Stutter every 3 seconds or so...
Posted 04 July 2011 - 09:24 PM Edited by NCONiall, 04 July 2011 - 10:04 PM.
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.
Posted 04 July 2011 - 09:49 PM Edited by lil weasel, 04 July 2011 - 10:04 PM.
Delete GTA_SA.set would be the usuall fix, but since you tried that the next would be a Roll Back to when it worked before. Nasty business that, since it's been a year(?) since you last played a working game.
You didn't say what OS you have.
If it's Vista when you uninstalled did you get the Hidden Virtual files?
Posted 04 July 2011 - 09:53 PM Edited by NCONiall, 04 July 2011 - 10:04 PM.
And my OS is in the top post under PC specs Windows XP SP3 32-bit.
This just in, the same occurs on Vice City but not III.
Made some edits to the OP, laptop is Windows 7 if you're wondering.
Posted 04 July 2011 - 10:15 PM
Something I remember now, was a problem Girisb had with the Newest IE, but I don't remember exactly what.
Posted 04 July 2011 - 10:16 PM
Posted 04 July 2011 - 10:28 PM
Hehe love your sense of humour mate as for the IE thing, worth a shot I never use IE but I also have the latest version of IE on my laptop.
Yeah that could be very well the problem since the last time I played SA on the PC fully(as in going though the missions and all) I was running it on SP2 at least I think so, but it's sort off a last resort seeing as it could hurt my other games performance, but I'll test it out if I get time. As for the single core performance issues, not a bother I played GTA SA maxed out and it's very fluid(except for the stutter of course ).
If there really is no solution then I'll roll back to SP2 to see if that works, if it doesn't I'll do my best to live with it.
Thanks for your help.
Posted 04 July 2011 - 10:37 PM
Posted 04 July 2011 - 10:42 PM
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