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GTA 4 Runs like a slow motion movie

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July 1, 2012 12:52:08 PM

OK I bought a GTA 4 last night. Installed it on my desktop but it doesnt run as expected. i thought my pc was going to be able to handle it.

these are my pc specs:

win 7 ultimate
amd athlon 64 dual core 4400+ 2.30ghz
4.25 ram ddr2
nvidia geforce 210 gpu
Asus M4A785-M
500GB WD HDD 7500rpm

Any suggestion on how to make the game run better. or things you would change on the above hardware. Im on a budget so please dont post really high end stuff.

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July 1, 2012 1:01:35 PM

Hi :) 

If on a budget...a MUCH better graphics card will help....

All the best Brett :) 
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July 1, 2012 1:52:10 PM

what about mobo ram and cpu
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July 1, 2012 1:53:57 PM

what about this

EVGA GeForce GTX 550

Biostar H67MU3 Intel H67 Socket H2 Motherboard and Intel Core i5-2310 2.90 GHz Quad-Core Processor

Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Vengeance Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2x 4GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, 9-9-9-24 CAS Latency, Intel XMP Ready, Unbuffered
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July 1, 2012 2:03:07 PM

or upgrade gpu ram and cpu
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July 1, 2012 2:17:44 PM

Upgrade that GPU, a 210 is bottom of the line, you won't get anywhere with it. Best bang for the buck (without spending to much) is a HD 6770 or a little slower/cheaper HD 6670.
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July 2, 2012 6:43:19 PM

what exactly did you expected from a AMD 4400+ & GeForce 210 :??: 
Just to point out that your pc have about the same power with a gaming pc from 2004, so yeah you are 8 years behind, that means no current generation games for you.
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July 8, 2012 5:03:09 AM

I bought a evga gtx 550 ti 2g ddr5 it still lags in high settings my resolution is only 1024 x 680. any other suggestions?

@successful_tro I am not rich to be spending thousands on pc hardware so i try with what i have. i understand your point but this is what i have.
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July 8, 2012 2:26:07 PM

No matter how much you upgrade your computer...Grand Theft Auto 4 is going to run like a "slow motion movie" if you don't reduce the graphic settings because Grand Theft Auto 4 is BADLY OPTIMIZED FOR THE PC.

The best thing you can do is upgrade your processor for playable FPS atleast.
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July 9, 2012 3:08:29 AM

Apparently the drivers on my gpu were outdated so after updating it improved a lot. Also went out and bought an amd phenom II X6 1045t six cores . That really made the trick. Now is really good with all the settings max. Thank you all for the replys
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July 16, 2012 1:48:25 AM

Best answer selected by airman88.
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