GTA 4 Requirements

Blocked Profile - Nov 3, 2008 at 09:53 AM
 Ajax4life - Jul 8, 2013 at 12:39 PM

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.

nice explanation, I appreciate it
too good! Cheers
thanks for your help.....
i like it
Thnx man
percy8 Posts 125 Registration date Wednesday February 20, 2008 Status Member Last seen February 5, 2009 47
Nov 3, 2008 at 10:10 AM
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 :)
hello percy8...
am I able 2 play gta 4 wid ATI X1650 pro graphic card...???
i hav got intel celeron D 2.2 GHz
1 gig ram
120 gb H.D
can u plz say the serial nember alone
Get money bitch and dont download the game.
nooooooooo ways
hallo ShaDy

i have 1.25 gb ram
intel R celeron 2.53 GHz
and 256 geforce graphic card
am I able to play gta 4?
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 ?
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!

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.
Try reinstalling it, an error may have occured whilst installing it. Failing that, try formatting and reinstalling Windows :)
Runtun > Eddy
Dec 21, 2008 at 07:26 PM
Have reinstalled, patched and all that jazz. Only thing I havent messed with is FDshow.
Cockstar games
Jan 8, 2009 at 01:29 AM
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.
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
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 > btd
Jan 16, 2009 at 05:31 AM
Thx I Will Give It a Try
Giv Ya a Answer In less The A hour ^^
my mama hv pentium 4 3.0 ghz, nvidia 8500 gts 256mb, 80gb hdd, 2gb ram. So, can my mama play gta 4?
Guitar Warrior
Dec 20, 2008 at 02:05 AM
I have Dual Core 5200+2.7GHz
2.049 GBRAM
Gainward Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT 512mb
and I can play GTA 4 without problems.
jii a have core2 quad 3.0
2900xt 1gb gddr4 and 4gb of ram kingston can I run gta 4 onmax?
SandyM Posts 2 Registration date Friday January 9, 2009 Status Member Last seen January 10, 2009
Jan 10, 2009 at 01:18 PM
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?
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 ?


anam aggarwal
Apr 30, 2009 at 04:07 PM
i have Intel D945GCLF with atom 230 1.6GHz motherboard, 2gb ram, 256 mb nvidia graphics card. can I run gta 4?
i have to ask you .do you know the serial key FOR GTA IV on pc a have trouble finding that??????please help me
could it run on radeon 9250?
Dec 8, 2012 at 03:48 PM
no it doesent run it UNLESS you find a way to EXTREMELY hack it
41357 Posts 2 Registration date Thursday December 25, 2008 Status Member Last seen December 26, 2008
Dec 26, 2008 at 09:48 AM
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
since you have a 500gb hard drive it will play very well (probably at least 50fps on high settings)
frozty > frogamic
Dec 30, 2008 at 08:31 AM
sounds awesome :D
hey hi,
howz ati radeon 2400 pro for gta 4??
im 2 stuck up...
need sm help plz.

i'm not well up on the latest systems, my pc is a few years old, can anybody please tell me if gta iv will work on my system. I got the game for christmas and so far its failing to run because (i assume) of my graphics card not being good enough. but before I buy a new card, I wanna see if the rest of my system ok!!??

i have:
windows xp service pack 3
intel(r) Pentium(r) 4 cpu 3.40 GHz
250 GB HD

my graphics card is only a nvidia geforce 6800,
any suggestions on an upgrade would be welcomed!!

thanks in advance for the help!!!!