GTA IV lag on laptop
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- Monday November 25, 2019
- Last seen
- July 23, 2021
The minimum GTA IV settings are as follows:
- OS: Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 10 64 Bit
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz
- Memory: 2GB
- Free Hard Drive Space: 22GB
- Video Card: 512MB NVIDIA 8600 / 512MB ATI 3870
- DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c Compliant Card
If you don't have at least 2GB of free RAM this will slow down GTA IV. And whilst your total RAM is 8GB, you may only have 1GB of useable RAM because the rest is being used by other apps.
You can also change the game settings to speed up GTA IV (although the graphics will be reduced).
Open the GTA4 installation folder, wherever you have installed it.
Open the commandline.doc file.
-noprecache -nomemrestrict -norestrictions -height 1024 -width 1280 -refreshrate 75 -texturequality 0 -renderquality 2 -viewdistance 0 -shadowdensity 0
Change the line above to :
-noprecache -nomemrestrict -norestrictions -height 720 -width 756 -refreshrate 75 -texturequality 0 -renderquality 2 -viewdistance 0 -shadowdensity 0
Save the file and launch GTA 4.
The quality of the graphics will probably be lower as a result but the game will run faster.