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April 30th, 2014, 15:23
Folks, my hdd died and so I lost my Skyrim settings on the new system. Before the crash, Skyrim ran very smoothly with tons of graphic mods. Since I've reinstalled, I get terrible lag, especially in interiors. I know this game is extremely picky about the settings, so if anyone has a similar card, can you post your ini's and tweaks? Everytime I install ENBoost the game just CTDs, so I removed that.

So far I have pure water, pure weather, all the DLC and unofficial patches, and Vilja. I had all of these mods -pure weather before the HDD crash with nary a problem. I've disabled pure weather and the lag doesn't go away. I'm at work or I'd post my settings for you folks to look over. I can do that tonight.

A big part of the problem is that there are hundreds of tweak suggestions and they contradict one another. I haven't found anything that works. I am using the 321 drivers from Nvidia. They have the least amount of lag of the recently released sets.

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April 30th, 2014, 15:34
Does it stutter intermittently or do you get consistently low fps? In any case, if you're having issues indoors specifically, it might be a lighting/shadow issue; try lowering the respective quality settings.
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April 30th, 2014, 15:42
I'm not sure if it's fps, Drithius. What happens is, if I'm in an interior and I turn a 360, I'll spin 180 at normal and then 90 at about a comatose snail's pace and the final 90 at normal again. This is much worse with lighting, so shadow might be my big culprit, but I had them maxed on the older, slower hdd. Everything else is the same. I think I've botched either my Nvidia contol panel, skrim.ini, skyprefs.ini but I've deleted and gone vanilla on those, to no avail. I've tried 3 sets of drivers and the 321 series seems to be the best. I wonder if it could be the driver still. Anyway, I'll kill shadows to eliminate that piece of the pie, thanks!

I am running a few memory tweaks that I know I didn't have the first time, but I don't remember what I've added. I did do a full backup of the 3 skyrim directories just after installing the game and SKSE. If all else fails, I'll go back to those and start from fresh loading one mod at a time and paying attention. I did clean the DLC's with TES5edit.

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April 30th, 2014, 15:43
I agree. If I have performance issues (video game related) I put all the settings in the dirt and then ramp them up to find the culprit. For example with my last card I found a huge difference between different Ambient Occlusion settings in Skyrim. Low quality had almost no frame rate hit and high made it unplayable.
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April 30th, 2014, 15:48
I have it turned off completely, as I remember it was a problem child in my first run of the game.

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Originally Posted by crpgnut View Post
Before the crash, Skyrim ran very smoothly with tons of graphic mods.
On a GeForce GTX 550 ti? That's very surprising.
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Well, the graphics mods weren't as robust as they are today. I've removed a couple of the more onerous mods and the game is getting better. I may just go buy a GTX 760 this weekend and add em back in. I have to make sure the architecture works though.
I'm not sure if a GTX 760 and GTX 550 ti use the same card slot on the mobo. I think my PSU is 700 watts, so that should be okay, but I wonder about cooling. I just have a stock cooler.

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