Finally, Rockstar Games released GTA 5 for PC, on 14 April 2015. After a year or so. Along with a lot of bugs. Many users are facing some problems, one of them is notorious lagging/stuttering problem. It will lag worse and worse until your game finally crashes.

GTA 5 System Requirements

  • Minimum
CPU:Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz
CPU Speed:Info
RAM:4 GB
OS:Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 64 Bit Service Pack 2* (*NVIDIA video card recommended if running Vista OS)
Video Card:NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT 1GB / AMD Radeon HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)
Sound Card:Yes
Free Disk Space:65 GB
  • Recommended
CPU:Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHZ (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHZ (8 CPUs)
CPU Speed:Info
RAM:8 GB
OS:Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1
Video Card:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB / AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB
Sound Card:Yes
Free Disk Space:65 GB

Make sure your computer hardware and system software can RUN GTA 5.

NOTE: The tweaks listed below may help improve your PC’s performance, they will never be able to improve it beyond the limitations of your hardware.

So here’s the Fix to all the stuttering and FPS lag.

  • Update Your Graphics Card Drivers.

It is recommended you update your Video Graphics Card Drivers in order to avoid conflicts. The most obvious problems with Graphics or Video Cards are computer crashing, freezing or problems with viewing or launching certain graphics and video files or programs. These problems would suggest you need to update your Graphics or Video Card Drivers

Most common graphics card manufacturers are Nvidia, AMD and Intel.

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How To Identity Your Graphic Card

  1. Open “Run” window (Press Windows Key + R)
  2. Type dxdiag and then hit Enter.
  3. Select the Display tab.

The name and manufacturer of your card in the top left corner of the window will be displayed. Now, you know your card name and manufacturer update your drivers from the following links.
AMD
Nvidia
Intel

  • Check Your CPU Temp

Too much heat is one of a computer’s worst enemies. Heat management is essential to maintaining a healthy computer. If your computer gets too hot, you may encounter errors, slow performance, and unexpected shutdown. One of the essential components in your PC is the processor (CPU), so you always want to make sure that it is running cool.

You can use Core Temp. Core Temp is a free, yet powerful program to monitor processor temperature and other vital information. You can get it from here Core Temp

  • Change In-Game Settings

The settings you have in-game have a large effect on your FPS. To access these options press ESC in-game. Then lower your video setting. This will make the game run faster but will reduce the visual quality and textures.

  • Unpark CPU Cores

You can unpark your cpu cores for better FPS. You can watch this video to see How to Unpark cpu core.

Or Follow the instructions.

  1. [su_button url=”http://coderbag.com/Programming-C/CPU-core-parking-manager” target=”blank” style=”flat” background=”#EF5653″ size=”8″ radius=”5″ icon=”icon: arrow-down” text_shadow=”0px 0px 0px #000000″ rel=”nofollow”]Download[/su_button]  CPU Core Unpark Manager.
  2. Extract the folder. Open the program.
  3. Click “Check status“, it is to check whether your CPU cores are parked or Unparked.
  4. Next, click “Unpark All”.
  5. Go to Start menu, type “regedit“.
  6. Click Ctrl+F.
  7. Type this Key: [su_note]0cc5b647-c1df-4637-891a-dec35c318583[/su_note]
  8. Double Click ValueMin and ValueMax, Set it to “0”(Zero) (If they aren’t already).
  9. REBOOT!!!
  10. Done.
  • GTA 5 Launcher Crash or Blue Screen of Death

After playing sometime your game will crash or will go to BSOD. Just underclock you gpu to default values.
Performance TIP: You can increase your FPS by scaling down the extended distance.

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After this you will be able to play GTA 5 without any stuttering or FPS lag.

Update your game to latest patch -GTA V PC Patch 1.28.01.