Grand Theft Auto 4 Resource Usage GTA4 limits my maximum vram
Ok I have Grand theft Auto 4 with the latest patches and blah blah blah. All I want to know is if there is a way to remove the vram resource limit in the game so I can go to higher settings or a way to make it show all of my vram. I have an SLI config and it is limiting me to half of my actual vram (896mb vs 1792mb) that I have installed (I have a GTX 295). The game limits my maximum texture resolution and things like that because it only identifies 896mb of my vram. Medium textures suck. This is really bugging. Please help! Please!
Ok I have Grand theft Auto 4 with the latest patches and blah blah blah. All I want to know is if there is a way to remove the vram resource limit in the game so I can go to higher settings or a way to make it show all of my vram. I have an SLI config and it is limiting me to half of my actual vram (896mb vs 1792mb) that I have installed (I have a GTX 295). The game limits my maximum texture resolution and things like that because it only identifies 896mb of my vram. Medium textures suck. This is really bugging. Please help! Please!

#1
Posted 04/05/2009 09:32 PM   
Create a shortcut to GTAiv on your desktop, right click the shortcut and choose properties. Copy either of these commands to the end of the target.

-nomemrestrict
or
-availablevidmem 2.0

You can read more on the GTAiv forums.
EDIT: This page might help: [url="http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=384473"]http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=384473[/url]
Create a shortcut to GTAiv on your desktop, right click the shortcut and choose properties. Copy either of these commands to the end of the target.



-nomemrestrict

or

-availablevidmem 2.0



You can read more on the GTAiv forums.

EDIT: This page might help: http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=384473

#2
Posted 04/05/2009 11:56 PM   
[quote name='Chillybawls' post='526751' date='Apr 5 2009, 04:32 PM']Ok I have Grand theft Auto 4 with the latest patches and blah blah blah. All I want to know is if there is a way to remove the vram resource limit in the game so I can go to higher settings or a way to make it show all of my vram. I have an SLI config and it is limiting me to half of my actual vram (896mb vs 1792mb) that I have installed (I have a GTX 295). The game limits my maximum texture resolution and things like that because it only identifies 896mb of my vram. Medium textures suck. This is really bugging. Please help! Please![/quote]

Chillybawls,

Your misunderstanding what sli represents. It's a misconception that it doubles your video ram. It does not. It adds to your processing power aprox 30% give or take, for 2 video cards

If you start off with 896mb of video ram that never changes. You will always have 896mb regardless of the number of video cards. So why do it, you may ask.

Sli works so that one video card is pre-rendering. Off loading some of the work the a single video card would have to do by itself. Yes there is natural performance increases that most focus on.

It brings far more than just performance. With sli you expand your ability to clean up or adjust the rendered frame to your personal liking. For instance cod waw I push to 16xAS and 8xAA. With out lowering the over all FPS.

If I were to use these setting with a single video card. The frame rates would be so slow, it would be hard to play (slide show)...
[url="http://www.slizone.com/page/slizone_faq"]Nvidia.com SLI FAQ's[/url]

I love sli. It touches all the video in the computer. From the desktop, to photoshop, web, games. Everything is far more vibrant, cleaner, easier to read.

I play GTA IV and it's not optimized for sli. You may get away with pushing your vram with patch 03 up to your base vram amount. I doubt it though. It's been my experience it just crashes.
And the command lines make worse for me. My last vantage score was over 20,000. My computer is rock solid stable..
[url="http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dmv=767815"]bobs vantage orb[/url]
Hope this helps a little?
ciao
[quote name='Chillybawls' post='526751' date='Apr 5 2009, 04:32 PM']Ok I have Grand theft Auto 4 with the latest patches and blah blah blah. All I want to know is if there is a way to remove the vram resource limit in the game so I can go to higher settings or a way to make it show all of my vram. I have an SLI config and it is limiting me to half of my actual vram (896mb vs 1792mb) that I have installed (I have a GTX 295). The game limits my maximum texture resolution and things like that because it only identifies 896mb of my vram. Medium textures suck. This is really bugging. Please help! Please!



