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Will it run GTA IV? Or newer games to come? Please Help!!!

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April 23, 2009 4:12:47 PM

OK, hi everyone. In about a months time i will have completely customized my Dell Dimension 4700..the specs it will have are:
Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L, Intel G41, S 775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 1333, SATA 3Gbps - motherboard
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400, Yorkfield Core, 775, 2.66 GHz, 1333MHz, 2MBx2 L2 Cache, 95W, Retail
or instead of that processor:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200, Yorkfield Core, S775, 2.33GHz, 1333MHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 7x, 95W, Retail
Nvidia 8800GT graphics card
3GB of RAM
and Windows XP OS


I am hoping to be able to not have to upgrade for at least another 2 years while running the latest games....will the above specs ^^^ run GTA IV PC nice and smooth, like a console? Also will this rig last?

Thanks in advance guys...BTW if this is a really dumb and easy question please dont flame me im new to hardware stuff and im only 13 :)  :p 

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April 23, 2009 4:45:25 PM

not really, it has the quad but a fairly low end gfx card.
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April 23, 2009 5:01:01 PM

GTA IV

Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows Vista - Service Pack 1 / XP - Service Pack 3
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz, AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4Ghz
Memory: 1.5GB, 16GB Free Hard Drive Space
Video Card: 256MB NVIDIA 7900 / 256MB ATI X1900

Recommended System Requirements
OS: Windows Vista - Service Pack 1 / XP - Service Pack 3
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4Ghz, AMD Phenom X3 2.1Ghz
Memory: 2 GB (Windows XP) 2.5 GB (Windows Vista)
18 GB Free Hard Drive Space


Video Card: 512MB NVIDIA 8600 / 512MB ATI 3870



The higher clocked quad is definitely the better choice since Dells don't allow overclocking. I would go for vista 64 and more ram, at least 4 GB. The video card probably isn't the best choice either.
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April 23, 2009 5:32:55 PM

what is the price you are expecting to pay? you can get a decent i7 gateway refurb with a 4850 graphics card for $750... it will be much easier to upgrade and will last a good 3 - 4 years before you might want to replace it.
April 23, 2009 5:53:25 PM

at the same time if spends 750 for a gayway he myswell just buld himself a comp. once you go past $350-400 its always going to be better just to build it
April 23, 2009 6:04:32 PM

If you want to play GTAIV on PC, be prepared to drop $200~$300 on a GTX285 or HD4890.

Even with GTX280, I can only get about 30FPS at 1680 x 1050 w/ everything at medium. You thought Crysis was bad? :sarcastic: 
April 23, 2009 6:07:36 PM

I agree, but based on his post I figured he would rather buy a pre assembled computer... And while I won't ever say a mainstream company can compete with a home build, the gateway is a very good price for what you get, of course it comes with limitations such as a locked bios, but so would the Dell.
April 23, 2009 6:10:58 PM

Helloworld_98 said:
what cpu yomama?


Core i7 920.

So as you can see, the requirement for GTA IV is not low by ANY standard. Their "recommended" requirement is more like a "minimum" requirement.
April 23, 2009 9:19:21 PM

ty for all your answers guys it really helped.....my grpahics card is running this game on max settings with no problems?!?!?!?! its just the lagging from the crapness of my CPU that makes it lag.....i can tell this by the fact that when im in a building like a shop for example the game runs real smooth as as there are less people and animated objects in the shop it is less CPU dependent....while outside the CPU has to support all the seperate animations of people and cars......so thnaks for your hlep everyon1! :) 
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