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This will create problems with extensive modding and the hi-res texturepack from Bethesda.

As the number of mods increases, the memory requirements of Skyrim also increase. As a 32-bit program, Skyrim will only have access to ~2GB of memory, regardless of how much your computer has. If it tries to nab more memory than that, it'll just ctd.

 

As long as you avoid the hi-res texturepack and any extensive model, sound or texture changes, you should be good to go.

 

No unlimited decals, no Sounds of Skyrim, no Static Mesh Improvement Mod, no Hi-res texturepack. You should be fine.

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You can always use SKSE and/or ENBoost so that the game better manages your RAM usage.  That basically allows you to install more and more mods without fear of crashing when you go above 3.1GB.  Of course, it's still certainly possible to hit that 3.1 limit and CTD if you load too many mods, but SKSE/ENBoost will certainly help delay the inevitable.

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You can always use SKSE and/or ENBoost so that the game better manages your RAM usage.  That basically allows you to install more and more mods without fear of crashing when you go above 3.1GB.  Of course, it's still certainly possible to hit that 3.1 limit and CTD if you load too many mods, but SKSE/ENBoost will certainly help delay the inevitable.

Thank you for the quick response. I guess I'm asking, is there a 64 bit version and what kind of ram can I access?

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You can always use SKSE and/or ENBoost so that the game better manages your RAM usage.  That basically allows you to install more and more mods without fear of crashing when you go above 3.1GB.  Of course, it's still certainly possible to hit that 3.1 limit and CTD if you load too many mods, but SKSE/ENBoost will certainly help delay the inevitable.

Thank you for the quick response. I guess I'm asking, is there a 64 bit version and what kind of ram can I access?

 

 

To make this clear since Lordgeorge16 explanation is partially wrong and to awnser your question:

 

SKSE has nothing to do with the ram usage nor it makes skyrim able to handle more RAM, but SKSE has a build in patch called Shesons memory patch skyrim works with memory blocks and the default RAM block skyrim allocates for it is 256mb with a bunch of mods you may quickly hit the limit of it which is for example the reason many people have ILS due fast traveling. This can be changed with this memory patch by default it allocates a 512mb block which is more then enough. By default the patch is build in SKSE, but is not active you have to change the following:

 

1. Download and install SKSE 1.7.1 (or newer)

2. Go to Steam/steamapps/common/Skyrim/Data and see if you have a SKSE folder with an SKSE.ini file inside. If you do, add these values to SKSE.ini:

 

[General]

ClearInvalidRegistrations=1

[Display]

iTintTextureResolution=2048

[Memory]

defaultHeapInitialAllocMB=768

scrapHeapSizeMB=256

 

If you don't have an SKSE.ini file, create one using the editor

 

 

 

it's still certainly possible to hit that 3.1 limit and CTD if you load too many mods

So when it comes to the 3.1 gb ram limit there is only one option as said by Lordgeorge16 enb boost it does take over pretty much everything so what you actually see on your screen if you have enb is enb not skyrim what you see in the quote is just wrong totally enb is a 64 bit application and its only available as a 64 bit application to awnser your question. Since it does not only help skyrim with memory managment it takes over the memory managment and therfore you simply can't hit with skyrim the 3.1gb limit since skyrim itself is not doing much after you have enb.

Enb also greatly helps with your vram this is also a big source of crashes with enb its possible to allocate VRAM load to the RAM if the vram is full otherwise you would obviously crash if you have not much vram this is a great benefit alltough its not perfect since the RAM is much slower then the vram your card is using.

I hope this is awnsering pretty much all you wanted to know. With the memory patch and enbboost you will still crash from time to time this is not avoidable since some rnd crashes happen because of mods even when they normally work fine.

 

Also you got your awnser allready anyway here again its no problem to use a 32bit application on a 64bit windows only the other way around is troublesome ;) there may be some programs that make trouble but thats the minority

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