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CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 955BE GPU: EVGA GTX 460 MotherBoard: ASUS M4A87TD EVO RAM: 4gb 1333mhz Case: RAIDmax tornado
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I just wanted to know how to get the best gaming performance with this build. All suggestions help! Also if you say overclocking please say the settings I should overclock to thats stable and a noticable performance boost. I get 20-30fps. 24 fps average with everything maxed out in gta 4 with 1024x768 resolution. Please tell me how to get better performance once again all suggestions help! Latest patch installed, modded timecycle, and enbseries. Also it says I'm using a 9600gt video adapter in the gta iv benchmark scores..anyone know why? I get 60fps in benchmark by the way
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What is your native (max) resolution?
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Originally Posted by Trubritar
What you need is crazy crossfireX!
^^ What he said.
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Overclock your cpu , you should see a big jump. And there is no set clock and voltage that will work for everyone, you have to try it out on your system.

Up the multiplier and test stability. Once it gets to the point where it is not stable, up the voltage, and keep going like that until the temps reach a comfortable range for you.
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What is your native (max) resolution?
My monitor is crappy... 1024x768
    
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My monitor is crappy... 1024x768
Well if that's your max resolution you have no need for Anti-aliasing OR anisotropic filtering. You will see no difference in graphics and a sweet performance boost if you turn them both off.
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My monitor is crappy... 1024x768
Running a quad core and a GTX 460 you should be able to max everything out on your pc (providing that you have enough vRAM). What's the average FPS your getting right now?
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Well if that's your max resolution you have no need for Anti-aliasing OR anisotropic filtering. You will see no difference in graphics and a sweet performance boost if you turn them both off.
The thing is I don't see a performance boost
    
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Running a quad core and a GTX 460 you should be able to max everything out on your pc (providing that you have enough vRAM). What's the average FPS your getting right now?
24 fps.... but I get over 60 in most other games
    
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post #10 of 15
You need a higher clock speed on the CPU. And even then, you're not going to max out GTA IV, even at your low resolution. Try turning the shadows down to "High" instead of "Very High". And maybe try 50/50/50 on the sliders.
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