I have just recently sent my girlfriend, who is just as poor as me, my backup PC with 8GB of ram, a core 2 quad @ 2.83GHz, and the icing on the cake, a Radeon HD 6950 with 2GB of ram.
Yes, GTA V on this PC is a bit hard, but it runs pretty well.... mostly.
My friend has quite a few problems, and since google comes up with... not much, I'll ask here.
First, she gets a "ERR GFX D3D INIT" error rather often, and the game just dies. Her Weed farm kills the game most of the time, she has to reboot the game over and over, and eventually, it's just random, the weed farm just works. What the hell, is there some sort of weed farm russian roulette in terms of it crashing??
Next, if she hovers over a gif in discord, it somehow causes GTA to drop to 1FPS, or, causes it to freeze repeatedly, as if GTA is like "lol I'm working, now I'm not, now I am, now I'm not"
And lastly, Other games that run the GPU even harder work just fine, BUT L4D2 also had a D3D error today on her PC, so I'm honestly lost, A+ just doesn't cut it with this Franken PC. Is it GTA? Is it directX (Which comes up in dxdiag with no errors)? Or is it some other thing!?
Oh, and sometimes it does this bullsh*t, where the sun just stops working, but headlights can light up the ground.
Her Graphics are updated, the PC is a fresh install of windows, and the temps are also okay, so... I don't know.