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This, like my Battlefield 3 thread is set to be one standard thread instead of multiples. I will continue to update this thread as necessary.

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND : The 4gb enabler is OBSOLETE, BETHESDA HAS OFFICIALLY INTRODUCED 4GB SUPPORT!

As of Jan 23rd 2012, Bethesda has released the Beta version of patch 1.4.15 which includes it's own optimization, you can either keep Skyboost or try the beta patch!

**PLEASE TRY THE TESV Acceleration Layer Here. Or Skyboost Here! Skyrim has some of the most pathetic CPU optimization to date, and one of these should GREATLY boost performance.**

While it's not recommended to run both TESV Accel and Skyboost together, some do with no issues.


Tested configurations by me personally and their outcomes.

11.9 + CAP 3 = Bad
11.10 Rev 3 + CAP 3 = Bad
11.10 Rev 3 = Bad
11.10 Rev 3 + CAP 2 = Bad
11.10 Rev 3 + CAP 4 = Bad
11.10 Official Release + CAP 4 Official Release = Bad

11.11 Official Release + 11.11 CAP 1 = Bad
11.11 Official Release + 11.11 CAP2 = Bad

11.11b + CAP = Semi-broken performance, enabled Crossfire, better scaling but still unacceptable.
12.1 + any caps = Untested
12.1a + 11.2 cap 2 = Good performance


Please be sure to wipe ALL OLD drivers BEFORE installing the new ones!

Current download links/Fixes

12.1 A here!

11.12 CAP 2 here!






NEWS SECTION.




TWEAK SECTION

Still having bad performance? Want to squeeze extra juice out of your system? Please try the following methods to possibly increase FPS, or lower vram usage.


Tweak one; Let's focus on setting up the compatibility for the .exe

1. Right click on your TESV exe on your desktop, and click properties

2. Click the "Compatibility" tab, make sure these boxes are checked, Disable Visual Themes, Disable Desktop Composition, and Run this programs as an administrator

3. Click OK, and launch the .exe, your windows theme should turn into basic. This can result in roughly 200mb free.

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Tweak two; Once you've done that, we can work on the pagefile.

Click your windows start button and pull up control panel.

Once you have the control panel up we're going to want to go to System and Security, and from there System. On the left side of the system tab you should have "Control Panel Home" with 4 options. Device Manager, Remote Settings, System Protection, Advanced System Settings.

Click on Advanced System Settings. This should pull up a system properties box, if not already there, make sure you're on the Advanced tab, and under Performance, click settings. Click the advanced tab and "Change..." on virtual memory.

Once here, it should tell you at the bottom the minimum, recommended, and currently allocated virtual memory. Click the "Custom size" bullet, and in the Initial Size, and Maximum size enter the Recommended page file size, and click set, and then OK.

Your PC may ask you to restart, be sure to restart and try it out and report back.


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Tweak 3; I also recommend disabling ULPS via Regedit.

To do so follow these steps

1. Open the Regedit program, this can be done by using the start button search function

2. Once you have regedit opened, click edit, and then "Find"

3. Type Enableulps in the search bar

4. Double click enableulps and change the 1 to a 0, hit F3 to find all instances of enableulps, don't bother with enableulps_na

5. Exit regedit and restart


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The SERIOUSLY BRO I'M WILLING TO TRY ANYTHING! section.

Tweak one; Start a new power-cycle on your PC by completely shutting it down, and shutting off / unplugging your PSU. Restart the PC and [Possibly] enjoy your CF scaling as it should be!

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HELPFUL PROGRAMS AND DOWNLOAD LINKS
also known as the ;
Dude, got any helpful programs/I'm not a wizard, give me something easy! Regedit what? ULPS? Speak english! section.

Program 1; ATIMan is a helpful program for removing left-over registry entries and programs after MANUALLY uninstalling CAPs/Drivers. It's similar to Driversweeper only made for ATI.
Download and install ATIMan Uninstaller V.6 from the following link; http://www.mediafire.com/?76yfas13pwcnhq6


Program 2; ULPS Config Utility by OCN user Kiwiasian! ULPS Configuration Utilty
A standalone, DOS-based utility with a user interface for both enabling ULPS and disabling ULPS. For those who are too lazy to find the registry key or don't want to mess around with the registry.

This utility automatically changes the value of the EnableUlps value in your registry to either enable or disable ULPS.

In addition, you can back up and restore your ULPS registry key as a portable .reg file.

*Does not require installation*

You can get it directly here; http://www.sendspace.com/file/q2uovb

But please drop by his forum post and show him some love! http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/108...e-disable.html





FAQ

Q. "I have a 6990, or two 6990's, why is my scaling SO BAD?!"

A. Simply put, I don't know. This is something on ATI's side.



Q. "ATIMan is coming up as a virus, OMG H4XXOR TRYING TO GIVE ME VIRUS?!"

A. ATIMan shows up as a FALSE POSITIVE. It is NOT a virus but I won't be held responsible if it turns your PC into Skynet and starts WWIII, or for any other damages.



