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What do i need to run Sims 3 on my computer? :|


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Aoi_Tsuki

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Ok so i'm a complete and utter noob when it comes to stuff like this so i need some serious help. Like a fool i bought the game before checking if it would run on my computer...turns out it wont. Yay. Uhm, i went on systemrequirementslab.com after and it says :

RAM
Minimum: (XP) 1 GB RAM; (Vista) 1.5 GB RAM [If built-in graphics then add 0.5 GB additional RAM]
You Have: 510.8 MB

Video Card
Minimum: 128 MB Video Card, with support for Pixel Shader 2.0 (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 or above / ATI Radeon 9500 or above / Intel GMA 3-series or above)
You Have: GeForce4 MX 440

So what exactly do i need to buy to make it run? I don't have the cash to buy a new computer and i dont know what half that stuff means or how to install it. Help please :)
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Neil Jones

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Need to know everything about your computer.
Download and run this:
http://www.gtopala.com/

When loaded, right-click on Hardware in bold on the left -> Export -> TxT. Save the file somewhere and attach it to your next post.

For benefit of others, Sims 3 requirements here:
http://www.thesims3.com/game/systemreq
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Aoi_Tsuki

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Uhm is this it?

file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Aoi%20Tsuki/My%20Documents/Hardware.html

Does it show up or do i have to paste all the info on the page here?

Sorry for being such a noob and thank you for helping :)
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Don't want to step on anyone's toes as I am new here, but I do play the Sims from time to time.
You would have to upgrade your RAM and your video card to play this game.

You need a minimum of 1 Gig for XP and a min. of 1.5 for Vista. You have 1/2 of the required RAM to play this game for XP and 1/3 of the RAM required if you are running Vista.

Acceptable Nvidia cards are:
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

I realize it's an expensive game, but it isn't cheap to upgrade these things either and that will also depend on whether you can upgrade your graphics (integrated, etc) card and how many slots you have for RAM, etc....

I would return the game and start with Sims One. You can probably get the game all of the expansion packs for the price you paid for the Sims 3. True, the graphics don't even compare with Sims 3, but your PC won't support Sims 3 at this time. Sorry :)
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Oh no! I'm going to have to do some more research and see if i can fit in some new RAM and a video card. I'll hold on to the game for now :)
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Hello Aoi_Tsuki and welcome to G2G!

What are the specs of your PC?
If you don't know then please download and run SysSpec. Run the file > click edit > click copy to clipboard and then paste it with your reply.

With more detailed specs we may be able to advise you more on what you may need.
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