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Can I run GTA 4 with GeForce FX 5200 256MB PCI Graphics Card

Im trying to play GTA 4, which I bought for $20 and could not run do to my video card, the factory one that came with it. I have a Dell, and all of my requirements meet what I need except the video card. So, I want to know if I can run it with: GeForce FX 5200 256MB PCI Graphics Card, cuase it is only $35 dollars at Best Buy? My goal is to not spend a ton more than I bought the game for, I made a bad assumption that since I bought my computer well after GTA 4 came out it would work on it.
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    If I remember correctly the FX5200 is only good for playing videos. Its useless as a 3D card. Get an HD 4670 or better. You might be able to get by with a 7600GT. They are going for like $15 used on ebay.
  2. A 4670 512Mb would be enough to run GTA4 at lowest settings...You should get it around $70
  3. ok, i don't mean to be an ass, but in order to play newer games you need to spend a little money

    +1 sayantan, though we don't know the rest of his specs, for all we know he could be running a P4 w/ HT (makes it look like a dual core)
  4. U pick a wrong game, buddy...
    GTA 4 is a very demanding resources, what should i called it....
    U must have a great component to be able to play that game...

    What about the rest of your specs?
  5. Typically just meeting minimum requirements = minimum enjoyment...
  6. ^+1

    Yeah. I started seeing that was true back when I was hanging on to my GF3 TI 200 a little longer than I should have. Was in my main rig till I finally got a 1950GT AGP for my ol Athlon 3000. One thing I don't miss about college, lack of funds :D.

    Anyway, sorry, but a GeForce FX 5200 is crap for games. If you have a rather new computer, the onboard graphics are likely faster than the GeForce FX 5200 you are thinking of installing.
  7. Quote:
    FX5200 is a piece of sh#t.
    You can't play on it anything except counter-stricke and old games.

    If You Want To Play GTA Build a system at least Core 2 duo&9800gt


    I would say at least Core 2 Quad... :)
  8. jaguarskx said:
    Typically just meeting minimum requirements = minimum enjoyment...


    but minimum enjoyment > no enjoyment. :kaola:
  9. Quote:
    FX5200 is a piece of sh#t.
    You can't play on it anything except counter-stricke and old games.

    If You Want To Play GTA Build a system at least Core 2 duo&9800gt


    Actually for good GTA 4 gameplay a quad-core will be better. :kaola:
  10. hallowed_dragon said:
    Actually for good GTA 4 gameplay a quad-core will be better. :kaola:


    why stop there? why not crossfire 3 5970's, get a 1500W PSU and a liquid nitrogen cooled core i7. If you are gonna blow his budget anyway do it with style.
  11. fafner said:
    why stop there? why not crossfire 3 5970's, get a 1500W PSU and a liquid nitrogen cooled core i7. If you are gonna blow his budget anyway do it with style.


    Yap. I totally agree. But, offtopic my reply was merely redirected to the troll here which keeps appearing in some threads with comments like : 'your system SUCKS' or '<whatever> is a piece of sh#t'.
    And also, you can't X-fire 3 5970's. :D
  12. GTA4 and weak GPU's don't mix......

    You want game, you will need to shell out a bit more cash.....
  13. GTA 4 is a very crappy port. I had an HD 4850, and I could only play GTA 4 on medium settings. Add all the bugs and crashes, and I gave up GTA 4 after one day.
  14. Yes you can play GTA4 with a FX 5200 but you ain't going to like it....

    Sorry, I couldn't resist.
  15. i have hd 4670 1GB and i can play gta 4 maximum with amd phenom 2 X3 720 with 20-35 frames at 1280x1024, so it is a great card but needs a strong processor to feel its true power .....
  16. Glacier said:
    GTA 4 is a very crappy port. I had an HD 4850, and I could only play GTA 4 on medium settings. Add all the bugs and crashes, and I gave up GTA 4 after one day.


    wow. I heard they did a half-assed job porting it, but I didn't know it's THAT bad.
  17. dualblade said:
    i have hd 4670 1GB and i can play gta 4 maximum with amd phenom 2 X3 720 with 20-35 frames at 1280x1024, so it is a great card but needs a strong processor to feel its true power .....


    did you OC your phenom? I wonder if an OCed x2 is good enough.
  18. At 1280x1024 any game will perform well even if the hardware is not up to par. The issue is at 1680x 1050 and above... I agree as to the game being the worst ported console title on PC. I played it at a friends house and got steered away, thankfully..... GTA4 was made to be played on a console not a PC.....
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  20. mindless728 said:
    ok, i don't mean to be an ass, but in order to play newer games you need to spend a little money

    +1 sayantan, though we don't know the rest of his specs, for all we know he could be running a P4 w/ HT (makes it look like a dual core)



    If I were going to spend a chunk of change on a video card to play a game, I would just go buy a PS3 or a Xbox 360. I understand it is a very large game, I have all the components necessary, like I said I just need a video card to meet up with the requirements, and I figure the game came out 2 years ago, so how demanding can it be for a new computer.

    P.S. And don't be a jerk off like so many quotes I see on this website about how the guy asking a question doesn't know anything about computers, why would I be asking if I had the knowledge.
  21. fafner said:
    If I remember correctly the FX5200 is only good for playing videos. Its useless as a 3D card. Get an HD 4670 or better. You might be able to get by with a 7600GT. They are going for like $15 used on ebay.


    Thanks for the info, I'll check the specs to make sure. I don't care that much about graphics, if I got to run at a lower quality that's fine, just don't want it freezing on me. I enjoyed the hell out of san andeas and the graphics on that kinda suck.
  22. trevline06 said:
    If I were going to spend a chunk of change on a video card to play a game, I would just go buy a PS3 or a Xbox 360. I understand it is a very large game, I have all the components necessary, like I said I just need a video card to meet up with the requirements, and I figure the game came out 2 years ago, so how demanding can it be for a new computer.

    P.S. And don't be a jerk off like so many quotes I see on this website about how the guy asking a question doesn't know anything about computers, why would I be asking if I had the knowledge.


    Well you picked the wrong game, it's an old title that has major flaws regardless of the system you use unless you build a 5k machine specifically for GTA4.

    mindless728 is 100% correct, if you want GAME you need to save up for a GPU that is up to the task. The 5200 is great for games like pac-man and frogger ;) , but when it comes to games that require a beefed up GPU you have to ask yourself if it is worth the extra cash or not. IMO spending a chunk of cash just to be able to play GTA4 is ridiculous.

    If you would have done a bit of research, youtube for example, you would have seen where people are buying 5870's and 5970's just to get the game to play at respectable frames with eye-candy enabled.
  23. OvrClkr said:
    Well you picked the wrong game, it's an old title that has major flaws regardless of the system you use unless you build a 5k machine specifically for GTA4.

    mindless728 is 100% correct, if you want GAME you need to save up for a GPU that is up to the task. The 5200 is great for games like pac-man and frogger ;) , but when it comes to games that require a beefed up GPU you have to ask yourself if it is worth the extra cash or not. IMO spending a chunk of cash just to be able to play GTA4 is ridiculous.

    If you would have done a bit of research, youtube for example, you would have seen where people are buying 5870's and 5970's just to get the game to play at respectable frames with eye-candy enabled.


    well put. I had a feeling it might give me these issues, with this advice i will probably say f it. Thanks.
  24. rsmith13 said:
    Yes you can play GTA4 with a FX 5200 but you ain't going to like it....

    Sorry, I couldn't resist.

    why?
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