GTA 4 not running well what to do?

I have a dell inspiron 15R notebook with the following configuration:
Processor 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3210M processor (3M Cache, up to 3.1 GHz)
Operating System Windows® 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (English)
Display 15.6" HD WLED True-Life (1366x768) - ICC
Memory3 4GB3 DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz
Hard Drive 1.0TB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
Video Card AMD Radeon™ HD 7730M DDR3 2GB - ICC

but the GTA4 is not running smoothly at all even with the lowest resolution. Please help!!!!
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  1. Don't be too surprised, it's a badly ported game. It wouldn't work too well with even high end machines.
    Try reducing texture to 'low', detail distance to maybe 5-10 along with draw distance. Turn shadows to low too if it's still unplayable (It will reduce a lot of eye candy).
    Also, apply the latest patch for the game.
  2. ^+1
    There are a lot of notebooks out with good specs that don't work well with games try what Gman suggested and see if it helps any and good luck.
  3. vatsal_goel said:
    I have a dell inspiron 15R notebook with the following configuration:
    Processor 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3210M processor (3M Cache, up to 3.1 GHz)
    Operating System Windows® 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (English)
    Display 15.6" HD WLED True-Life (1366x768) - ICC
    Memory3 4GB3 DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz
    Hard Drive 1.0TB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
    Video Card AMD Radeon™ HD 7730M DDR3 2GB - ICC

    but the GTA4 is not running smoothly at all even with the lowest resolution. Please help!!!!

    You should probably try running if lower setting
    lower the texturing distance , resolution , texture an all it should run smoothly then
  4. Actually GTA 4 did run quite well on my Lenovo Y470 (i5-2410m & GT 550m @ 1366x768). It's been awhile, but I believe I had it on medium quality settings. The only issue I had is that it made my laptop run real hot.

    I would update GTA 4 with patches. I think I patched it to 1.04 if I remember correctly. You might want to update graphic drivers. Last resort is a clean install of Win 7.
  5. Try installing the 1.0.4.0 patch and look up some gta iv command lines on YouTube, you should see a boost in performance.
  6. Laptops, even the expensive ones, are generally awful at gaming.
  7. i have the same laptop (Dell Inspiron 15r SE) and i have the same problem in GTA 4. Its not running smoothly..i use the benchmark in the game it shows the graphics adapter running on Intel HD 4000 :fou: . How to change or fix to graphics card? Please reply me...thanks..
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