Why skyrim better in windowed mode Tags: Radeon Skyrim Graphics Last response: November 15, 2011 3:59 PM in Graphics & Displays Share phippsy November 14, 2011 9:35:01 PM i bought skyrim for the pc and noticed it lags a little in full screen but seems to look quicker and smoother in windowed mode is there a reason for this and a way to fix is my pc to slow for the game my pc specs are i7 920 not overclocked 64gb ssd drive 1tb samsung spinpoint 6gb ram gigabyte killer motherboard sapphirre 6870 vaporx More about : skyrim windowed mode gmcizzle November 14, 2011 11:09:18 PM Look into overclocking your i7 920, it's crying out to you to overclock it, believe me. Get a good CPU cooler though if you are using the stock one before doing so. phippsy November 15, 2011 9:32:23 AM will this stop lagging in my games tho Related resources Skyrim Wont Come out of windowed mode? - Tech Support Games working better in windowed mode - Forum Why doesn't my Windows Vista have Ahci mode? - Tech Support nfs most wanted stuck in windowed mode - Tech Support Windows 8 apps open in a kind of windowed mode? - Tech Support Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Gumption November 15, 2011 12:55:40 PM Skyrim is having framerate dropping issues. New driver from amd out soon. Until then, drop shadow detail and draw distance. That should give you a boost. And as gmcizzle says : overclock that card. EDIT : You say game (s) do you mean other than Skyrim? phippsy November 15, 2011 1:57:30 PM tried overclocking cpu to 3.00ghz temps aint that good core0 42 core1 40 core2 40 core3 36 gmcizzle November 15, 2011 3:59:27 PM As long as temps are 70c or below you are perfectly safe even at voltages of 1.5v or less. If you stay at 1.37v or less, you are perfectly fine below 80c. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Why is Skyrim minimizing its window solution SolvedMicro stutter when in windowed mode solution SolvedWindowed Mode for Windows 7 Game solution SolvedWhy are Source games running 30-50 fps better on Windows XP than Windows 7? solution Windowed mode help solution SolvedWhy do people say that Windows 7 Ultimate is better than the normal version? solution Why is Windows 7 running better on my laptop than Windows 8? solution how to make game run in higher resolution than monitor's in windowed mode? solution SolvedGuys, is this a good GPU for a moded Skyrim? solution Windowed mode spreads game but cannot do Nvidia 2D Surround solution games keep opening in windowed mode solution SolvedSkyrim lags on my pc why ? solution SolvedCan't play games in fullscreen mode? only in windowed? Forum SolvedWhy is skyrim so Laggy?? solution Afterburner/PrecisionX OSD in windowed mode? solution More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !