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OK, so after several hours screwing around again, I managed to do a manual install that took the drivers back to 11.6. For a while I couldn't get it to update past that, but again doing a manual install on the actual drivers in Device Manager and forcing it to look into the actual sub-directory containing the correct .inf file, finally I got 12.7 installed again (although it still reports 12.6). Before doing any of that, I had used two driver uninstallers, rebooted several times,uninstalled afterburner and radion pro (not just disabled) and uninstalled Skyrim completely. After all the screwing around manually, finally everything seemed to be working. I reinstalled Skyrim again and the system only set the settings to "high". I tried it like that and everything worked properly.
Setting the Skyrim video settings to "Ultra" caused the same flashing squares all over the screen. I went back and reduced the settings on everything one at a time, and finally found that if I set Shadow Detail to High instead of Ultra the little squares disappear.
Is it a driver issue or a Skyrim issue? I don't know. Still, I think the problems reinstalling the video card drivers have pretty much turned me off AMD cards. I suppose the driver installation problem could be a Windows issue as well. Maybe I'll just start sticking with single cards instead of crossfire or sli. I really hope next time I have to update the drivers I don't have so many problems. I always used to wonder why some people complained about AMD driver issues so much, and it seems now I'm getting a taste of it.

That is a ordeal and a half! weirdsmiley.gif
 
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Lol, still having an issue in Skyrim. gfx mostly smooth, but with a quick pause every 10 seconds or so. Oh well, I guess skyrim and cfx just don't get along.
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You know, as a tech working in electronics service for the public, I never hear people apologize to me after making a mistake. If someone brings something in insisting there is something wrong with it, and I test it over a day or two and it works fine, even if they get upset when they take the unit home I never hear back from them. If they were still unable to get the item working they would return again but they usually get it working and they never say "sorry I was so rude about it".
At least you emailed them back and let them know you made a mistake. That's pretty sweet that they upgraded you. How is the card running?.

No problems so far but haven't started pushing it yet
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I'm sorry and I know this been asked/advised many times but I can't remember: are the reference cards better overclockers or the other ones?
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The reference cards are good because they push the heat out the back of the case, however the non-reference cards usually have better coolers on them so you may be able to push them a little further.
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I'm not worried about what coolers they have. I'm more curious to know if one or the other have more successful overclocks.
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Lol, still having an issue in Skyrim. gfx mostly smooth, but with a quick pause every 10 seconds or so. Oh well, I guess skyrim and cfx just don't get along.


Do you have a weird graphics issues with water making the screen flash blue when not running Vsync?

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Who runs with v-sync off these days?
 
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Who runs with v-sync off these days?

I do and don't have any problems with it.
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Who runs with v-sync off these days?

I don't like mouse lag.

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