I was wondering if any of you guys could help me here. My problem is that GTA San Andreas stutters every 3 seconds or so for around half a second to a second and it's really irritating. I didn't have this problem before and the stutter problem is non-existent on my laptop but that suffers from FPS issues due to inferior hardware.
The funny thing is, is that this didn't happen before(about a year ago? I've began playing again now) and I didn't downgrade any of my computer's hardware.
I'm playing the game straight out of the box, Version 2 and I have the DVD version, I read somewhere that it could do with the audio streaming from the DVD but that doesn't explain why it doesn't stutter on my laptop...
My PC specifications are as follows:
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ @ 1.99GHz(the rare single core )
ATI X1650 Pro GFX Card
Windows XP SP3 32-bit
Yeah they're horrible but they once were able to play GTA SA without this stutter.
Oh and I looked around the forums and found a thread that had the same problem as me, but none of the tweaks there helped me. Here's what I've done:
- Defragged HDD
- Reinstalled game
- Deleted the gta_sa.set file
- Lowered settings to the lowest they can possibly be, the stutter is still there...
- Tried different compatibility modes without much luck
None of them unfortunately work, if there is perhaps a fix out there I'd be glad to hear it if not I'll try to live with it
The same happens in Vice City but not III. And my laptop is Windows 7 SP1 64-bit which doesn't have the stutter. Bit odd seeing as San Andreas is not officially compatible with Windows 7.
Edited by NCONiall, 04 July 2011 - 10:04 PM.