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Can Skyrim run on my pc

I recently bought TES Anthology and was wondering how well skyrim and oblivion would run on my system. My specs are as listed:
I3-2100 3.10 GHz
6gb of ram
EVGA Nvidia GTX 650
550watt psu
Thank you
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  1. You will be able to fluidly run the game on Maximum settings, or very close to it.
    Skyrim only utilizes two CPU cores and you have a decent dual core CPU.
  2. Yes, not on high quality, but you can run them.
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  4. Should be able to run it on Medium reasonably.
  5. FoxVoxDK said:
    Should be able to run it on Medium reasonably.


    Why medium mate? Its an 600 series gpu skyrim req around 400 series for ultra the cpu should do the work. I say high-ultra my old gt 640 i5 3350p ran the game on high 45-60 fps avg 60 only when dragon shouted at me the fps dipped or when they are to much ppl around me.
  6. For one, he didn't specify resolution and my niece plays it 1440p on a GTX 650 with a 4760k <-- (Haha meant 4670k) at medium with 40-60 fps.

    That's why :).
  7. FoxVoxDK said:
    For one, he didn't specify resolution and my niece plays it 1440p on a GTX 650 with a 4760k <-- (Haha meant 4670k) at medium with 40-60 fps.

    That's why :).


    well who said he play at 1440p? If he is 1600x900 or 1080p he wouldn't have a problem
  8. Well who says he plays at 1600x900 or 1080p?

    I'm not playing along on this childish bickering. :)
  9. FoxVoxDK said:
    Well who says he plays at 1600x900 or 1080p?

    I'm not playing along on this childish bickering. :)


    He didn't said he is playing on 1440p? You're just predicting what fps he will have according to your niece.
  10. Hornet93 said:
    I recently bought TES Anthology and was wondering how well skyrim and oblivion would run on my system. My specs are as listed:
    I3-2100 3.10 GHz
    6gb of ram
    EVGA Nvidia GTX 650
    550watt psu
    Thank you


    TES Oblivion are an older game from that collection, so it should run fine on your system. My computer are still an old laptop with a Pentium Dual Core T4300@ 2.1 GHz and the onboard video (Intel GMA X4500) with 4GB DDR2 RAM.

    When I run Oblivion with all setting high (1280 x 720; large textures) and with bloom effects due to video processor limitation, then I can see a FPS around 15 indoors and 7 or less outdoor. Here you will see how to use TDT and other command in game to check your FPS or control other things: http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Oblivion:Console

    I use some mods like Unofficial Oblivion Patch:3.4.1 and some other mods that improve UI and HUD. I don't use any DLC as I bought my game around 2004/2006 and it was plenty of mods that where for free compared to what you had to pay for DLC at that time.

    I hope that you will understand that these numbers and answers (like how high FPS or how stable it will run) are depending on what kind of mods you use and how many of DLC you will have active during gaming at once. The numbers of NPC both in view during play and those NPC working in background will also effect your FPS and how fluently it will feel during play. Grass are a killer in most cases in Oblivion (at least on my system) and shadow on grass will make it more harder for less visual gain. Trees with shadows and LOD distance where you will see mountains, buildings and other NPC (both friends and foe) are much more important for my game play and visual pleasure. High texture will make leaves on trees and flowers look more natural, so I use it despite my weak system. Going down in resolution would also give more FPS (but not that much), but then at the cost of viewing angle.

    If you limit the numbers of actual NPC that your system must be able to handle, then you will probably get a better and more stable FPS. I would suggest that go very slow with adding mods to Oblivion and for my case I have had very few crashes compared to when I begun to play Oblivion for the first time on my AMD dual core@2.2 GHz with only 2 GB DDR RAM and X1950XT with 256 MB GDDR (not sure if this video card or my GMA X4500 are better to play this game). My lapstops GMA X4500 allocate memory from those 4 GB DDR2 RAM to the game by it self, so I guess as far as you have enough with video RAM (and space on hard disk for virtual memory management) available then it will run with less problems.

    If you want more help for both Oblivion and Skyrim, then I would suggest to join Nexus Forum as they have a large downloadable collection of mods for TES games and a forum to ask for help. Don't just forget to run the command DxDiag (DirectX diagnostic tool from MS; you have on your system when you have TES games like Oblivion) in windows search bar to get all necessary info about resolution and what hardware (incl. drivers) that is running on your system. You should also add info about the most important mods and which DLC you run as that might effect how you system handle different settings and possible conflicts that might be going on. "Less is more" is very often true for TES Oblivion part.

    PS: One thing that might make your system feel a bit faster for at least RPG:s that will load large area at once (loading screen when you jump on the map to a new allocation on map or open a door), is to get a Solid State Drive (SSD), if you not already have one. It should be a good investment for the time you will eventually upgrade your system. DS.
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