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Hey there,

With my new rig ive been playing GTA 4 and i just love that game, but still i want to improve its performance a bit, im running my rig with a 10% overclock and cant run it all maxed out because i have some performance drop sometimes, mostly with fog, rain and other kinds of weather. I want to make it run 100% smooth biggrin.gif


Thanks for helping me out cheers.gif
Edited by octohedron - 4/3/11 at 3:04pm
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post #2 of 66
I vote, new gpu.

What's your budget?
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post #3 of 66
I also vote gpu
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post #4 of 66
Me too,but only on a new gpu that has more vram,vram is something that will allow for greater distance/detail.
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memory
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post #6 of 66
I had 4870. And it was not "designed" to run GTA 4 well tongue.gif So I vote gpu.
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post #7 of 66
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If i were to get a new gpu, which one should i get that doesnt get bottlenecked with the CPU, ram or mobo? I need to save as much money as i can, i have arround $200 to spend.
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post #8 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by damric;12987606 
memory

WOW...JEESE...how did i overlook that:o

I also love GTA4,just love riding round on a motorbike throwin grenades at cars and blowin stuff up biggrin.gif
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post #9 of 66
6850 should be fine

**** and at least 2 more gigs of memory,
grab 4 since ram is cheap atm
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post #10 of 66
gpu is your bottleneck.
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