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Will this systems run sims 3?


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Markyd

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Hi all,

A mate of mine wants to get Sims 3 but she is looking at getting a new laptop aswell.
Just wondering if anyone could tell me if this system spec would run the game:

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor P8600 (2.40Ghz, 3MB, 1066MHz)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1
15.6" Widescreen WXGA CCFL (1366 x 768) TFT Display with TrueLife™
3072MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [1x2048 + 1x1024]
320GB (5,400rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive
256MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD4330

The Spec for sims on vista is:

* 2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
* 1.5 GB RAM
* A 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
* Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1
* At least 6.1 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB of additional space for custom content and saved games

For computers using built-in graphics chipsets under Windows, the game requires at least:

* Intel Integrated Chipset, GMA 3-Series or above
* 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent
* 0.5 GB additional RAM

The only bit i'm confused about is the bit about pixel shader 2.0 but to be honest any help you could give would be great!!!

Thanks in advance
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The laptop you are looking at should run The Sims 3 just fine. Pixel Shader is just a graphic effect used for scene lighting or bump mapping.
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Thanks very much!
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