BlueMew 10 jun 2013 om 5:16vm
Unplayable Lag
Ive been having trouble with Skyrim for a long time now. Trouble started a few months ago and when I posted, no one seemed to be able to help. Thought I'd give it time, try a few things, and then throw the problem back out and see if anyone has any fixes.

First, whenever I started any Bethesda game, it said it had to check my settings and started the game at medium. Normally, I played Ultra in Skyrim, so I thought that was weird.

After loading the game up, it has horrible lag. Even looking around has a delay.

I've tried updating drivers, clearing hard drive space, setting Skyrims priority on my computer to high, detecting missing/corrupted files, uninstalling and then reinstalling, and disabling all of my mods.

Any ideas on how to try and fix this?
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FRAG.Sir Walrus 11 jun 2013 om 2:13vm 
If its only in certain areas, then theres a problem with a mod.

If its just all around skyrim, then its just skyrim.

I had this problem forever ago, and it was just my computer specs. So it might just be on the computer that your running. Having a clean hard drive will NOT make the game run any faster. It just matters on how fast your computer is.

I would suggest getting Razer Game Booster. It didn't improve much, but every little bit helps, right? beyond that i can't think of anything else.
BlueMew 11 jun 2013 om 3:20vm 
Its the entire game, not just certain areas.

If the problem is Skyrim, any suggestions on fixing it?

And if it was just Skyrim, how come all of my games from Bethesda do the same thing and all started at the same time?

Someone from before suggested it was due to a Dell update, but didnt really say much after that.

That a possibility?
FRAG.Sir Walrus 11 jun 2013 om 3:22vm 
No it wouldn't be just a Dell update unless all your games are experienceing lag.
BlueMew 11 jun 2013 om 3:32vm 
So I just tried an older save file.

Worked without any lag or the problems I was experiencing.

Did CtD though, so its not without problems.

Could a save file be corrupted in such a way that causes lag, but allows the game to be some what playable?
FRAG.Sir Walrus 11 jun 2013 om 3:36vm 
It is a possibility that it could be sort of half corrupted, half not. But i know no way of bringing it back if its corrupted.
Navarre 11 jun 2013 om 3:39vm 
Origineel geplaatst door BlueMew:
Could a save file be corrupted in such a way that causes lag, but allows the game to be some what playable?
Try a new game and see if the problem is still there. If not, it's your save.

But considering your launcher sets you on Medium, it's probably not. Are you sure the game detects your card correctly? I guess you're on a laptop since you're talking of Dell: maybe your integrated chipset takes priority.
BlueMew 12 jun 2013 om 6:09vm 
So when I got it to stop crashing immediately after going outside, the old save started lagging the same way the newer save was, but only in wide open areas. Areas the size of a small room with no other actors in view and when Im not facing towards any other actor causes no lag.....

And after disabling all mods, I just CtD every time I start a new game.....

So yeah, this sucks.....
BlueMew 12 jun 2013 om 6:13vm 
I just uninstalled.
When I get up, it'll be finished installing again and we'll see if that fixes the issue.
TheCityForYou 12 jun 2013 om 11:29vm 
nothing constructive to add other than im having similar issue, not unplayable but still pretty servere lag, ive got completely update drivers and havnt ever used any mods, :/
BlueMew 16 jun 2013 om 5:22vm 
Reinstalled and made sure all mods were off.

Same problem.

Can I conclude something happened to my computer that won't let it run certain games properly? I still find it strange only Bethesda games are affected by this.....
BlueMew 16 jun 2013 om 5:33vm 
Could someone tell me how to check the specs for my computer and tell me if they meet the requirements?

Maybe thats the problem.
aturqoise 16 jun 2013 om 8:15vm 
How old is your computer? Look in device manager, that should have the specs. If your graphics card has a low ram that might be the problem. If the graphics card is an older one it might just be giving out. Had the same problem on an older laptop that had been a gamong one, the graphics card was giving out and was making the game lag and crash.
BlueMew 28 jun 2013 om 4:57vm 
Why would it start giving out after playing the game on high settings for so long?

And why would it affect multiple games at the same time?

Trying a few others though, I do get a little more lag on stuff like Batman:AC and such, so it isn;t just Bethesda games, but Im still confused as to why they lag now when they used to be completely fine.
Hailey 28 jun 2013 om 5:14vm 
If you get it when you play other games it could quite possibly be your cpu bottlenecking your video card
Laatst bewerkt door Hailey; 28 jun 2013 om 5:17vm
Dr. Shocks . DO 28 jun 2013 om 8:39vm 
Are you reusing the same save-files that you removed the mods from ?
That could be your problem.

IN Skyrim, you can not actually remove mods that have scripts; so if you do a mass deactivation of script heavy mods and try to continue playing those save-files, then it will most likely have problems.

Another cause could be that your computer is just not up to the task of playing SKyrim [you state the fps is fine in small, enclosed areas; but it lags in larger/open areas].

Try starting a new character and turning down your video settings.
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