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Hello all,

As a former MTA Owlgaming player I installed GTA 5 for the first time a few days ago. I am wondering if anyone can help me with a problem that has occurred with GTA 5 for me.
When I walk about I seem to get around 45 - 65 FPS but as soon as I get in a car and drive the game becomes barely playable due to a dramatic drop in FPS around 3 - 10 the game starts to stutter REALLY bad, I have tried all kinds of settings from everything on low and optimized it with NVIDIA. My graphics card has 4GB and only used around 2GB when in game. 

Computer Specs

Processor: AMD FX-6300 Six Core Processor 3.50 GHz

RAM: 12 GB (3.98 GB usable)

OS: Windows 10 64-bit

Kind Regards, 

 Bjorsson

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Hi,

 

I have found several reasons online why this may be happening.

 

The obvious fixes, but I suspect you already went through these (don't use the 3rd party driver bullshit. Their solution still works, though.):

https://www.drivereasy.com/knowledge/solved-gta-5-fps-drops-easily-quickly/

 

Or give these a read, depending on what system you are on:

https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/742482-gta-v-insane-stuttering-while-driving/

 

Let me know if it worked!

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@CluelessNoob Thanks,

I think it might be the RAM I have 12GB in 3 sticks but only 3.98GB is usable and the rest is reserved in the graphics card. I guess my option is to get x 2 16GB sticks 😕 

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Aw :(. Hope it works, though. Make sure you try all the other solutions first before you spend money!

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1 hour ago, Bjornsson said:

@CluelessNoob Thanks,

I think it might be the RAM I have 12GB in 3 sticks but only 3.98GB is usable and the rest is reserved in the graphics card. I guess my option is to get x 2 16GB sticks 😕 

Sounds like a RAM issue judging from hardware etc , is it just lagging with vehicles though?

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I've recently upgraded from 8gb ram to 16gb ram. I had the exact same issue and this solved my problem.

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2 hours ago, Bjornsson said:

@CluelessNoob Thanks,

I think it might be the RAM I have 12GB in 3 sticks but only 3.98GB is usable and the rest is reserved in the graphics card. I guess my option is to get x 2 16GB sticks 😕 

bruh what why do you have so much reserved for VRAM

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9 hours ago, Chaos said:

bruh what why do you have so much reserved for VRAM

Not a clue mate, I have changed the msconfig/boot, changed the bios and done the regedit. I also put a stick in at a time and still uses around 4GB of RAM in the reserve. I can't seem to get any of the RAM back from the GPU the bloody thief. 🔫

 

10 hours ago, Vubstersmurf said:

Sounds like a RAM issue judging from hardware etc , is it just lagging with vehicles though?

Yeah when walking/running I get around 60 fps but as soon as I drive it drops and stutters badly!! 

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Sounds like your settings are scuffed af.

 

Are all your ram sticks showing up?
Where does it tell you only 4gb is usable?

Can you send a screenshot of your specs using the speccy tool?

 

 

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1 hour ago, Jer said:

Sounds like your settings are scuffed af.

 

Are all your ram sticks showing up?
Where does it tell you only 4gb is usable?

Can you send a screenshot of your specs using the speccy tool?

 

 

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Manufacturer :    Corsair
Part Number :    CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
Serial Number :    0019E5440019E374
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Format :    UDIMM (133.35 x 15)
Size :    4096  MB (1 ranks, 8 banks
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Module Registered :    No
Module SLi Ready (EPP) :    No
Module XMP :    Yes
Module XMP 2.0 :    No
Width :    64-bit
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27 minutes ago, Bjornsson said:

General Information :    
DIMM1 (BANK1 ) :    4096  M
DIMM2 (BANK2 ) :    4096  M
DIMM3 (BANK3 ) :    4096  M

KjDzpqi.jpg


Information SPD EEPROM
Manufacturer :    Kingston
Part Number :    99U5403-03
Serial Number :    F662269E
Type :    DDR3-SDRAM PC3-10
Format :    UDIMM (133.35 x
Size :    4096  MB (2 ranks
Module Buffered :    No
Module Registered :    No
Module SLi Ready (EPP) :
Module XMP :    No
Module XMP 2.0 :    No
Width :    64-bit
Error Correction Capabil
Voltage :    1.50v
Prefetch Buffer :    8-bit
Manufacture :    Week 29 of
Thermal Sensor :    No
Heat Spreader :    No
Supported Frequencies :    
CAS Latency (tCL) :    6 clocks @ 45
RAS to CAS (tRCD) :    6 clocks @ 45
RAS Precharge (tRP) :    6 clocks @
Cycle Time (tRAS) :    17 clocks @ 4
Min TRC :    23 clocks @ 457.6429 MH

