Macbook Air And Skyrim Performance *Help*

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by John Mang, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. John Mang macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2011
    Yeah I dared trying it out on my 2010 Macbook air 11in (max config). Surprisingly it runs pretty smooth on low. Now my problem is that it runs well for some time and then after some extended period of time (around an hour or so) sometimes even immediately the game lags like a mother**ker.

    I've been looking for some performance tweaks useful for macs and the air models in particular but I've always fallen short. Are there any suggestion any of you guys have to help improve the performance? I use game booster and I've already turned off V-sync.

    Basically the game's performance is on and off. Smooth sometimes and very laggy others. Need some help please. Would be much appreciated thanks.
  2. John Mang thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2011
  3. Rodus macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2008
    Midlands, UK
    Sadly Skyrim often does this even on X-fired rigs, try installing the script extender

    And then the performance patch

    This should help but there is only so much you can do with the pretty weak Air CPU/GPU combo.
    Turn the shadows onto low too as these are a real CPU hammer, and try dropping view distances in the advanced prefs settings.
  4. John Mang thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2011
    Thanks a lot for the input. It's just that it runs smooth sometimes and then after words it lags really bad. I guess it's just the CPU over clocking. Hopefully Bethesda finds some way to make the game more efficient in that department.

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