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.

  • 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, 2012 at 2:02

3 Answers 3


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

  • even with the 4gb ram addon?
    – Angelo
    Jan 11, 2012 at 2:00
  • have you verified there was no update for the 4gb mod? Jan 11, 2012 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, 2012 at 2:47
  • Oh and also, the latest patch made 4gb Skyrim obsolete. You can stop using it.
    – Snailer
    Jan 11, 2012 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, 2012 at 6:25

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.

  • 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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