Hello everyone! This is my first post. I'm definitely not the greatest with computers, but any instruction you give me, i should have no problem following. After searching Google relentlessly trying to find a cure, and doing things on my own...i have no where else to go, so hopefully someone can help. I'll explain the problems that I'm having, then i'll explain what I've already done so far, just in case i screwed something up.
All of my computer specs are listed in my profile, just ask if you need anymore info.
I bought Skyrim a couple days ago. When i first launched it, the game did an auto test to see what my computer could handle, and apparently it decided that it could handle a setting on high. When the game actually started running, the lag was ridiculous, and completely unplayable. My next step was that i turned down the graphics to medium, and lowered the resolution...that did not help either. After updating my drivers, running a defrag software, downloading the program "Game Booster" and running it while I ran the game, and setting Skyrim as a higher priority on the task manager...it would run at medium texture, but it still lagged a bit, more so in first person view than third person. The game will run fine at low texture...but i can't imagine that my computer is that
bad! The only area that I think my computer doesn't meet the recommended specifications is the graphics card.
One thing that is very strange to me, is that my brother can run the game at high with supposedly no problems, and he has the exact same computer as me. Not sure why that is, but maybe someone can help me out to get the same results. The only other thing that i can think of that would be important is that i play the game with an xbox 360 controller.