Quick check on Skyrim vs my MBP

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Dukey, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Dukey macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2011

    So i just got skyrim, played it for a couple of hours, it's great, amazing!
    But a bit Laggy. I own a Mac Brook Pro and using bootcamp to play on windows.

    I'm Running:

    Windows 7
    Intel Core 2 Duo 2.80GHz
    Ram: 4GB
    VD Card: 9600m GT

    I've read Stickies, I did changes in the SkyrimPrefs.ini = iPresentInterval=0, bMouseAcceleration=0.

    Also did the mods enabling the game to use 4GB of ram, my drivers are updated, CPU is running on high performance.

    The default setting is medium but I'm running it on low with an FPS around 35+ and dropping down to up and down 20s indoors and dungeons.

    Is this normal? Do you think there is anymore I can do? lol Should i just accept this fate? Any advise would be great Thanks.

    This my be a little far fetched but my hard drive has 10gb of space left, that's not it right?
  2. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    The 9600m GT is borderline to what you need to play Skyrim decently.
    Dropping shadows and AA AF could speed it up a bit.

    Having 10GB left would increase loading times, but not FPS, except occasionally dips.
  3. Huntn macrumors P6


    May 5, 2008
    The Misty Mountains
    That's about the frames I'm getting. I'm not really noticing anything that I would call lag though. I'm happy with the performance and look of the game. I don't think the open 10gb hd space would be slowing you down.
  4. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2008
    Disk space or speed will only affect loading speed. (If you're low on disk space, it's possible that the application is fragmented across the disk, which would slow down loading.) Once stuff is loaded, it won't affect FPS. In fact, I've got Skyrim loaded into a RAMdisk and while scene changes are really, really fast, it doesn't have an effect on fps during game play.

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