Ati Radeon HD 4870 Gaming problem :( need help!

Hristijan147

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I just installed gta iv and when i start the game there is a lot of lag like 1fps, i thing gta don't recognize my gpu. I play Dirt 3, NFS The Run, Hitman Absolution and many more without any lag.
I've searched a lot and didn't find any solution (i've try to reinstall gpu drivers and gta iv, still noting)

Please help!

My PC Specs:
Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz
2GB Ram
ATI Radeon HD 4870 Sapphire (512MB)
 

Neur0nauT

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Yeah GTA IV is a nightmare to run on anything lower than 1GB VRAM. Its a really badly optimised console port. You tried lowering all of the Graphics settings to minimum first?

Check this guide out for tweaking it. http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,674715/GTA-4-Making-full-use-of-512-MiByte-graphics-cards/Reviews/
 

Neur0nauT

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I had a 4870 when GTA4 came out and I had a lot of trouble running it. I did get it running well after playing about with tweaks. Did you check that guide for tweaking it? Don't be expecting things to run on your system just because a youtube video or website says it will. All systems differ.

Your CPU is not the fastest in the world for it either, and you need at least 4GB of RAM.

 

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Unless you are showing me a FRAPS in game FPS screenshot, I have a hard time believing anything from this Lightshot website. Like I said; Don't believe these benchmarks websites or Youtube videos.

 

Hristijan147

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i've tried to switch my GPUs, with Nvidia 430 which has worse performanse gta works perfectly, the problem is that the game don't recognize my Radeon HD 4870. I need to force the game to recognize it
 

Neur0nauT

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it's not about vram, in game settings shows that it needs only 330mb of my 478mb vram, my gpu should work perfectly with gta iv: http://prntscr.com/63j4wc
You said that the game is seeing 478mb of VRAM which means it is recognising your GPU. If it didn;t recognise your GPU, you would not be able to run it to see the 1fps you reported.

Your system is not strong enough to run this game at a good framerate unless you lower the settings and tweak the command line settings like I have already suggested.

http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,674715/GTA-4-Making-full-use-of-512-MiByte-graphics-cards/Reviews/?page=2


 

Hristijan147

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this is what i got with Nvidia GT 430 on high settings and full hd: http://prntscr.com/63tv7e
http://prntscr.com/63tvwl
 

Hristijan147

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I've changed desktop resolution to 1600x1200 and now the game is playable with 50-60 fps on high settings, but widescreen resolutions aren't available :/ I have 22" Wide Screen 1920x1080 Monitor, but in GTA i can change only 4:3 resolutions and the picture looks stretched

Here is SS with Fraps on 1600x1200px: http://prntscr.com/63vgk6
 

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