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GTA3 Smooth, Jerky, Smooth....

Discussion in 'Games' started by Damonc, Mar 15, 2003.

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  1. Damonc

    Damonc Thread Starter

    May 9, 2001
    I was playing GTA 3 without any problems on my old system, then a got a new one and well the game goes smooth, then its jerky and then all of a sudden its smooth again.
    I use the games capability to play MP3's during game play that my old system never had a problem with, but with the current one sometime the audio (even the games built-in ones) goes a bit funny and skips like a scratched CD. (the actual CD is fine)
    My old system was:

    AMD K6-2 500MHz CPU
    384MB-RAM (PC133)
    Gigabyte GA-5AX Motherboard
    nVidia Geforce 2 MX 400 Video
    Creative "Something" PCI sound
    Windows XP Home

    My current system is:

    AMD Duron 1.3GHz
    256MB-RAM (DDR 2700)
    MSI KT3 Ultra2 Motherboard
    nVidia Geforce 2 MX 400 (the same card)
    on board 6 channel surround sound (all but the front channels are disabled)
    Windows XP Home

    On both systems I am running GTA at: 640x480 32bit as thats all the old system could handle. I assume the new one should be able to cope with a lot better, but it doesn't.
    Of course on the new system everything is cleanly installed, so I don't know where GTA is getting this problem from.
  2. gotrootdude


    Feb 19, 2003
    Try running the game off a disk image using a virtual CD-drive. such as


    see if this helps..

    Also, you could download the cache tweaks from


    left side of page, scroll down to tweaks link. Also, check what's running in the background. Any memory managers like cacheman or memturbo set to automatically recover memory will do this.
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