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I just updated my skyrim to the most recent version, and now I'm crashing to desktop randomly, with no error message. I disabled all my mods, even started a new game, still crashes. It doesn't crash anywhere specific, sometimes 5 minutes, sometimes 2 hours. thanks.

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drivers have been updated and skyrim was updated to most recent.. I'm turning off my AV just in case, I'm trying not to lower the graphics if I don't have to but that's the next step. –  Angelo Jan 11 '12 at 2:02
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For Skyrim, it tends to be RAM being overfilled, and crashing everything. You might want to lower your video settings, and update your graphic card drivers, just in case

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even with the 4gb ram addon? –  Angelo Jan 11 '12 at 2:00
    
have you verified there was no update for the 4gb mod? –  Scrollmaster Jan 11 '12 at 2:14
    
To see in-game how much VM you are using, try running Elys Meminfo, a SKSE plugin. I keep this running constantly. This way you can verify the game has allocated 4gb and you haven't exceeded it (though I find that hard to conceive). –  Snailer Jan 11 '12 at 2:47
    
Oh and also, the latest patch made 4gb Skyrim obsolete. You can stop using it. –  Snailer Jan 11 '12 at 2:48
    
From what I've been reading, many people are having issues with the patch itself... I never crashed before 1.3.10.. Maybe a fresh install is in order.. –  Angelo Jan 11 '12 at 6:25
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I know when I played Battlefield 3 it was randomly crashing on me. Then I uninstalled AVG and it worked fine after that. Check to see if your anti virus is messing with it. Try turning that off and/or getting rid of it for a day.

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  • patch Skyrim to the latest version
  • upgrade video card drivers to latest stable version
  • make sure your components are not overheating (if you're overclocking, tune down the overclock)
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