don't use this if your already maxing out your system ram and your Vram.
(i have 4 gigs system RAM and 512mb VRAM gta does not use all my system ram, so i use the left over system ram for Vram)
the code for the command is: -availablevidmem (multiplier)
if you were to put: -availablevidmem 2.0
that would double you VRAM
for example lets say i have a 512mb card, i want to make gta think i have 1024Mb i would use the code: -availablevidmem 2.0
the multiplier 2.0 will double the ram, 3.0 will triple it and so on and so forth.
doing this also thrashes your HD's like crazy, as you have taken away system ram so it doubles up on caching
my friend has done this and he is able to play high textures at 1440 x 900
this beats using the no restrictions command because this actually allows more VRAM,
ONE last quick tip: i found that setting the GTA4 process in task manager to high priority seems to make the game run a bit smoother, not any FPS gain but more constant.
O and also overclocking. that makes a difference, my CPU is OC'd to 3.4Ghz and i gain average of 5-7FPS
i figure any advice is helpfull.
HERE ar my PC SPECS:
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+ @ 3.1Ghz / OverClocked to 3.4Ghz
Motherboard: Foxconn M6 OC eddition
RAM: 4 gigs transcend @ 800mhz
GPU: ASUS HD 3650, 512MB
OC'd GPU speeds: Core @ 830Mhz, MEM @ 920Mhz (max 950) effective.
OS: vista ultimate 64 bit
EDIT:heres the Poll to this thread
THANKS: i would like to thank thales100 for all the support being provided to other users, im not on alot to answer questions, so thank you.
Edited by psx2p, 25 December 2008 - 03:23 AM.