I used to play gta 4 back when it came out on my old GT 8800. After a while I started using mods such as ENB series and the game went smoothly.
Now I have a GTX560 and got a few similar mods but the game runs pretty bad. I know this is not the mod forums, but even vanilla my game averages 25 fps and the draw distance doesn't satisfy me (at all). It seemed better on my older video card.
I do have and old processor, though:
Intel Core 2 Quad q8200 @2.33 Ghz
4 GB ram
I have tried commandlines, mods that claim to improve fps but so far I can't get out of the 20 fps average. I'm sure the game could work much better on my system, because it actually did on my older graphics card.
patch 22.214.171.124 ( need it for my fav mod, LCPDFR)
Soo, any (extensive) tips?
Okay, so I have done a fresh install of the game, patch 126.96.36.199. Everything vanilla, no mods.
I ran the ingame Benchmarking tool. Results here:Average FPS: 35.85
Duration: 37.58 sec
CPU Usage: 73%
System memory usage: 90%
Video memory usage: 88%
Video Mode: 1680 x 1050 (60 Hz)
Texture Quality: High
Texture Filter Quality: High
View Distance: 32
Detail Distance: 70
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Service Pack 1
Video Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
Video Driver version: 310.90
Audio Adapter: Speakers (C-Media PCI Audio Device)
Intel® Core2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz
The graphic settings are the ones recommended by the game.
As you can see, the average FPS is 35.85. However
, my ingame experience is laggy/stuttering. Dxtory (a program like Fraps for those of you who do not know) tells me the game runs on about 21 fps, sometimes going to 25, but very often ( every 5-10 seconds ) it drops to 15 and even to 7-8.
You can see my machine can run the game at those settings ( which look way too bad for me -I still think the game looked better on my older video card-).
Now, start pouring the suggestions
//Note: I'm planning on modding the game again ( following this topic
), but until I do that I plan to get the vanilla game working smoothly on decent settings. I know my machine can do it. This post has been edited by vici30 on Thursday, Mar 21 2013, 14:28