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Well I be damned... But that still doesn't fix my issue *sad face*
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Originally Posted by Arkheios;12835914 
Well I be damned... But that still doesn't fix my issue *sad face*

The issue, is that for some odd reason GTA IV isn't recognizing your proper amount of VRAM. It thinks you have some stupid low amount, so its locking the settings so it doesn't pass that amount.

When you use -norestrictions tag, it obviously adds no VRAM restrictions. But because you're "technically" passing the amount of VRAM the game thinks it has, things get glitchy.

Just an idea to try....maybe try physically removing one of your GPU's temporarily. I'm curious if the problem is that you have 4GB total of VRAM (granted you only have 2GB to use, but GTA IV see's the memory incorrectly). GTA IV is a 32bit game, and if it THINKS there's 4GB of VRAM, that would mean there's no system RAM available.

Just an idea to try. Or maybe even try just disabling crossfire?
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Meh not gonna happen as my cards are locked up in a watercooling configuration...
How the hell can you make a game not supporting over 2gb VRAM, I mean really how stupid do you have to be?
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Originally Posted by Arkheios;12835945 
Meh not gonna happen as my cards are locked up in a watercooling configuration...
How the hell can you make a game not supporting over 2gb VRAM, I mean really how stupid do you have to be?

Easy! Console port!
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Originally Posted by Arkheios;12835945 
Meh not gonna happen as my cards are locked up in a watercooling configuration...
How the hell can you make a game not supporting over 2gb VRAM, I mean really how stupid do you have to be?

It's 32bit, as most games are wink.gif. And it reads the VRAM incorrectly (it thinks you have 4GB, when you don't). It wasn't a problem until 2GB cards started popping up in daily machines.

You could always try just disabling crossfire. smile.gif You don't need that much horsepower for GTA IV anyway (from a GPU standpoint).
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Originally Posted by M@st3r;12835954 
Easy! Console port!

I don't know where you've been, but every single GTA game to date has been a console port. And that's not why its having problems with 4GB of VRAM + massive amounts of system RAM. That's due to it being a 32bit program.
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Well that solves my problem.. Never buy a console ported Rockstar Game again... frown.gif
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32-bit apps can only support a maximum of 2GB of ram (unless it is compiled with a special flag).

6950 CF can only address 2GB of VRAM.
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Originally Posted by Riou;12835968 
32-bit apps can only support a maximum of 2GB of ram (unless it is compiled with a special flag).

6950 CF can only address 2GB of VRAM.

32bit applications are limited to 4GB of system memory total (including VRAM).

And you are correct. 6950 Crossfire is only 2GB of VRAM. Problem being, GTA IV see's crossfire as one big card with double the RAM...which its not.

Again, try just simply disabling crossfire, and see if that solves the problem.
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i get abysmal fps with the same settings i use for gta4 (everything maxed) but in tlad and bogt the frame rate goes horribly low!
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Originally Posted by MightyMission;12835978 
i get abysmal fps with the same settings i use for gta4 (everything maxed) but in tlad and bogt the frame rate goes horribly low!

It's your CPU. Turn the shaders to medium or high. And keep your sliders at 50 or less.

My old Athlon quad at 3.7GHz got fairly stuttery with the settings maxed, but shaders at High, sliders all at 25. Moved to the i5 in my sig, and the game is fully maxed out, never drops below 50 FPS.
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