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need more ram and graphics card. not sure which


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memi3259

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I'm not sure, but has anyone heard of a new game called The Sims 3? Yeah, well I just bought it last week and can't even play it. It has a ton a system requirments:

FOR WINDOWS VISTA
2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
1.5 GB RAM
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

My computer is more like this:
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System Information
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Machine name: FAMILY-PC
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Basic (6.0, Build 6000) (6000.vista_gdr.090302-1506)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Compaq-Presario
System Model: RZ537AA-ABA SR5010NX
BIOS: BIOS Date: 04/18/07 10:26:20 Ver: 08.00.13
Processor: Intel® Celeron® D CPU 3.46GHz, ~3.5GHz
Memory: 502MB RAM
Page File: 1221MB used, 272MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows

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Display Devices
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Card name: Intel® 82945G Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel® 82945G Express Chipset Family
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2772&SUBSYS_2A57103C&REV_02
Display Memory: 64 MB
Dedicated Memory: 0 MB
Shared Memory: 64 MB
Current Mode: 1440 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor
Driver Name: igdumd32.dll
Driver Version: 7.14.0010.1461 (English)
DDI Version: 9Ex
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 3/25/2008 09:44:28, 3301376 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes

I know almost nothing about computers, but I was told I need more RAM and a new graphics card. These are the graphics cards I'm looking at:

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

Where can I get this stuff? What websites have them cheap, but they work well? :)
If anyone replies, please dumb down responces... :)

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Your computer has:
Memory: 502MB RAM
It's almost a miracle, Vista runs on it.
Vista runs well with 2GB of RAM, and your computer RAM can be upgraded to this amount:
http://www.crucial.c.....ario SR5010NX

Card name: Intel® 82945G Express Chipset Family
This is on-board video chip, and you need real video card.
Most newer cards support Pixel Shader.
Just get a card with 512MB RAM, and you'll be good to go.
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well get at least 2gb of ram and im sure an ati 3650 can play sims 3 with ease but how much money are you willing to spend because i would just save up for the ati 4850 0r 4870 and get 4gb of ram so u wont have to worry about upgrading later.
The best website to use is Newegg.com

Edited by yanks23, 15 June 2009 - 05:41 PM.

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