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Windows 7: GTA IV Problem

02 Dec 2009   #1
fdLP

Windows 7
 
 
GTA IV Problem

Hello guys , some days ago i installed latest Windows 7 version into my computers , i installed my graphics card drivers as i had in Windows XP and when i try to play GTA IV it lags as hell , i dont know whats going on , tried to low the details but nothing , on XP I didnt have any problem , i also checked for some new drivers at nVidias site but nothing ....

Any solution?

Regards,
fdLP.


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02 Dec 2009   #2
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

A 9600GT is fairly average. Update your drivers and hardware info with the guide in my sig.
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03 Dec 2009   #3
OneSerious

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

As far as I'm aware GTA IV is particularly CPU heavy. I know on my machine that no amount of changing the settings makes it run any smoother, I'm getting on average 25fps. So I assume the CPU is bottlenecking it (I'm on an Athlon II x2 2.9) Perhaps you have the same issue.

I have a new Phenom II x4 3.4 on the way so I'm hoping that will help.
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03 Dec 2009   #4
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kylehimself View Post
As far as I'm aware GTA IV is particularly CPU heavy. I know on my machine that no amount of changing the settings makes it run any smoother, I'm getting on average 25fps. So I assume the CPU is bottlenecking it (I'm on an Athlon II x2 2.9) Perhaps you have the same issue.
It is a heavily CPU dependent game and it particularly maxes core 1, although some card settings do have a noticeable impact.

Faster cards will give you a higher overall / average frame-rate, but it still likes to plummet.

At the resolution you are using, it is definitely CPU bottlenecking.

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I have a new Phenom II x4 3.4 on the way so I'm hoping that will help.
It will, but I wouldn't expect miracles
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03 Dec 2009   #5
fdLP

Windows 7
 
 

My System is :
Quad 2 Core Q6600 2,4
9600 GT GeForce
4 Giga Ram ...

ill try Frostmourne's guides and ill re-post

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03 Dec 2009   #6
ZeesuS

Windows 7 32bit (x86) RC build 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
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I have a new Phenom II x4 3.4 on the way so I'm hoping that will help.
It will, but I wouldn't expect miracles
Says guy who uses intel..
It will double your performance.. I have thought about buying AMD Athlon x4 3.4GHz but havent got enough money for that yet.. will see on next year..
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03 Dec 2009   #7
fdLP

Windows 7
 
 

i dled a new driver from nvidia but it was the same with the one i already have ... weird problems ...
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04 Dec 2009   #8
ZeesuS

Windows 7 32bit (x86) RC build 7100
 
 

I had some serious problems with GTA IV too..
GTA IV is originally made for Xbox 360 and PS3 and then converted to PC.. Conversion from console to PC was completed poorly so thats why you need a real super machine to play it with full settings with good FPS..
I just turned view distance as low as possible and other settings to max and it runs well now..
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05 Dec 2009   #9
leetgamer

Windows 7 home premium x64 build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fdLP View Post
i dled a new driver from nvidia but it was the same with the one i already have ... weird problems ...
I've read an article somewhere that the pirated version of GTA IV has lagging issues. You sure that your GTA is legit? If it isn't, nobody can help you.
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05 Dec 2009   #10
fdLP

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by leetgamer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fdLP View Post
i dled a new driver from nvidia but it was the same with the one i already have ... weird problems ...
I've read an article somewhere that the pirated version of GTA IV has lagging issues. You sure that your GTA is legit? If it isn't, nobody can help you.
it is , when it was installed on XP it was running smoothly , now in Windows 7 idk whats going on .. but it lags ...
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