Help On Downloading GTA IV(Fatal Error Shader Model 3.0)

I downloaded GTA IV a couple of days ago and it always says fatal error Shader Model 3.0 or Better and I Dont Know Whats My shader Model. Should I Download It For Me To Run GTA I've Been Waiting To Play This Download And Now I Cant Plz Help
My Computer Is: Windows 7 Pro Dell
Model: Inspiron 530
Processor: Intel(R) Core (TM)2 Duo CPU E4500 @2.20GHz
Memory Ram 1.00GB
And Its A 64-Bit Operating System
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  1. first of, the size of your ram is not compatible with 64bit OS.. since the purpose of using 64bit operating system is because it can handle RAM more than 4gb.

    on topic: the game requires shader model 3.0 and probably your video card doesnt support shader model 3,0 this is what causes the error. I wont ask, what model your videocard is, but I recommend you to upgrade your video card to a better model.
  2. Your win 7 must run slow with that little ram.



    If you want to run Windows 7 on your PC, here's what it takes:

    1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

    1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

    16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

    DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver


    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/system-requirements

    As stated, you need a new video card.
  3. jstaystackin said:
    I downloaded GTA IV a couple of days ago and it always says fatal error Shader Model 3.0 or Better and I Dont Know Whats My shader Model. Should I Download It For Me To Run GTA I've Been Waiting To Play This Download And Now I Cant Plz Help
    My Computer Is: Windows 7 Pro Dell
    Model: Inspiron 530
    Processor: Intel(R) Core (TM)2 Duo CPU E4500 @2.20GHz
    Memory Ram 1.00GB
    And Its A 64-Bit Operating System
    Please Reply


    As stated above, you are missing too much for Win7 64 bit and for any serious game as well.

    Options.
    RAM upgrade up to 8GB DDR2-667, this one reported to work Corsair 2GB (1x2GB) DDR2 667 MHz (PC2 5300) Desktop Memory (VS2GB667D2) http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-1x2GB-Desktop-Memory-VS2GB667D2/dp/B000R4OUNC
    Make sure that you have the latest BIOS installed 1.0.18 http://ftp.dell.com/bios/530_1018.EXE prior to upgrading RAM.

    Your CPU is not so good, some improvements are possible here.

    Since you PC was sold with Core2Duo, most likely it can support only similar CPUs, not Quads.
    In this case those are all supported CPUs:


    Intel Celeron processor 430
    Intel Celeron Processor 420 (1.6 GHz, 800 FSB)
    Wolfdale Dual Core E7300, 2.66, 3MB, 65W, M0
    Wolfdale Dual Core E8190, 2.66G, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65Watt, C0
    Wolfdale Dual Core E8200, 2.66G, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, C0
    Wolfdale Dual Core E8300, 2.83G, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, C0
    Wolfdale Dual Core E8400, 3.00G, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, C0
    Wolfdale Dual Core E8400, 3.00G, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, E0
    Wolfdale Dual Core E8500, 3.16G, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, C0
    Wolfdale Dual Core E8500, 3.16G, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, E0
    Wolfdale Core 2 Duo, E8600, 3.33GHz, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, E0

    Conroe E1400, 2.00G, 512KB,CCO,M0
    Conroe E2140, 1.60G, 1MB, 800FSB, M0
    Conroe E2160, 1.80G, 1MB, 800FSB, L2
    Conroe E2160, 1.80G, 1MB, 800FSB, M0
    Conroe E2180, 2.00G, 1MB, 800FSB, M0
    Conroe E2200, 2.20G, 1MB, 800FSB, M0
    Conroe E2220, 2.40G, 1MB, PCO, M0
    Conroe E4300, 1.80G, 2MB, 800FSB, L2
    Conroe E4400, 2.00G, 2MB, 800FSB, L2
    Conroe E4500, 2.20G, 2MB, 800FSB, M0
    Conroe E4600, 2.40G, 2MB, 800FSB, M0
    Conroe E4700, 2.60G, 2MB, 800FSB, G0
    Conroe E6320, 1.86G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
    Conroe E6420, 2.13G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
    Conroe E6550, 2.33G, 4MB, 1333FSB
    Conroe E6600, 2.40G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
    Conroe E6700, 2.66G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
    Conroe E6750, 2.66G, 4MB, 1333FSB, G0
    Conroe E6850, 3.00G, 4MB, 1333FSB, G0
    Conroe E7200, 2.53G, 3MB, WFD, 65W

    Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5200(2.5 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
    Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 (2.80 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
    Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E7600 (3M Cache, 3.06 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)

    Prior to installing the processor, check that you have BIOS Version 1.0.16 installed, when support for new Intel CPU's was added.

