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Hi all

Would anyone be able to help me out, im playing gta 4 and like everyone else i get the odd stutter. My monitor has a refresh rate of 60hz and nothing lower so i play with vsync on with my 5850 card. Is there a program i can use to limit my FPS to say 30? Not just for this game but other games as well.

Im just looking to smooth over my gameplay in general, if anyone could recommend me a decent app id be really grateful

many thanks

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Hi all

Would anyone be able to help me out, im playing gta 4 and like everyone else i get the odd stutter. My monitor has a refresh rate of 60hz and nothing lower so i play with vsync on with my 5850 card. Is there a program i can use to limit my FPS to say 30? Not just for this game but other games as well.

Im just looking to smooth over my gameplay in general, if anyone could recommend me a decent app id be really grateful

many thanks

CRaney
That monitor should support 75hz. Do that and turn off vSync and see if it helps
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The game is horribly programmed, don't count on it for any problems it might have.
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That monitor should support 75hz. Do that and turn off vSync and see if it helps
Thanks for the help guys, i went into the propities of my monitor and the highest setting i could see was 60hz

I understand that GTA 4 is kinda a very bad port but for other games such as bad company i would really like to limit my fps to aound 30fps. I get a solid 58fps in most games with d3doverrider on but its just when a lot happens in game i get the big drop to around 35-40fps so i just wanna smooth it all out. Im not worrried about going lower than what my card is capable of as like i say its 55-58fps most of the time i just want smooth rather than high fps

thanks again guys
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Thanks for the help guys, i went into the propities of my monitor and the highest setting i could see was 60hz

I understand that GTA 4 is kinda a very bad port but for other games such as bad company i would really like to limit my fps to aound 30fps. I get a solid 58fps in most games with d3doverrider on but its just when a lot happens in game i get the big drop to around 35-40fps so i just wanna smooth it all out. Im not worrried about going lower than what my card is capable of as like i say its 55-58fps most of the time i just want smooth rather than high fps

thanks again guys
theres honestly no avoiding the drops. i play this game alot and i've tried literally every tweak there is. gave up and got used to the drops and put egre mod to make it look better.
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Thanks for the help guys, i went into the propities of my monitor and the highest setting i could see was 60hz

I understand that GTA 4 is kinda a very bad port but for other games such as bad company i would really like to limit my fps to aound 30fps. I get a solid 58fps in most games with d3doverrider on but its just when a lot happens in game i get the big drop to around 35-40fps so i just wanna smooth it all out. Im not worrried about going lower than what my card is capable of as like i say its 55-58fps most of the time i just want smooth rather than high fps

thanks again guys
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theres honestly no avoiding the drops. i play this game alot and i've tried literally every tweak there is. gave up and got used to the drops and put egre mod to make it look better.
Yes.. +THere is no real application or setting, that can limit your FPS on low- or driver-level. FPS limiters are only specifically implemented in some games, and always with threshold of 90ish FPS.
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Yeah FPS is only really for people with overkill GPU, like running quad 560Ti and playing fallout 1. They are gonna be like 250FPS so they limit it.
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underclock your gpu or buy a crappier one? don't know of anything that can lower your fps other then some games u can set the fps cap in (like the COD games)
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underclock your gpu or buy a crappier one? don't know of anything that can lower your fps other then some games u can set the fps cap in (like the COD games)
OPs idea is to get constant 30, instead of 50-30-50. With underclock, he'll get 30-10-30
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