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What can I safely upgrade to for gaming

I just bought an HP dv4t with a Core Duo processor and I want to run Sims 2 and 3 on it. I think I am going to need to upgrade my processor to do so. What can I safely upgrade to that won't involve replacing too much but will be good for gaming?

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  • amccormickta Dec 20, 2008

    I have the Core Duo 2.0 Ghz so hopefully that will be enough. As for the rest it looks like I'm good to go!!

    Thanks for your response!!!

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0Hi there,

The Pavillion dv4t comes with a choice of specs to meet your needs. As you haven't listed them I will list the Minimum that you will need to run the games, that way, you can check them against what you have and decide if you need to upgrade.

I will list for Sims 3. Even with the basic dv4t you will not need to upgrade to play Sims 2.

Sims 3

Running Vista SP1

CPU (processor speed) - 2.4 Ghz Pentium 4 or Athlon 2400+
RAM (memory) - 2 GB
Video Card (graphics) - 128 MB (Nvidia GeForce Go 6200, ATI Radeon Mobile 9600, or equivalent)
Hard Drive (space for installation) - 6.5 GB and an extra 1.5 GB for custom content.

These are the minimum specs for running on a laptop.

Hope that helps

Tim

Posted on Dec 20, 2008

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