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hello... i need some help. my computer's graphic card isnt very good. i bought the sims 2 and it runs really slowly on my pc. i looked at the requirements and have found out that it is PROBABLY my graphics card.... i have a 16MB nVidia TNT2 Vanta AGP graphics card. i'm only 14 and have absolutely no idea what that means. the game calls for a 32MB card and am not sure what to do.... any suggestions?
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Hello! ;)

The answer's simple really, the game needs a 32mb graphics card and you have a 16mb card.

You will need to go to a computer shop and buy a new graphics card. I recommend getting the Nvidia GeForce 4.

Any game will run on it, or... well... mos games. :tazz:

Hope this helped and good luck!

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You could be right about your video card not being able to play the game. Please download Everest Home and post your log here. I will take a look at it for you and tell you what might need tweaking or upgrading besides your video card.

Emery

Edited by S A A B, 09 July 2005 - 03:40 AM.

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Hello!  ;)

The answer's simple really, the game needs a 32mb graphics card and you have a 16mb card.

You will need to go to a computer shop and buy a new graphics card. I recommend getting the Nvidia GeForce 4.

Any game will run on it, or... well... mos games.  ;)

Hope this helped and good luck!

Werner

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Don't you think a 16mb card is a little small for a big game like that? :tazz:
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Yep, the video memory isn't enough. I double checked the system requirements of Sims 2 and here it is:

http://thesims2.sims...com/systemrqts/

Let us know if your system has anything under the minimal requirements and we'll help you look for new stuff.
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The requirements tells us that you will need a GeForce 2 of higher. I recommend getting the GeForce 4. It works great with any game, since it's kinda new.
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lol a 16MB grahpics card thats what came in my windows 98 :tazz: ;) i thought 64MB cards were rubbish
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I have a 2MB video card. It came with a lcd-monitor and it still works...

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atleast try and go For a Nvidia Geforce series there good cards i have the Nvidia GeForce FX5200 128MB and that plays sims 2 with no worries
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I agree with Nathen, the GeForce series are all great, no matter which one. :tazz:
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But Sims 2 Does require a Geforce 6 Series to run Properly and smoothly If your going for an ATI dont bother not many of there cards have (AA)
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there are some websites that i order computer Gizmos from have a look:

If your in the U.K: www.komputerkrazy.com

If your outside the U.K: www.newegg.com

those website do fantastic deals of whatever you need so good luck in finding your new graphics card :tazz:
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Hi , there are some websites that i order computer Gizmos from have a look:

If your in the U.K: www.komputerkrazy.com

If your outside the U.K: www.newegg.com

those website do fantastic deals of whatever you need so good luck in finding your new graphics card :tazz:
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