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Question Will It Work? - June 1st 2009, 01:27 PM

So, I want to get the new Sims but I want to know if it will ruin my laptop. Because I know if the specs aren't great it can.
But I don't know that much

Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001)
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5750 @ 2.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
Memory: 1918MB RAM
Page File: 2255MB used, 1826MB available

That's what my computer says I have. But it doesn't make any sense to me

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Re: Will It Work? - June 1st 2009, 01:49 PM

What are the specs of the new sims?
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Re: Will It Work? - June 1st 2009, 04:06 PM

Your processor and memory will be fine to run the game. I don't know what graphics card you have, but you need a 128mb graphics card, which is a GeForce 6200 (or higher) or Radeon 9600 (or higher).
You can check your graphics card and its memory by rightclicking on your desktop, then select Personalise. Then select Display settings, and click Advanced. It will tell you the details.
I wouldn't worry if it's upto half the minimum requirement though, I've run games on my 6/7 year old laptop that shouldn't have technically worked if the requirements were exact.
If you're still unsure, post your graphic card details and I'll tell you if it'll run or not.
Source for the requirements: http://pc.ign.com/articles/939/939410p1.html

Also, Can You Run It will help. Click the link, select The Sims 3 from the list, then just follow the instructions. It will scan your system and see how well it will be able to run.
Once again, don't worry if it says you're below the minimum - you'll still be able to run it.


   
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Re: Will It Work? - June 1st 2009, 04:16 PM

Damn, Adz, you beat me to linking to Can You Run It




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Re: Will It Work? - June 1st 2009, 04:37 PM

These are what my graphics thing says. Sorry but I'm really bad with this side of computer. You know the important stuff I can't do any of it haha

ATI RADEON XPRESS 1100

Chip Type: AT Radeon Xpress Series (Ox5A62)
DAC Type: Internal DAC (400MHz)
Adapter String: RADEON XPRESS 1100

so erm is that ok?
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Re: Will It Work? - June 1st 2009, 05:15 PM

I just looked some stuff up, and yup, you should be able to run the game fine, your graphics card just meets the minimum requirements, so it'll be fine as long as you don't jack the settings up too high =)




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Re: Will It Work? - June 1st 2009, 05:58 PM

Yeah, you should be able to run it.

Just letting you know. I'm stoked for the game to come out.


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Re: Will It Work? - June 1st 2009, 06:16 PM

Thanks a lot guys I can't wait!


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Re: Will It Work? - June 1st 2009, 06:46 PM

No problem =)
Since the issues been answered, just closing this thread now. PM me if you want it opened again.




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