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That's because of your GPU not a OC. OC has nothing to do with it.
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*Merged with above post*
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spend a few bucks more
If you could lend me some of that id gladly get it, but i dont have any more bucks


Anyways i dont know how to trust those benchmarks, according to that article i should be getting over 60fps average while im getting some drops to about 20 fps or less on certain weather scenarios etc...
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Well, check out the articles that I've posted and choose from those. Remember, you really just need a card with 1GB+ VRAM.
    
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Yea GTA 4 shows a 9600gt on every benchmark lol..

I was thinking that more vram would be the best upgrade-wise but still dont know what to get and if its going to be worth it, i was thinking about getting another 4870 in xfire, but i dont have another pci-e slot, so idk, any suggestions?

Firstly if you are vram capped check you AA and AF settings you can turn those down or even off and barely see a signifcant loss in graphics quality while seeing huge increases in frame rates,

Secondly, crossfireing your current card will not increase your available vram you will still effectively have only 1 gb of memory!


Thirdly honestly the game is sooo poorly optimised its unreal, on my sig rig even on a single screen I still get some nasty fps drops, Imho wait and save not much you can do for $200 will make this game any less poorly programed, If you really want it smooth for $200 go buy a second hand console
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Thats what i thought, great advice, thank you.-
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Well-i wont argue with anyone here-but i will state this-my second rig is a amd 955be oc 3.9,4gigs crucial 1600,asus m4a89gx,asus 5850 top, everything is oced ofcource, but my son and his freinds play gta4 on it with everything maxed out and have no probs at all.oh and a 24 inch asus monitor.
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Well-i wont argue with anyone here-but i will state this-my second rig is a amd 955be oc 3.9,4gigs crucial 1600,asus m4a89gx,asus 5850 top, everything is oced ofcource, but my son and his freinds play gta4 on it with everything maxed out and have no probs at all.oh and a 24 inch asus monitor.
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That 5850 has 1GB of VRAM, which is exactly what he needs.
    
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Yeah,grab a 5850 for under $200 right now-then the next step is to get your NB overclocked.You will need to get it running at 2700MHz+,even if you have to drop your CPU speed.This will help alot,trust me.
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Firstly, why grab a 5850 when you can get a 6870 for roughly the same price? Makes no sense to me.

Yes, your GPU is certainly a hold up. A 512MB 4870 is a little slow these days. It wouldn't hurt anything to get a better GPU, and you might be able to edge out some higher settings with one. Do NOT expect to max it out with your CPU though.

Even though GTA IV is only showing so much CPU usage, its not correct. GTA IV will only use up to 3 cores at MOST, and will only "max out" 2 of those cores. This is due to it being a direct 360 console port, it processes cores the same way the 360 does. Not a bad thing, just not great for us PC users (Rockstar has ALWAYS given us console ports, so nothing new there).
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