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Skyrim running really laggy

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Hey sorry I'm not sure where to put this,
I just got my pc today and installed skyrim but the game is currently unplayable due to lag and I really want to fix this
I'm on low settings (tried high)
My setup is

Intel core i7 3770K CPU
GeForce gtx 680 4gb graphics card
16gb ddr3 ram
Microsoft windows 8 64 bit
 
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Dont make multipal threads on the same issue
 

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#3
Hey sorry I'm not sure where to put this,
I just got my pc today and installed skyrim but the game is currently unplayable due to lag and I really want to fix this
I'm on low settings (tried high)
My setup is

Intel core i7 3770K CPU
GeForce gtx 680 4gb graphics card
16gb ddr3 ram
Microsoft windows 8 64 bit
What drivers are running for the GPU?
 
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What drivers are running for the GPU?
where do i go to find that?

When i click on NVIDIA settings it states "you are not currently using a display attached to an nvidia gpu. Is this a problem

Im using a dell 1920 x 1080 monitor plugged in through hdmi
 
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When i click on NVIDIA settings it states "you are not currently using a display attached to an nvidia gpu. Is this a problem

Im using a dell 1920 x 680 monitor plugged in through hdmi
right click on your desktop. Does an option come up saying. Nvidia Control Panel?

I have a feeling you most likely dont have drivers installed, or have VERY old ones.
 
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Ok i fixed that, it was plugged into the wrong hdmi, my version is 306.97
It says no updates availabe
 

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Ok i fixed that, it was plugged into the wrong hdmi, my version is 306.97
It says no updates availabe
well test Skyrim again now.
 
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rt

omg thank you guys so much
such a simple fix
;p

working perfectly on ultra settings now :D
 
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The cable was probably plugged into the motherboard and not the video card,so it was running off the IGP.
 
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this thread made my day.
 
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I am amazed, people still don't know about drivers and their potential

I am amazed twice, about the gpu the guy has and does not know the drivers prob
There's quite a few of them out there and it's up to us to properly educate them ;)
 
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The cable was probably plugged into the motherboard and not the video card,so it was running off the IGP.
Epic fail at its finest. :D

Now let me rephrase why, to calm down the moderators. I'm quite an advanced user and one day when i was fiddling with my box, fired it up and got no sound through speakers. Plugged phone into my speakers through AUX, they worked. So Speakers were ok. Moved soundcard around different PCIe slots, reinstalled drivers, checked all settings, everything showed like i'm playing sound but there wasn't any. Just so that i later found out that my speakers were actually plugged into my mobo soundcard and not my Auzentech X-Fi Forte. And i was even moving the soundcard through PCIe slots and haven't noticed that it's not really connected to anything. Thats why i call such events "Epic fails at its finest" because they are just epic regardless to who they happen. In fact they are even more epic when they happen to tech savy users like me :D