    Video Card. You have 300 watt power supply, in this case you can install basically all models of HD7750 and some GTX650

    Power supply. If you want to upgrade your Video card to stronger model than I show above, you will need power supply upgrade - any ATX power supply will fit well and compatible.

    This is actual framework of you possible upgrades depending on your budget and needs.

    Anything else I can help you with?
  4. Where did you download it from?
  5. Where Can I Get It From Or Can I Just Change My Computer Cause Im Getting A Ne Laptop Soon Which One Should I get
  6. reijin2409 said:
    first of, the size of your ram is not compatible with 64bit OS.. since the purpose of using 64bit operating system is because it can handle RAM more than 4gb.

    on topic: the game requires shader model 3.0 and probably your video card doesnt support shader model 3,0 this is what causes the error. I wont ask, what model your videocard is, but I recommend you to upgrade your video card to a better model.


    Hawkeye22 said:
    Your win 7 must run slow with that little ram.



    If you want to run Windows 7 on your PC, here's what it takes:

    1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

    1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

    16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

    DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver


    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/system-requirements

    As stated, you need a new video card.


    Anonymous said:
    Where did you download it from?


    I Dowload It For Gmefly And Steam
  7. Hawkeye22 said:
    Your win 7 must run slow with that little ram.



    If you want to run Windows 7 on your PC, here's what it takes:

    1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

    1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

    16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

    DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver


    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/system-requirements

    As stated, you need a new video card.


    So If I Get A Video Card It Would Be Good
  8. You also need to increase your memory size to at least 4 GB, right now you are below Win7 requirements.
  9. Kisianik said:
    You also need to increase your memory size to at least 4 GB, right now you are below Win7 requirements.


    Do You Know Whats A Good Laptop To Buy With The Requirements Needed For The Game
  10. reijin2409 said:
    first of, the size of your ram is not compatible with 64bit OS.. since the purpose of using 64bit operating system is because it can handle RAM more than 4gb.

    on topic: the game requires shader model 3.0 and probably your video card doesnt support shader model 3,0 this is what causes the error. I wont ask, what model your videocard is, but I recommend you to upgrade your video card to a better model.


    Is A Intel HD Graphics Video Card Good
  11. jstaystackin said:
    reijin2409 said:
    first of, the size of your ram is not compatible with 64bit OS.. since the purpose of using 64bit operating system is because it can handle RAM more than 4gb.

    on topic: the game requires shader model 3.0 and probably your video card doesnt support shader model 3,0 this is what causes the error. I wont ask, what model your videocard is, but I recommend you to upgrade your video card to a better model.


    Is A Intel HD Graphics Video Card Good


    This is not video card - it is embedded into your motherboard, it is part of it, it is a chip.
    You need to get dedicated video card like this one HIS iCooler H775FS2G Radeon HD 7750 2GB 128-bit DDR3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161427
    Or similar.
    Plus you need RAM.

    Laptop will cost you much more than upgrade.
  12. jstaystackin said:
    reijin2409 said:
    first of, the size of your ram is not compatible with 64bit OS.. since the purpose of using 64bit operating system is because it can handle RAM more than 4gb.

    on topic: the game requires shader model 3.0 and probably your video card doesnt support shader model 3,0 this is what causes the error. I wont ask, what model your videocard is, but I recommend you to upgrade your video card to a better model.

    Is A Intel HD Graphics Video Card Good


    the game requires fast CPU speed. I'll be recomending a quad-core for desktop. But since your looking for a laptop, A dual core may do, atleast get a laptop that comes with a nvidia/ATI graphics. but youll have to run the game at low settings and resolution, unless ofcourse your buying a REAL gaming laptop, which definitely will cost you twice or thrice than a gaming desktop.

