Hello, dear Nexus community,
after years I've decided to return to Tamriel, this time using survival mods to make the game more interesting. Since my last foray into Skyrim I've got a new computer, so I decided to load up the game with some graphic enhancements. With BOSS and the new CTD-fixing skse_loader change I've not run into major problems, bugs or crashes anymore, however an issue remains: FPS/performance.
Most notably there is an issue that occurs sometimes after I travel from an interior cell into an exterior one (Whiterun, Skyrim etc). My FPS will drop to 3-5 from a usual 20-60. Moving back indoors will fix the framerate, but going outside again will start the issue all over again until I restart the game.
Important: I don't have a PERMANENT low framerate; of course turning off ENB shoots my framerate through the roof, however this changes nothing about this particular issue! It only happens directly after a cell change from interior to exterior, not always when I'm outdoors, which is why I'm so perplexed. I can launch the game fine in an outdoors section and the framerate will be okay; only cell changes will end up dropping it hard.
So, my question is: Can I get rid of this issue, so that my game can finally run without hitches and I can sink hours into it without having to reboot? Why does my FPS drop (sometimes) when going from interior to exterior cells (and ONLY then), and how to fix it?
(Also, my framerate SOMETIMES drops really hard when I come close to water, but on other occasions it doesn't. Toggling ENB on/off changes nothing about that. Huh?!)
Windows 7 64-bit
Intel Core i7-2700K @ 8 x 3.50GHz
16 GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2 GB RAM
ENBSeries used: RealVision ENB Version B FULL
BOSS mod list: Pastebin link
Skyrim.ini: Pastebin link
SkyrimPrefs.ini: Pastebin link
Lastly, here's a picture of my protegé, Alessa Leafwhisper, whose adventures your advice will help make less of a pain.
Thank you for reading! Looking forward to your responses.
Edited by sanastro, 27 January 2014 - 02:16 PM.