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hello!

just today i got my GTX780 in the mail!

vut i am having problems running GTA IV. when i open the game it tells me i am using to much VRAM, even though it says i am using 275/2986MB. Which basically means i cannot change the settings.

when i installed the game i was running off my HD4000, which has 275MB of VRAM. so i guess it's because it thinks i am still running on HD4000, and needs to be optimized for the GTX780.

and clearly the graphics card isn't the problem here.

how can i make my GTA IV run optimally?
post #2 of 27
reinstall it and install the lastest patch (1,07 i think). Also update your graphics card driver
post #3 of 27
Try created a text document where gta iv's .exe is named commandline.txt, with the contents

-norestrictions
-nomemrestrict
-availablevidmem 3.0
Edited by foolofatook - 6/3/13 at 7:18am
post #4 of 27
do you have you igpu enabled still? if yes, disable it in bios
    
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Originally Posted by Vlasov_581 View Post

do you have you igpu enabled still? if yes, disable it in bios

This!

Also, this may sound stupid and I'm not trying to insult your intelligence, make sure your display cable is connected to the new GPU, instead of the motherboard I/O panel.
post #6 of 27
This...

Gta IV has a bug where it doesn't recognize video cards with more than 1 or two GBs of VRAM. This should fix it. (First two commands most important).
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post #7 of 27
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Originally Posted by foolofatook View Post

Try created a text document where gta iv's .exe is named commandline.txt, with the contents

-norestrictions
-nomemrestrict
-availablevidmem 3.0

I usually just add the -norestrictions/-nomemrestrict to the end of the Shortcut on the desktop, but your idea works too.
 
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Originally Posted by nasmith2000 View Post

This...

Gta IV has a bug where it doesn't recognize video cards with more than 1 or two GBs of VRAM. This should fix it. (First two commands most important).

edit - whoops on iPad and having some issues... Meant to attach to post from foolofatook
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post #9 of 27
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i downloaded my drivers today + geforce experience which automatically updates them

i did reinstall the game today, after i plugged in the graphics card.

and i don't really know you mean by that .txt file. can you redicret me to some guide?
post #10 of 27
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Originally Posted by s33msl3git View Post

i downloaded my drivers today + geforce experience which automatically updates them

i did reinstall the game today, after i plugged in the graphics card.

and i don't really know you mean by that .txt file. can you redicret me to some guide?

Just create a .txt file (right click, then new, then text document) in your Gta IV directory (for me it's C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Grand Theft Auto IV\GTAIV\ ). Name it "commandline.txt". Then inside of it, just put
" -norestrictions
-nomemrestrict
-availablevidmem 3.0 "

After that, just save it and you're done. thumb.gif
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