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Could someone please help me in improving my performance? I have little to no experience in modding, understanding papyrus logs, or tweaking skyrim in general. This is my load order and my computer specs. Could anyone could please tell me what mods to get rid of and what exactly to do to improve my performance to the maximum that my computer will allow it? 


00  Skyrim.esm
01  Update.esm
02  Unofficial Skyrim Patch.esp  [Version 2.0.4a]
03  Dawnguard.esm
04  Unofficial Dawnguard Patch.esp  [Version 2.0.4]
05  HearthFires.esm
06  Unofficial Hearthfire Patch.esp  [Version 2.0.4]
07  Dragonborn.esm
08  Unofficial Dragonborn Patch.esp  [Version 2.0.4]
09  actorEvents.esm
0A  ClimatesOfTamriel.esm
0B  Schlongs of Skyrim - Core.esm
0C  SexLab.esm  [Version 1.57]
0D  SexLabAroused.esm
0E  Xvision Children.esm
0F  ZaZAnimationPack.esm
10  Devious Devices - Assets.esm  [Version 2.7.5]
11  BeeingFemale.esm  [Version 0.3.19b]
12  daymoyl.esm
13  Devious Devices - Integration.esm
14  Xvision Children - Complete.esp
15  Better Dynamic Snow.esp
16  AOS.esp
17  ClimatesOfTamriel-Sound.esp
18  realrainCoT.esp
19  CalienteVanillaArmorTweaks.esp
1A  Chesko_WearableLantern.esp
1B  LoversVictim.esp
1C  MF_RadiantProstitution.esp
1D  ORM-Arvak.esp
1E  SexLabNudeCreatures.esp
1F  Skyrim Flora Overhaul.esp
20  WetandCold.esp
21  WetandCold - Ashes.esp
22  ZazResources.esp
23  Footprints.esp
24  RaceMenu.esp
25  RaceMenuPlugin.esp
26  RaceMenuOverlays.esp
27  SkyUI.esp
28  iHUD.esp
29  AMB Glass Variants Lore.esp
2A  Cloaks.esp
2B  1nivWICCloaks.esp  [Version 2.3]
2C  1nivWICSkyCloaksPatch.esp  [Version 2.3]
2D  FaceMasksOfSkyrim.esp
2E  Frostmourne.esp
2F  Hothtrooper44_Armor_Ecksstra.esp
30  Hothtrooper44_ArmorCompilation.esp
31  Immersive Weapons.esp
32  Lich King's Armor.esp
33  PrinceandPauper.esp
34  SexyBikinis.esp
35  Dr_Bandolier.esp
36  Devious Deviants.esp
37  Run For Your Lives.esp  [Version 2.0.1]
38  When Vampires Attack.esp  [Version 2.0]
39  sanguinesDebauchery.esp
3A  AchieveThat.esp
3B  Differently Ebony.esp
3C  FireAndIceOverhaul.esp
3D  Guard Dialogue Overhaul.esp
3E  Headtracking.esp
3F  Schlongs of Skyrim.esp
40  SOS - VectorPlexus Regular Addon.esp
41  SOS - Dawnguard Armors.esp
42  SOS - Dragonborn Armors.esp
43  SkyTEST-RealisticAnimals&Predators.esp
44  Convenient Horses.esp
45  dD - Enhanced Blood Main.esp
46  dD-Dragonborn-Dawnguard-EBT Patch.esp
47  TheChoiceIsYours.esp
48  zzEstrus.esp
49  EstrusChaurus.esp
4A  aMidianborn_Skyforge_Weapons.esp
4B  Realistic Lighting Overhaul - Dungeons.esp
4C  Realistic Lighting Overhaul - Dawnguard Interiors.esp
4D  Realistic Lighting Overhaul - Major City Exteriors.esp
4E  Realistic Lighting Overhaul - Major City Interiors.esp
4F  Realistic Lighting Overhaul - Minor Cities and Town Interiors.esp
50  Realistic Lighting Overhaul - Dawnguard Weathers.esp
51  RLO - Major City Exteriors - No Guard Torches.esp
52  Realistic Lighting Overhaul - Dungeon Lighting.esp
53  ClimatesOfTamriel-Dawnguard-Patch.esp
54  ClimatesOfTamriel-Dragonborn-Patch.esp
55  CoT-WeatherPatch.esp
56  CoT-WeatherPatch_DB.esp
57  RealisticNeedsandDiseases.esp
58  RND_Dawnguard-Patch.esp
59  RND_HearthFires-Patch.esp
5A  RND_Dragonborn-Patch.esp
5B  RND_USKP-Patch.esp
5C  Better Vampires.esp
5D  Brevi_MoonlightTales.esp
5E  WerewolfPerksExpanded_1.6.esp
5F  WerewolfPerksExpanded_1.6b.esp
60  Balanced_Magic.esp
61  The Dance of Death - Ultimate Edition.esp
62  ABT - Loot Arrows +75%.esp
63  ABT - Faster Arrows Improved +75%.esp
64  ABT - Faster Bolts Improved +75%.esp
65  ABT - Merchants Arrows +75%.esp
66  ABT - Increased Bolts Damage (Vanilla) +100%.esp
67  ABT - Increased Progressive Damage (with Nord Hero Arrow) +100%.esp
68  ABT - Recover +50% Arrows and Bolts.esp
69  Beards.esp
6A  SGHailPackAllinOne.esp
6B  TheEyesOfBeauty.esp  [Version 9]
6C  The Eyes Of Beauty - Elves Edition.esp
6D  AmazingFollowerTweaks.esp
6E  Alternate Start - Live Another Life.esp  [Version 2.4]
6F  Basvanbeu MuscleTextureChanger with Navetsea set.esp
70  WATER.esp
71  WATER Plants.esp
72  WATER DG.esp
73  WATER DB Waves.esp
74  GreenWaterFix_Compatible.esp
75  Xvision Children - PaP.esp
76  ASIS-Dependency.esp
77  RealisticNights-COTWPpatch.esp
78  RealisticNights COT IS fix.esp
79  RealisticNights COTWP IS fix.esp
7A  RealisticNights DB IS fix.esp
7B  RealisticNights DG IS fix.esp
7C  RealisticNights IS fix.esp
7D  RealisticNights+COT+DB+DG.esp
7E  Realistic Nights NightEyePredatorVision.esp
7F  RealisticNights torches magic lights.esp
80  SpousesEnhanced.esp
81  BeeingFemaleBasicAddOn.esp
82  Apropos.esp
83  SexLabNudeCreaturesDG.esp
84  SexLabDangerousNights.esp
85  DarkReplacer.esp
86  SMIM-FarmhouseFlickeringFix.esp
87  SMIM-DragonbornTernFix.esp
88  SMIM-ShackRoofFixes.esp
89  SMIM-ShackRoofFixesDragonborn.esp
8A  SMIM-FurnitureChestSnowFix.esp
8B  SMIM-DungeonsCliffsIceSkirts.esp
8C  AOS2_EBT Patch.esp
8D  AOS2_FIO Patch.esp
8E  AOS2_GDO Patch.esp
8F  AOS2_WetandCold Patch.esp
90  AOS2_CoT3_1_patch.esp
91  Immersive Sounds - Compendium.esp
92  ISCompendium AOS Patch.esp
93  ISCompendium Enhanced Blood Patch.esp
94  ISCompendium Morrowind Soul Gems Patch.esp
95  Bashed Patch, 0.esp

