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Sims 3 problem


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mozzer11

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When I try to play Sims 3 I get an error from ati vpu recover that says it's reset my graphics processor becuae it's stopped responding to commands from the display driver. Then my gfx card fan slows down. Is there a patch or anything to fix this?
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Do you know what model your ati graphics card is? Have you tried updating drivers?
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Hi. Yea, it's a hd3870 and i've got the latest drivers.
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Do you play any other games? Do you have this issue occur when doing anything else? Need this info to narrow down the issue that may be hardware related or game related. Sims3 is known to have a variety of technical issues that were never realy resolved making it hard for us to fix related problems.
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Just to offer a possible solution,

You can disable VPU recover, it doesn't really do a great deal.
  • Right click on your desktop
  • Click properties
  • Click Settings tab
  • Click Advanced
  • Click the VPU Recover tab
  • Under that tab will say "enable VPU Recover", UNTICK that box and it will be disabled.

I don't have an ATI card on this machine so if those instructions are slightly wrong I will try and find some better ones :)

Edited by rev_olie, 07 January 2010 - 06:57 PM.

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