrove.esp
Immersive Morthal.esp
Immersive Orc Strongholds.esp
Immersive Riverwood.esp
Immersive Rorikstead.esp
Immersive Shors stone.esp
Immersive Stonehills.esp
Immersive Whiterun.esp
OBIS.esp
OBISDB.esp
GrassOnSteroids_NaturalEdition_Vanilla.esp
ImmersiveFP.esp
Convenient Horses.esp
dD - Enhanced Blood Main.esp
FootstepsSoundsOverhaul.esp
Imp's More Complex Needs.esp
RealisticNeedsandDiseases.esp
RND_Dawnguard-Patch.esp
RND_HearthFires-Patch.esp
RND_Dragonborn-Patch.esp
RND_USKP-Patch.esp
Duel - Combat Realism.esp
dD-No Spinning Death Animation.esp
UFO - Ultimate Follower Overhaul.esp
DeadlyMutilation.esp
SkyRe_Races.esp
RealShelter.esp
WATER.esp
WATER DB Waves.esp
RND_Water-Patch.esp
ReProccer.esp
ReProccerNONPLAYERfix.esp
ReProccerDragonborn.esp
Immersive NPC in the dark.esp
Pureweather.esp
dD - Easy Lift Bodies and Objects.esp

tried disabling everyting except gameplay overhaul mods (skyre, RND, disabling these ♥♥♥♥s my savegame), didn't make a difference

Last edited by Meridius; May 2, 2014 @ 1:15am
crapmonster May 2, 2014 @ 1:21am 
Bloated save possibly? Does the lag persist on a new game?
RKJR May 2, 2014 @ 1:30am 
download mods
Zefram Cochrane May 2, 2014 @ 3:54pm 
R9 270 isn't that great a card, I'd be looking for a 280 mininum myself. Doesn't really explain your bottleneck though.
Meridius May 2, 2014 @ 10:53pm 
R9 270X should be more than enough to play this game on high settings without fancy ENB or ultra-high-res texture mods. Tried it with a fresh install, without mods. FPS seems to be a bit higher, but still getting drops to ~40fps in Solitude, with low GPU/CPU usage. I guess I'll give up. Tried playing around with affinity, etc, didn't help either
Last edited by Meridius; May 2, 2014 @ 10:56pm
SaLaDiN May 2, 2014 @ 11:32pm 
cheap amd cpu which was outdated 3 years ago...

Change for INTEL powa!
Alkpaz May 2, 2014 @ 11:52pm 
But, but, he pirated because he was poor and homeless. Have some sympathy!!
Meridius May 3, 2014 @ 3:33am 
Originally posted by SaLaDiN:
cheap amd cpu which was outdated 3 years ago...

Change for INTEL powa!
It is outdated, but still serves me well. (imagine using a 3 years old budget CPU in 2004). I'm not planning to replace it in the next 10-12 months, especially with mantle coming out.

As I said, none of the 4 cores reach 70% usage while playing.. there is still plenty of potential in it. I guess it's just sloppy programming on Bethesda's end.
Last edited by Meridius; May 3, 2014 @ 3:36am
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Date Posted: May 1, 2014 @ 11:52pm
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