First of all - props to an old thread @ http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1651648 BUTT: I bought this game for $5 last year w/ all DLC during the Steam 2014 Holiday sale. I finally started playing it in June / July 2015 & already have a whopping 24 hours into it. I somehow started playing the Dragonborn quest (is it a quest, DLC or default?) & I am Level 9. Obviously, I am not an RPG guy (mostly moto & auto racing + shooters). Eventually, I will make a new character & buy a horse & try some hunting mod. Anyway, I really, really like the scenery... it's almost like living in Alaska again - except - Dragons! I expect the Steam 2015 Holiday sales will bring more players like me around... Sooooooooooooooooo...... How do I get more frames per second & then test the changes I make? I am locked @ 60 FPS while running around Riverwood & Windhelm w/ this rig: ~ maxing everything in AMD CCC & drops me to 25~35 FPS SCREENSHOTS = settings & mods list: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uthOABTMTjkugNdKUkwtsVd6NWRB4q_LdvvPZQ4eWIw/pub 2015-2020 GAME BOX: NZXT Source 210 Elite case / EVGA 1300W SuperNOVA G2 PSU MSI Z97A Gaming7 mobo / i7-4790K cpu + stock cooler 16GB RAM DDR3xPC3-12800 GSKIL RipJawsX (2) HIS R9 280 IceQ OC 3GB (my 1st SLI rig) HGST 4TB 7.2K RPM HD / WIN7-64 PRO 47" Philips LCD TV 120hz (1920x1080) & M-Audio MV40 speakers Any advice from the Elders?