    If you decided to buy a desktop computer for gaming, get the ones that are quad core. An intel i5-3570k are right now one of the most recomended quad-core for gaming. for a discrete graphics card, a nvidia gtx 650 / ATI Radeon 7770.. you may also consider getting a 660Ti / 7870.

    PS: Try to upgrade your RAM atleast 4gb. to utilize the minimum potential of 64bit computing operating systems. And oh yeah, get a decent PSU too, if your planning to upgrade the said components.
  13. reijin2409 said:
    jstaystackin said:
    reijin2409 said:
    first of, the size of your ram is not compatible with 64bit OS.. since the purpose of using 64bit operating system is because it can handle RAM more than 4gb.

    on topic: the game requires shader model 3.0 and probably your video card doesnt support shader model 3,0 this is what causes the error. I wont ask, what model your videocard is, but I recommend you to upgrade your video card to a better model.

    Is A Intel HD Graphics Video Card Good


    the game requires fast CPU speed. I'll be recomending a quad-core for desktop. But since your looking for a laptop, A dual core may do, atleast get a laptop that comes with a nvidia/ATI graphics. but youll have to run the game at low settings and resolution, unless ofcourse your buying a REAL gaming laptop, which definitely will cost you twice or thrice than a gaming desktop.

    If you decided to buy a desktop computer for gaming, get the ones that are quad core. An intel i5-3570k are right now one of the most recomended quad-core for gaming. for a discrete graphics card, a nvidia gtx 650 / ATI Radeon 7770.. you may also consider getting a 660Ti / 7870.

    PS: Try to upgrade your RAM atleast 4gb. to utilize the minimum potential of 64bit computing operating systems. And oh yeah, get a decent PSU too, if your planning to upgrade the said components.


    Check This Out And Tell Me If Its Good
    http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15-3521/pd?oc=dncwc21bw7&model_id=inspiron-15-3521

    Or

    http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/buy/intelinside/detail_laptop.html?product_id=308195&originating_from=laptops&audience_shop-for=106&
  14. jstaystackin said:
    reijin2409 said:
    jstaystackin said:
    reijin2409 said:
    first of, the size of your ram is not compatible with 64bit OS.. since the purpose of using 64bit operating system is because it can handle RAM more than 4gb.

    on topic: the game requires shader model 3.0 and probably your video card doesnt support shader model 3,0 this is what causes the error. I wont ask, what model your videocard is, but I recommend you to upgrade your video card to a better model.

    Is A Intel HD Graphics Video Card Good


    the game requires fast CPU speed. I'll be recomending a quad-core for desktop. But since your looking for a laptop, A dual core may do, atleast get a laptop that comes with a nvidia/ATI graphics. but youll have to run the game at low settings and resolution, unless ofcourse your buying a REAL gaming laptop, which definitely will cost you twice or thrice than a gaming desktop.

    If you decided to buy a desktop computer for gaming, get the ones that are quad core. An intel i5-3570k are right now one of the most recomended quad-core for gaming. for a discrete graphics card, a nvidia gtx 650 / ATI Radeon 7770.. you may also consider getting a 660Ti / 7870.

    PS: Try to upgrade your RAM atleast 4gb. to utilize the minimum potential of 64bit computing operating systems. And oh yeah, get a decent PSU too, if your planning to upgrade the said components.


    Check This Out And Tell Me If Its Good
    http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15-3521/pd?oc=dncwc21bw7&model_id=inspiron-15-3521

    Or

    http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/buy/intelinside/detail_laptop.html?product_id=308195&originating_from=laptops&audience_shop-for=106&


    I wouldnt recomend an Intel HD Graphics card for gaming. Especially laptops since its very expensive. but if you insist on the two. the samsung with gt 650m dedicated nvidia card will be more powerful than DELL's GT 525M.

