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my buddy im play with is on a gtx 260 and getting 50...

It has absolutely nothing to do with what GPU you run. You can max out GTA IV with an 8800GT 1GB (just about). It depends on what PROCESSOR you have, and the clock speed on it.

You have a VERY slow, very low clocked (2.20GHz) quad core. Even after an overclock, you won't be getting great framerates. You NEED a better CPU for GTA IV. Period.
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GTA 4 is a text book console port. Its very CPU dependent and frankly your Phenom I at 2.2ghz isn't going to cut it, heck, i have to play with a mix of med-high settings to get a playable FPS.
    
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right click on the game in your steam library and hit properties and go to launch options and add -norestrictions and should work

Old thread but this just saved me on my new GTX 670. Thanks!
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Adding a note to this I just got my MSI 7950 Twin Frozr and did this with the norestrictions line. I was able to set everything to max ingame played about 15minutes and the game hard locked my PC.
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I recently upgraded from a GT210 to a Msi N630GT 4GB and my game (non-steam) does exactly the same thing. Is there a file where i can change the settings outside the game? I tried the - norestrictions.
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I recently upgraded from a GT210 to a Msi N630GT 4GB and my game (non-steam) does exactly the same thing. Is there a file where i can change the settings outside the game? I tried the - norestrictions.

I got it to work. Did the -norestrictions in the commandline.txt file thing.
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sorry to bumb this but i just had the exact same issue on my new rig i had to add these to the game properties inside steam right click then set launch options added these >> -nomemrestrict -norestrictions

And now thanks to this thread i have gta iv maxxed out and running at 65fps biggrin.gif
Edited by UkGouki - 3/30/13 at 7:32am
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