GTA IV performance

Com.MacMillan - Jan 6, 2009 at 09:46 AM
 niko bellic - Oct 17, 2009 at 08:22 AM
Hello,can someone help?

will I be able to run GTA IV with.....

Pentuim 4 3.2 ghz , Nvidia geforce 6600GT 128Mb , Windows XP sp2 Build 2600 , 1Gb DDR2 memory ?

Please help.

Regards Com.MacMillan

22 responses

You can run GTA IV on a single-core cpu, but the game will be slow.
Highway72 Posts 233 Registration date Thursday April 2, 2009 Status Member Last seen July 16, 2009 11
May 25, 2009 at 07:33 AM
Slow...the word "slideshow" springs to
Hi, I recently just installed IV and my graphics card is a Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 2GB, processer is an AMD Phenom II X4 940.. Though i'm still lagging quite a bit. My friend said the possible reason is that GTAIV doesn't support 2 cores on the graphics card only 1. Is this the case? Or is this something I can fix? If you need more info let me know please.
P4 is ok but u need minimum Nvidia Getforce of 512MB video card and u have only of 128Mb so it might not work and one other think u need XP sp3 for that u have to download or buy CD of XP SP3 that will update ur system no need to for mat and all.

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I could play GTA IV on a P4 socket 478 3.0GHz CPU with 1GB of PC2100 DDR RAM and a HIS HD4670 1GB AGP Video Card, oddly enough after upgrading to 2GB of PC3200 DDR RAM I now experience game freezes or lockups often, it was better with 1GB of RAM.

Average FPS: 10.72
Duration: 25.46 sec
CPU Usage: 92%
System memory usage: 97%
Video memory usage: 92%

Graphics Settings
Video Mode: 1680 x 1050 (60 Hz)
Texture Quality: High
Texture Filter Quality: Highest
View Distance: 1
Detail Distance: 51

Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Service Pack 3
Video Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series
Video Driver version:
Audio Adapter: Realtek AC97 Audio
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
gta4 will not run on a 1.6GHz dual core pentium, even if it did it will run like a slideshow. Also, i assume that if you have a pentium dual core, you probably have integrated graphics, so i'm afraid it's a resounding 'no' :( my desktop has a 2.9GHz athlon X2 and a OC'd HD4670 and that only still reaches 20-30 outside (cpu bottleneck ofc).
too bad but im getting myself a completly new and more powerful rig soon anyways, im just looking for something i can play until then
do you think left 4 dead would work?
btw i have an 8400GS Nvidia graphics card
can i play gta iv with these system speculations?
win xp sp2
processor intel pentium iv 2,5ghz
nvidia geforce 7800 gs shader 3.0 256mb vram
1,5gb ram
dvd-rom 16x
will it even on low?
xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,825
Jan 6, 2009 at 01:11 PM
A Pentium 4 is just too slow - the official min CPU is a core 2 duo

The PC version of GTA 4 has CPU power for breakfast - independent on clock speed, L2 cache or number of cores. The latter ones are very important, because without quad-core power GTA 4 is noticeably less enjoyable. For example: A Q6600 is about 52 percent faster than the dual-core E6600 when both CPUs are running at 2.4 GHz. If the clock speed is increased, the difference gets smaller, but is still huge and a QX6850 is 47 percent faster than an E6850. Dual-core processors have a serious disadvantage and only with 3.6 GHz an E8500 is able to beat the Q6600, but GTA 4 nevertheless suffers from frequent lags on dual-core systems - no matter if an AMD or Intel CPU is used. The Phenom X4 9950 easily passes the Q6600 and theoretically is on the same level as the Q6700 (not included in the benchmark).
Jan 7, 2009 at 01:26 AM
Hi xpcman.

Thanx for all the info regarding my question.

Any more info on GPU 's would also be helpful.


I thnkk pc gamers are being punished by companies under fire by politics with aim to destroy gaming outside of the original programming i.e. discourage people from enjoying easily moddable games, make more games harder to mod, and gain profit from minimizing cost through half assed progaming by rushing developers into releasing products too early. Welcome to hell but its ok most of you are too young to remember good gaming industry as it was raped some time ago.
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May 11, 2009 at 01:20 AM
and tell me why my computer can run crysis on high better than saints row 2 on low that game looks like shit cmon already are comuters can do it they are programmed not to.
No you Cannot play....on this must hav dual core processor or 4.0 pixel shader graphic card and Xms 2 gaming ram.......
You can run it, my pc is crappier than yours and it runs it, but not a max settings thought.
I justFUBE got GTA IV. My rig is a Core 2 Quad@2.33, 4GB DDR2 RAM, GeForce 9400GT, 500GB SATA HDD, Windows Vista Ultimate.
When I try to install the game, it says my comp is not compatible.

I don't have SP1 or 2 yet. Is this the problem or something else?

Some help...
everyone who use vista this probelem is occured i know how to resolve this problem
1.if u intall gta 4 using dvd go to ur dvd drive and then gta 4 and rigth click on setup exe then go properties and then go to compabilyty tab and check run this program compability mode for do u want and click apply now run setup again and intall the game and enjoy......
I am just trying to get GTA IV my computer configuration is:

AMD Phenom X4 QuadCore 9650, 4MB BOX 64Bit (2,30 GHz)
ATI Radeon HD 4650 1GB DDR2

Can it work properly on this configuration?
ziggy7 Posts 117 Registration date Wednesday February 20, 2008 Status Member Last seen February 7, 2009
Feb 6, 2009 at 11:56 PM
hi Com.MacMillan,
the above comments is right u must dio this step in order to enjoy it fully dear;-)
I Got CPU P4 2.80 VGA Nvidia 7300GT Shader 3.0 Ram 1.5 GB Can I Play GTA IV ?
Highway72 Posts 233 Registration date Thursday April 2, 2009 Status Member Last seen July 16, 2009 11
Apr 3, 2009 at 05:26 PM
Try AMD's Fusion application to free up resources... for Intel Users theres a similar app called "Game Booster"
hello i have a 3.0Ghz 800FSB veryiportaint 3GB ram & 512mb video you must have like this and windows xp pro with sp3 serivse pack and your video card must be update your video card is 128 is to low for it try 512
i have lost my gta 4 serial key and i am not able to find it.........
i havent installed yet....i am having original copy of gta4 ........please help me

Highway72 Posts 233 Registration date Thursday April 2, 2009 Status Member Last seen July 16, 2009 11
May 25, 2009 at 05:36 AM
How can you lose the key when its printed on a manual? besides if you have really lost it, you need to contact Rockstar and provide proof of purchase etc and if your lucky they will tell you the key.
dogstreet Posts 5 Registration date Monday April 13, 2009 Status Member Last seen June 12, 2009 1
May 25, 2009 at 06:20 AM
try this link to get the ayatem requiremants: 92245 play gta 4

if your computer meets the requirements, then you will be able to play without any problem.
Highway72 Posts 233 Registration date Thursday April 2, 2009 Status Member Last seen July 16, 2009 11
May 25, 2009 at 07:29 AM
sorry but the specs they list as the reccomended are a joke, even a Nvidia 8600 is to poor a card to play GTA4 a 8800GT would be the MINIMUM card to make it playable above everything on LOW at
GTA 4 requires a really good CPU I have google it and found out that it is not much of a difference between 9600 GT and 9800 GT but by changing the cpu from dual core to quad core it produces much better results
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