Information SPD EEPROM (DIMM2) :
Manufacturer :    Corsair
Part Number :    CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
Serial Number :    0019E5440019E374
Type :    DDR3-SDRAM PC3-10700 (667
Format :    UDIMM (133.35 x 15)
Size :    4096  MB (1 ranks, 8 banks
Module Buffered :    No
Module Registered :    No
Module SLi Ready (EPP) :    No
Module XMP :    Yes
Module XMP 2.0 :    No
Width :    64-bit
Error Correction Capability (EC..
Voltage :    1.50v
Prefetch Buffer :    8-bit
Manufacture :    Week 22 of 2012
Thermal Sensor :    No
Heat Spreader :    No
Supported Frequencies :    457.6429
CAS Latency (tCL) :    6 clocks @ 45
RAS to CAS (tRCD) :    6 clocks @ 45
RAS Precharge (tRP) :    6 clocks @
Cycle Time (tRAS) :    17 clocks @ 4
Min TRC :    22 clocks @ 457.6429 MH


Information SPD EEPROM (DIMM3) :
Manufacturer :    Corsair
Part Number :    CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
Serial Number :    0019E5440019E374
Type :    DDR3-SDRAM PC3-10700 (667
Format :    UDIMM (133.35 x 15)
Size :    4096  MB (1 ranks, 8 banks
Module Buffered :    No
Module Registered :    No
Module SLi Ready (EPP) :    No
Module XMP :    Yes
Module XMP 2.0 :    No
Width :    64-bit
Error Correction Capability (EC..
Voltage :    1.50v
Prefetch Buffer :    8-bit
Manufacture :    Week 22 of 2012
Thermal Sensor :    No
Heat Spreader :    No
Supported Frequencies :    457.6429
CAS Latency (tCL) :    6 clocks @ 45
RAS to CAS (tRCD) :    6 clocks @ 45
RAS Precharge (tRP) :    6 clocks @
Cycle Time (tRAS) :    17 clocks @ 4
Min TRC :    22 clocks @ 457.6429 MH




 

you have 3 sticks of RAM?

 

can you take one out and make sure the two sticks are in the right positions? most likely slot 1 and 3 or 2 and 4 you would have to check with your motherboard

 

also found this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe34DiexXzk

 

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I checked the sticks they are inserted correctly and are in the colour coded slots, I also did the msconfig a few times and it seems to be setting itself back to Maximum memory 0. I have even gone in the bios and set maximum memory for the GPU as 500mb.

 

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Just now, Bjornsson said:

I checked the sticks they are inserted correctly and are in the colour coded slots, I also did the msconfig a few times and it seems to be setting itself back to Maximum memory 0. I have even gone in the bios and set maximum memory for the GPU as 500mb.

 

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do you have any XMP profiles you can enable in your BIOS?

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37 minutes ago, Jer said:

do you have any XMP profiles you can enable in your BIOS?

Can't find any profiles, I have turned the memory hole remapping to Enable seems to make no difference. 

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Any BIOS updates you can do maybe? I noticed you have DDR3 btw. How old is your setup?

 

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The actual computer is around 8 years old but most components such as CPU, GPU, power supply, CPU cooling fan (installed a few days ago). The 2 Corsair RAM sticks are around 5 years old and the Kingston stick is original so around 8 years old.  

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What about buying DDR4 8 GB x 2 sticks, think this will fix my usable RAM problem?

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You have DDR3 RAM, to begin with so, no DDR4 RAM will not fix your issue. Dumb question but hear me out. Is your display plugged into your GPU or your motherboard, and is your primary GPU set up right? It sounds to me like your integrated gfx is trying to be your primary GPU...

 

Also, give this a try: https://thetechreviewer.com/tech-tips/fix-windows-81-recognizing-installed-ram/ - It says its for windows 8.1 but the steps are the same in 10.

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2 hours ago, GioSerpo said:

You have DDR3 RAM, to begin with so, no DDR4 RAM will not fix your issue. Dumb question but hear me out. Is your display plugged into your GPU or your motherboard, and is your primary GPU set up right? It sounds to me like your integrated gfx is trying to be your primary GPU...

 

Also, give this a try: https://thetechreviewer.com/tech-tips/fix-windows-81-recognizing-installed-ram/ - It says its for windows 8.1 but the steps are the same in 10.

 

Just checked and monitor its connected through the GPU, I tried the msconfig several times and it keep resetting itself back to 0.

 

I must point out that one 1 of my RAM sticks on the bottom bit where it connects there is 1 gold rectangular piece missing, maybe this could be the problem... 

 

 

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Problem resolved

 

I have 2 Corsair sticks in sloths 2 & 3 and a Kingston stick in slot 1 total GB of 12 and usable has increased from 3.98 GB to 8GB!

 

GTA 5 is now cruising at a swift 67 FPS while driving, thanks for all the comments.

Over and out

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9 hours ago, Bjornsson said:

Problem resolved

 

I have 2 Corsair sticks in sloths 2 & 3 and a Kingston stick in slot 1 total GB of 12 and usable has increased from 3.98 GB to 8GB!

 

GTA 5 is now cruising at a swift 67 FPS while driving, thanks for all the comments.

Over and out

Glad you got it sorted! Will archive this now.

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