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Skyrim lag and skip on GTX 550 TI SLI HELP

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August 1, 2012 5:44:12 PM

Alright so here is the problem Skyrim is running as if it is fast forwarding and it lags once in a while. As soon as I start the game the entire thing fast forwards the first cut scene in the game should take almost 5 minutes it only took 40 seconds. I'm not sure on what the problem is but here are the specs on my computer all help is appreciated:

Windows 7 64 bit
AMD FX 8120 8-core processor
8GB DDR3 Ram on Dual Channel
Asus GTX 550 Ti SLI

All Drivers are up to date.
I searched all over the internet although I am a horrible googler. I can't figure it out.
a b U Graphics card
August 1, 2012 8:06:18 PM

That doesn't really seem like a hardware issue... Maybe something went bad during the installation?
August 1, 2012 8:31:40 PM

Wow and I thought I had had every Crossfire/SLI Skyrim problem there was.... Thats surely an interesting one.
Umm lets see have you tried verifying local cache in Steam?
And what drivers do you have installed?
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a b U Graphics card
August 1, 2012 9:03:16 PM

doesn't matter if the drivers are up to date.
the GTX 550 Ti is not that good and not a gamer card, even in SLi the 550 Ti is only a GTX 560 Ti just short of a GTX 560 ti-448.
but at least with the -448 you have 1.2GB of VRAM while even in SLi the 550 Ti's only have 1GB.
I use the 550 Ti in a HTPC and I use it as a PhysX card.

Skyrim eats VRAM from the start of the game.
then you have a FX-8120 processor on top of that to compound your lack of FPS..

a b U Graphics card
August 1, 2012 9:17:12 PM

verbalizer said:
doesn't matter if the drivers are up to date.
the GTX 550 Ti is not that good and not a gamer card, even in SLi the 550 Ti is only a GTX 560 Ti just short of a GTX 560 ti-448.
but at least with the -448 you have 1.2GB of VRAM while even in SLi the 550 Ti's only have 1GB.
I use the 550 Ti in a HTPC and I use it as a PhysX card.

Skyrim eats VRAM from the start of the game.
then you have a FX-8120 processor on top of that to compound your lack of FPS..


^ +1

Try using driver sweeper to wipe the old drivers completely, reinstall the newest set, turn Skyrim's settings down to medium and enable VSYNC.
August 1, 2012 9:23:00 PM

verbalizer said:
doesn't matter if the drivers are up to date.
the GTX 550 Ti is not that good and not a gamer card, even in SLi the 550 Ti is only a GTX 560 Ti just short of a GTX 560 ti-448.
but at least with the -448 you have 1.2GB of VRAM while even in SLi the 550 Ti's only have 1GB.
I use the 550 Ti in a HTPC and I use it as a PhysX card.

Skyrim eats VRAM from the start of the game.
then you have a FX-8120 processor on top of that to compound your lack of FPS..


I have a single GTX 550 Ti and a Pentium G860 that plays skyrim at 40-50 fps on ultra just fine (with hd textures)...

I dont know much about the FX series of processors so maybe thats where your problem is. Skyrim is pretty CPU intensive.
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August 1, 2012 9:28:32 PM

iyzik said:
I have a single GTX 550 Ti and a Pentium G860 that plays skyrim at 40-50 fps on ultra just fine (with hd textures)...

I dont know much about the FX series of processors so maybe thats where your problem is. Skyrim is pretty CPU intensive.

in gaming only then you win with the G680... ;) 
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