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I just started playing GTA IV on my PC and I am getting HORRIBLE GPU usage. I'm looking at Afterburner and it's fluctuating all over the place. 20%, 47%, 60% 95%. The game is UNPLAYABLE. I know that GTAIV isn't the most optimized game on PC but even this seems crazy and unacceptable. I have everything on High except Reflections which I believe is on Very High.

I've noticed this in some other games as well. What is going on here? Am I missing something.

I'm using the latest drivers (280.26). Is my card the issue here?
Edited by dboythagr8 - 8/13/11 at 5:01pm
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Which drivers are you using? Also, do you have VSync enabled?
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How did you set the other things ? View dist, pedestyrian, vehicul, and other bar settings ?

And yes, wich driver ? Vsync ?
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I'm using drivers 280.26. I spoke with a friend who has a gtx260 and even he's able to play it on PC.

I just tried again and lowered everything to medium and it still stutters horribly. GPU usage was actually at 0% at one time. The slider settings are all set at 50. Vysnc is disabled in game and I have turned off D3DOverrider..

The thing is I have noticed the GPU usage issue in other games as well, but this is just crazy.
post #5 of 31
I would bet money on the drivers being the issue - the GeForce forum is full of angry people complaining about poor performance. Try using the slightly older 280.19 set and see if that fixes your problem. Also, if VSync is enabled, try disabling it.

However, try disabling VSync first. If that doesn't sort it, revert the drivers.

If neither of those make a significant difference, the 275.33 driver set is a good one to use. A lot of people haven't moved on from them.
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post #6 of 31
Try a clean Nvidia driver install ( check the clean install when installing driver ).

You can try with an older one like Smo told.
post #7 of 31
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Ok I will go back to the 275 drivers and see if that helps any..
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Ok I will go back to the 275 drivers and see if that helps any..
Don't forget to try VSync first - it would be a pain in the ass to go through the effort of swapping drivers if all you had to do was check a box!

It's not guaranteed though, so if it doesn't help you, the 275.33 set might.
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Well I'm on 275 now. When the machine restarted automatically it came up with "Failed to load dlls" in a pop up box, yet the driver kept installing...?
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Well I'm on 275 now. When the machine restarted automatically it came up with "Failed to load dlls" in a pop up box, yet the driver kept installing...?
Hmm, that doesn't bode well I must admit. Was this a 'Clean' driver install or an 'Express'?
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