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July 23, 2013 1:36:00 PM

When I play GTA IV, on max settings and vsync off, I get around 40fps. I have a 660ti.

Then the screen goes blank, and then goes back to the game, the frame rate is at 6 fps, and I ctrl+esc from the game, I reopen it after a minute, and the frames are restored. However, I check MSI Afterburner and it said that my gpu power % jumped to 368%. It does this every 5-10 minutes or so.

How can I fix this? Should I lower the graphics?

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a b U Graphics card
July 24, 2013 4:31:37 PM

There was a thread on Rockstar forums. GTA IV patched this a while ago. Update...

Do not believe the 368%.
July 24, 2013 4:34:46 PM

theclouds said:
There was a thread on Rockstar forums. GTA IV patched this a while ago. Update...

Do not believe the 368%.


I got gta from Steam- and downloaded 14 gigs of updates, I'm not sure how to check the version of GTA IV I have, I'll google it.
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July 24, 2013 4:40:57 PM

theclouds said:
There was a thread on Rockstar forums. GTA IV patched this a while ago. Update...

Do not believe the 368%.


Also one more thing; I notice that when the screen blanks and I ctrl+esc the game, MSI Afterburner graphs show that my memory clock dropped (well, drops) from 3005 MHz down to an idle 325 MHz in-game, sucking at the frame rates.

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a b U Graphics card
July 24, 2013 4:56:40 PM
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Video cards respond on load. When you tab out to start menu or desktop. Your video card is not working as hard. A substantial dip is normal even if the game is running in the background minimized. CPU cycles continue even if minimized, however.

EDIT:

Method 1: Go to your GTA IV folder > Right-click on GTAIV.exe > Properties > Details > Product Version.

Method 2: Okay, not really a method. The version you download from Steam should be the latest.
July 24, 2013 5:44:43 PM

theclouds said:
Video cards respond on load. When you tab out to start menu or desktop. Your video card is not working as hard. A substantial dip is normal even if the game is running in the background minimized. CPU cycles continue even if minimized, however.

EDIT:

Method 1: Go to your GTA IV folder > Right-click on GTAIV.exe > Properties > Details > Product Version.

Method 2: Okay, not really a method. The version you download from Steam should be the latest.


Actually I have it working now, I have to fiddle with the setting in the Nvidia control panel. I set GTAIV.exe to "application controlled" and all of a sudden it's working just fine, it hasn't crashes after 45 minutes of gameplay
a b U Graphics card
July 24, 2013 6:02:57 PM

That's unusual. Usually application controlled is enabled by default on all my Nvidia installs. Glad it's working. Can't wait for GTA V...if it ever goes to PC.
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