GTAIV won't let me change my graphics options

#1Tomar-RePosted 1/28/2012 8:01:40 AM
Hello everyone, I picked up GTAIV not too long ago, and it insists that I don't have the system requirements, thus it wont let me change the graphics settings. My Processor is a Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz and my Graphics Card is a Nvidia GeForce GT 555M, I don't know if my PC doesn't meet the requirements or not.
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#2Tomar-Re(Topic Creator)Posted 1/30/2012 8:04:28 AM
Bump :/
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#3Tomar-Re(Topic Creator)Posted 1/30/2012 8:21:23 AM
To be more specific,

My Processor is a Intel Core i7-2670QM with 2.20GHz. My Graphics Card is an Nvidia GeForce GT 555M, I have 6 gigs of ram, and I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)

Again, I don't know if my PC doesn't meet the requirements or not.
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#4neela147Posted 1/31/2012 3:14:34 AM
The chances are the game will probably run - but how well is another question.

Unfortunately GTA4 really comes down to trial & error ... literally!

There are some with high-end PC's who have problems with this game, yet others with low/mid-end PC's that will run it fine.

As far as I know - to run it smoothly you need at least a quad-core CPU, and high-end graphics card.

Now it looks like you have a laptop, although you haven't specifically said so.
Most laptops (apart from high-end dedicated gaming monsters that cost well over 1000) are not built to play graphically intensive games like GTA4.

Even if it does run the game - bear in mind that you laptop will be running most probably at max for a long time - stressing all the major components and hence affecting it's 'lifetime'.

At the very least I would get a hold of something like HWMonitor, or CoreTemp and monitor your temperatures will playing a game like this - just to make sure your laptop doesn't get too hot!

I have GTA 4 running super smoothly on this Desktop :

Intel Q6600 quad core 2.6GHz
AMD Sapphire 6850 Graphics card
8GB RAM
WIndows 7 Pro 64-bit
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#5Tomar-Re(Topic Creator)Posted 2/1/2012 6:03:38 PM
neela147 posted...
The chances are the game will probably run - but how well is another question.

Unfortunately GTA4 really comes down to trial & error ... literally!

There are some with high-end PC's who have problems with this game, yet others with low/mid-end PC's that will run it fine.

As far as I know - to run it smoothly you need at least a quad-core CPU, and high-end graphics card.

Now it looks like you have a laptop, although you haven't specifically said so.
Most laptops (apart from high-end dedicated gaming monsters that cost well over 1000) are not built to play graphically intensive games like GTA4.

Even if it does run the game - bear in mind that you laptop will be running most probably at max for a long time - stressing all the major components and hence affecting it's 'lifetime'.

At the very least I would get a hold of something like HWMonitor, or CoreTemp and monitor your temperatures will playing a game like this - just to make sure your laptop doesn't get too hot!

I have GTA 4 running super smoothly on this Desktop :

Intel Q6600 quad core 2.6GHz
AMD Sapphire 6850 Graphics card
8GB RAM
WIndows 7 Pro 64-bit


I have an Alienware, and they're practically made for gaming. I can run Battlefield 3 at high settings but not this, so I know it can't be my specs. And I thought my Processor was a quad core, or so I was told.
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#6neela147Posted 2/2/2012 2:16:18 AM
Ah OK then ... an Alienware. Why didn't you say so in your 1st post!

As I said - high-end gaming laptops should be OK with a game like GTA4.
There's a reason they are so expensive, and not only down to a good graphics chip ... all the components used are high-end and therefore capable of running continiously at high temperatures.

You should be able to run GTA4 fine.

But don't think that because you can run other games on high settings.

As you probably have read (from other forum posts) - GTA4 is (still!!!) one of the most CPU/GPU intensive games out there (because of bad porting).
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#7Tomar-Re(Topic Creator)Posted 2/7/2012 10:31:19 PM
neela147 posted...
Ah OK then ... an Alienware. Why didn't you say so in your 1st post!

As I said - high-end gaming laptops should be OK with a game like GTA4.
There's a reason they are so expensive, and not only down to a good graphics chip ... all the components used are high-end and therefore capable of running continiously at high temperatures.

You should be able to run GTA4 fine.

But don't think that because you can run other games on high settings.

As you probably have read (from other forum posts) - GTA4 is (still!!!) one of the most CPU/GPU intensive games out there (because of bad porting).


Sorry for not mentioning that, and sorry for the late reply.

Anyway, yeah, I should be able to, but I can't so what do I do?
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#8neela147Posted 2/8/2012 1:02:00 AM
Have a look here :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzMotq5Yj4A


Hopefully this helps.
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#9Tomar-Re(Topic Creator)Posted 2/19/2012 12:45:02 PM
neela147 posted...
Have a look here :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzMotq5Yj4A


Hopefully this helps.


Hey, sorry for the late reply, but it didn't work. What now? :/
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#10neela147Posted 2/21/2012 6:10:02 AM
Sorry - other than that no idea I'm afraid.

You could contact Dell (who own Alienware) and ask them the question.
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