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Hello,

I have been having problems playing and streaming skyrim because of it's very high cpu usage. I have tried looking everywhere for people with this problem and had no luck. I have tried running a computer scan using 3 different anti virus programs to make sure i didn't have a virus using my system. This is the only game i am having problems with high cpu usage.

I run quite a few mods but it should not be using 90-100% cpu usage. A friend has a i7 at 3.2ghz with mods on skyrim and playing and streaming only using ~35% cpu usage. He said it could be a problem with the game setting maybe in the skyrim.ini or prefs?

Any suggestions or anyone have this problem? 



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have you added multithreading tweaks to your ini files?

if so they might be what's causing it.



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I have not made any edits to my skyrim prefs or skyrim ini except for changing bDeferredShadows=1 to bDeferredShadows=0 in skyrim prefs. 

He added multithreading to his ini files and he is running still at around 35% cpu usage.



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Have you tried adding them? Are all your cores activated?



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also have you installed your motherboard drivers etc?



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also have you installed your motherboard drivers etc?

My chipset drivers? they should be installed but probably not updated. Also would i have to update BIOS before updating the drivers? I have a GIGABYTE Z68AP-D3 if that info helps at all


Edited by Achillius, 25 September 2013 - 04:47 AM.


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Have you tried adding them? Are all your cores activated?

What do you mean are all of my cores activated? For skyrim i think it's only using 1 currently and i've tried using http://itcprosolutio...de.htm#multicpu that ini tweak but i'm sure i did not properly set it up because it did not change anything.



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inumthread

 

 

also have you installed your motherboard drivers etc?

My chipset drivers? they should be installed but probably not updated. Also would i have to update BIOS before updating the drivers? I have a GIGABYTE Z68AP-D3 if that info helps at all

 

 

yeah the chipset drivers. 

No need to update bios unless the manufacturer suggests to do so.

 

Did you set the correct value for iNumThreads=XX ?

 

for quad core it's obviously 4 :)


Edited by vlaka, 25 September 2013 - 05:05 AM.


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I will update my chipset drivers to be sure. Also is there a specific way to add the multicore tweak? I just copied the data on the site and pasted it below the [water] section



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make sure you're copying the right ini tweaks to the right ini ;)

Also make sure you're not doubling up on entries already there.







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