MaTTcom 14 jun 2013 om 4:06nm
Graphics Driver Fails: Making Skyrim unplayable
Skyrim, when out in the open areas it seems, CONSTANTLY causes my graphics card drivers to fail.

Screen will freeze, flicker and eventually come back. This happens a few times, or sometimes not at all, until the screen freezes, everything goes black and the game crashes entirely. This also happens with fallout 3 and fallout new vegas (much more so with new vegas) and not at all with any other graphically intense 3D game (planetside 2 and League of Legends all work fine).

Ive updated graphics drivers, tried to boot game in other compatibility modes, tweaked audio settings and some other things all to no avail. Starting a new character/game I am able to get through the first main dungeon. But as soon as i get to the first dragon battle.....it becomes unplayable. Freezing, crashing....forever.

The rage in my body.....it builds. Havent been able to play any of the games that use this graphics engine.... pls, halp me.

Windows 7 64bit ultimate
intel i7920
12 gb ram
Geforce 285gtx 1gb ram
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pike 14 jun 2013 om 4:12nm 
use an older driver , for something that old you might want to stay in the 2xx.xx range , i know the 320.xx drivers run too hot for me (460gtx) , the 314.21 works best for me
aturqoise 14 jun 2013 om 4:15nm 
How old is your graphics card? From the looks of it your graphics ram needs to be higher. Mine is at 1.4 G and it runs Skyrim on medium settings. have you turned of anti-aliasing?
Tuzdokein 14 jun 2013 om 4:21nm 
You could try setting the graphic qualities to low, that helped me.You should also make sure that shadows are set to low quality. The game still looks good on low quality anyway.
MaTTcom 14 jun 2013 om 4:22nm 
Origineel geplaatst door aturqoise:
How old is your graphics card? From the looks of it your graphics ram needs to be higher. Mine is at 1.4 G and it runs Skyrim on medium settings. have you turned of anti-aliasing?

1gb and Its fairly old at this point. When Skyrim is working, even its just for a minute or two, the framerate is perfect. Newer, seemingly more demanding games, run excellent without crashing. No anti-aliasing.
MGraham 14 jun 2013 om 4:37nm 
I agree that is a rather old card. I had issues on my old GTX 460. The only thing other than a new card I can suggest is to try another driver, I see one in the comments above.
Big Boom Boom 14 jun 2013 om 4:53nm 
Origineel geplaatst door pike:
use an older driver , for something that old you might want to stay in the 2xx.xx range , i know the 320.xx drivers run too hot for me (460gtx) , the 314.21 works best for me

Yes, I had the same problem happened to my 2 GTX460. Degrading to 314 seems to fix it for me. Crap 320 drivers.
WhoIsGeez 14 jun 2013 om 7:10nm 
Drivers are probably the issue. Also try this: HiAlgo[skyrim.nexusmods.com]
DatRagingDemon 14 jun 2013 om 8:10nm 
intel?
oh you poor dear...
MaTTcom 15 jun 2013 om 12:49nm 
Origineel geplaatst door pike:
try this driver
http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-winvista-64bit-296.10-whql-driver.html

Thanks for the recommendation; tried it out but no dice. Instant crashing.

Also tried playing around with the shadow settings....thats a no-go too.

:(
outlaw 15 jun 2013 om 1:00nm 
try updateing it
pike 15 jun 2013 om 1:10nm 
it is an old card , maybe time to think about an upgrade , or try the 314.21 or .22 driver that works real well for me
MaTTcom 15 jun 2013 om 1:27nm 
Origineel geplaatst door pike:
it is an old card , maybe time to think about an upgrade , or try the 314.21 or .22 driver that works real well for me

Ive considered that before, mainly cause windows aero was causing lots of similar problems with League of Legends....then i turned aero off and havent had the problem since.

except for with games that use this bethesda engine. All other games i play work fine under heavy proccessing loads. Planetside 2, for example, has a much newer engine that taxes my system pretty good (30fps or less) ... but it has yet to crash or have a similar problem to skyrim/fallout games.

Upgrading is inevitable; but when skyrim runs at 60fps+ but randomly crashes CONSTANTLY, in addition to other games that use the same exact engine, im thinking its not the card.
pike 15 jun 2013 om 1:30nm 
well,if you modded the game thats what you need to look at next, did you change ugrids ? or really increase the draw distance? try updating directx

and the engine is quite different
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MaTTcom 15 jun 2013 om 3:16nm 
Origineel geplaatst door pike:
well,if you modded the game thats what you need to look at next, did you change ugrids ? or really increase the draw distance? try updating directx

and the engine is quite different

Zero mods. Will update directx and play with draw distance.
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