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Can my PC run GTA IV?


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#21 WRX22B1998

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 10:54 AM

do you have DDR or DDR2 type?

I told you guys in my previous post, DDR2.

Edit// In fact, the Kingston RAM you posted is the kind that I need. Is it good for the price?

note: not looking for a super computer, just a "jewel in the bargain bin"



lol sorry didnt notice that. ahh ok. yeah i think its a decent price. for me in aus its $54, thats to go to a shop and buy it, no shipping.

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 10:55 AM

Pentium Dual-Core E2160 1.8Ghz
Nvidia Geforce 7300LE (I'm thinking of getting a better card soon; will an 8600 do the job?)


Shit, shit, and shit. Sorry but any processor with the word "Pentium" in it is garbage and the 8600 is ok...not a really great card...just spring for an ATi 4850, it can be had for around $150 USD and kicks ass.


I'm planning on swapping the Core2Duo chip from the other PC and slap it on the other one...

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#23 GTA Don

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 11:26 AM

CPU: AMD Athlon™ X2 6400+ Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology
RAM: Corsair 2x1GB
Video card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS 640MB

I think that should run it on full. I'm probably going to get another 2GBs of RAM early next year or something.

EDIT: My guess at the system requirements. I can see the official requirements being incredibly similar...

Minimum:

Operating system: Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Higher
CPU: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E4500 / AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4400+
Video card: ATI Radeon™ X1650 / NVIDIA® GeForce 7300 GT with 256MB VRAM or higher
Memory: 1GB (1.5GB for Windows Vista)
8X speed DVD-ROM

Recommended:

Operating system: Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1 or Higher
CPU: AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 5000+ / Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E8190
Video card: ATI Radeon™ HD 3650 / NVIDIA® GeForce 8600 GT with 256MB VRAM or higher
Memory: 2GB
16X speed DVD-ROM

Edited by GTA Don, 12 August 2008 - 09:55 PM.

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 07:58 PM

Recommended:

Operating system: Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1 or Higher
CPU: AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 5000+ / Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E7200
Video card: ATI Radeon™ HD 3650 / NVIDIA® GeForce 8600 GT with 256MB VRAM or higher
Memory: 2GB
16X speed DVD-ROM

I hope not!

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 08:52 PM

I don't see why the recommended specs wouldn't be similar to those; remember how advanced GTA IV is compared to previous GTA games; real-time HDR lighting and reflections all the time, much higher polygon counts on the models, much more detailed textures, real-time shadows for people, vehicles, and the environment, as well as the amazing real-time physics engine.

The only problem I see with GTA Don's specs is the fact that the Intel and AMD processors are mismatched quite a bit.

It was easy when Intel processors sucked and you could easily judge, but based on the benchmarks of [url="http://<a%20href="http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/budget-overclocker,1708-14.html"%20target="_blank">http://www.tomshardw...tml</a>"]my current processor[/url], you can see performance between AMD and Intel processors in 3D games. According to that, the E6600 is roughly equal to the 6000+ and the 6400+ is equal to the Q6600, although that may not hold true for GTA IV because I'm sure that not all 4 cores of that processor were being used by those games.


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Posted 12 August 2008 - 10:00 PM

I changed the recommended CPU to a E8190. IIRC the 6400+ is only a dual-core. GTA IV definitely won't require a quad-core, that's just outrageous. You would presumably only need to use one or two of your cores if you're playing GTA IV...

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 10:07 PM

Quad core = fad. End.

GTAIV won't require dual core, but it will be optimized to take advantage of it. It's not all about what make of processor you have either really. No point in ahving one that you had to sell your firstborn to buy if it's not backed up with other good components. I think that a rig running a 2.4 ghz dual core could run it on full with the right RAM / GFX setup.

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 10:08 PM

2.4 Pentium HT, 512mb of memory, 20gb HD and 4mb Intel intergrated graphics ... wrong computer ...

My laptop has ... 8600m GT 512mb, Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz and 3gb memory.

