GTA IV too slow

RoAk - Updated on Nov 28, 2018 at 01:57 PM
 Mrcj - Mar 23, 2018 at 12:37 PM
Hello all,

Well I'm wondering why's GTA IV so slow for me. I'm running it on Windows Vista Ultimate, on a AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ (3.0Ghz), with 3GB of Ram, and I have an Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT (512 Mb).

I know it is recommended to have a 8600GT, but still, it is a 512MB video card. I even runs slow when having 800x600 and eveything lowered to none or 0 in the configuration.

Look forward to hear from your responses,

Thanks very much in advance.
System Configuration: Windows Vista

9 replies

  • Go to The nVidia Control Panel and go to Manage 3D settings
  • Then turn Anisotrophic Filtering OFF and set :
    • Antialiasing Transparency to Multi Sampling
    • Antialiasing Setting to 2x
    • Texture Filtering Quality to High Performance
    • Texture Filtering -Trilinear Optimisation to ON
    • Texture Filtering -Negative LOD bias to ALLOW
    • Threaded Optimisation ON
    • Vertical Sync and Triple Buffering ON

Change these Settings. The Performance Will definitely Improve.

It Worked For Me .
Performance increased significantly. Thanks.
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Gamer21 Posts 2 Registration date Tuesday May 18, 2010 Status Member Last seen May 18, 2010
May 18, 2010 at 09:59 AM

I just got GTA IV for my laptop, but it's running very slow!

Here are my system specs.. all are supposed to match with requirements :

I have an Acer Apire latop.
- Intel pentuim dual-core processor T3400 (2.16GHz, 667 Mhz FSB, 1 MB L2 cache)
-Up to 1244 MB Mobile Intel Graphics
Media Accelerator 4500M
-3 GB DDR2
-250 GB HDD

As operating System Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Home Basic
- 32-bit Operating System
- 3.00 GB RAM

What do I need to make it faster? Thanks