Screen scrambled when booting into fresh FreeBSD11 install

hi, my screen is scattered with random pixilated gibberish when I reboot into my fresh FreeBSD11 install. During the installation it has HQ console graphics, but regular console on reboot. I've tried to enable vt() in /boot/loader.conf but still get pixilated screen after the boot menu. If someone could explain the difference between the installation kernel/settings and what is actually booted into after installation, I'll be well on my way. Thanks