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Hello, I have a big problem with random crashes and freezes at GTA IV, GTA IV Complete Edition and also in GTA V. I recorded video on my Youtube channel about this problem, and I didnt have this problem on my laptop before, even in GTA V. Any help will be appreciated.

My PC specifications are: processor: Intel Celeron N4000 (1.10 GHz, Turboboost to 2.60 GHz)
                                           graphics card: Intel UHD Graphics 600 (VRAM 1959 MB)
                                           4 GB RAM
                                           Windows 10 Home 64bit

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This is not a crash - the freezes you are experiencing are due to your PC barely meeting minimum requirements. Install MSI afterburner and monitor your CPU temperature as it seems to endure heavy throttling.

Remember that Intel UHD Graphics 600 borrows VRAM from overall system RAM. Basically what I found is that on PCs with 4 gb of RAM or less you should experiment with VRAM allocation and limit it (-availablevidmem 0.96 works for my 3 gb RAM PC) so as not to give the game too much VRAM and leave enough RAM for game process itself to avoid pagefile swapping.

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So I must create commandline with -availablevidmem, and experiment with it? And what about page file? Should I disable it or keep it on setting that automatically it will be allocated? Thanks for your answer anyway :)


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9 hours ago, StevieMadTV said:

So I must create commandline with -availablevidmem, and experiment with it? And what about page file?


Yes, file commandline.txt. Read here for UHD tips 

Do not disable your pagefile. You may manually configure its min and max size, 6gb should be enough.


Monitor your CPU clock and temperature in Afterburner overlay and look for sudden core clock drops e.g. throttling. You may try Speedfan tip here 


Also monitor your RAM utilization. You may try setting -memrestrict ... and -noprecache


And in general you may get better performance by downgrading to https://ant-sh.blogspot.com/2020/09/easy-downgrade-gta-iv-to-1040.html



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  • 7 months later...

Yeah, I tried it, but it is same.. I will try the commandline with -availablevidmem 2.0 and High priority in Task Manager, but I am afraid that it will also not help. My cousin has better processor with base speed 2.20 GHz and he runs the game very well without any problems. He has similar strong graphics card and also 4 GB RAM. Any other suggestions? I will post ASAP with the news after I will try your advice.

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On 10/17/2021 at 4:59 PM, StevieMadTV said:

Any other suggestions?

Get a job, spend another several months working and eventually get a better PC 😃

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  • 10 months later...

I had a similar issue, my issue was that it would crash during intensive missions. The issue was a savefile mod i had installed. I forgot to save the game after i put the save file in thus the game would get confused since the save was from 2008 when the map data is from 2022. Your CPU is definitely capable of GTA IV your gpu is barely meeting requirements. Try upgrading your ram (if possible) and change the HDD or emmc if possible over to a SSD. If you have emmc youd have to use a USB adapter. Otherwise your issue could also be corrupt files or if you have mods it may be them since your CPU nor gpu are mod worthy unless its a optimization mod which only gave me 5+ fps but still an improvement. However make sure to downgrade to 1070 before even thinking about modding since the current patch is broken and unoptimized. Or just buy the CD ROM (if applicable) however I'm probably dumb ffor posting here since this post is old however fellows like me may be looking for solutions.

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