The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Why does it stutter?

i was playing the game after they patched out the cpu limitation thing and i had no performance problems at all. i always turned vsync off in the driver options but set a fps limiter to 60 fps and it worked, no bugs or anything.

so i stopped playing than for a while and started again yesterday but suddenly the game stutters every 5 seconds for a half second. its like the game is about to choke.
my framerate is stable and everything runs good except this stutter.
horse riding is a pain in the ♥♥♥ with the stuttering.
at first i thought it has something to do with the loading times of the landscape but it does also stutter when there is nothing big to load.

what the hell is that? did this happen with one of the last updates?

my pc:
i7 2600
gtx 580
8gb ram
windows 7
Last edited by Human After All; May 25, 2013 @ 2:42am
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Sir Walrus Jun 11, 2013 @ 3:13am 
Surfing the forums answering the unanswered. (even if you may have answered it already) :)

Does it happen when looking in certain directions? I have a very high end PC and i still get some screen tearing no matter how much i lower the graphics. But if its really that major, then i would suggest getting Razer Game Booster. It doesn't increase by much, but every little bit helps, right?
Navarre Jun 11, 2013 @ 3:32am 
Spycrab, screen tearing happens when you go over your monitor refresh rate: your PC being very high-end is the cause here. Use some VSync, and if you're using your CGU driver's VSync, make sure you don't set it on Adaptative. No matter what your monitor refresh rate is, don't go over 60. Bethesda's games don't like that.
Sir Walrus Jun 11, 2013 @ 3:39am 
Here i am helping people and i actually get a problem of my own solved. Thanks :)

Anyways, did you stop playing for a while before or after the update at the beginning of the year? Some people have posted problems with lag and they believe the update is the cause.
Jimmy t'Jiva Jun 11, 2013 @ 3:40am 
Do you stutter in first person view only or in third person too ?
Last edited by Jimmy t'Jiva; Jun 11, 2013 @ 3:40am
Navarre Jun 11, 2013 @ 3:41am 
Originally posted by Spycrab:
Here i am helping people and i actually get a problem of my own solved. Thanks :)
I think they call it karma. ^^
Last edited by Navarre; Jun 11, 2013 @ 3:41am
Human After All Jun 11, 2013 @ 2:17pm 
Hey guys, so here are my answers:
no it has nothing to do with certain directions. it happens more often in the open world, in towns not so much. It has also nothing to do with 1st person view or 3rd person view, doenst matter.
I found out that it gets better when im lowering the option distant object detail.

But as i said, this problem is new to me.
At first Skyrim was running really bad because they had a cpu limiter thing going on.
Later they patched it and it ran great on highest settings (just some small spots where my pc could not manage 60 fps). I did not play than for a longer time but saw that steam installed patches in that time. And now i got these weird stutters. It has nothing to do with the framerate itself, the framerate is stable at 60 fps. But every few meters the game stutter and skips some frames. So its like the game has 0 fps for 1 second and then everything is normal again.
blkmnky Jun 11, 2013 @ 2:55pm 
First a warning: I have had this problem and it's cause "can" be mod related as some computers cannot handle the amount of memory needed for things like hd texture mods and hd clutter or increased view distances through mods or ini tweaking. Now, I have had this problem as well and this is what worked for me if that is not the case:

Enable "Prefer Maximum Performance" under Power Management Mode in your Nvidia CP.
Enable High Performance under Power Options in your Windows Control Panel.
Disable HPET(High Precision Event Timer) in your system BIOS.
Additionally you can look for BIOS settings that turn off CPU cores when idle (Core Parking), if your system is multicore. These can be like (C1/C2 halt) for example, which would halt certain cores if they aren't being used. Please research what you are about to change if you don't know what a setting does.

I hope this is of some help. Further reading if you are interested:
Stud Ben Jul 11, 2013 @ 3:13pm 
Dyurakushiru Jul 11, 2013 @ 3:31pm 
I agree with semicolons wholeheartedly.
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