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Hey guys,
I just reinstalled GTA 4 on my pc yesterday and it runs pretty bad. I get these usual stutters and all.
If I remember properly I had installed some patches and stuff which made the gameplay smooth , which I dont know where to download now!

Can you guys please help me tweaking this game so that it runs smoothly?

Thanks
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Well.. GTA4 requires a decent i5/i7 CPU and a better videocard.. did u download patch 1.07?

first time i played gta4 on pc i was dissapointed with the performance. I used a E8500 4Ghz and 2x 9800GTX's SLI'd and 4GB ram, and i was only getting 25/30fps on the highest settings possible due to the videomemory restriction

Btw, can someone confirm that GTA4 also runs better on a SSD?
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Originally Posted by Equinoxe;14544986 
Well.. GTA4 requires a decent i5/i7 CPU and a better videocard.. did u download patch 1.07?

first time i played gta4 on pc i was dissapointed with the performance. I used a E8500 4Ghz and 2x 9800GTX's SLI'd and 4GB ram, and i was only getting 25/30fps on the highest settings possible due to the videomemory restriction

Btw, can someone confirm that GTA4 also runs better on a SSD?

I totally agree on the CPU thing. I haven't downloaded any patch, Will download that patch and get back.
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Get a quad, 50% of the problem solved.
OC it past 3GHz and the rest of the 50% is solved.

OC it past 4GHz and you get it to run like a game should be running at 2GHz.

GTA IV is quite weird-coded.
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Is there a mod or something that makes it run smooth? I have a Core 2 duo by the way.
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hmm for me, GTA 4 was pretty gpu power hungry too.

maxed out on 1680-1050 i got 65 average.

used 39% of cpu vs. 89% gpu

honestly, i suggest playing on a lower resolution (same aspect ratio) and that should help. but as the people above said, the game is a pretty power hungry game.

bam, i remember this working for before my new computer. smile.gif
http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=384473
    
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post #7 of 39
Patch, then mess around with the settings until you get playable frame rates, on your video card I would just set everything to low. Then work your way up, your view distance is going to HAVE to be below 20(maybe even 15) for good rates.

EDIT: I would advise doing what he said as well ^^^^^
Edited by paulerxx - 8/11/11 at 9:32am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stupidcha;14545079 
hmm for me, GTA 4 was pretty gpu power hungry too.

maxed out on 1680-1050 i got 65 average.

used 39% of cpu vs. 89% gpu

honestly, i suggest playing on a lower resolution (same aspect ratio) and that should help. but as the people above said, the game is a pretty power hungry game.

bam, i remember this working for before my new computer. smile.gif
http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=384473

Yes, but you have a core i7.
Mine is like 50% GPU 85-90% CPU
@ 2.66Ghz game was pretty unplayable, o/cing to 3.6 solved a lot of issues.
In GTA IV's settings try reducing view distance to 5 or 10. It gives a pretty big FPS boost.
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Can someone please give me the link to the latest patch?
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http://grandtheftauto.filefront.com/file/GTA_IV_Patch_1070;114377

there you go. btw, seriously check into my link. it'll help alot.
    
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