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Will gt 240 ddr5 512mb run gta 4

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  • mrshane77

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 05:55 AM Edited by mrshane77, 07 June 2014 - 05:55 AM.

My setup,


Dell OptiPlex 755 sff

 2gb ddr2 ram

 2.4ghz quad core

 sata dvd drive

 sata hdd

 300w psu


I recently bought this computer and gt 240 drr5 512mb graphics card. I'm waiting for them to arrive. I hope to run gta 4 with these settings.


 1366x768 60hz

textures --- medium

reflections -- medium

shadows -- low

draw -- 25

detail -- 30

vehical density -- 25


 Max VRAM used --- 320mb


 I am renting an alienware laptop that has an i7 and 750m gpu. I play this game with those setting and have great framerate but its too expensive to keep renting it. Ive seen youtube videos showing that the gt 240 performs well running gta 4. So I just wanting to see if anyone has used the card with a quad core setup.

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 11:23 AM

 Well I had no idea the gt 240 is a full height gpu and I have a small form factor btx case. The card fits and works but sticks out the side and I had a use some plexy glass to mod it. I'll be ordering a PCI-E riser to fix the issue so I can once again put the original cover back on. 


 Gta 4 runs moderate on this setup, but a few things need upgrading. Currently I only have 2.0gb of ddr2 ram. 1 stick is 1gb, and 2 sticks are 512mb. Which I cant run them in dual channel mode and I think its because their mismatched. Plus their speed is only around 600mhz and its my best guess to get the 800mhz ones and upgrade from 2.0gb 600mhz to 4gb 800mhz.


 The other upgrade is the hard drive, its a 7200rpm 160gb drive but the response time is slow and its my guess that's why I get ocassional stuttering, either that or the low memory because when gta 4 is running it takes a 1gb of ram and im left with only 300mb free. The system takes around 600mb of ram which im running windows 8.


 I find no need for a large 3.5 hdd like the one this pc came with and I think a 2.5 sata or ssd will work just as good and give me some more room inside the computer.


  So that's where im at as far as building a system to run gta 4 decently at acceptable fps on medium settings and 1366x768.  My total cost so far is 160$.  I'm ahead of the PS3, and I can run PS1 and PS2 games ha.

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 10:34 PM

i am kind of surprised that the pci-e slot can power that gt 240 (but i guess it does use less power than 9800gt), so congratulations. make sure it stays cool. with all the money you spent, you should have gotten a regular computer with everything already set up maybe

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 03:41 PM Edited by mrshane77, 17 June 2014 - 03:43 PM.

 Thanks, I come from working on laptops so I know abit about computers. I just had to do some extra research to learn the differences with desktops. My PSU is 300w, the gt 240 requires a minium of 300w and is powered through the PCI-E slot. I made sure I bought a gpu that didnt require an extra power connector. Temps are good only reaching 76*C max.

  For only spending 160$ it would be extremly hard to find anything else so cheap already put together that could run gta 4 this well. It is playable and the pc has room to upgrade and be faster so I'm happy. A gaming laptop would be nice but theres no way I could afford one, I mostly game at home anyway.

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