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I just bought the Sims 3, and it won't work correctly on my "gaming" (according to the salesperson) computer. If I'm looking correctly, I think my graphics card is 12MB short of what the game requires. Is there a way for me to just clean up some things on my computer and gain back that 12MB of memory?

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No, you need to install a compatible video card with at least the minimum system requirements of your game.

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    No, you need to install a compatible video card with at least the minimum system requirements of your game.

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Try stopping some processes that you know you don't need or you may have too many processes starting when you start your computer. I try to have no more than Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware at startup. If you need other programs just start them as you need them.

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What kind of mother board do you have? If you have integrated graphics on your motherboard, it might not be possible to add a graphics card without some changes to the motherboard. I'd consult the instruction manual for your motherboard.

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You can always to going into Msconfig and disable any programs that arn't need to run in the background and you can go here to see if your pc can play the game
http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/referrer/srtest

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Sims 3 has stopped working


Hi, What OS are you running? win 7 , XP? If win 7 right and give admin rights.

I had a similar problem but seems that Sims 3 needs a good graphics card. I was using my onboard graphics. I put in a graphics card that I had, 1 gig Geforce 9800. Now sims 3 is working great. I hope this helps

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We bought Sims3 for PC but now someone tell me that we must have bought the Sims and Sims2 then it can be install on the PC. Is that true and if so where can we get install disk to go on.


Hi. Welcome to Fixya!
You don't need to install Sims 1 and Sims 2 to be able to install Sims 3 to your computer. For the expansion packs and stuff packs for Sims 3 you need to install first Sims 3 base game for it to work on your computer. However your computer must have the system requirements of Sims 3 to be able to run it properly. Here is the system requirements for Sims 3 :
FOR WINDOWS XP

* Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
* 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
* 1 GB RAM
* At least 6.5 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content
* 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0

FOR WINDOWS VISTA
* Windows Vista (Service Pack 1)
* 2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
* 1.5 GB RAM
* At least 6.5 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content
* 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0

For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires at least:
* Intel Integrated Chipset, GMA X3000 or above.
* 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent
* 0.5 GB additional RAM

SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS
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

ATI Radeon™ series
9500, 9600, 9800
X300, X600, X700, X800, X850
X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
2400, 2600, 2900
3450, 3650, 3850, 3870,
4850, 4870
Intel® Extreme Graphics
GMA X3x00 series


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I have a dell desktop computer and it wont play dvds or run the sims 3. i have a video card so i dont think it has to do with that


Hi,

please try to describe at which step do the problems occur. You have inserted the sims 3 dvd and then there should come some SIMS start screen. If not, you can navigate to your dvd on your computer by clicking on START > My Computer > "Sims.."
Of course it wont have to do with your graphics card. First you have to install the game according to the instructions on the screen and then you will be able to play it. Try to initiated the first few steps mentioned above and reply..

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My sims 3 has installed but when i go to load it it says " device 0 cannot run this title. No supported video graphics card detected. please check your system hard ware.... HELP


well the problem is simple. you need to get a more powerful graphics card. you can check www.intel.com for a new video card. otherwise you're just going to have to give up on playing sims 3

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Acer aspire and sims 3


it means that your graphics card wont support your sims 3 game, unfortunately you'll have to buy one that will support exxteme gaming

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The Sims 2 Freetime or The Sims 2 Apartment Life Wont Launch When Installed. After I Uninstall Them I Am Allowed To Play With Seasons. IVe Previously Played Freetime Before But Now It Just Wont Launch....


Make sure you have the original The Sims 2 game, Seasons,Freetime and Apartment Life are just expansion packs to the Original Game. Without the original game the expansions won't work.

If that's not the problem, then make sure they are installed correctly. If you used download m, most likely theyanagerare corrupted.


(Plus just as an extra question, why were you trying to play The Sims 2 a day before The Sims 3 came out, I couldn't sleep.)

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Direct X compatibility issue with new graphics card


Hi tom2badcat, the SIMS game is very picky when it comes to graphics cards. If you look on the SIMS box you'll find their recomended graphics card list. The video card you bought is a low end 8x AGP card. You can try downloading & installing directx 9.0c from microsoft. Click on this link;
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9226a611-62fe-4f61-aba1-914185249413&displaylang=en
If directx 9.0c still fails to install the graphics card is at fault & you should return it. Listed below is a link. The link provides a couple 8x AGP graphics cards that will run both directx 9.0c & the SIMS expansion pack 2. (The graphic cards shown all use faster memory).
XFX cards carry a lifetime warranty. (No# Choice)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1776106&CatId=318
Below is a whole list of 8x AGP cards.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=318&name=AGP&

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if the game is brand new its not the game. the most likely reason this happens is because your computers graphics card is not sufficient, what is your graphics cards memory? the brand? model? if you do not know this, how old is your computer? when did you get it and when was the last time you updated your computer with new hardware?

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1st issue...you can get an adapter to extend & spit one power plug into two at a very low cost,

2nd issue...if it is not causing any problems ,the next time it comes up, sellect "donot show again"

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