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I think, though, in a recent update since the DLC came out, that they made loose files (found in your skyrim/data folder) load last. Meaning you don't have to do the work-around anymore to use your choice of textures on top of the official hi-res DLC.
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Correct, there is no need for the workaround any more since the 1.5 patch i think.
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I just built a new rig and this game was the first thing I purchased. Boy what a pain the in the butt to understand all the layers to get it to the point I see in the screen shots thread. I already re-installed Skyrim and started over.

Trying the S.T.E.P guide. My graphics don't seem as good as I expected.

I have the Official HD Res pack downloaded. I then overwrote with a bunch of user created textures directly in the texture folder. Should I have used NMM instead to install them?

Edited the INI files and unchecked the data files for Hi-res(Now I'm reading i don't have to do the un-checking of the data files?)
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I just built a new rig and this game was the first thing I purchased. Boy what a pain the in the butt to understand all the layers to get it to the point I see in the screen shots thread. I already re-installed Skyrim and started over.
Trying the S.T.E.P guide. My graphics don't seem as good as I expected.
I have the Official HD Res pack downloaded. I then overwrote with a bunch of user created textures directly in the texture folder. Should I have used NMM instead to install them?
Edited the INI files and unchecked the data files for Hi-res(Now I'm reading i don't have to do the un-checking of the data files?)

With the S.T.E.P Guide, my recommendation is to read the entire thing first (or at least, the graphics sections) and then install everything manually except for where it specifically says to use NMM.

I would not be using any kind of texture enhancements with that 9800GTX, wait for your 680 and then install it. You might have issues with vRAM, I only run 1080p and with all the graphics enhancements I sometimes hit ~2.8GB usage
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is 1.5GB of vram enough for high res texture packs and mods @ 1080p max settings?
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is 1.5GB of vram enough for high res texture packs and mods @ 1080p max settings?

I have a few high res mods on my 1280mb GPU.
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I have a few high res mods on my 1280mb GPU.
any performance or aero warning issues?
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I have a few high res mods on my 1280mb GPU.
any performance or aero warning issues?

I get the one aero warning after i start skyrim, but i just press the "Don't alert anymore" option and it's gone. So far, no lag or anything, constant smooth FPS, not able to monitor it though as Afterburner doesn't work on skyrim for some reason and i don't have fraps installed.
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I get the one aero warning after i start skyrim, but i just press the "Don't alert anymore" option and it's gone. So far, no lag or anything, constant smooth FPS, not able to monitor it though as Afterburner doesn't work on skyrim for some reason and i don't have fraps installed.
if u right click on skyrim, go to properties, click the compatibility tab, check off disable desktop composition
it will disable aero and save u some vram at the sametime
when u quit back to the desktop aero will be enabled again
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I get the one aero warning after i start skyrim, but i just press the "Don't alert anymore" option and it's gone. So far, no lag or anything, constant smooth FPS, not able to monitor it though as Afterburner doesn't work on skyrim for some reason and i don't have fraps installed.
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it will disable aero and save u some vram at the sametime
when u quit back to the desktop aero will be enabled again
In Steam or Common Files in Steam directory?
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