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Why does GTA IV lag now? It was working fine just a couple of hours ago...

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I am so frustrated with GTA IV. After doing all sorts updates, installs, uninstalls, I got GTA IV to work smoothly with just about everything on max settings. I was getting nearly 45-50 FPS for the majority of the time even. Now, after I installed Kombustor and just messed with some minor things in MSI AB, GTA IV wants to be a ***** again! I'm pissed because I have to deal with the initial lag that used to plague the game but again, all that went away and I was playing happily.

Any idea why this would happen? I'm about to do another reinstall of the ATI drivers but I doubt that will bring back my smooth gameplay. The thing is, my computer is fully capable of playing this game smoothly. I don't know why it hates me now. I'm back to stock on the CPU and GPU OC.

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I've heard of a similar problem that was fixed by a computer restart. try that.
    
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Because the game is an unoptimized piece o' crap.
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