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Skyrim PC patch disables RAM-boosting LAA mode

Game runs only through Steam.

Update: Bethesda has offered a solution to game crashing caused by the recent PC Skyrim patch.

Original story: PC Skyrim has been patched, and the RAM-boosting, crash-preventing, third-party Large Address Aware (LAA) mode outlawed.

PC Skyrim, following the 18MB patch, now runs only through Steam. The LAA mode, which required some executable-file manipulation, no longer works.

The problem being that the LAA mode enabled PCs to use more than 2GB RAM, which not only helped stability, but boosted performance of the core game and the numerous mods applied on top.

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