Although I can’t tell the detail for the cause of the latency (sudden stop) for the GTA4 while in driving, but I have tested for those hardware combination, and, these might be helpful in GTA4 installation reference.
1. CPU: Intel Core i7 920
2. M/B: Intel DX58SO, X58 Chipset
3. RAM: OCZ DDR3-1333 2GB*3, Tri-Channel, 6GB
4. HDD: GTA4 installed on OCZ Apex SSD, Windows 7 is installed on Seagate 250GB ES * 2 on Raid 0
5. VGA: ATI Radeon 5870, CCC/Drv tested on 9.x, 10.x (up to 10.3)
GTA4 installed on OCZ SSD, Seagate Raid 0 & WD 1TB SATA, all goes with delay
1. CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720, 2.8Ghz with unlocked to Phenom II X4 20 (Unlock the 4th Core)
2. M/B: Gigabyte MA785GM-US2H, AMD 785 Chipset, SB710
3. RAM: OCZ DDR2-800, 2GB*2, Dual Channel, 4GB
4. HDD: GTA4 installed on OCZ Apex SSD, Windows 7 is installed on WD 1TB
5. VGA: nVidia GeForce 8800GT 512MB, Drv is 197.13
GTA4 installed on OCZ SSD, totally smooth.
1. CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200, 2.33Ghz
2. M/B: Gigabyte EP43-UD3L, P43 Chipset
3. RAM: OCZ DDR2-800, 2GB*4, Dual Channel, 8GB
4. HDD: GTA4 installed on WD 1TB, Windows 7 is installed on WD 1TB
5. VGA: nVidia GeForce GTX260 896MB, Drv is 197.13
GTA4 goes with delay
I will try to figure out which part caused this delay/latency problem.
Currently, I don’t think the SSD/Disk is the main cause, also, the graphic card are not the main issue.
The potential non-delay may be the architecture of AMD’s system – built-in memory controller (MC).
I will keep this post update.