And when I first install Skyrim it's able to run for the first 5ish minutes after install at 45-55 FPS. For some reason though after those first minutes it quickly drops off first to around 30fps, then 20fps, and then finally now when i start up the game it runs at 8-11 fps and is totally unplayable.
I've looked at the load on both my graphics cards and my CPU and neither of them are even close to maxed out even when the game is running around 8 FPS. I'm not even close to using all my system's memory either.
I've been totally pulling my hair out over this one for the last weeks, anyone have any ideas whatsoever?
Sorry about that one, each stick is 2GB (4GB total).
My power supply is an Antec 750W Crossfire Ready power supply. Graphics card temperatures stay pretty low, they're always under 45C. I'll check out the processor temp when I get home to see if it's unusually high.
On a related note, changing the graphics settings for the game doesn't seem to make any difference in the frame rate.
Yeah, performance is pretty much identical though when doing that.
I've used Radeon Pro to monitor the load on both graphics cards while the game is playing, and by default the allocation of load between cards is pretty poor. By forcing the card to use Bioshock anti-aliasing profile I can get the distribution way better, but once again the performance doesn't change from what I get using one card.