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Sims 3 keeps crashing

I get the message driver stops working when my game crashes. My pc meets all the system requirements what can i do
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Maybe you have enough video memory, but the way your video card processes all the graphics is less than enough to what SIMS 3 requires.

Please take a look at the sims 3 requirements and read the review about your laptop below.

EA has released the minimum system requirements for The Sims 3, which is out on February 20.

The specs, which emerged on site Gaming Today,show both desktop and laptop minimum requirements, though it should bestressed that the game probably won't run like butter on these rigs.

See the specs below:

PC / Desktop
XP (Service Pack 2)
Pentium IV 2.0 GHz / Athlon XP 2000+
1 GB Memory
Graphics
GeForce FX 5900 / Radeon 9500
Graphics Ram
128 MB

Vista (Service Pack 1)
Pentium IV 2.4 GHz / Athlon XP 2400+
1.5 GB Memory
GeForce FX 5900 / Radeon 9500
128 MB Graphics RAM


Laptop
XP (Service Pack 2)
Processor Pentium IV 2.4 GHz / Athlon XP 2400+
1.5 GB Memory
GeForce Go 6200 / Radeon mobile 9600
128 MB Graphics RAM

Vista (Service Pack 1)
Pentium IV 2.4 GHz / Athlon XP 2400+
2.0 GB Memory
GeForce Go 6200 / Radeon mobile 9600
128 MB Graphics RAM


This is Situation Publishing Ltd. review:

With the advent of Intel's Core 2 Duo processors we're at lastbeginning to see the kind of power and portability that was beingclaimed, somewhat optimistically, back in the early days of notebookcomputing. Not one to miss out, Dell has rolled out its Core 2 Duobased Inspiron 6400...The 6400, like so much of the Dell range, comes in a variety ofuser-defined guises so bear this in mind when it comes to theperformance numbers and features I'll be making reference to. Indeed,in the time we've had the notebook, a Dell special offer has upped thememory to 2GB from the two 512MB modules of DDR 2 SDRAM featured in ourversion.

Our particular model also came equipped with Intel's impressive newmobile Core 2 Duo processor, the T7200, which ticks along at 2.0GHz offa 667MHz frontside bus. 4MB of shared L2 cache helps speed things alongtoo. Like the entire mobile range of Core 2 Duo processors it operatesat between 1.0375V and 1.3V and runs comparatively cool for its speed.
Furthermore, our test unit arrived with an ATI Mobility Radeon X1400graphics chip and not the X1300 currently offered on Dell's website asstandard for all but the most basic version of the 6400. The X1400upgrade will set you back around £47 and is probably worth the extramoney seeing as the X1300 combined with the 15.4in WSXGA+ screen willnot be compatible with Windows Vista. In addition all models - again,except the basic one - now come equipped with an 8x dual-layer DVD°R/RWdrive. The hard disk is a Samsung 120GB SATA unit which should fend offobsolescence over the life of the notebook

VerdictWith a base price - for the T7200 Core 2 Duo - of £789 inc. VAT andshipping, the Inspiron 6400 is an excellent and affordable route intothe Core 2 Duo world. It has all the credentials to be a dependablemultimedia companion with its great screen, comprehensive connectivityand decent processing power. But be aware it's neither exciting to lookat nor to game on!


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Reinstall the drivers...........

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