    GT 650m has 384 GPU Cores, clocked at 900Mhz
    http://www.geforce.com/hardware/notebook-gpus/geforce-gt-650m/specifications

    while gt 525m only has 96 cores clocked at 1200Mhz.
    http://www.geforce.com/hardware/notebook-gpus/geforce-gt-525m/specifications

    clock alone cant give you that much of a performance.
  15. reijin2409 said:
    jstaystackin said:
    reijin2409 said:
    jstaystackin said:
    reijin2409 said:
    first of, the size of your ram is not compatible with 64bit OS.. since the purpose of using 64bit operating system is because it can handle RAM more than 4gb.

    on topic: the game requires shader model 3.0 and probably your video card doesnt support shader model 3,0 this is what causes the error. I wont ask, what model your videocard is, but I recommend you to upgrade your video card to a better model.

    Is A Intel HD Graphics Video Card Good


    the game requires fast CPU speed. I'll be recomending a quad-core for desktop. But since your looking for a laptop, A dual core may do, atleast get a laptop that comes with a nvidia/ATI graphics. but youll have to run the game at low settings and resolution, unless ofcourse your buying a REAL gaming laptop, which definitely will cost you twice or thrice than a gaming desktop.

    If you decided to buy a desktop computer for gaming, get the ones that are quad core. An intel i5-3570k are right now one of the most recomended quad-core for gaming. for a discrete graphics card, a nvidia gtx 650 / ATI Radeon 7770.. you may also consider getting a 660Ti / 7870.

    PS: Try to upgrade your RAM atleast 4gb. to utilize the minimum potential of 64bit computing operating systems. And oh yeah, get a decent PSU too, if your planning to upgrade the said components.


    Check This Out And Tell Me If Its Good
    http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15-3521/pd?oc=dncwc21bw7&model_id=inspiron-15-3521

    Or

    http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/buy/intelinside/detail_laptop.html?product_id=308195&originating_from=laptops&audience_shop-for=106&


    I wouldnt recomend an Intel HD Graphics card for gaming. Especially laptops since its very expensive. but if you insist on the two. the samsung with gt 650m dedicated nvidia card will be more powerful than DELL's GT 525M.

    GT 650m has 384 GPU Cores, clocked at 900Mhz
    http://www.geforce.com/hardware/notebook-gpus/geforce-gt-650m/specifications

    while gt 525m only has 96 cores clocked at 1200Mhz.
    http://www.geforce.com/hardware/notebook-gpus/geforce-gt-525m/specifications

    clock alone cant give you that much of a performance.


    Check This Out

    http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15r-se-7520/pd?~ck=mn&~ck=mn

    The Video Card Is A (AMD Radeon™ HD 7730M 2GB)
    Memory (6GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz)
    Hard Drive (750GB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive)
    Windows 8 64 Bit
    Processor (3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3230M processor (3M Cache, up to 3.2 GHz)
  16. jstaystackin said:
    reijin2409 said:
    jstaystackin said:
    reijin2409 said:
    jstaystackin said:
    reijin2409 said:
    first of, the size of your ram is not compatible with 64bit OS.. since the purpose of using 64bit operating system is because it can handle RAM more than 4gb.

    on topic: the game requires shader model 3.0 and probably your video card doesnt support shader model 3,0 this is what causes the error. I wont ask, what model your videocard is, but I recommend you to upgrade your video card to a better model.

    Is A Intel HD Graphics Video Card Good


    the game requires fast CPU speed. I'll be recomending a quad-core for desktop. But since your looking for a laptop, A dual core may do, atleast get a laptop that comes with a nvidia/ATI graphics. but youll have to run the game at low settings and resolution, unless ofcourse your buying a REAL gaming laptop, which definitely will cost you twice or thrice than a gaming desktop.

    If you decided to buy a desktop computer for gaming, get the ones that are quad core. An intel i5-3570k are right now one of the most recomended quad-core for gaming. for a discrete graphics card, a nvidia gtx 650 / ATI Radeon 7770.. you may also consider getting a 660Ti / 7870.

    PS: Try to upgrade your RAM atleast 4gb. to utilize the minimum potential of 64bit computing operating systems. And oh yeah, get a decent PSU too, if your planning to upgrade the said components.


    Check This Out And Tell Me If Its Good
    http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15-3521/pd?oc=dncwc21bw7&model_id=inspiron-15-3521

    Or

    http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/buy/intelinside/detail_laptop.html?product_id=308195&originating_from=laptops&audience_shop-for=106&


    I wouldnt recomend an Intel HD Graphics card for gaming. Especially laptops since its very expensive. but if you insist on the two. the samsung with gt 650m dedicated nvidia card will be more powerful than DELL's GT 525M.

