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it is a CPU thing, GTA's shadows are processed on the CPU.
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This game is the most demanding game , CPU oriented . It wont run on any system maxed out , and it need an insane amount of Vram 1.5GB+++
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post #33 of 40
try turning off nighttime shadows, I dont run them on even with my rig, they add little anyway and take up massive amount of cpu cycles

the biggest thing for me is view distance and car count at 100, i have spent alot of money trying to max out gta iv, and the difference between medium and 50 sliders and high and 100 sliders is like ps2 vs ps3

i would be willing to sacrfice some shadows, and some water detail and stuff like that, but not view distance or car count

you can add system ram to act as vram in the game by setting availablevidmem over 1.0

It really doesnt seems to slow down too much. Of course you should be using highly clock ddr2 minimum to be doing that.
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This game is the most demanding game , CPU oriented . It wont run on any system maxed out , and it need an insane amount of Vram 1.5GB+++
At 1920x1200 completely maxed out (distance and all that at 100) the video card only uses around 1.3GB of VRAM.
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This game is the most demanding game , CPU oriented . It wont run on any system maxed out , and it need an insane amount of Vram 1.5GB+++
My system begs to differ.
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them shadows need like 15 cards...
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its windows 7 my friend had the same problem you have to install either XP sp3 or Vista for it to run without any lag and it wont make any difference if you try it in compatibility mode it will still lag. R* didnt do a very good job on GTA IV on pc
    
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its windows 7 my friend had the same problem you have to install either XP sp3 or Vista for it to run without any lag and it wont make any difference if you try it in compatibility mode it will still lag. R* didnt do a very good job on GTA IV on pc
Sigh, its not Windows 7, its the CPU.
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Its more cpu heavy than anything . You could probably max it with a gtx 285 2gb . Its not gpu heavy ( not soo )
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Well, there is your problem. AMD and this game does not get along. I haven't had GTA4 run well three different systems with AMD cards. As soon as I popped in a GTX570 it was smooth sailing.

I would try and use an older version. It may just be with the latest patch that quite a few mods don't really work well with anyways.

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My system begs to differ.
Same here, I can run the game maxed out at 1920x1200. Hell, I turned down the view distance and run the game in 3d with good framerates most of the time.
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