Computer: ASUS
System: 64 bit Operating System, x64 based processor
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M
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A laptop then? Me, too.


There are some tweaks you can make to your machine that will help. Lots of fancy bells and whistles running in your OS that can free up a lot of processor power if turned off. Windows7 can basically be turned into XP. Making sure your laptop is in "performance" power mode helps, too. False full screen window modes can improve performance. You can use a flash drive as a ReadyBoost drive (it acts like more RAM).


There are several things to do and many to stay not do. :D Don't go too heavy on scripted mods that will bog down your processor. High poly mesh replacement and high res textures will hit performance hard, of course.

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with your specs, i wouldnt reccomend any textures over 512. Look up one of the texture optimizing tools on the nexus, configure the options, and run them on your texture folder. Grab the latest ENB .dll but in the enblocal.ini, disable the enb features and just take advantage of enb boost. Consider running sweetfx on top of that for little to performance loss. Look up and download LOOT. Run it. The end result will look like a really unorganized sort order, but it's actually one of the best and should intelligently handle all esps that you throw at it. You might also want to cut down on the script intensive mods that you are running if you don't think you cpu is up to par. wet and cold, EnhancedBlood, SOS (when armors dont have concealing keyword and slot 54 which can happen when you have lots of mods and conflicts and you don't clean them), fire and ice to name a few from your list, are a bit intensive. Last but not least, if your skyrim.ini or skyrimprefs.ini is configured for enb (bfloatingpointrendertarget =1, and bshadowsontrees = 1 among others), some of those settings will eat a chunk of your FPS too.

this mod will remove the 'dynamic shadow' setting from all game light sources, which can bring even the beefiest machines to a crawl (see the fps drop around fire phenomena) and  can give you an enormous boost to fps in some areas.

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 i also followed the Skyrim Stability Guide if that helps in any way.  im kinda torn on removing some of the mods because i like to have immersion in my games but if it helps increase performance ill give it a shot. And with LOOT, does it pretty much render BOSS pointless? 

 yeah. BOSS now seems pretty rudimentary, in comparison to LOOT.

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I heard from people with medium to low end computers say that SMIM causes lag for them. For me it happens in certain places, luckily not often.


Bring down specular render distance, as it looks pretty ugly in vanilla. Also if you haven't incorporated the ini settings such as (bUseThreadedMorpher=1) it should be in some of those performance enhancing inis. Adjust object render distance and water reflections in Skyrimprefs.ini… Yea I think that's about what I can say.

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