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Is it possible to play GTA4 on a single-core?

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At minimum settings, is it possible to run GTA4 on a single-core PC? Or will the game not support SC? (I'm incredibly bored, and planning on borrowing my friend's copy over Christmas break, but not sure if it'll run. And I have no money to upgrade. )
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post #2 of 19
possibly, but probably with every single setting on the lower

That is what I am doing with my laptop right now playing HL2, everything is low.
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post #3 of 19
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Originally Posted by Gandalf View Post
At minimum settings, is it possible to run GTA4 on a single-core PC? Or will the game not support SC? (I'm incredibly bored, and planning on borrowing my friend's copy over Christmas break, but not sure if it'll run. And I have no money to upgrade. )
I would say minimum settings should be doable... This is just a guess though. I don't play GTA4.
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It will run but you will have turn lower the traffic density setting.
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the 50 dollars you spend on gta4 can go towards a decent x2 am2 processor
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lol, I don't have $50. I'm borrowing it from a friend for a couple weeks. And thanks for the suggestions - I'll post back when its installed.
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Well, it runs, but barely. It's very laggy - are there any software tweaks that will further lower the resource demands?
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post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by Gandalf View Post
Well, it runs, but barely. It's very laggy - are there any software tweaks that will further lower the resource demands?
You sure it's worth it at this point? I'd rather play solitaire or something maxed out.
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post #9 of 19
my buddies athlon plays it....
(i think it was a 2.3ghz athlon... came out in late p4 era)
that, and 2 gigs ddr1 333mhz ram, a hd2600, and he plays it at lowest settings
not greatest fps but playable for a game like that
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Originally Posted by Microsis View Post
You sure it's worth it at this point? I'd rather play solitaire or something maxed out.
lolol

For me personally I still get lag...heck I think its worse after this recent update.
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