Speed Up GTA V in Windows 10 and Fix Game Lags

Admit it. GTA V is a very popular open world game. And gamers simply love to play GTA V on Win10 machine. But sometimes excessive lags and stutters in GTA V hurt you. Every Windows user should follow these steps in order to fix game lags in GTA 5.

How To Speed Up GTA V in Windows 10

Step 1. Stay Away from Weird Programs

Yes, it’s a pre-requirement. Stay away from weird programs, automatic email signers, or products to keep your system oh-so-wonderfully safe. Unless the software comes from a well-reputed company (like Microsoft) whom you trust most and you know exactly why you need it, do not install it. Don’t let the products that claim to clobber imaginary infections fool you. If you’ll, you end up with a never-ending barrage of hassles and hustles. Win10 goes a long way in culling the junk, but still problems persist. Download these programs:


Visual C++

Rockstar Social club

Step 2. Update Your Graphics

First thing first: What sort of graphics you’re running? Check this out by right-clicking on your Desktop and selecting Personalize > Display Settings.

Remember: GTA V is a hardware-intensive game. It uses a most powerful high-resolution graphics technology available. Updating your graphics driver solves most video woes. Two companies constantly introduce newer, more powerful chips: Nvidia and AMD.


It happens sometimes that your scan shows no results. If that happens, download Java runtime environment (which is very important to run the scan).


  • Visit http://support.amd.com/en-us/download
  • Click Download Now (right in the Automatically Detect and Install Your Driver).
  • Downloaded? Install this app to get the latest drivers for your graphics.

Step 3. Disable Power Saving Mode.

A low-power usage plan equals lower power consumption. This plan slows down your processor to maximize the battery life. (You can use this if you work primarily with non-graphics-intensive apps, such as Word and Outlook.) For GTA V, you have to disable it. Here’s how:

  • Click Start. Search Power Options. Open it.
  • Now find Show additional plans. Click it to collapse its panel.
  • Now check High performance. It needs you to restart your system.

Step 4. Lower the Settings

It should be your last option. If none-of-the-above-mentioned steps worked your system isn’t fit enough to run GTA V at its default settings. You’ve to lower the settings. Don’t worry, this will not harm you. It is recommended you also turn unwanted services off. You can use the Game Boost feature of RegInOut System Utilities to speed up GTA V and fix its lagging problem.

Follow these steps:

  1. Download the settings file
  2. Copy that file on your Desktop.
  3. Open dxdiag from Start menu.
  4. Now move to Display tab. Find out the name of your graphics driver (the same way I did).
  5. Now open setting file you saved on your Desktop. Edit it with Notepad++ (or any text editor readily available).
  6. Scroll down. Found VideoCardDescription? Change its name (refer to step 4)
  7. Here you go! Save your file and copy it here: %userprofile%\Documents\Rockstar Games\GTA V

Rahul is the Editor-in-Chief at Thetechhacker, Phone Opinions, and Ask Hacker. After realizing an obsession with technology, he left his job career to write about technology.

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