I plan on building a desktop soon enough anyway.

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 12:34 AM

Quad core = fad. End.


Bullshit it is, the more cores the better, but it costs more and most games (even some applications) still don't take advantage of them.

IMO they should program each core to do a different task. For example if you had a quad-core processor and a game, one core would do the physics, one for the lighting/shadowing, one for rendering, and one for processing information. The graphics and sound cards would take care of the other bits.


2.4 Pentium HT, 512mb of memory, 20gb HD and 4mb Intel intergrated graphics ... wrong computer ...

My laptop has ... 8600m GT 512mb, Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz and 3gb memory.

I plan on building a desktop soon enough anyway.


That's a damn nice computer for a laptop, I just don't like to game on them, but you should be able to run it on there anyway.


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Posted 13 August 2008 - 12:43 AM

This laptop is okay with cooling, I tend to run around 65C on the GPU with a slight OC and COD4 running at almost max settings. It works well.

But if it don't run GTA4 ... it's being sold.

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 09:02 AM

How about me:

3.2 Intel Dual Core
ATI Radeon X1950
1 GB RAM
Windows XP

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 09:46 AM

Yeah, you should be able to run it on at least medium or low with that card. I do recommend you upgrade though, get a HD 4850 or something and maybe another gig of ram. 1GB isn't that much for GTA IV. CPU's not that bad though.

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 04:19 PM

How about my PC:
CPU-Quadcore Intel core 2 quad Q6600 2400 MHz
GPU-ATI Radeon HD 3870 512 MB
Memory- 2 GB DDR2-800 DDRS SDRAM
OS-Winodws XP Professional
And tell me please if it can run the game on "high".
Thanks.

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 04:21 PM

How about my PC:
CPU-Quadcore Intel core 2 quad Q6600 2400 MHz
GPU-ATI Radeon HD 3870 512 MB
Memory- 2 GB DDR2-800 DDRS SDRAM
OS-Winodws XP Professional
And tell me please if it can run the game on "high".
Thanks.

Yes most likely. That's a pretty decent machine you have there.

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 04:59 PM

Do ya think it would run on my laptop

Acer aspire 5315
Vista basic
intel celron 540
252mbmobile intel graphic media x3100
1gb ddr2
80gig hd
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Posted 13 August 2008 - 05:04 PM

Maybe but it will be very slow. You'd have to play at pretty low settings, BULL.

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 05:47 PM

Do ya think it would run on my laptop

Acer aspire 5315
Vista basic
intel celron 540
252mbmobile intel graphic media x3100
1gb ddr2
80gig hd


Hell, you'd be lucky if you played it on the lowest settings. Vista Basic isn't exactly awesome. Intel GMA is fail as well.

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 06:36 PM

GTA IV can be played on highest Details and graphics, if u have the following similar machine or + :-

Intel core 2 duo, 2.4GHz (2.0GHz is ok)
1 GB RAM for windows XP, 2 GB RAM for windows Vista
8GB to 10 GB Free hard disk space
VGA Card:- 256 MB VRAM, Nvidia Geforce 7800 or Better, Shader Model 3.0 Supportable recommended

These are the DAMN SURE requirements cuz my cousin works in Nvidia company and he mailed me these requirements and after few days, similar requirements are also posted in gta4.tv website :rolleyes:
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Posted 13 August 2008 - 06:39 PM

Are you some sort of GTA4.tv promoter or something? You do realise they just posted Call of Duty 4 specs, verbatim, don't you. Their guess is as good as ours. I think ours is more realistic though.

Also I don't believe you have a cousin. Why would anyone at nVidia know what the requirements are?

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 06:41 PM

Are you some sort of GTA4.tv promoter or something? You do realise they just posted Call of Duty 4 specs, verbatim, don't you. Their guess is as good as ours. I think ours is more realistic though.

Also I don't believe you have a cousin. Why would anyone at nVidia know what the requirements are?


lol

Anyway, why would R* email the requirements to NVIDIA?

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