i just reinstalled Skyrim and when it went to detect my video settings it set them at Low Quality. when i first built the computer and installed Skyrim it detected Ultra Quality settings. i know i'm not just imagining it now. could my graphics card be failing?
i went to set it to Ultra Settings and see if it would work but it's very choppy.
a couple months ago this game was running at Ultra Quality completely smooth and no hickups.