So after trying different d3d9.dll files from Skyrim Nexus and ENBSeries I remembered that FO:NV Nexus had a little program called "D3D9Gen B3" that basically created a file for you based on preset cards or by outright detecting your card. I clicked "Set my video card by text" and then had it run option #3 "SLOW", and then had it generate the d3d9.dll which I then dropped into my /Skyrim folder.
Switching from the pre-defined d3d9.dll someone made on the Skyrim Nexus to this D3D9Gen kept me with great performance while allowing high settings. It looks much better, now.
For anyone who wants to try it out just follow my instructions after downloading it from here (download the optional one labeled "D3D9Gen B3"):
*Goes to download.* *You must be registered to download a file that exceeds 2mb* *Goes to register* *inputs desired username "Ihateregisteringforfiles"* The username is already taken by another member FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
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