Chillybawls,



Your misunderstanding what sli represents. It's a misconception that it doubles your video ram. It does not. It adds to your processing power aprox 30% give or take, for 2 video cards



If you start off with 896mb of video ram that never changes. You will always have 896mb regardless of the number of video cards. So why do it, you may ask.



Sli works so that one video card is pre-rendering. Off loading some of the work the a single video card would have to do by itself. Yes there is natural performance increases that most focus on.



It brings far more than just performance. With sli you expand your ability to clean up or adjust the rendered frame to your personal liking. For instance cod waw I push to 16xAS and 8xAA. With out lowering the over all FPS.



If I were to use these setting with a single video card. The frame rates would be so slow, it would be hard to play (slide show)...

Nvidia.com SLI FAQ's



I love sli. It touches all the video in the computer. From the desktop, to photoshop, web, games. Everything is far more vibrant, cleaner, easier to read.



I play GTA IV and it's not optimized for sli. You may get away with pushing your vram with patch 03 up to your base vram amount. I doubt it though. It's been my experience it just crashes.

And the command lines make worse for me. My last vantage score was over 20,000. My computer is rock solid stable..

bobs vantage orb

Hope this helps a little?

ciao

Would you like SLI Support for your game?

nvidia.com_sli_request_form

Nvidia_SLI_Profile_Update#7_2011.03.01

#3
Posted 04/06/2009 03:34 AM   
[quote name='DrFPS' date='06 April 2009 - 12:34 AM' timestamp='1238988853' post='526811']
Chillybawls,

Your misunderstanding what sli represents. It's a misconception that it doubles your video ram. It does not. It adds to your processing power aprox 30% give or take, for 2 video cards

If you start off with 896mb of video ram that never changes. You will always have 896mb regardless of the number of video cards. So why do it, you may ask.

Sli works so that one video card is pre-rendering. Off loading some of the work the a single video card would have to do by itself. Yes there is natural performance increases that most focus on.

It brings far more than just performance. With sli you expand your ability to clean up or adjust the rendered frame to your personal liking. For instance cod waw I push to 16xAS and 8xAA. With out lowering the over all FPS.

If I were to use these setting with a single video card. The frame rates would be so slow, it would be hard to play (slide show)...
[url="http://www.slizone.com/page/slizone_faq"]Nvidia.com SLI FAQ's[/url]

I love sli. It touches all the video in the computer. From the desktop, to photoshop, web, games. Everything is far more vibrant, cleaner, easier to read.

I play GTA IV and it's not optimized for sli. You may get away with pushing your vram with patch 03 up to your base vram amount. I doubt it though. It's been my experience it just crashes.
And the command lines make worse for me. My last vantage score was over 20,000. My computer is rock solid stable..
[url="http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dmv=767815"]bobs vantage orb[/url]
Hope this helps a little?
ciao
[/quote]


Bull****! I have one GTX 560 Ti 2WIN , and on Max Payne 3 my memory its on 2gb ... and GTA gets 1gb, makes no sence, my card its just one, but actually two in sli!
[quote name='DrFPS' date='06 April 2009 - 12:34 AM' timestamp='1238988853' post='526811']

Chillybawls,



Your misunderstanding what sli represents. It's a misconception that it doubles your video ram. It does not. It adds to your processing power aprox 30% give or take, for 2 video cards



If you start off with 896mb of video ram that never changes. You will always have 896mb regardless of the number of video cards. So why do it, you may ask.



Sli works so that one video card is pre-rendering. Off loading some of the work the a single video card would have to do by itself. Yes there is natural performance increases that most focus on.



It brings far more than just performance. With sli you expand your ability to clean up or adjust the rendered frame to your personal liking. For instance cod waw I push to 16xAS and 8xAA. With out lowering the over all FPS.



