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[Fix] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Crash to Desktop, Crashes, Freezes, Steam Errors, Audio Problems, slow framerate

Issue #8 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – nVidia Optimus Crashes the Game

Skyrim is choking on laptops using nVidia Optimus technology especially when the power saving feature kicks in.  Here’s how to fix it:

  1. Open the nVidia Control Panel
  2. Open the 3D Settings option and select Manage 3D Settings
  3. Click the Program Settings tab
  4. Under 1. Select a program…, click Add, and select the Skyrim’s exe file (TESV.exe).
  5. Under 2. Select the preferred graphics…, choose High-performance NVIDIA processor
  6. Click Apply
  7. Re-launch the game.

Issue #9 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim No Sound Fix – Audio Problems, weak NPC voices

For Windows 7 and Vista users:

  1. Make sure you did the fix for Issue #1.
  2. Check your volume levels in game and via Window’s Volume Mixer (to access, alt-tab to desktop and click on the little speaker icon in the system tray).
  3. Go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound > Communications Tab then select the “Do Nothing” radio button

For Windows XP users:

Set your speakers to Stereo.

Issue #10 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Multimonitor Fix – No menu, Menu crashes, Dual monitor problems

Currently, the only way to play Skyrim on multiple monitors is to play it in Borderless Windowed mode.  Download this mod.
If you want Skyrim to appear on a certain monitor with your multi-monitor setup, make sure to set that display as the default.

Issue #11 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim No Effects – Cobwebs, Fire Trail and other effects not displaying

Check if your drivers are up to date.  If they are then you’ll need to download this fix.

Issue #12 Getting Optimal Performance on Nvidia-powered computers

Nvidia has released a couple of tweak guides to get the best out of your Nvidia GPU when playing skyrim:

If you have comments, suggestions or need to verify a few things, don’t hesitate to post a comment.

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  1. kostas January 7, 2012 Reply

    My pc crash when i fight dragons. actually when they attack me with dragon breath
    windows 7 64bit
    intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E8400 (6M Cache, 3.00 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)
    gpu Radeon HD 4870 X2 2048 MB
    ram 2*2g 2*1g totaly 6g ram

    any solution;

  2. kostas January 7, 2012 Reply

    yes. also the new pach.

    • sylv3rblade January 7, 2012 Reply

      Are you experiencing this problem with any other games?

  3. kostas January 7, 2012 Reply

    no :/ and on this game it happens only with dragon breath attack. this happens also when i play on very low graphics

    • sylv3rblade January 7, 2012 Reply

      Try verifying the game cache:

      That sounds like you have corrupted textures for the game.

  4. Vicente April 1, 2012 Reply

    My game crashes every time after I play for about 5-10min…the monitor shuts down and the pc reboots…=/ Any idea?

    • sylv3rblade April 2, 2012 Reply

      Does this occur with any other game or just skyrim? Please post your PC specs

  5. Angela July 18, 2012 Reply

    Thanks alot! I had a problem with FX effects, and after reading the article I renewed my video drivers, that did the job.

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