Q. "I don't like ATIMan/Heard bad things, what else can I use?"

A. Try Driversweeper, but make sure you find a legitimate download link as it's no longer supported, once again, this is at your own risk. If your PC comes alive and begins making buttered toast, not my problem.



Q. "Why is it after trying these I STILL get bad performance?"

A. This can lead to MANY, MANY answers. Bad CPU overclock? Bad PSU? Simply put, there's SO many configurations I can't narrow everything down. I try my best, but a lot of people here chime in to help, just ask around.



Q. "ULPS? What is this wizardry, and why should I set it to 0?"

A. ULPS saves power by disabling the second card when not in use, but this can cause issues especially if you like to overclock.



Q. "How did you get to be so amazing, attractive, and smart?"

A. Eat your greens, children.


Thanks to tweakguides for some of the references, and the Vsync paragraph.


**ARCHIVE SECTION**

This section will include all old links for reference.



DOWNLOAD 11.11C HERE!
DOWNLOAD 11.11b HERE

Download 11.11A drivers here!
CAP 11.11 and 11.11 officially released! Download and enjoy!
http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/radeon_win7-64.aspx#1
CAP 4 released and 11.10 officially released, download and enjoy!
http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/radeon_win7-64.aspx Official CAP 4 link for W7 64 Bit.
http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/radeon_win7-64.aspx Official 11.10 Link for W7/Vista 64 Bit.

12.1 download here!
DOWNLOAD 12.1 Prev HERE!
DOWNLOAD 11.11C HERE!
11.11b drivers are for 6000 SERIES ONLY. NOT 4000, 5000, OR ANY OTHERS, 6000 SERIES -ONLY-
These 11.11b may cause screen corruption in Skyrim for some users. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
DOWNLOAD 11.11b HERE
11.11 A DRIVERS NOW OUT! DOWNLOAD HERE
CAP 11.11 1 AND 11.11 DRIVERS NOW OUT! http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/radeon_win7-64.aspx#1
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ICEDIU66 Official link for the atiumdag.dll, download this and place it in your Skyrim folder, this helped performance for me! TRY THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!! IT WORKS FINE FOR ME BUT MAY NOT FOR YOU!

Vsync : For now, the most important tweak has to do with the fact that VSync is automatically on and can't be disabled from within the game. This not only reduces FPS, it also introduces mouse lag. To disable VSync in Skyrim, add iPresentInterval=0 to the bottom of the [Display] section of the Skyrim.ini file in the \Users\[Username]\My Documents\My Games\Skyrim directory.


Radeon Pro fix : Download Radeon pro from the following link ; http://www.radeonpro.info/en-US/. Once you've downloaded Radeon pro, create a new profile. Locate the Skyrim.exe and select it, after that, maneuver your way to the Tweaks tab and force the Bishock Anti-aliasing profile. This should increase your crossfire performance ten fold.

Renaming the .exe fix : Locate the Skyrim.exe in your Steamapps/common/Skyrim folder, and rename it to Fallout3.exe. This can cause a large performance boost.


ATI/Nvidia .DLL file fix : The age old Bethesda fix on release, a .dll file, Skyrim is no different and the nexus has supplied us with said DLL at the following link ; http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=123
Edited by Ghost23 - 1/23/12 at 6:10pm
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Thanks for the tip on vsync. Although I'm still getting terrible outdoor performance. I'm sure it's just a driver issue. We have very similar rigs (it's not updated in my sig though.)
Edited by Explodatron - 11/11/11 at 8:01am
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Oops, double post. I don't see how to delete this.
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Or just disable crossfire until the new CAP comes out...

I have 6950s and disabling crossfire still gives me 60 fps locked on High. Can't wait to be able to use my other card and set it to ultra but yea.
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i get around 28 fps when i disable crossfire on my 6970
btw i read that some people still have problems when they disable crossfire so yeah this game is really ****ed up
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for skyrim... Any clue as to why my cards are shutting off? I'm currently using a single 6870 (I forgot to bring 2nd card to campus lol)

My card shuts off, my monitor says "No input"

I can run everything on ULTRA at 60 fps with no issues. My max temp I've seen so far was 75C, but it mostly hovers 65-70C.

When the screen goes black (due to card shutting off) my pc is still running. I can hear skyrim out of my speakers, but I can't see **** on my screen.

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to fix my sapphire 6990, use rad pro and use crossfire profile bioshock
my fps went from 25-33 to 60 this makes it playable until a cap comes out.

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i7 2600k @4.6ghz
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2x 6970 @ 900/1400
11.10 drivers with CAP4
2560x1440 Ultra, 4x AA, 16AF

Using RadeonPRO to set AFR and AFR Friendly D3D Mode

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Or just disable crossfire until the new CAP comes out...
I have 6950s and disabling crossfire still gives me 60 fps locked on High. Can't wait to be able to use my other card and set it to ultra but yea.

Yes, this is the best course of action currently.

Just wanted to make the thread ahead-of-time.
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Yes, this is the best course of action currently.
Just wanted to make the thread ahead-of-time.

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