Is this a laptop you have?
Anyway even if it isn't, sabot is right. Integrated graphics cards do little more than facilitating movie watching.
You will need to buy a graphics card.
For gaming, graphics cards are the MOST important component in a computer.
So even if 99% of your components passed, the main one didn't.
(Second to graphics cards are CPU's and then RAM- i think- etc... )
thegoat is mostly right the GPU is pretty much the center of a gaming rig, a capable processor (your's is decent) to pair it up, after the GPU/CPU the RAM and HDD are more of the storage subsystems, which have dramatically less impact than the processing elements.
So while his ordering is correct (GPU, CPU, RAM) the RAM doesn't matter that much, most games can shrug along with even 2GB of RAM.
that a statement "A $300 dollar computer will not play the latest games, ever. "
is a "bogus"
if you think 2gb ram and 250gb hdd is "insufficient", i guess you have no experience on lowend market so arguing with someone like this will just trow nonsense blahblahblah and im not wasting my time and effort to prove something on blind eyes
.....talk about missing the point! What's with the arguing ppl?? Help this guy out.
Coming straight to the point:
1. OC your processor.
GTAIV, though may run on your current processor speed, it's advisable to OC it (if you don't plan on upgrading to a Quad Core). GTAIV is a processor intensive game and WILL strain you processor.
An upgrade is necessary. For the simple fact that though your computer is brand new, the graphics capabilities of the onboard chip are, sorry to say, outdated. Further, an onboard setup won't give you the kick required for modern day gaming (GTAIV especially). The architecture of that chip is old and I would advise you to get a separate GPU. Should you consider it, there will be a plethora of options, which we would be happy to assist in separately depending on your decision.
are you sure it's not possible at all to play GTA4 on my computer?
first get a Quad core Processor & a nice Graphics card, then u will able to play GTA 4 on above medium settings.... u r using on-board graphics, and they r really bad for gaming(Not meant for gaming), if u try to run GTA4 on that u will not get more than 2 or 3 fps... that means not at all........