GTA 4 Requirements [Solved/Closed]

Ask a question devil_skater 14Posts Wednesday February 20, 2008Registration date November 3, 2008 Last seen - Last answered on Jul 8, 2013 at 12:39 PM by Ajax4life

Someone please give me the requirements to run this MasterPiece please :D:D:D:D:D
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GTA IV will not run well on anything less than an Intel Pentium D, because of the Cache size being too low.

To Run it you would need at Least:

For Low Graphics, No Lag: - Intel Pentium D 3.20GHz / Intel Core Duo (Not Core 2 Duo, This came out Later)
- 3GB DDR2 667MHz Ram. Slower Ram (ie. DDR 333 will reduce performance)
- You NEED Windows XP Service Pack 3 or Vista Service Pack 1.
Don't use Service Pack Mods, you wont get the fixes that the game needs.
- At Least an NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800GT 512Mb or ATI Radeon HD 3650 512Mb

For High Graphics, Maybe a Little Lag: - Intel Core 2 Extreme 3.0GHz / Intel Core i7
- 4GB DDR2 800MHz Ram (x86) or 8GB DDR2 800MHz Ram (x64)
- Windows 7 RTM. GTA IV is NOT Supported in Beta/RC Versions of 7.
- NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX260 896Mb or ATI Radeon HD 4890 X2 (2x1GB)
For Single PCI-E Slot Motherboards, 1 Radeon HD 4890 is fine.

Just Remember, Its Not all about The CPU Clock Speed or Graphics Card Memory Amount. You have to look at Cache Size, Front Side Bus Speed, GPU Clock, VRAM Clock and all that sort of stuff. Basically, if you want to run a new game really well, you need new hardware, not Hardware 6 or 12 months old.

For Those Posting Specifications in the Future, This Template should help you get them Right.

CPU Name:
CPU Clock Speed: (Gigahertz / GHz)

RAM Type:
RAM Speed: (MHz)

Operating System:
Service Pack:

Graphics Card Type: (AGP/PCI-E 1.0/PCI-E 2.0)
Graphics Card Name:
Graphics Memory:

Motherboard Type:
Motherboard Graphics Interface: (PCI-E 1.0/PCI-E 2.0/AGP)

For Example, I'll fill it out

CPU Name: Intel Pentium D
CPU Clock Speed: 2.80GHz
Cores: 2 (Dual Core)

RAM Type: DDR2
RAM Speed: 800MHz (Megahertz)
RAM Amount: 4.0GB (Gigabytes)

Operating System: Windows XP Professional
Service Pack: Service Pack 3

Graphics Card Type: PCI-E 2.0
Graphics Card Name: NVIDIA GEFORCE 9600GSO
Graphics Memory: 384MB (Megabytes) Dedicated

Motherboard Type: ASUS P5QL Pro
Motherboard Graphics Interface: PCI-E 1.0

These are my Work PC's Specs. As you should be able to tell, it will not Run GTA IV very well due to the Old Processor and Low End Graphics Card.

A Program called "Everest Home Edition" will tell you all of these details. It comes as a free 30 day trial, more time than you need.

*Please Note: These Details are General Advice Only. Some People May Experience Poor Gameplay on Expensive Hardware or Good Gameplay on Cheap Hardware. I am NOT responsible for what you do with this Information.

Hope I have Helped. At lease use the Specifications Template above so that other people can help you more.

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mani- Nov 14, 2012 at 02:16 PM
too good! Cheers
PRADEEP- Nov 14, 2012 at 11:29 PM
thanks for your help.....
racer X- Apr 5, 2013 at 02:02 AM
i like it
Ajax4life- Jul 8, 2013 at 12:39 PM
what about laptops?
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Minimum System Requirements

* OS: Windows Vista - Service Pack 1 / XP - Service Pack 3
* Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz, AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4Ghz
* Memory: 1.5GB, 16GB Free Hard Drive Space
* Video Card: 256MB NVIDIA 7900 / 256MB ATI X1900

Recommended System Requirements

* OS: Windows Vista - Service Pack 1 / XP - Service Pack 3
* Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4Ghz, AMD Phenom X3 2.1Ghz
* Memory: 2 GB (Windows XP) 2.5 GB (Windows Vista)
* 18 GB Free Hard Drive Space
* Video Card: 512MB NVIDIA 8600 / 512MB ATI 3870

Here you go mate :)
chris- Mar 26, 2010 at 12:27 AM
can I play gta 4? my cpu have intel dual core celeron
gta4- Oct 18, 2012 at 11:49 AM
I have :
ATI Radeon 3800 series 512mb
Ram G.skill 8gb
Will that work on my pc ?
Arun- Nov 17, 2012 at 12:22 PM
I have core 2 duo...2ghz with vista service pack 3, 1 gb Ram and 128 Mb Sis mirage 3 graphic card...Can I play Gta3,4,5. If yes, from where I can download or buy.
Ravi- May 28, 2013 at 11:56 AM
I am having core i3 2nd gen
4 gb DDR3 RAM
35 GB empty space in C drive
2GB ATI radon 7670HD + 2GB intel HD graphics
Windows 8 OS
still the game is not installing.
please help
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hello ,
can I run GTA 4 in 256MB Intel GMA 3100 Pixel Shader 2.0 vedio card , 2 GB Ram DDR-2 , Intel Dual Core 2.66 Ghz , 160 GB Hard Disk Space , Windows XP SP3 , DirectX 9.0 ?
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if anyone wants to play gta4 without graphic card than download graphic downgrader
gta4 running on my pc
i have
1.graphic downgrader
2.os-vista sp2 home premium
3.ram-1.5gb inbuilt graphic card-128mb
5.pentium d 3.00ghz
graphic downgrader download from here:-
i can play really it runs like sanandrease graphics gets redused
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You don't need CD-KEY or something,you need a CRACK.When I was install GTA 4 it was need serial.My friend is give me crack and IT WORKS!

