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How much do I need to upgrade my pc


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anterescorp

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Can you run it says that my processor is to slow. I have a Intel® Celeron®CPU 450 @ 2.20 GHz 2.19 GHz with 2.00 GB Ram, 32 bit operating system, and Intel® GMA 3100 Intel ® G33/G31 express chipset family (just writing as I see it as I dont know what any of this means)so Im wondering if anyone knows how slow that is compared to what the game requires, Windows Vista (Service Pack 1)
2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
1.5 GB RAM
At least 6.5 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content
128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0. Can you run it says that everything else is fine but my processor, can this be upgraded to what the game requires? Or could I still run the game and maybe it would just be a little laggy, or would it just not load at all? Please help. Thanks in advance
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Hello anterescorp and welcome to G2G!

Required Specs for SIMS3

FOR WINDOWS XP
* Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
* 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
* 1 GB RAM
* At least 6.5 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content
* 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0

FOR WINDOWS VISTA
* Windows Vista (Service Pack 1)
* 2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
* 1.5 GB RAM
* At least 6.5 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content
* 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0

For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires at least:
* Intel Integrated Chipset, GMA X3000 or above.
* 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent
* 0.5 GB additional RAM

SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS
NVIDIA GeForce series
FX 5900, FX 5950
6200, 6500, 6600, 6800,
7200, 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950
8400, 8500, 8600, 8800
9600, 9800, GTX 260, GTX 280

ATI Radeon™ series
9500, 9600, 9800
X300, X600, X700, X800, X850
X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
2400, 2600, 2900
3450, 3650, 3850, 3870,
4850, 4870
Intel® Extreme Graphics
GMA X3x00 series



The Intel G33 integrated graphics card does support Pixel Shader 2.0 but as with any Intel integrated card it isn't going to give you the best performance. The specs do say however that you need a GMA X3000 integrated card or better to run on Vista.
Your processor is a little on the slow side and the specs do say that you'll need a 2.6GHz processor if you intend to run on Vista with an integrated graphics card.
Your 2GB of RAM is just the right spot, the specs say that running under Vista with integrated graphics does required and extra 512MB RAM.

The game is certainly going to be laggy but as to how much it's not possible to tell at this moment in time because it hasn't been released yet, so no real benchmarks are available.

If your looking for decent performance I would personally say that you're looking at an upgrade.

Edited by ZEUS_GB, 05 June 2009 - 02:41 AM.

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Ok thank you, guess thats what ill have to do, was hoping this pc i just bought would be enough lol, but I guess you get what you pay for.
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