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Hey guys, I'm having a problem with Fallout 4 where the game sometimes loads exterior cells. This is basically the problem: https://www.youtube....h?v=I6aeg4DS08g. I don't have any texture mods though and I only run on ultra. I mean, my specs are certainly fine for ultra, so I don't understand why the exterior cells have to load. 

 

My specs are: i7-10750H @ 2.6 GHz, but is usually around 4.0 GHz

RTX 2070 Super @ 6GB

I run this game from an external hard drive. 

 

Here is my Mod Organizer .in. and also has the load order: https://pastebin.com/1gJsE6Uh

 

 

 



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Most likely It's the external hard drive 

 

Hey guys, I'm having a problem with Fallout 4 where the game sometimes loads exterior cells. This is basically the problem: https://www.youtube....h?v=I6aeg4DS08g. I don't have any texture mods though and I only run on ultra. I mean, my specs are certainly fine for ultra, so I don't understand why the exterior cells have to load. 

 

My specs are: i7-10750H @ 2.6 GHz, but is usually around 4.0 GHz

RTX 2070 Super @ 6GB

I run this game from an external hard drive. 

 

Here is my Mod Organizer .in. and also has the load order: https://pastebin.com/1gJsE6Uh

 

 

 



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Yep. Running from the external drive is what is killing you. A LOT of data needs to be loaded in exterior cells, and transfer speed via USB...... ain't gonna cut it. Sure, it's theoretically fairly fast, but, how about the drive you are trying to read data from?



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It says it's 7200 RPM... But yeah, I tested my external hard drive on another game (Space Engineers) and load times went up like 5x than before. So, it seems that my External HDD is slower than I expected 


Edited by Palaiogos, 30 July 2020 - 01:22 PM.


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SSD's have gotten dirt cheap of late. (and there are some really nice ones on sale in various places.) Playing from an internal SSD, or, even better, and internal M2 drive... DRAMATICALLY reduces load times. I like the solid state drives so much, that ALL of my machines now exclusively use some variety of SSD.



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I have 2 questions. Would it be fixed if I used an external SSD, or do I have to put it on my Internal SSD? I have an Internal SSD, but I don't want to upgrade it rn bc my laptop is still on warranty. My second question is, why is it running so slow? My external read/write speed is https://imgur.com/a/4FmCERt. I don't understand why it's loading so long



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I have 2 questions. Would it be fixed if I used an external SSD, or do I have to put it on my Internal SSD? I have an Internal SSD, but I don't want to upgrade it rn bc my laptop is still on warranty. My second question is, why is it running so slow? My external read/write speed is https://imgur.com/a/4FmCERt. I don't understand why it's loading so long

Fallout 4 is not the same engine as any other game you run (except and with a few variations Skyrim SE and Fallout 76) It is VERY hardware intensive and using an external USB HDD creates additional burden on the engine. This is not anything you can overcome by installing any additional software or mods. 

 

NOTE: Most Laptop retailers do not consider upgrading your HDD or RAM as a void of warranty, especially gaming laptops.



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Okay, thank you! I'll probably just move Fallout 4 to be on my SSD rather than my External. My final question is, can I keep my Mod Organizer 2 Profiles/Mods on my External, or do I have to move them onto my SSD? 



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For optimal performance I would recommend MO2 on the SSD as well but keep your Downloads folder on you external to save space. 



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Okay, I moved Fallout 4 to my C Drive and it still is having the same problems :(((( MO2 profiles and mods are still on my external, but MO2 itself is on my C drive


Iâm starting to think itâs probably bc of a mod.





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