GTA IV Lags – Learn to Fix GTA IV Lags Leave a comment


There are so many fans of GTA and few of them are disappointed with the release of GTA IV on PC. The reason behind their disappointment is that game is buggier and FPS (frame per second) is not good. In some cases users are unable to see environments with missing textures appearing. In this article we will discuss how we can fix GTA 4 lags.

First thing that you should do is to check for video card drivers if they are updated. When you plan to install new drivers (latest version of Nvidia or ATI) then always remove older drivers. As far as patches are concerned, Rockstar has released few patch which fixed several issues.

If you are using Windows Visa then there is SuperFetch feature and few users disable it to speed up system, however, if you disabled then you would face missing texture in GTA 4. To enable SuperFetch feature in Windows Vista, follow these instruction.

1. Click on the Start button on the taskbar.
2. Select Search.
3. Type “services” without quotes and press Enter.
4. Now search for “superfetch”
5. When you see it, double-click on it and a popup box will appear.
6. Enable it and press OK and close the box.

With instructions below you can run GTA IV with better frame rates and better graphics even on higher resolution.

First off, go to configure graphics and set the resolution to 800×600. You can also set other sliders according to you wish but make sure VRAM numbers left are still green.

Now divide the first number by second and result would probably be something like 0.5 or 0.8-keep it in your mind. Save the settings and exit form the game now. Add the following information in the file.

-width 1680 -height 1050 -availablevidmem (type the noted figure over here without brackets)

In some cases drivers are creating conflict with the application. What happens is that when we install new drivers on the computer and remove older one then these are not completely removed. They left behind some corrupt entries in Windows registry. If there some file is missing or it’s corrupted then it may cause your game to perform really slower.


Source by Faisal Irshad Khan

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