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i've had Sims 2 for a while and when first installed it didn't give me problems. However eventually I began having problems when I was first start the game, however I would minimize the program, pull up task manager and somehow the game would start running again. now the game will start running a little bit, then freeze, i can minimize it and pull my task manager but it remains frozen and stays frozen. I thought maybe it was the CD so I bought the expansion pack which did the same thing. I've tried reinstalling several times. Any suggestions on how to get my favorite game running again?
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Hello Milkdudmuffin!

What are the specs of your PC?
Have you closed all background tasks?
Have you got the latest hardware drivers installed?
Have you run a virus/spyware scan? (just in case)
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yeah I've done all that, and i believe that my system requirements are adequate, seeing as I could run the game normally months before these crashes occurred?
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Does it crash on any other games?
Have you downloaded any hacks?
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System specs, we can see things from them that may be of help.
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oh ok silly me, well I couldn't quite figure out everything but here's what I came up with

Compaq Presario
AMD athlon XP 2200+
1.80 GHz, 224 MB of RAM
S3 graphics ProSavageDDR

is this everything?
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No this seems to be the only game messing up like this. I don't think I've downloaded anything to it but i could check again
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A few things have come to light.

The first thing is that the S3 savage is not supported by the game and the second thing is that you only have 224MB RAM, the game requires a minimum of 256MB.
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well my i recently uninstalled my nvidia graphics card and was unable to get it back, but that was after the crash. also the 224 mb seemed fine when i ran the sims game for 2 years straight?
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Best thing for you to do is to upgrade your graphics card.

What was wrong with the old Nvidia card? Anything we can help with?
The game would run faster if you had more RAM.
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yeah i went to update my nvidia card, after someone suggested this might help the game. the instructions at the site to uninstall the old one before installing the new. i uninstalled it and went to install the update. after downloading, the nvidia setup started and a window popped up saying that it couldn't find any compatible components in my windows. or something to that effect, i'm not at home right now so i can't be specific. and then the setup just quits. i've tried installing it 3 or 4 different times but i kept getting that window
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What model is the Nvidia card?
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I honestly have no idea??
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Well if you download the latest drivers and it said that it couldn't find compatible components then it's probably quite old.
I think it's time you started seriously thinking about a new graphics card.
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yeah i've thought about it but i'm afraid that if i spend the money to buy one. what if i get it and the game still doesn't work? I've been thinking about getting a new computer anyways maybe i'll just wait til then to play the game :tazz: thanks for your help though
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