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Windows 7: GTA IV Crashing

27 Oct 2009   #1
NormalFreak

Windows 7 Build 7600 x64
 
 
GTA IV Crashing

im using windows 7 build 7600 x64, and whenever i try playing gta IV, the game crashes after about 30 minutes. I have no idea why it happens, after a certain amount of time, my monitor just goes black all the sudden and says "input not supported" and the system locks up, so i have to shut my computer off manually by holding the power button.. one time it even gave me a BSOD. Any idea why this is happening?

Specs:
2 radeon 4870's
core i7 950 (non oc'd)
6 gb corsair ddr3 ram
750 gb hd
3 24 inch aoc moniters


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27 Oct 2009   #2
Ben100014

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

GTAIV in general is a very buggy game. Before I installed 7, I was recieving sparadicly low-high FPS and crashing on my 'mid-high' end system. There could be no issue, it may just be the stability issues in GTAIV that is causing your problem. Your system is great, the only possible hardware-related issue I see is your graphic cards. Do you have the latest Catalyst drivers? Are the cards running cool enough?
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28 Oct 2009   #3
NormalFreak

Windows 7 Build 7600 x64
 
 

yeah, i have the latest drivers, however you could be right about the graphics cards heat. they do tend to run very hot.
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29 Oct 2009   #4
Ben100014

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yeah, use a GPU/CPU temp program such as Speedfan. Report back with your Temperature, then we can start narrowing down what the problem might be.
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29 Oct 2009   #5
Maniaknl

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 

I have a HD 4890 and there is no GPU activity when i play GTA IV maybe you got the same problem
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30 Oct 2009   #6
NormalFreak

Windows 7 Build 7600 x64
 
 

Ok here are my results. They might not be completely accurate as the parts get hotter while the game is playing.


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30 Oct 2009   #7
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Have you installed the latest patch?
Cause those patches were meant to fix VGA's Problem, mainly for ATI.
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31 Oct 2009   #8
NormalFreak

Windows 7 Build 7600 x64
 
 

im not sure, where do i check?
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31 Oct 2009   #9
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NormalFreak View Post
im not sure, where do i check?
I don't know how to check, but if you don't know you probably haven't installed it yet. Go into the official GTA IV Website and download the lastest update and install it. Rockstar Games: Grand Theft Auto IV

Search there, i think the latest version is 1.0.4.0 .

And just to be sure, try setting the coolers to run at 100% while your running the game, to discard the chance of being a heat problem, which i don't think is the case

edit: http://www.rockstargames.com/downloa...s/getPatches/9 link to patch
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