March 27, 2012

Apparatus Update

Couple of quick notes:

  • System has been behaving as intended (no black screen/sound loop crashes) since I replaced the GTX 570 video card with a GT 8800.  Hopefully, when CyberpowerPC sends back a new GTX 570, the problem will not return.  At this point, I am extremely leaning (99.999999999999%) towards a video card hardware problem causing my Skyrim issues.
  • I'm using 12 Skyrim mods now (can't remember them off hand, but mostly graphics related) and it's working awesomely.  The only thing that would make it more awesome is if I could use the GTX 570 that I paid for. :-)  So, yes, anxiously awaiting for the RMA process.
  • I'd love to use Skyrim UI since the inventory menus are so badly designed, but I don't want to deal with the hassle of continually updating SKSE.
  • Eagerly waiting for the first Skyrim DLC
  • Still looking for a good Bokeh mod that can be installed from the Steam Workshop.  I could use the Nexus ones, but I don't want the hassle, similar to maintaining SKSE.  Is that asking too much?



  1. Hi there, i've change my GPU for skyrim as well (GT 220 to EVGA GTX 550TI). LOL Can't take it anymore to watch my system hang and our Blackscreen friend come pay me a visit(this tragedy almost get me heart attack). One week has pass since i changed my GPU and PSU, this prove that the black screen war is finally over. i've finish playing Skyrim 2 times. first time without mod(archer with magic), 2 time with alot of mod(duel weld). My character is imbalance to play without installing any mod even at master difficulty level. I suggest you install the deadly dragon and war in Skyrim mod to increase the game difficulty level if your character can hit 2.5k damage above.

  2. Thanks for your comment and feedback. It's funny how jarring the "black screen" thing can be. It's a testament to how engrossing this game is. I think it's fair to say that Skyrim just utilizes these video cards in ways that other games and tests don't. I'm looking forward to my third character restart! I'll look into those mods in the meantime!


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