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Good morning all,

I installed GTA IV last night through Steam and it isnt playing too well at all.
The gameplay is stuttered and shaky. Even when I stand still on the street and move the camera around Niko slowly, it stops and stutters. It's like my Computer can't keep up with the game, which I find odd given my current setup (see signature rig).

I have tried setting the Graphics to the recommended levels based on my GPU (GTX 560 ti) and I have also tried setting to the lowest possible with no success.

I know GTA IV is a CPU intensive game, but I thought my 955B.E (3800MHz) would be adequate to say the least.

I tried with no other programs running in the background, and my temps are certainly not excessive.

All in all, I have no idea what the problem is and given that my system has no issues running Crysis & Bad Company 2 on high settings; I am more than a little confused.

What am I overlooking? Ideas?

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post #2 of 30
Did you install any mods for it? I had stuttering at first too but I realized it was because of the mods I had installed.
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post #3 of 30
Its very CPU and VRAM intensive. But it shouldn't be that bad. Can you try running it on only one of your monitors or are you already doing that?
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post #4 of 30
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Hi,

It's a fresh clean install with no mods, and it is only running on the single 1920*1080 monitor,
Cheers.
 
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post #5 of 30
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Originally Posted by RJacobs28 View Post
Hi,

It's a fresh clean install with no mods, and it is only running on the single 1920*1080 monitor,
Cheers.
I ran it without too much stuttering on an i5 750 and 5770, so I'm willing to bet the problem isn't your CPU or GPU.

It could be your hard drive, the green drives are a little on the slower side. Does it only do it in outdoor areas or indoor areas too. Have you tried turning the textures down, or the resolution? Maybe try different graphics drivers.
What version of the game are you running? The newer versions are better performance wise, but can't run most mods.
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post #6 of 30
update to 1.04

worked for me, maxed out the graphics settings too
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post #7 of 30
You should def be able to run this game on High Settings, I use to run this game on High settings with my old Athlon II X2 at 1920x1080 resolution with a crappier graphics card than yours

Look for a title update as boog has suggested
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post #8 of 30
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Thanks guys, I'll try an update for the game. I'm not sure if I would have issues Indoors because it was so unbearable I didnt make it out of the Harbour!

Currently using the latest driver from NVidia (the one they released for the BF3 beta).

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It's pretty demanding on GPU memory as well. On high it uses almost 1GB of GPU memory. Turn everything down to medium, and see if the problem is still there. If not then turn things up little by little until it's at a stable point.
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post #10 of 30
Make sure your running the latest patch. It really makes a huge difference.
     
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