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Performance Bug (solved)

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I have been running into intermittent performance issues with GTA 5 (PC).  Sometimes the game runs flawlessly, other times there is an obvious "lag".  The lag appears as the action slowing down and speeding up as though the game is out of sync.  None of my system resources were being maxed out, and I eliminated the possibility that this specific issue is being caused by a laggy session.  Skipping ahead...

This performance degradation is being caused by having a windows explorer window (file explorer) open on the desktop on the same monitor ("behind the game window").  I am running in full screen mode.  If I move the explorer window to a different monitor (or close it), no more laggy game play.  If I put it back on the primary monitor, lag, every time.

 

This is obviously easy to avoid now that I know what was causing it to happen, I just wanted to share this in case it might help anyone else that has been fighting performance issues with the game.

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