- System requirements
- Install Patches
- Verify integrity of Game Cache
- Hardware issues
- Clean outdated and corrupt registry
First thing to check when Skyrim keeps freezing is system requirements. The required specifications for smooth running of game are given below:
Operating System: Windows XP, Vista and 7
CPU: Minimum required is Dual Core 2.0 GHz recommended is Quad-core Intel or
RAM: Minimum 2GB, recommended is 4GB
Hard Disk Drive: 6 GB free disk space
GPU: Minimum is 512 MB card, recommended is 1 GB graphic memory
Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible
DirectX: Minimum and recommended is 9.0c
Internet: Steam active internet
Skyrim released several patches to address the technical issues and improve game play. You are required to check – did you installed all patches? You can easily download the updated patches through Steam. The latest one is patch 1.5 released on March 20, 2012.
Verify integrity of Game Cache:
If you have pirated version of game, the freezing error cannot be resolved. However, if you purchased and possess legitimate copy of Skyrim, you can check integrity of game with Steam. The steps for checking the integrity are given below:
- Go to Steam > Right Click Skyrim
- Click Properties > Click Local Files
- Click “Verify integrity of Game Cache”
Hardware issues are quite common in game freezing. Mostly it could be power supply or GPU which causes Skyrim freezing. So, you are required to check both hardware to ensure their fine working.
Clean outdated and corrupt registry:
Most of the time because of redundant items saved in system registry Skyrim keeps freezing. Registry scan can fix it. You are required to get a quality registry cleaner for removal of outdated and corrupt registry items. It will give you smooth running of the game and you will not experience Skyrim freezing anymore.