GTA IV: Lag Spikes

Hi all,

Grand theft auto: IV got huge lag spikes every 1-6 seconds. I think it isn't my PC who can't handle it, with the benchmarking it had a average fps of 50 with all setting high. I also tried lowering the settings, same result.

PC Specs:

AMD Phenom X4 965 Black edition (4 x 3.4ghz)
4GB Dual channal 1600Mhz RAM
Asus HD7770 GHz edition 2gb gddr5
AsRock 970 Extreme4
Windows 7 64-bit

Anyone got a solution for my problem?

Kind regards,
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  1. Huge lag spikes as in just big fps drops?

    I found my GTA4 performance way smoother when it was installed on my SSD, I get Lagspikes when running from my second 7200RPM HDD as it is now to save space on my SSD.

    if you're running from a 7200RPM HDD which is also your System drive you may have the odd lagspike with this game especially while driving at high speeds.

    as for your specs it's not 4 x 3.4ghz ;D
  2. joeh_87 said:
    Huge lag spikes as in just big fps drops?


    Yes, like in big fps drops.

    joeh_87 said:
    as for your specs it's not 4 x 3.4ghz ;D


    It is?
  3. Hi,

    I found the solution. Just had to turn off Windows keylogger in msconfig.
    Now playing fps 70+ highest settings. :D
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