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Sims 3 and Hp 550 Laptop - July 15th 2009, 11:54 PM

I have a Hp 550 and it has Vista home basic on, so i bought the sims 3 because i thought it would be Fun, also i thought i'd get away with 1GB RAM my video card is good for it, the sims 3 requires 1.5GB so thats why i thought i'd be lucky the first time i played it it was slow, then the second time it was running great then the third time slow and slow again i've turned my graphics down. I don't know what to do help please =(




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Re: Sims 3 and Hp 550 Laptop - July 16th 2009, 12:49 PM

I'm sorry to say that after doing a bit of research, it would seem you're out of luck. Most laptops aren't built for gaming, which is why your game is running slow. You system may not be able to handle it. There are laptops out there designed specifically for gaming, but they're incredibly expensive. I'm sorry. You'll have to put up with the slow gameplay.


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Re: Sims 3 and Hp 550 Laptop - July 17th 2009, 01:16 AM

Go onto your desktop, right click and click properties.
Click settings, and click advanced.
There is an option in there somewhere for you to check "Enable Hardware Acceleration". Make sure that is selected.

You should also close other programs that use alot of memory. If you press Ctrl + Alt + Delete and click processes, see which ones have a large "Mem Usage" these tend to be MSN / AIM, Firefox / Internet explorer etc. etc.

You may also want to look into buying some extra RAM for your laptop.

The less programs you have running, and the higher spec you have, the faster the game will play.



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Re: Sims 3 and Hp 550 Laptop - July 17th 2009, 05:15 PM

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