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Hello! On my sig rig, GTA IV stutters. Otherwise i have high fps, on high settings. Im on patch 1.7. Things i have tried:

Turned of windows event log service, reboot, no help.
Commandline.exe with -nomemrestrict -novblank -renderquality 0 -shadowdensity 0 -texturequality 0 -viewdistance 1 -detailquality 1 -windowed -percentvidmem 100 -noprecache -dx9 same problem.
Gamebooster or defragging didn't help at all.
I dont use in memory optimizers, cause i dont believe they work in first place.

It looks like everytime game loads new area, objects or textures, the game stutters. When i stop moving, game runs fine like ~50fps smooth with no stutter. I have newest drivers. My game is not modded nor cracked.
Please no comments like "get xbox 360/ps3 version", i know very well that this game is poorly optimized for PCs.

When i drive fast and game stutters, CPU usage is around 70% all cores used, GPU 60-85% and ram is under 30% usage.

EDIT: And yes, this is only game i have performance problems with.
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Try turning on Vysnc? Shouldn't harm your FPS but should improve performance and remove the stuttering.

Edit: I know this solution doesn't really explain the reason why the game is stuttering but it has been known that GTAIV has some issues with newer Nvidia drivers and since the game is older now it wouldn't be a good idea to rollback to something that works better. I'm pretty sure that turning on vsync should eliminate 99% of your stuttering and since you're not having this problem with any other games I probably wouldn't worry about it much past that.
Edited by fstop - 8/19/11 at 10:39am
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I have tried turning v-sync on but it offers no difference to eye, helps little if i use limitframerate 35. Note that i have ati
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I get a little less stuttering with my GTX 470 over my HD 5870, but never got enough to bother me anyways. When i walk out the door of my safehouse was the most noticeable, anything else was minimal. Think its just something we have to deal with playing this game. The game itself makes up for it IMO.
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I get a little less stuttering with my GTX 470 over my HD 5870, but never got enough to bother me anyways. When i walk out the door of my safehouse was the most noticeable, anything else was minimal. Think its just something we have to deal with playing this game. The game itself makes up for it IMO.
But this is just ridiculous, every time something new loads game freezes for 0,1-0,2 seconds
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What version you running Retail or Steam if your not fully patched then that could be your problem but if its Steam then should be fully up to date
    
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What version you running Retail or Steam if your not fully patched then that could be your problem but if its Steam then should be fully up to date
This is the retail box version, my version is 1.0.7 but windows live doesnt notify about patches to this game so i suppose its final patch. I go to google and verify

EDIT: Im pretty sure 1.0.7.0 is the lastest
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Well 1.7 should be upto date but I would download the latest GWFL Market Client update manually as that can mess games uo get it HERE
    
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Probably not the response you were looking for, but will surely solve your problems:

Install APB
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Probably not the response you were looking for, but will surely solve your problems:

Install APB
APB is good but i want to play IV for its story
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