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Windows 7: Will this laptop run GTA IV?

26 Aug 2011   #1
George98

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Will this laptop run GTA IV?

Hi all, so will this laptop run GTA IV?
Here are the specs:
Intel® CoreTM i3-2310M 2.10GHz
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
English (QWERTY)
NVIDIA® GeForce® 410M GPU 1GB
500 GB Serial ATA (5400 rpm)
4 GB 1333MHz DDR3-SDRAM
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26 Aug 2011   #2
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Although some laptops do OK with lower settings and resolutions with some games, in general,
a laptop is not really meant for gaming.

GTA4 can be quite demanding, even on PCs that are specifically built for gaming.


My best guess is, at best, it will struggle even at lower settings.
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26 Aug 2011   #3
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

GTA 4 System Requirements

You should be able to play, but beware of overheating during gameplay, especially if you run at higher settings. Also, the Core i's are more efficient than the Core 2's so your 2.1 GHz should go a bit further. Your GPU, while not the fastest should play this game at least at lower settings.



GTA 4 Minimum System Requirements
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz or equivalent AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4Ghz
  • Memory/RAM: 1GB for XP and 1.5GB for Vista
  • Video Card: 256MB NVIDIA 7900 or 256MB ATI X1900
  • Hard Disk Space: 16GB free
  • Operating System: Windows XP SP3 or Windows Vista SP1
GTA 4 Recommended System Requirements
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4GHz or equivalent AMD Phenom X3 2.1GHz
  • Memory/RAM: 2.5 GB for XP or Vista
  • Video Card: 512MB NVIDIA 8600 or 512MB ATI 3870
  • Hard Disk Space: 18GB free
  • Operating System: Windows XP SP3 or Windows Vista SP1
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27 Aug 2011   #4
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

You should be able to run GTAIV, but at the lower settings. the Laptop 400 Series chips aren't really that great in my opinion.
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27 Aug 2011   #5
George98

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Do you think it would play the game on lowest settings without overheating or lag?
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27 Aug 2011   #6
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It will have some lag according to your specs, but you could try it and see, have you already bought the game or are you deciding to buy it? As for overheating and such just make sure your on a hard surface like a table and keep the fans and stuff blown out with compressed air and never play with the fans smothered like on a bed or on you lap...

Edit: The main issue I'm seeing is the size of the HDD and the rpm of it, I would like to see 7200rpm with at least two partitions on the drive of 160gb for the operating system and program and the other just for and 340gb for storage. Or have an ssd installed then I don't think you would have a problem at all.
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27 Aug 2011   #7
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Play EFLC, it runs much better than GTA 4. Those extra frames per second would really help on a laptop like yours.
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27 Aug 2011   #8
George98

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Do you know what the difference between GTA IV and EFLC? And I havent bought the laptop or the game yet, are there any OTHER and better laptops that will run GTA IV smoothly for under £500?
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27 Aug 2011   #9
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

EFLC contains the The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony... DLC. Its ported more efficiently, so it runs better. For general gameplay, play EFLC over GTA 4.
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27 Aug 2011   #10
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hmm, graphically wise, yes but not in full pretty glory. Intel graphics cards are bleh for gaming. But then again, I ran GTA 4 on my integrated ATI Radeon 3000 at decent levels.

So basically, yes it can, but not terribly great, maybe at 800x600 pixel resolution or maybe 1024x768 if you're lucky.
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