GTA 4 Runs like a slow motion movie

airman88

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OK I bought a GTA 4 last night. Installed it on my desktop but it doesnt run as expected. i thought my pc was going to be able to handle it.

these are my pc specs:

win 7 ultimate
amd athlon 64 dual core 4400+ 2.30ghz
4.25 ram ddr2
nvidia geforce 210 gpu
Asus M4A785-M
500GB WD HDD 7500rpm

Any suggestion on how to make the game run better. or things you would change on the above hardware. Im on a budget so please dont post really high end stuff.
 

airman88

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what about this

EVGA GeForce GTX 550

Biostar H67MU3 Intel H67 Socket H2 Motherboard and Intel Core i5-2310 2.90 GHz Quad-Core Processor

Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Vengeance Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2x 4GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, 9-9-9-24 CAS Latency, Intel XMP Ready, Unbuffered
 

successful_troll

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what exactly did you expected from a AMD 4400+ & GeForce 210 :??:
Just to point out that your pc have about the same power with a gaming pc from 2004, so yeah you are 8 years behind, that means no current generation games for you.
 

airman88

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I bought a evga gtx 550 ti 2g ddr5 it still lags in high settings my resolution is only 1024 x 680. any other suggestions?

@successful_tro I am not rich to be spending thousands on pc hardware so i try with what i have. i understand your point but this is what i have.
 

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No matter how much you upgrade your computer...Grand Theft Auto 4 is going to run like a "slow motion movie" if you don't reduce the graphic settings because Grand Theft Auto 4 is BADLY OPTIMIZED FOR THE PC.

The best thing you can do is upgrade your processor for playable FPS atleast.
 

airman88

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Apparently the drivers on my gpu were outdated so after updating it improved a lot. Also went out and bought an amd phenom II X6 1045t six cores . That really made the trick. Now is really good with all the settings max. Thank you all for the replys