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Hey guys ive been doing some tweaking to try and get GTA IV running smoother. Ive seen videos on youtube of people with the same chipset as me playing in medium settings with draw distance in the 40's. Ive OC'd the card, its running at 850 mhz. I have noticed if i turn the shared memory down the game loads faster. However if i turn it down to 32mb the game will not load, just hangs on the loading screen. The same guy whos running in medium turned his down to 32mb. Any of you have any solutions? Getting a new vid card is not an option right now. Everything in windows 7 rates at 7+ except for my video settings ofcourse. Currently im running everything in low settings. Also I had the game installed in a XP 64bit OS and it ran smooth mostly. It would start to jump badly and i would just alt-tab and go back in game and it ran smooth again? wierd

 

System specs:

AMD II x4 630 OC'd to 3.02 ghz

4GB of AmpX DDR2 800 mhz; memory timings: 5-5-5-15

Onboard Radeon HD 4200

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

500GB Western Digital SATA HD

 

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Hey guys ive been doing some tweaking to try and get GTA IV running smoother. Ive seen videos on youtube of people with the same chipset as me playing in medium settings with draw distance in the 40's. Ive OC'd the card, its running at 850 mhz. I have noticed if i turn the shared memory down the game loads faster. However if i turn it down to 32mb the game will not load, just hangs on the loading screen. The same guy whos running in medium turned his down to 32mb. Any of you have any solutions? Getting a new vid card is not an option right now. Everything in windows 7 rates at 7+ except for my video settings ofcourse. Currently im running everything in low settings. Also I had the game installed in a XP 64bit OS and it ran smooth mostly. It would start to jump badly and i would just alt-tab and go back in game and it ran smooth again? wierd

 

System specs:

AMD II x4 630 OC'd to 3.02 ghz

4GB of AmpX DDR2 800 mhz; memory timings: 5-5-5-15

Onboard Radeon HD 4200

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

500GB Western Digital SATA HD

Right click on the game's icon on your desktop, and go to properties. Now go to "compatibility" tab, and click "disable desktop composition" and "disable visual themes". This will get rid of Windows 7 Aero, which takes up most of your RAM. Your game should now run just like on your XP machine. For bonus points, and run the game in compatibility mode for Windows XP Service Pack 3.

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Ive done that and still no performance increase. Currently I have the card set to 256mb cause anything more than that is just a waste correct? its just using the ram for its memory. would giving gta iv more memory help this at all? The IGP is OC'd to 800 mhz. I found that if i turn the video memory down to 32 in bios it wont even load the textures or anything in the safehouse lol. I know the card isnt the best in the world but im sure theres a way to make it run smooth. I ran it in a window and it ran fine, just not fullscreen, maybe half the screen.

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yeah, its pretty annoying seeing people with the same (even less) specs as mine running it at max and i cant just because...only god knows it i guess

maybe install patch by patch running the benchmark after every one and see how that goes?

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