Just finished updating Nvidia graphics drivers, any idea what i should be testing next?
Check out the article on the home page about the skyrim performance on various cards on a good cpu. That should ease your mind about the shotty performance. I was surprised as well that I should be running alot faster, but is comparable to their tests and what I've researched as well.
I heard this game only uses 2gb of Mem even if more is available. I'm sure someone has found a work-around though.
Yes it does and yes there is, it works to keep the crashes down for me, but as far as increased performance... Not so much really. My 570 runs around where the article referenced above performs, so im not too worried about it. As long as it isn't just me, lol.
NVCP = Nvidia control panel. Check settings in there, in 3D section, and you should have some sliders in there (I think, since I am using ATI graphics). See if settings are for quality or performance, check if the AA, AF, Vsync are set per application use or they're set automatically, usually getting your performace down, in that case.
I just installed the beta drivers but they didn't seem to help. I am still very choppy at low settings. A few odd notes:
*it seems to be the same amount of choppyness on each of the settings, low, med, high, ultra
*i want to say it is a MB issue for a few reasons; one: when the system POSTs, it displays a note saying the frequency of the memory is 1333mhz, however, the stick i have are 1600, and when I go into the BIOS to manually set the memory to 1600, I can't get the thing to POST. two: after the Loading Operating System... it takes about 45seconds and does a bunch of periods (.) then finally loads.
I also just noticed that in NVCP under "Manage 3D Settings", my computer doesn't recognize that Skyrim is installed.
I am going to try underclocking the GPU, if I can figure out how to do it.
EDIT:: After some quick napkin math, im pretty sure that my PS is struggling too. 550W probably isnt going to cut it
why should nvcp recognize that skyrim is installed? it's general 3d settings that will be forced on applications on hardware level (afaik). Did you install skyrim before or after updating GPU drivers? if after you might have to reinstall it for the driver to recognize that skyrim is installed