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Experiencing frustrating Skyrim freezing/huge framedrops

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January 5, 2013 9:23:18 AM

Hello,everyone.
I bought Skyrim during the Steam Holiday sale for a cheap price.Ever since I progressed further in the game,I started to experience tons of lag when fighting in an area with numerous npcs.Some of the notable examples are frame drop rates resulting in freezing for a few seconds.I've also got a few mods installed,at around 50.There is a lack of any HD mods that replaces the landscape,only armor and weapon retextures.Is it possibly time to upgrade my specs?

Motherboard:Gigabyte Ultra Durable 3 GA-MA790X-UD4P
Processor:AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.60 GHZ black edition
Ram:4 GB
Video card:ASUS Radeon HD EAH5870 1GB (Overclocked at 1.3v)
Power supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 EPS12V 750W EPS12V SLI
Screen resolution: 1980x1080
Storage:Toshiba 2.5" 750GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive. 8MB Buffer
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January 5, 2013 10:00:33 AM

I think that GPU cant handle it at all..

Go for a 7770-7870 depending on your budget!
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January 5, 2013 10:03:52 AM

camohanna said:
I think that GPU cant handle it at all..

Go for a 7770-7870 depending on your budget!

That's the main reason of why I couldn't handle Skyrim possibly.Should I upgrade my ram to at least 6 GB as well?
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January 5, 2013 10:04:26 AM

Don't get a 7770, it won't handle it either. All those mods and especially the retextures require a lot of RAM and video memory. Get a card with at least 2GB and at least another 4 gigs of RAM.
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January 5, 2013 10:08:50 AM

auntarie said:
Don't get a 7770, it won't handle it either. All those mods and especially the retextures require a lot of RAM and video memory. Get a card with at least 2GB and at least another 4 gigs of RAM.

Yup,considering that the 7770 series also has 1 GB.Thanks for the feedback!
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January 5, 2013 10:16:23 AM

Thanks again ofr the answers guys.It looks like I'm gonna be upgrading to a 7870 soon.
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January 5, 2013 10:16:33 AM

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