LowSpecGamer: How to improve performance on Skyrim

Skyrim is a game of epic dimensions. Here are a couple of ways to improve performance on low end computers.

Mods shown on this video:
Skyrim performance PLUS: http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/6387/?
Performance Textures for Armor, clothes and weapons: http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/42360/?
Performance Textures for creatures and animals: http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/43921/?


The laptop used for this video has the following specifications:

CPU: Dual-core 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5-3317U
VIDEO: Intel HD Graphics 4000

All gameplay footage is taken using an external video capture device.

Intro footage taken from the official Skyrim release trailer.
A short clip of the northern lights taken from this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnmfGbuO9Ws
A short clip of a pony related mod is taken from this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xxnig51b13Y

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  • Maroš Varga

    You call yourself a Low Spec Gamer... Try and play Dark Souls 1 PTDE on 15 fps.

  • Demnselensky

    I get 120 fps on ultra hd with mods,i just watch these vids because of his voice

  • Ron Lorenzo

    By the way, HialgoBoost seems helpful too.


    Make MORROWIND too, please!!

  • seba889wsa

    I put auto graph all max 720 and he run 14 fps with this video 30 xd

  • xdplos nail

    just make ur resolution to 640x480 its gud

  • Anomalous

    Skyrim is good even potato graphics

  • Kasper Dobel

    i have a tiny problem with the skyrimprefsfirst i change the settings to what you said in the video and clicked savethen it tells me 'file already exists, do you want to delete it?' i click yes and then it says 'access denied'any idea on how to fix it?

  • Casi Paul

    The description should have been "Skyrim is a world of epic dimensions, let's remove some of them."

  • LORD SeeNerious

    Luckily... I play in 1080p on ultra in stable 60fps

  • EpicJohnCenaFan

    payday 2 doubled because of your vids so im debating whether to get skyrim, my gpu is 12% of payday 2 and skyrim but payday 2 became a playable 20 so im not sure

  • soupit32

    If you do all this and it still wont work look into the low resolution, low texture etc. mods as well. It will look bad but better than not playing at all!

  • iw en

    awesome this helps for real , and i have a hp omen with i7 and gtx 1050, like why the heck does not run properly now it does, any tips to keep the improvement helps a lot thanks

  • Alexander Buzakin

    Can you please try running Fallout 4 on gpd 2

  • KaitenTM

    sexy daedric princes

  • Weak

    Lol. Have a better PC than you and still have 15 FPS :D

  • Pizza G4M3R

    I do not understand the settings of my pc are as follows.Processor: Intel Core i3 CPU M370 2.40GHz4GB of RAMINTEL HD GRAPHICS 4000and my skyrim has no graphic mod and yet the game works with a lot of lag can you explain me this

  • Chungunplinkiti

    What armor do you have? :(

  • Destroyer Inazuma

    Thanks for the tip. I recall Skyrim didn't run that bad the first time I installed it (my specs are E5500 2.8 GHz 4 GB RAM GTX 750 Ti and no SSD) I'll try your tips and see how much of an improvement there is. Have a good day!

  • Ludatis

    i have the same specs as in the description and i get 40 fps with alot of mods and enb

  • Lobo 4lph4

    more one subscribe!please upgrade to the pre-historic rpg to RAIN WORLD thank you very much....

  • Ron Lorenzo

    Thanks for this video. I'm looking forward to trying out your suggestions.

  • Prince Virginia

    before your video=15-20 fpsafter your video=constant 60-90 fps..... I love you

  • zDominators

    The second one helped out a lot thanks so much! :D

  • StealthFlash.4K

    Do these mods work on the legendary edition? Can someone please help me. Thanks

  • Stoned in Build-A-Bear workshop

    It literally took me a billion years to find this video...where the hell has it been all my life?My biggest problem is capping my FPS. They jump up and down a lot, anyone got any help on that matter?

  • Meme Addict 64

    with mods it went from 12fps to a stable 40fps and indoors to a 170fps

  • Freak

    pls create video. Rules Of Survival Low spec pls <3

  • Mikeysaur

    im so friggin happy my pc is better than yours!

  • j king

    hello low spec gamer my pc has an intel core i3 2370m2.4GHz 4GB of ram and intel hd graphics 3000and this tutorial didnt help so if there is a way of improving the performance onmy pc please reply from joey

  • Zelda Legend

    Ironically I get excellent frames inside buildings and sometimes towns but when I'm outside is when I get noticable lag

  • RTX

    Thanks!! FPS went from 19 to 48

  • Epicxcrafter

    well I am getting skyrim on my pc but I don't think I will need it if he is useing those specs because I have a 3.4 ghz duel core AMD a4 5300b apu with 8gb of ddr3 ram and Intergrated graphics but it's a apu so it has a little bit better graphics

  • Jean Fernandes

    Could I install all 3 mods with the skse and skyUI?

  • Common Freak

    Would like to see a way to fix the elder scrolls online graphical issues, to use with my 5 to 6 year old laptop without SSD (cpu = A10-5750M, gpu = Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8570M). The game seems to sometimes not load anything other than the player model, the map, shadows of NPCs and shadows of other players, but at other times it seems just fine for a pretty long time.

  • ros game survival

    how to download mods its my first time and install mods then put it in the game?

  • Random Nigga

    You are fucking god!

  • MordGotHorde

    3000 hours no regrets

  • Alejandro Delgado

    Excelente me corre a 10 fps con el tutorial completo me paso a 15 fps :)

  • -E X T R A T H I C C-

    Sexy daedric princess xD

  • notsoname

    2gb ram even better working for me for some reason

  • Draeznor !

    What about legendary edition

  • Erica L

    Thank you for helping me run Skyrim on my shitty computer! :)

  • Nol T.K

    your accent is sexy +LowSpecGamer

  • Clip It

    Honestly, what I would do is work and save up money to buy a new gaming pc, yeah it does take time and these methods can help, but I promise you in the end it will be worth the wait.

  • u live u learn and regret

    most of my settings are on 0 and im running on intel (R) G45/43 Express chipset people are saying its the worst ones it kind of is but i dont really care about fortnite on pc

  • Hanson

    NexusMods aren’t free. :^)


    do assassins creed.....1

  • Kony

    Someone knows a laptop to play Skyrim just not too expensive??

  • Lucas Aquino

    Esse canal é mito demais!!!

  • Novaluck

    wth why your fps more than mine but you have lot shittier computer?

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