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Hey all,
This is a continuation of a previous post, as I do not believe this is a Hardware issue (maybe?) but a game issue.
Here is the Original Post: : http://www.overclock.net/t/1333766/speckles-on-screen-when-playing-game0

Can anyone help with this?
I have been playing Skyrim since day one (one year) and never had this happen before. All of the sudden last night I noticed some small lights (speckles) flickering in dark areas. After a while of playing I noticed it ONLY happens in dark areas with a lot of shadows, ONLY in interiors. They are no specific color; they come in white, red, green, blue. The speckles flicker rapidly, becoming more prevalent with movement. They are hard to get a picture of, as they flash just for a second.

Here is some basic info and what I have done so far:
- I run a Radeon 6970
- Monitored my GPU temp (after stress test did not ever exceed 76c). Thats not really too high and has been this temp for the last year.
- Unplugged my monitor cable and re-installed it.
- Updated Driver to the newest Beta (12.12 AMD)
- Rolled back Driver (12.8 AMD)
- Under-clocked my GPU
- Disabled ALL Mods which may effect lighting (ENB, Realistic Lighting, etc.)
- (set settings to Low)
- Set Shadow Quality all the way down

Why I dont think it is a Hardware issue:
- I have ran two different stress tests on my GPU (FurMark 1.9.2 and OCCT); both passed with flying colors (that was a relief)
- I have played two other Games and cannot seem to replicate this issue (Bioshock and Legends of Grimrock, both dark games)
- I have underclocked my GPU
- Updated Drivers (as well as rolled back drivers).

To make things even weirder, I have done a complete new install and am still having the issue (with no mods) ***!?

Any Ideas???

Here are some pics of the Problem:




Edited by steamin661 - 12/3/12 at 11:06am
post #2 of 3
This happens to me too. I really only notice it in dark areas like caves/dungeons and they are much more noticeable when moving. I also haven't noticed multi colored speckles, just white. I had chalked it up to texture packs and lighting mods /shrug.
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Simply disabling all mods will not necessarily revert the game to its unmodded state. Honestly for Skyrim I was preferring 12.1 or 12.6 and I have the same card as you. It is uninstalled atm and I am running 12.8 otherwise I would test it on my system.
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