Re: GTA IV problems?
Technically your computer should play the game just fine. My computer:
4GB DDR2 RAM
ATI Radeon HD 4670
AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core 4000+ 2.11GHz (OC'd to 2.80GHz)
And I'm getting 60FPS even in fast cars. My computer isn't particularly new either and neither is the hardware. But:
My game is fully updated to patch 126.96.36.199
I run GameBooster (Doesn't help a whole lot)
I don't allow a lot of other programs to run at the same time
Try doing what I do (Download, install and run GameBooster and see if that helps) and update the game fully by downloading the latest Rockstar Games patches and downloading the Windows Live updates. Make sure your computer's hard drive is clear of clutter and you defragment the hard drive frequently. Run virus scans lots too. You can also use a PC optimizer as well, which can help the game perform better.
This part, I don't recommend all too much but you can try downloading a mod that enhances the performance.
You can also try the GTA IV commandline.txt trick. Just open your GTA IV installation folder, and inside that folder, create a new text document called 'commandline' without quotations. Then open it, and type:
This should help with the performance a bit, it helped me when I did it.
Rockstar Games did a poor job of porting the Xbox version of the game over to the PC, that's why performance can be substandard even on powerful computers.
Windows 8 64 Bit|AMD Radeon HD 7660G + AMD Radeon HD 7670M 2.5GB Dedicated VRAM, 3GB Shared VRAM, 5.5GB total VRAM|1TB HDD|8GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM|AMD A10 2.30GHz Quad Core