Skyrim CPU usage very low... Tags: PC gaming CPUs Task Manager Skyrim Video Games Last response: December 10, 2011 5:25 AM in Video Games Share krescent December 9, 2011 7:28:51 PM Hello, task manager is only showing <20% cpu usage on average when i run skyrim --- high everything ultra decals, fxaa, 12 distance fades, 4xaa/12xaf my i930 is OC'd to 3.99ghz stable. 6gb ram 1gb 5850 slightly OC'd +45mhz core and +125mhz mem running skyrim on an SSD.. vsync off, fps limited with enbseries mod i use the 4GB mod and simple borderless window (supposedly compatible) 1920x1080 i have tried using task mgr to set priority to high, doesn't make much difference. I want it to AT LEAST run at 40%, but i'm not even touching that... ultra shadows do nothing but make the game unplayably stuttery. More about : skyrim cpu usage low bystander a b à CPUs December 10, 2011 5:25:08 AM Do you get good FPS? Skyrim tends to use only 2 threads, a 930 has 8 threads. That will effect the percentage of usage your system will show. Try turning down visual settings. If your CPU usage goes up, that would mean your 5850 is holding you back. You might want to check out the 11.11 beta drivers. 11.11c improves performance for the 5000 series Radeons for Skyrim. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumSkyrim : low CPU usage ForumVERY low FPS in Skyrim ForumRadeon HD 6970 - Near 100% usage on Skyrim ForumVery low memory values in CPU -Z ForumSkyrim and WoW very poor performance, out of the blue. ForumSkyrim gtx580 gpu usage Forum7970 Crossfire X low GPU Usage ForumLOW FPS + LOW GPU USAGE ForumGTX 460 - weird fps drop and low gpu usage ForumHIS 5850 and 1055t Great Skyrim fps but VERY bad BF3 ForumCpu usage and memory very low in windows 7 ForumRadeon HD 7770 GPU usage is low Forum7970 skyrim low gpu useage .... Forum6990m Low gpu usage in games ForumPS3, and Wii adding to wired network. ForumBF3 suddenly maxes out my CPU ForumWill my computer run Skyrim part deux ForumSkyrim crash in one spot ForumSkyrim UI problems (weird bars on compass/health bars etc) ForumWhen i played battlefield 3 . after some minutes my cpu usage = 100 % . and game More resources Read discussions in other Video Games categories Console Gaming PC Gaming Handheld Gaming Nintendo Playstation Servers Sims World of Warcraft Xbox 360 !