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THe sims 2 running slow

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HI i have THE SIMS 2 DVD EDITION for the PC but wen i run it it is always slow and it jumps and sometimes my monitor cuts out.

Any 1 any ideas what is the problem ?


[font=Comic Sans Ms]Scott Mackie :whistling:
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Hello and welcome to Geekstogo.com

What type of processor are you running?
What type of graphics card?
How much ram do you have?

Minimum System Requirements for The Sims 2

If you have a T&L capable video card with at least 32 MB of video RAM then you need at least:

* 800 MHz processor or better
* 256 MB RAM if Windows XP, Windows ME, Windows 98 or Windows 2000
* At least 3.5 GB of hard drive space

If you have a non-T&L capable video card (an Intel Extreme Graphics or a Radeon 7000/VE Series) then you need at least:

* 2.0 GHz processor or better
* 256 MB RAM if Windows XP, Windows ME, Windows 98, or Windows 2000
* At least 3.5 GB of hard drive space

Get the most current driver for your video card. The manufacturers usually have the video drivers on their sites for you to download. Visit the nVidia site, the ATI site or the support site for your computer's manufacturer for the latest drivers for those video cards.

Supported video cards (and the more video memory the better):

* ATI RadeonTM series (7000 or better)
o Radeon 7000/VE series (non-T&L; requires 2.0 GHz processor)
o 7200, 7500
o 8500, All-In-Wonder 8500
o 9000, 9200, 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800
o X300, X600, X800

* Nvidia® QuadroTM series
o Quadro, Quadro2, Quadro4

* Nvidia® Geforce series (GeForce2 and better)
o GeForce2
o GeForce3, 3 Ti
o GeForce4, 4Ti, MX 420, 440
o GeForce FX 5200, 5600, 5700, 5800, 5900, 5950
o GeForce 6600, 6800

* Intel® Extreme Graphics (non-T&L; requires 2.0 GHz processor)
o 82845, 82865, 82915

Hope this helps. Should point out that if you are just meeting the minimum system requirements the game is not going to run 100% prefect. You might as well throw that idea out of the window. However if you exceed the requirements considered going to the site and looking up the FAQ for similar people who have run into the problems you are having.

Hope this helps!

Edited by pyron81, 15 December 2006 - 02:41 PM.

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you might not have enough RAM or your video card isnt good enough. what video card do you have? and how much RAM do you have?
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