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Noticeable drop in performance after updating

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    Posts : 36
    Windows 8.1

    Noticeable drop in performance after updating


    Hello all, I recently updated my laptop from Windows 8 to 8.1. Before updating, I was able to play all of my games just fine, particularly Skyrim, on high or even max settings. After updating though, the first time I loaded a save game it took nearly between 5-10 minutes to load (compared to normal 1 at most). After that they are better, but still much slower than they used to be, and I can also barely even run Skyrim at the lowest possible graphics settings. I know that my computer has the capability to handle higher settings. Did the update change some setting in performance that I am not aware of? Has anyone else had this problem? Thanks!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8.1


    OK, so after posting this, it occurred to me that Nvidia may have released new drivers after Windows 8.1 released. After updating my graphics drivers, I am back to my old high quality settings! Thanks anyway!
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Noticeable drop in performance after updating
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