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My system is more than capable of running gta4 on very high no lag but it can even manage medium graphics. Manufacturer: Alienware Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9550 @ 2.66GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.7GHz Memory: 3838MB RAM Hard Drive: 984 GB Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M x2 Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor Sound Card: Speakers / Headphones (IDT High Definition Audio CODEC) Speakers/Headphones: Dell Default Hover Speakers w/ Mega Bass Blaster Sub Woofer Keyboard: USB Root Hub Mouse: USB Root Hub Operating System: Windows Vistaâ„¢ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.090721-0152)

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  • 8y
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    Tried patching your game up?
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    I'd say the CPU is the main culprit here.
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  • 8y
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    The recommended cpu for GTAIV is a quad-core, so youre kinda f'ed in the A' when it comes the the cpu part.

    i have the exact same problem
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    Posted by MAELKEMANDEN

    The recommended cpu for GTAIV is a quad-core, so youre kinda f'ed in the A' when it comes the the cpu part.

    i have the exact same problem

    thas gay. i can play crysis and stuff on very high but as soon as i try something like this.grrr D:. and im on a lappy too, so modding is a bitch :(
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    Wow, you have got 2 GTX280's but your CPU is rubbish !
    In the future don't buy Alienware, and make sure you know what you are buying.
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    Posted by Mxmlln

    Wow, you have got 2 GTX280's but your CPU is rubbish !
    In the future don't buy Alienware, and make sure you know what you are buying.

    I knew what I was buying, I just thought GTA4 wouldnt be gay like that.
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    Posted by SovietX

    I knew what I was buying, I just thought GTA4 wouldnt be gay like that.


    Yeah its a weird game when it comes to System Requirements, I remember when it first came out EVERYONE had problems with it, it only got slightly better when they patched it.
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    GTA IV is not a graphic intensive game its all down to the CPU. Before I upgraded to a i7 I could only play it on med at a nice frame rate using my GTX280.

    Now I have my i7 I play everything maxed with a solid 40-50 FPS.

    Its all down to the CPU friend. :(
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    Posted by Job_For_A_Cowboy

    GTA IV is not a graphic intensive game its all down to the CPU. Before I upgraded to a i7 I could only play it on med at a nice frame rate using my GTX280.

    Now I have my i7 I play everything maxed with a solid 40-50 FPS.

    Its all down to the CPU friend. :(

    :( ill check out a local mod shop and see if they do laptop upgrades. Good bye birthday present :((((
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    I was able to play GTA4 on a single core Pentium 4 3.0 Ghz. The graphics weren't the greatest, but it didn't lag. You should try updating Vista to service pack 2. Who knows, it might help...
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    Http://www.rpgbanana.com/threads/161829

    I made which should help anyone who wants the game too look & run better/faster.
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    Ok guys I found a solution that worked for me. I downloaded all the patches, put everything on high but changed Shadow Quality from High to Medium. it helped so much.

    So if anyone is experiencing problems like this, download all the patches, it helps so much. (it also stopped random crashes I was experiencing)
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