Why does GTA4 say my settings exceed the available memory?

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2 years ago#1
It assumes I have less than 60MB of memory, when my computer has 4GB. It also won't render most textures so all you see is a bunch of characters on a backdrop of the open sky or something like that.

P.S. I installed the game on an external hard drive with many GB free.
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2 years ago#2
the available memory is the memory on your graphics card, not your system RAM. by the sounds of things your computer is nowhere near good enough to run this game.
2 years ago#3
Ok, it has roughly 2GB of graphics memory but only 64MB of Dedicated memory. Can I allow it to eat into the non-Dedicated memory?
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2 years ago#4
there's probably a setting in the BIOS of your computer to increase the amount of memory allocated to your (presumably) onboard graphics card; you shouldn't expect much from it though, and unless it's a laptop you should invest in a decent dedicated graphics card, assuming the rest of your system is good enough.
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