Posted 24 April 2005 - 02:19 AM
Posted 24 April 2005 - 02:22 AM
How much do you have free space on your computer?
Btw, try disc defragment.
Posted 24 April 2005 - 04:03 AM
Press "Alt, Ctrl, and Delete" at the same time. In the popup window, click the performance tab and have a look at what your memory is doing.
If you don't have much free memory, you might try running some spyware and adware removal software. To take it one step further, you can disable programs that load on startup by doing this:
Click "Start" and then "Run". Type "MSCONFIG" and press "Enter". Click the Startup Tab at the top of the new window. This is a list of all applications that run in the background when your computer starts. You can remove the check mark from the boxes of programs you know you can safely remove. If you aren't sure about a program, leave the box checked. Most of the application names aren't very meaningful so try looking at it's path to determine what type of program it is. After you have removed the check marks you need to, just click "OK" and then reboot the PC. When it gets back to the desktop, you'll see a message stating that your startup options have changed. Check the box that says, "Don't show this message again" and then click OK.
Now press "Alt, Ctrl, and Delete" at the same time. In the popup window, click the performance tab and have a look at what your memory is doing. If you removed some spyware, removed some adware, and disabled some background programs, then you should have more free memory available. Try running the Sims2 again and let us know what you come up with.
RAWE was also correct in stating that you should defrag you HD if it's fragmented.
Hope this helps.
Posted 28 April 2005 - 06:36 AM
Do you think it would make any differance to the speed of the loading and playing Sims 2, if I was too add any more RAM.
Posted 28 April 2005 - 06:47 AM
256mb is minimum
did you follow the other advice
Posted 28 April 2005 - 07:01 AM
Posted 28 April 2005 - 07:39 AM
More memory will help...also, did you ever set the size of your pagefile to a static size? or a limited range?
It's ok to set a min size, but unwise to set a max size
Posted 28 April 2005 - 07:52 AM
I have been told to increase AGP in Bios? Do you think this will help.
Posted 28 April 2005 - 08:07 AM
what is checked
system managed or
No, it will not help, if they mean agp aperature.
The sims loads a ton of data at the beginning so this is a harddrive bottleneck---the agp aperature sets aside part of the agp bus for texture loading for use during the game. It might improve gamer performance but not load time.
Posted 28 April 2005 - 09:02 AM
10-15 minutes to start being able to play sisms is too much time, either u have a virus or something. i dont think its your ram. no way i have sims 2 also and i have same prosesor and ram and is not that slow at alland my video card is crapier
Posted 28 April 2005 - 10:42 AM
model of computer? Motherboard? Harddrive model? Who built it?
I would be stunned if it really took 10-15 minutes. ALthough Sims 1 did take about 4-5 minutes on a finely tuned athon xp 2000+ I was looking at.
anyone know if the Sims loads any large files form the CD? I know the cd has to be in to play....
was this a full install? Minimal install?
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