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8600GT 256MB not enough for GTAIV?

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December 12, 2008 7:58:31 PM

My game is gets slows down(i mean lowFps) every 10secs and it plays on 640*480res. When i try to increases the res or anything else from graphics menu it says resources low. Apparently my 235MBs of card arent enough.
Ram is 2Gig. can anyone please tell me, is it the memory of Video card or physical memory of PC which causes game to 'slow down'?

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December 12, 2008 8:06:49 PM

It is the video memory for sure..
December 12, 2008 8:39:03 PM

YOU CARD, a 8600gt isnt enough. whats you CPU ? mobo ? psu ?
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December 13, 2008 4:30:50 AM

Foremost, as boulard83 asked, what are the rest of your system specs?

Next, realize that GTA IV...ahh...I'll just link this...

...the patch has been released by the way, but expect another one in the near future...
December 13, 2008 11:25:05 AM

I thought you meant 8800GT.
Well, it's pretty obvious. =/
December 13, 2008 12:30:20 PM

It's defentely NOT ENOUGH. Get a new card.
December 13, 2008 2:17:57 PM

GTA IV seem to be really badle optimized ... this really dont help your 8600gt, that is way far from a Gaming card
December 14, 2008 10:15:28 PM

I wonder why the 8600GT is so hated. It's not as bad as you guys make it out to be..I have played Oblivion, Fallout 3, COD4, WoW, all on 1600x1050 res, settings fairly high, on 30-40 FPS on avg.

Anyway, its not the 8600GT's fault that it can't run GTA4. The fault is on Rockstar and their lazy-ass excuse of a port.
December 15, 2008 12:22:06 AM

A cheap 8800gt have 4 times the fill rate and twice the Mem bandwith.

I had a 8600GTS and yes i played Lotta game with it, i slied it later. passed from 5k 3dmark06 to 9.5k. NOT bad for two "mid range" card. Now i have a 9800GTX+ and its a complete now way of gaming, 14500pts.

+ now the 9800gt is soo cheap ... or even a 9600gt is just way better.

Edit 1 : 65$ after MIR ....