I was running Vista 64x prior to upgrading to Windows 7 64x RC1. I have no doubt it's an issue with Windows 7 but it's very odd because when I first upgraded I didn't have this problem. It just spurred up out of the blue last week.
I did google this and found that many people with ASUS mobos...
Build in sig but here's a summary:
Windows 7 64x RC1
ASUS P-5Q E
Xfire Radeon 4850
An out of the blue problem, whenever I try to shut down my computer or put it in sleep mode, it'll just fire right back up. It'll go through the shut down process, power off for a second, and then...
Because you already paid your $50 for the game.
Ojax; I'm playing GTA IV on a two week old computer (in sig), and it is the only game I have played yet that doesn't run smoothly; If Crysis can run at 60 FPS, GTA IV should be running at 120.
GTA IV is the victim of so many...
You may be right about high textures needing 768mb (and by the way, Crossfire = 1gb with my setup) but you're wrong. GTA IV is a poor port.
Read up on it.
Regarding 4850 temps, I usually stay at 60 degrees under load. But I have a lot more cooling than most people, including a desktop fan...
At this point, Xbox 360.
PC version looks worse than console right now, runs slightly slower (hardware pending), doesn't get exclusive DLC (as far as we know), has a fair amount of issues and bugs, and I personally prefer to use a controller with this game (yes, I know you can use a xbox 360...
The game looks like shit to me, even on high settings. I was under the impression that the PC port was suppose to have much better graphics than the Xbox 360 version.
Also, the beta catalyst drivers and disabling crossfire helped my overall performance, so you may want to try that.
Go crossfire. Much more value for your money and down right better performer IMO.
I haven't come across a game yet that I can't run at 1920x1200 on high settings, except for GTA IV but that's a freak of nature due to the many many many issues it has.
I went ahead and just installed the beta drivers and i can confirm that they help GTA IV performance, but its still not perfect. I seem to be getting the same average 30 FPS, but its a lot smoother so its more playable.
I still think i should have at least 40 FPS @ 1680x1050 with my rig.