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Can I run GTA 4 with these specs

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July 28, 2011 1:15:26 AM

Hey, I'm upgrading my internal nvidia geforce 9100 (sucks) to an ati radeon hd 5670 1gb and adding a 400watt power supply.
Can I run GTA 4 with the following specs?

Ati radeon hd 5670 1gb
400watt power supply
amd phenom x3 64 2.1ghz
4gb of ram

It's more the processor I'm concerned about. I know it comes withing the gta 4 recommended requirements, but will I get a smooth running game at nice quality? Whats the max I can run it at? Thx for your help


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July 28, 2011 2:56:54 AM

Thanks but that doesn't answer my question. Im not informed about ur card that's why I'm asking specifically if I can run it with my specs
July 28, 2011 3:23:04 AM

You can run it but don't expect buttery smooth gameplay or the max settings. If your fine with running it on lower settings then try it out. I get about 30fps on max and with the texture mods on my 560ti and i5 2500k.
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July 28, 2011 6:42:33 AM


Your processor is the weakling as far as GTA4 goes. The GPU may be able to pull it off if there is a substantially peppy CPU. You're only on 2.1 Ghz. Had it been something like 2.6 or even 2.33, it would have been manageable.

As stated above, while you may be able to 'run' it, it won't be smooth and will definitely need to be run on lower settings + less memory usage.
July 28, 2011 4:00:04 PM

Thanks. Also, what if I overclocked my CPU? I'm not sure how to, but I know it helps
July 28, 2011 4:09:09 PM

GTA IV requires a good quad core CPU to run well. On an X3, I'd say it would run, maybe at 20-25 FPS on 1024X768 on mid to high since you don't have a powerful GPU. ( HD 5670 is an entry level card ).
July 28, 2011 9:58:54 PM

Actually, that doesn't look too bad for a Radeon HD 5670. It would be nice if the poster listed his resolution.

I would decrease the graphics quality to high or medium to improve performance. But that's just me.
July 28, 2011 10:36:36 PM

thanks guys for the answers, and by the way my power supply is 460watts, not 400watts. Also, what do u mean post my resolution? The one of my computer or the one in the game?
July 29, 2011 1:04:08 AM

well I'm getting the game tomorrow so I don't know yet. That's why I asked all this so I can know what to expect and not be disappointing by thinking I would get awesome results and then opening the game and it lags. basically I'd like to know ahead of time.

Also, how do I overclock my cpu and will that help run the game better?
July 29, 2011 2:33:41 AM

im not buying it my friend is giving it to me cuz he doesnt play it anymore
July 29, 2011 11:28:56 AM

Playeradam321 said:
Also, how do I overclock my cpu and will that help run the game better?

Overclocking your CPU can help you get better FPS since the game is CPU dependent. But Overclocking is something you ought to do at your own risk ! To start off, you need to get a good cooler for your CPU. Never do overclocking on stock cooler.,2452-4...

You can google for guides for overclocking.