    GT 650m has 384 GPU Cores, clocked at 900Mhz
    http://www.geforce.com/hardware/notebook-gpus/geforce-gt-650m/specifications

    while gt 525m only has 96 cores clocked at 1200Mhz.
    http://www.geforce.com/hardware/notebook-gpus/geforce-gt-525m/specifications

    clock alone cant give you that much of a performance.


    Check This Out

    http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15r-se-7520/pd?~ck=mn&~ck=mn

    The Video Card Is A (AMD Radeon™ HD 7730M 2GB)
    Memory (6GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz)
    Hard Drive (750GB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive)
    Windows 8 64 Bit
    Processor (3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3230M processor (3M Cache, up to 3.2 GHz)


    that will do too.. but still desktop for gaming, is cheaper and u also get higher quality and effects overall.
  17. reijin2409 said:
    jstaystackin said:
    reijin2409 said:
    jstaystackin said:
    reijin2409 said:
    jstaystackin said:
    reijin2409 said:
    first of, the size of your ram is not compatible with 64bit OS.. since the purpose of using 64bit operating system is because it can handle RAM more than 4gb.

    on topic: the game requires shader model 3.0 and probably your video card doesnt support shader model 3,0 this is what causes the error. I wont ask, what model your videocard is, but I recommend you to upgrade your video card to a better model.

    Is A Intel HD Graphics Video Card Good


    the game requires fast CPU speed. I'll be recomending a quad-core for desktop. But since your looking for a laptop, A dual core may do, atleast get a laptop that comes with a nvidia/ATI graphics. but youll have to run the game at low settings and resolution, unless ofcourse your buying a REAL gaming laptop, which definitely will cost you twice or thrice than a gaming desktop.

    If you decided to buy a desktop computer for gaming, get the ones that are quad core. An intel i5-3570k are right now one of the most recomended quad-core for gaming. for a discrete graphics card, a nvidia gtx 650 / ATI Radeon 7770.. you may also consider getting a 660Ti / 7870.

    PS: Try to upgrade your RAM atleast 4gb. to utilize the minimum potential of 64bit computing operating systems. And oh yeah, get a decent PSU too, if your planning to upgrade the said components.


    Check This Out And Tell Me If Its Good
    http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15-3521/pd?oc=dncwc21bw7&model_id=inspiron-15-3521

    Or

    http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/buy/intelinside/detail_laptop.html?product_id=308195&originating_from=laptops&audience_shop-for=106&


    I wouldnt recomend an Intel HD Graphics card for gaming. Especially laptops since its very expensive. but if you insist on the two. the samsung with gt 650m dedicated nvidia card will be more powerful than DELL's GT 525M.

    GT 650m has 384 GPU Cores, clocked at 900Mhz
    http://www.geforce.com/hardware/notebook-gpus/geforce-gt-650m/specifications

    while gt 525m only has 96 cores clocked at 1200Mhz.
    http://www.geforce.com/hardware/notebook-gpus/geforce-gt-525m/specifications

    clock alone cant give you that much of a performance.


    Check This Out

    http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15r-se-7520/pd?~ck=mn&~ck=mn

    The Video Card Is A (AMD Radeon™ HD 7730M 2GB)
    Memory (6GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz)
    Hard Drive (750GB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive)
    Windows 8 64 Bit
    Processor (3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3230M processor (3M Cache, up to 3.2 GHz)


    that will do too.. but still desktop for gaming, is cheaper and u also get higher quality and effects overall.


    I know A desktop better but I already own a desktop and I don't want to get another one because the one I have is good but I was getting a new laptop for school so I can be able to play this game
  18. jstaystackin said:

    I know A desktop better but I already own a desktop and I don't want to get another one because the one I have is good but I was getting a new laptop for school so I can be able to play this game

    Then that laptop you provided will work in some games. on the other hand it will somehow work on GTA IV. but I really cant give you an assurance to have good frames, since GTA is also a CPU eater. I had bad experience playing it on dual core CPU's. as far as I remember.
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