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This isn't really a interesting story, and it involves GTA IV (pretty much the only game i have atm)

I've been playin this on my sig rig, but felt as if the "graphics recommendations"/limits were limiting me. I used a command to shut em down, and cranked EVERYTHING (apart from AA which i cant find) up to full, even viewing angle. I get 30 fps + anywhere.

...What gives? Is fraps lying to me? I thought this game required massive gpu to run at max? (or was that cpu?applaud.gif)

of course i was overclocked to 970mhz core and 2100 memory:) (my gpu's ram was pretty much all used)
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Is your CPU OC'd? GTA4 is a CPU-dependent game.
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Yeah GTA IV is horribly optimized and runs pretty much only on the cpu. my 4650 really doesnt even get used on that game.
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post #4 of 6
whut? a game that runs on CPU? how many threads does it actually use?
     
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BTW. why GTA4? Just Cause 2 blows it out of the water gameplay-wise, i mean look at this:

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3laYqx24qI[/ame]
     
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Thanks for warning me that it was an uninteresting story. I didn't read it. Hopefully you figured out the problem thumb.gif
    
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