- 2011 DEC:
- Installed Skyrim, Steam patched it to the 1.3 version, supposedly fixing a bunch of things
- Skyrim works for a few days and then the dreaded "Reboot/Blinking Out" issue started. In short, the entire system reboots.
- 2012 JAN:
- From late December to mid-January, troubleshooting in earnest. All tests with other games, benchmarks, stress test, etc showed no issues. Roundup of testing here.
- Charted voltages, temperatures, etc and found no issues whatsoever outside of Skyrim rebooting the system.
- Bought and installed a 1000W Silverstone SST-ST1000-P PSU replacing the no-name 700W PSU that came with the system. No change.
- Tried a series of changes, systematically testing each one. The one that made a change was disabling Intel Speedstep. Skyrim crashed no more.
- For about a week, no crashes and Skyrim is splendid!
- The other day, I got a desktop crash. Restarted Skyrim and no further issues.
- Last night, I got a reboot. Not sure why, nothing had changed system-wise or application wise. It's the same system that was running fine previously. Reboots occured twice more and then stopped. I doubt it's related, but I was at the mead poisoning mission just outside of Whiterun, in the dungeon just before combating the crazy conjurer that lived with the Skeevers. I restarted the saved game and got beyong that part and no other issues for the next several hours. (????????)
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|Skyrim not being awesome|
Skyrim is an awesome game for sure, but these crashes are very, very frustrating. It takes so much away from the game. I really, really hope this gets resolved soon, either through Bethesda identifying an issue and releasing a patch or by me figuring out WTF is going on.