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Why do games such as Mafia 2 , Crysis and GTA IV lagg with this rig ?

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So my rig is

CPU - Phenom II x4 920 2.8Ghz @ 3.75Ghz 1.45V
GPU - Club 3D Radeon HD 4890 1010/1110Mhz clocks
Ram - 2x2GB OCZ Blade series 1066Mhz DDR2
Mobo - Asus M2N68 Plus
HDD - Only 320GB
Monitor - 1920x1080 Full HD

The problem is that i get really low fps on every one of these games.. I cant play GTA IV even with everything on low..
Does anyone know why ?
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post #2 of 124
you probably need a new gpu
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post #3 of 124
I feel like Mafia 2 and GTA IV would benefit with a new CPU? Am I correct/
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you could upgrade your gpu to a gtx 550ti or something like a hd6780 if you can afford it but even then you won´t see much improvement since the other parts are still really weak.

if you don´t need your pc i would recommend even selling it and buying a console since you won´t have much fun with it because games will need more and more power and your hardware will outdate even more.
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GTA4 is stupidly CPU dependent. It's pretty much unplayable unless you've got the newest AMD chip, or an i5/i7. As for Crysis and Mafia, Crysis is crazy-gpu heavy, and Mafia2 is fairly CPU heavy (and GPU heavy). What settings and FPS are you getting in those two?
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I honestly think its either your GPU or CPU, but it could also be your RAM. I'd consider upgrading if I were you.
post #7 of 124
I would consider going with a 955 BE, and a Radeon 7850.
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post #8 of 124
It's your CPU.

I've got plenty of hours into GTA 4 with a lesser GPU and I never dip below 35.

My Propus (X4 @ 3.7, in my sig) didn't run it on lower settings without dipping into low teens at times unless I reduced it to 1680x1050.

You might get a little boost too from 8GB but I barely use more than 4.5GB in GTA 4 so I wouldn't worry about that too much.

GTA 4 is just poorly coded. Even monster rigs struggle sometimes.
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Well i cant even play GTA IV on the lowest settings at 1680x1020 resolution.. I still get laggs and for crysis it should easily run on max settings but it doesn't. Mafia 2 1440x900 with 16x and AA on without ambient occlusion i get around 35FPS average. According to many test's and reviews even crysis should run easily with this rig..
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Originally Posted by Rexysmexy View Post

I honestly think its either your GPU or CPU, but it could also be your RAM. I'd consider upgrading if I were you.

I upgraded from some low kingston ram sticks to OCZ Blade series DDR2 1066Mhz ram.
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