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Mi already ran this game b4 many many times on my old fx 5500 i boght a new 8400 gs i why can i only run the sims 3? my pc compaq presario ones from 2004 8400 gs 512 1.5 gb 30 gb left in hard drive athlon 3000+ 2.1 rated at 3.0

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Okay, first go to http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_190.62_whql.html and download the latests drivers for the nvidia geforce 8400 gs

install the drivers and restart the pc, run the game again, if it still doesn't work, uninstall the game and then install it again from the cd, to uninstall it, press start, control panel, add or remove programs, find it from the list and uninstall.

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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
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My compaq presario cq60 will run music cds but will not run Sims 3 disk. It makes clicking noises but will not run it.


Hi. Try to check the sims 3 cd if it has any scratches, if it has check this website (click here) on how to remove those scratches. If the cd is irreparable, you can download the game online using EA download manager. Have you tried to register your game to EA website? If you not follow these steps:
1. Open EA download manager (if you don't have that program download it from this site) 2. Click "Register" 3. Find the game you want to register in your case that would be "SIMS 3" 4. It will ask for your registration code which can be find in the booklet inside the cd case. 5. When your done with the registration, click "log in". 6. The program will then show you the game that you have registered and you can now "download" it.
I hope this helps. Have a nice day!

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I am having compaq presario sr 1931 i want to install 1gb graphic card in it please suggest me card which is compatible to my pc i tried nidia gs 8400 & 210 gs


Its really depends on the power supply. What size power supply do you have? The psu is going to be the deciding factor and weather or not you want to upgrade the psu also.

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Hello, my Compaq SR2010NX has had a nissue in rebooting with no video output for a few weeks now, getting worse as time goes by, repeat boot and turning on monitor at specific timestamps in boot up helps...


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Your system RAM is faulty,please replace the RAM with another RAM or if you are using 512/512 MB two RAM,remove the RAM vise a versa(one by one) and check.

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U need to make sure graphic card driver and directx is installed.

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NVidia Geforce FX 5500 Playing Videos and Games


Seems like your video card just is either a little broken, maybe it overheated a couple of times to much, or it simply isn't fast enough to display all these games.
If I were you and I'd want to play these games, I'd buy a new PC.
For US$500 you've got a PC that can easily run these games on high without any problems.
I'm afraid there's no other way to fix this problem, your PC is just too old.

I hope this helps,
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Some games, like Hitman stop running under nvidia 8400 gs


Update/ reinstall the driver software. but it looks like you need a new graphics card

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Help with GeForce FX 5500...


Try reinstalling the driver for this card. Please visit the manufacturer's website for the latest version of the driver for your OS. You may have mistakenly installed the wrong driver, for the wrong OS.

If that does not work, see if your AGP slot is viable, or try a different slot if available. Should that fail as well, most likely you have a faulty card.

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About an old NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 256mb AGP card


Hi Jhacy, there are a few reasons why you're system would freeze when opening a game you want to play.
1. Please check the game requirements needed for PC. You're system must meet the minimal requirements. If you bought this game, the information will be listed on the game box.
If you do not have the box than go to the web site home page for the game & find the minimal requirements needed to play that game. It is not always about the video card. It is also about you're PC system. CPU strength, system memory, size & speed. Operating system, is the operating system updated?
Even over-all system peformance. Run windows system defrag to help you're primary drive re-gain some speed.
2. Make sure you're FX 5500 is using the latest software drivers.
http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_downloads_winxp_2k_32bit_91.28.html

3. Install microsoft directx 9.0c Click this link to download & install.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2da43d38-db71-4c1b-bc6a-9b6652cd92a3&displaylang=en

4. Each game will most likely have (Game updates/patches).
Go to the games main web page & download & install any updates and or patches.
5. Lastly, when you first open the game. There should be a section for (Settings). Lower the video settings for the game. Exzample: If you have the video settings set to High, change it/them to low or medium low.
After everything I mentioned above has been run checked, updated & installed & the game still freezes it may be time to call the makers of the game. Every game site has technical support. You can email them with you're troubles trying to play the game. Chances are after doing all the above you may not need to contact the game maker.

Good Luck Jhacy!
Please let me know if this has helped.

Mike

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