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March 28, 2013 12:21:04 PM

Hi.
Skyrim keeps crashing for an unknown reason randomly. It has been since i have installed it on my ssd and i simply have only about 8 hours into the game. I tried uninstalling and installing and the result still happens, a crash.
my build:
3570k cpu
gigabyte Z77X-D3H
GTX 650 ti
8 gb 1333 ram sticks
samsung ssd
720watt psu
I run on ultra and my card stays in 30 degrees C and i have no idea why it is crashing the way it is. I do have the most recent driver update as well.

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March 28, 2013 12:32:05 PM

What brand is that psu, how many mods do you have installed for Skyrim, and what resolution are you playing at?
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March 28, 2013 12:54:17 PM

Yes, what is the brand and model of that "720W" PSU?
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March 28, 2013 1:05:22 PM

i have a cooler master silent pro i have the high texture pack and enhanced blood i removed all the other mods due to the crashing
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March 28, 2013 1:07:07 PM

And even on lower qualities it still crashes...
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March 28, 2013 1:20:23 PM

Although I thought the Silent Pro line was better, in general CM is not known for quality PSUs. It may not be the problem (you're probably not pulling 300W out of it), but stability issues are often caused by poor quality power.
Does your Windows Event Viewer give any indications as to the cause of the crashing?
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March 28, 2013 1:25:46 PM

Onus said:
Although I thought the Silent Pro line was better, in general CM is not known for quality PSUs. It may not be the problem (you're probably not pulling 300W out of it), but stability issues are often caused by poor quality power.
Does your Windows Event Viewer give any indications as to the cause of the crashing?


Not at all, it crashes down to the desktop and nothing else happens. i haven't had any problems with any other games playing l4d2, hawken, amnesia, half life 2. No problems what so ever on my PSU. Super quiet and reliable thus far.
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March 28, 2013 1:26:51 PM

Hawken pulls alot more out of my GPU than Skyrim ever did when it runs.
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March 28, 2013 1:29:08 PM

Have you added any Skyrim mods ?
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March 28, 2013 1:31:18 PM

hubbardt said:
Have you added any Skyrim mods ?


Only the high res pack and enhanced blood.
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March 28, 2013 1:35:46 PM

Remove those and try again.
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March 28, 2013 1:38:26 PM

Onus said:
Remove those and try again.


Fair enough, I will try and see.
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March 28, 2013 1:40:19 PM

Also, if you want to use mods I highly recommend the Nexus Mod Manager (if you are not already using it)
I have approx 20 mods installed and no issues.
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March 28, 2013 1:42:06 PM

Now it will not even put me in game.
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March 28, 2013 1:47:38 PM

Hmmm, your Steam installation may be corrupt. I know this might be a PITA if you have a lot of games, but you may need to remove Steam, wipe its games folder, then re-install Steam and your games.
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March 28, 2013 1:50:49 PM

Onus said:
Hmmm, your Steam installation may be corrupt. I know this might be a PITA if you have a lot of games, but you may need to remove Steam, wipe its games folder, then re-install Steam and your games.


So I am guessing deleting Skyrim by itself is different than deleting everything?? I mean i will try it but... I just want to know if your sure I should try it!
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March 28, 2013 1:58:28 PM

Well, you could try deleting Skyrim itself again, and don't install any mods until you've tested the vanilla game; if that doesn't work though, it could well be Steam itself.
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March 28, 2013 2:10:52 PM

Onus said:
Well, you could try deleting Skyrim itself again, and don't install any mods until you've tested the vanilla game; if that doesn't work though, it could well be Steam itself.


I have recently downloaded about half of the games i have and they run fine and i could play them for a few hours with no problems. I actually got Skyrim before them and it crashes every 20-30 minutes. Do you still think the Steam installation is the problem?
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March 28, 2013 2:28:59 PM

If blowing out Skyrim (and its mods) and re-installing doesn't fix it, I'm not sure what else it might be. If you were having RAM issues, your other games would probably crash too.
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March 28, 2013 3:07:20 PM

A couple of things:

Are you crashing on startup, or after you've loaded a game? In Skyrim, a mod that you've uninstalled can still be causing your game to crash if you're loading a save that previously utilized it. The only sure fix is starting a new game or loading a save from before the mod was installed.

Have you messed with any of the config settings in the .ini? There are tons of guides online that have you change things that can cause your game to crash. If you have, go to My Documents\My Games\Skyrim\ and move or rename Skyrim.ini and Skyrimprefs.ini. Restart Skyrim and it'll create new ones with default settings.

You may be missing game files or they have become corrupted. Right click on the game in your steam library and go properties>local files>verify game cache. It'll check for any missing files and reinstall them.
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March 28, 2013 8:11:48 PM

helz IT said:
A couple of things:

Are you crashing on startup, or after you've loaded a game? In Skyrim, a mod that you've uninstalled can still be causing your game to crash if you're loading a save that previously utilized it. The only sure fix is starting a new game or loading a save from before the mod was installed.

Have you messed with any of the config settings in the .ini? There are tons of guides online that have you change things that can cause your game to crash. If you have, go to My Documents\My Games\Skyrim\ and move or rename Skyrim.ini and Skyrimprefs.ini. Restart Skyrim and it'll create new ones with default settings.

You may be missing game files or they have become corrupted. Right click on the game in your steam library and go properties>local files>verify game cache. It'll check for any missing files and reinstall them.


I tried new games and it plays for a few seconds and crashes, I have attempted to verify the game cache and it has said it failed to validate a file and will be reacquired, will it fix it on its own?
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March 28, 2013 10:17:38 PM

It might not solve your issue, but yes, Steam will reinstall whatever file it says is missing automatically.
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March 28, 2013 10:50:50 PM

that thing above with your card running at 30c under load..... NO..........
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March 29, 2013 8:48:19 AM

swifty_morgan said:
that thing above with your card running at 30c under load..... NO..........


i meant the card stays in the 30's on skyrim... it hasn't broken 40 on skyrim
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March 29, 2013 8:49:24 AM

Btw thank you for all the replies everyone!
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March 29, 2013 3:45:20 PM

Nathanhale53 said:
swifty_morgan said:
that thing above with your card running at 30c under load..... NO..........


i meant the card stays in the 30's on skyrim... it hasn't broken 40 on skyrim


this reminds me of an insane mortician. on his wedding night he requested his new bride to bathe in freezing cold water before they made love.................. there's no way that video card is that cool, none. insane.......
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