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Skyrim + 6950 = not enough?

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So I haven't really modded Skyrim (yet) aside from the 2gb ram remove limit and I'm still crashing occasionally. In addition, I looked at afterburner after playing for a while and noticed my gpu usage is hovering 90%+ pretty much the whole time. Playing maxed out + FSAA @ 1080p, slight overclock (900/1300).

Anyone else with a 6950 experiencing this? Totally OK with it, just an excuse to get a second one once AMD patches xfire drivers just curious thumb.gif

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I'd wait for the new patches and performance drivers before you did anything yet. Unless you really have the money for xfire. But even then, AMD/ATI have been sucking in the CAP's department lately.
    
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This applies to everyone: Bethesda is working on a big patch that will include further performance fixes among others. The game has never crashed for me so maybe that's a driver thing.
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yeah a 6950 is plenty for Skyrim. patches will come.
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I have zero issues running it maxed on my 5850 @ 1080p, dunno what to tell you.
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I just finished installing it today and so far so good, don't know about you though :-?
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I have zero issues running it maxed on my 5850 @ 1080p, dunno what to tell you.

What are you getting for fps and are you running vsync?
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I dont think there has been any ATI driver releases with Skyrim connections so it could be the problem...best to wait and see tbh
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Ive played for about 2 days now with my 6870, everything maxed out and have had no issues with crashing, stuttering/lag...etc
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Hello,

I did had a LOT of crashing with my 6950. I uninstalled my drivers with driver sweeper on safe mode and then reinstalled the drivers and the crashing pretty much gone. The games crashed pretty much every 5 minutes. After reinstalling drivers It has only crashed 3 or 4 times (I've played like 25+ hours since latest dirver install)

It plays very smoothly. Sometimes it dips to 45 fps on heavy areas.
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