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Hello smart people. I am having an issue with GTA 4 when I get into the game, past the guy beating her up, the graphics are all geometric shapes and gray, with the headlights being the most visible thing around. I was able to drive the first mission with the mini map. I could see through the walls of the buildings and everything.

AMD Ath. 64 4400+,
2GB ram,
SATA hd,
VGA generic dell monitor.
Eddy- Dec 21, 2008 at 06:07 AM
Try reinstalling it, an error may have occured whilst installing it. Failing that, try formatting and reinstalling Windows :)
Runtun- Dec 21, 2008 at 07:26 PM
Have reinstalled, patched and all that jazz. Only thing I havent messed with is FDshow.
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This game is totally buggy and crap.
buy a console or stop playing, that's the story with rockstar now...
I think I'll skip this one.
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Heelloooww :D
i Got a Bit of A Problem :p
this is Recommended
* OS: Windows Vista - Service Pack 1 / XP - Service Pack 3
* Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4Ghz, AMD Phenom X3 2.1Ghz
* Memory: 2 GB (Windows XP) 2.5 GB (Windows Vista)
* 18 GB Free Hard Drive Space
* Video Card: 512MB NVIDIA 8600 / 512MB ATI 3870

and I Got this :p

Windows Xp pro Services Pack 3
Intel core 2 Quad 3.0Ghz
Memory 4Gb Well It reconice 3 of The 4 xD But I Didn't KNow where To Put The Least Gig xD so I put in My pc :p
i got At least 1Tg Free Space
And last But Not Least 2X Nvidia 8600 In Sli Mode

Now if i'm good at this :p
I can Play this Game and I can Play it
But Only On low Grapics
What acctualyy s*cks
Because i'm Above The recommended Things -_-"
i Read something That there seems to be Problems With The 3 Gig Ram
But I'm Not sure About That :p
Btw Srry about Bad Writing Not good in Type Messagings in english
I hope You Kinda know What I mean To Say xD
AND PLEASE can you Help Me :)

Greetzz from Belgium
btd- Jan 15, 2009 at 03:21 PM
try to play without sli enabled I did that and it specs phenomx4 9850 at 3.0 ghz 2gigs ram 9600gso in sli I play on medium at 1280-768
Flameboiii- Jan 16, 2009 at 05:31 AM
Thx I Will Give It a Try
Giv Ya a Answer In less The A hour ^^
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my mama hv pentium 4 3.0 ghz, nvidia 8500 gts 256mb, 80gb hdd, 2gb ram. So, can my mama play gta 4?
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Ok............the game has started.............But then.....its incredibly jerky.......what the hell is wrong?
jh Chempa,Serbia - Mar 2, 2010 at 02:15 AM
are you mad,It works finely
Juni- Mar 7, 2010 at 05:51 AM
i have dell optiplex desktop P4 2.8 GHz Processor with HT
2 GB ram and enough hard disk space and 9500 gt 512 mb (128 bit)
will it run on my pc plz reply soon
sumana- Mar 14, 2010 at 09:54 AM
i have nvidia gt120 1.7 gb graphic 2.66ghz core 2 quad 2gb ram ddr3 will it work please tell me
comal Chempa,Serbia - Mar 17, 2010 at 11:56 AM
yes you cant play very good GTA4
sumana soh 62Posts Monday March 15, 2010Registration date May 10, 2010 Last seen - Mar 18, 2010 at 03:09 AM
u are saying me?if so why?
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I have Dual Core 5200+2.7GHz
2.049 GBRAM
Gainward Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT 512mb
and I can play GTA 4 without problems.
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jii a have core2 quad 3.0
2900xt 1gb gddr4 and 4gb of ram kingston can I run gta 4 onmax?
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I am using Core2 Quad PC equipped with 8800GT and 4 GB of RAM.
I am running on Vista Ultimate and have 28 GB of memory free even after installing GTA 4

I think I have more than what is demanded by GTA 4 and still I am not able to play the game in HIGH TEXTURE MODE.
I believe I may not be having the best of the configuration but it is enough to satisfy the hunger of this game.
The resolution is 1440*900 @ 60Hz (Lenovo LCD)

Is my PC still lack something to play this game at its best?
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Im in the middle of installing gta4 to my pc but the specs arent so great so im just hoping for the best.

But my laptop is practicaly new so im wondering if somone could tell me if it will run on this spec

Inter Dual Core Processor 1.60 GHz
200 HD
MA X3100

i know I will have to update vista by what I have gatherd but can anyone verify that I could run the game on these specs ?


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i have Intel D945GCLF with atom 230 1.6GHz motherboard, 2gb ram, 256 mb nvidia graphics card. can I run gta 4?
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i have to ask you .do you know the serial key FOR GTA IV on pc a have trouble finding that??????please help me
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could it run on radeon 9250?
Administrator- Dec 8, 2012 at 03:48 PM
no it doesent run it UNLESS you find a way to EXTREMELY hack it
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How well can I play the game?

these are my specs:

Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 2.40GHz


Asus Radeon HD 4670 512MB GDDR3

4GB ram

Windows XP Pro Service Pack 3
frogamic- Dec 27, 2008 at 02:37 AM
since you have a 500gb hard drive it will play very well (probably at least 50fps on high settings)
frozty- Dec 30, 2008 at 08:31 AM
sounds awesome :D
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hey hi,
howz ati radeon 2400 pro for gta 4??
im 2 stuck up...
need sm help plz.
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