Low FPS on Skyrim, with higher end hardware!

This has been a problem plaguing me for a little while, and it's not only with skyrim, it's with other games as well!

Specs:
AMD Phenom II x4 955 Deneb Black Edition 3.8ghz
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660ti w/ 2gb GDDR5 VRAM
8GB RAM @ 1333mhz
Standard 500gb HDD @ 7200rpm

All this, and I only get 40fps in town, and drops down to 35ish.

What is going on here?
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  1. Mind telling us more games? I think it's pretty much normal that it dips to 40s in town. It's due to CPU, and you cannot really do anything about it.
  2. Sunius said:
    Mind telling us more games? I think it's pretty much normal that it dips to 40s in town. It's due to CPU, and you cannot really do anything about it.


    I currently on have that and LoL installed, and LoL gets about 130-170ish FPS, all the time.

    Is it time for a CPU upgrade, and if so, what should I put in there?

    I'm only trying to shoot for AM3+, I don't want to have to do a full rebuild.
  3. No, not really. My i5-2500k @ 4.3 GHz doesn't get more than 45 fps in cities either. It's called poor game coding. The CPU usage is very high.

    And how is 130-170 FPS bad?
  4. Sunius said:
    No, not really. My i5-2500k @ 4.3 GHz doesn't get more than 45 fps in cities either. It's called poor game coding. The CPU usage is very high.

    And how is 130-170 FPS bad?


    But, I mean, I get dips down to.. about 35ish.. I want moar. :pfff:

    Bethesda is killing me, man.
  5. Check CPU usage. I suppose your CPU is OCed?
  6. My CPU is not OCed. Running at stock 3.2ghz.

    I did muck with the settings however, and managed to fudge it around. I've got it so the graphics are still rather gorgeous and I'm getting around 45-60ish in town, with some dips down to 30.

    Such is life ;)

    Thanks for the help.
  7. No problem. OCing the CPU might help.
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