If I were to use these setting with a single video card. The frame rates would be so slow, it would be hard to play (slide show)...

Nvidia.com SLI FAQ's



I love sli. It touches all the video in the computer. From the desktop, to photoshop, web, games. Everything is far more vibrant, cleaner, easier to read.



I play GTA IV and it's not optimized for sli. You may get away with pushing your vram with patch 03 up to your base vram amount. I doubt it though. It's been my experience it just crashes.

And the command lines make worse for me. My last vantage score was over 20,000. My computer is rock solid stable..

bobs vantage orb

Hope this helps a little?

ciao







Bull****! I have one GTX 560 Ti 2WIN , and on Max Payne 3 my memory its on 2gb ... and GTA gets 1gb, makes no sence, my card its just one, but actually two in sli!

#4
Posted 06/22/2012 08:52 AM   
[quote name='Victorpenha' date='22 June 2012 - 06:52 PM' timestamp='1340355136' post='1425010']
Bull****! I have one GTX 560 Ti 2WIN , and on Max Payne 3 my memory its on 2gb ... and GTA gets 1gb, makes no sence, my card its just one, but actually two in sli!
[/quote]
It depends on how the program reports it but yes, SLI does not double your VRAM. If both your video cards have a 1024MB of VRAM then there will only be 1024MB useable. Use GPU-Z to monitor VRAM usage.

If SLI doubled your available VRAM then the 2nd GPU wouldn't have any VRAM dedicated to it and thus couldn't really do anything. (First GPU is handling all the VRAM, 2nd GPU orphaned from the action)
[quote name='Victorpenha' date='22 June 2012 - 06:52 PM' timestamp='1340355136' post='1425010']

Bull****! I have one GTX 560 Ti 2WIN , and on Max Payne 3 my memory its on 2gb ... and GTA gets 1gb, makes no sence, my card its just one, but actually two in sli!



It depends on how the program reports it but yes, SLI does not double your VRAM. If both your video cards have a 1024MB of VRAM then there will only be 1024MB useable. Use GPU-Z to monitor VRAM usage.



If SLI doubled your available VRAM then the 2nd GPU wouldn't have any VRAM dedicated to it and thus couldn't really do anything. (First GPU is handling all the VRAM, 2nd GPU orphaned from the action)

Custom built PC | Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.66GHZ | ASUS P6T Motherboard | 6GB DDR3 1600 RAM | Auzentech Forte S/C | Gainward Geforce GTX 560Ti "Phantom 2" 2048MB | Windows 10 9926 - x64 | Corsair 760AX Platinum PSU | Thermaltake Armor+ MX case | Samsung P2350 monitor

#5
Posted 06/24/2012 08:42 AM   
[quote name='Stickywulf' date='05 April 2009 - 11:56 PM' timestamp='1238975782' post='526775']
Create a shortcut to GTAiv on your desktop, right click the shortcut and choose properties. Copy either of these commands to the end of the target.

-nomemrestrict
or
-availablevidmem 2.0

You can read more on the GTAiv forums.
EDIT: This page might help: [url="http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=384473"]http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=384473[/url]
[/quote]
bro please help me beccause u said to write that down in command line or target. but when i click on properties i only get general,webdoccument,security,details,and previous versions.. no target. i bought the game from steam
[quote name='Stickywulf' date='05 April 2009 - 11:56 PM' timestamp='1238975782' post='526775']

Create a shortcut to GTAiv on your desktop, right click the shortcut and choose properties. Copy either of these commands to the end of the target.



-nomemrestrict

or

-availablevidmem 2.0



You can read more on the GTAiv forums.

EDIT: This page might help: http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=384473



bro please help me beccause u said to write that down in command line or target. but when i click on properties i only get general,webdoccument,security,details,and previous versions.. no target. i bought the game from steam

#6
Posted 06/27/2012 11:37 AM   
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