Found 6th Jun 2009
Really bad at computer specs, can someone tell me if my "HP Pavillion DV4000" will run the Sims 3? Rep for helpers, thanks.

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[URL="www.thesims3.com/game/systemreq"]www.thesims3.com/game/systemreq[/URL]

systemrequirementslab.com/ref…est - just find sims 3 on the list and click "Can you run it?"

If it gets stuck on "Downloading" just go back and try again, normally loads the 2nd time for me.

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What's all the who har about sims 3? doesn't look any different to sims 1!?

rwm24;5418706

http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/referrer/srtest - just find sims 3 … http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/referrer/srtest - just find sims 3 on the list and click "Can you run it?"



Beware, that's not a very accurate site.

Giving a model number doesn't help I'm afraid since almost all laptop models have lots of specification variations.

You need to find out which graphics card your laptop has, if you download ]GPU-Z then that will tell you. Your laptop appears to be fairly old so if GPU-Z tells you that you've got any sort of intel graphics chip then it's not going to meet the system requirements for The Sims 3 (similarly for VIA/S3/SiS). If it's ATI or Nvidia you do have a chance of running it, but you'd have to let us know what model it is as well as the CPU and amount of memory your laptop has (]CPU-Z will tell you).

lumoruk;5418968

What's all the who har about sims 3? doesn't look any different to sims … What's all the who har about sims 3? doesn't look any different to sims 1!?



Have to agree. I am really disapointed. The graphics are pretty awful, very cartoonish.

Also the fast forward buttons in the game are really slow so I am spending ages waiting for things to happen or finish.

I can't be bothered with it anymore - a total waste of £30!

EndlessWaves;5421591

Beware, that's not a very accurate site. Giving a model number doesn't … Beware, that's not a very accurate site. Giving a model number doesn't help I'm afraid since almost all laptop models have lots of specification variations. You need to find out which graphics card your laptop has, if you download ]GPU-Z then that will tell you. Your laptop appears to be fairly old so if GPU-Z tells you that you've got any sort of intel graphics chip then it's not going to meet the system requirements for The Sims 3 (similarly for VIA/S3/SiS). If it's ATI or Nvidia you do have a chance of running it, but you'd have to let us know what model it is as well as the CPU and amount of memory your laptop has (]CPU-Z will tell you).



Well said although if the rest of the specs of the machine are pretty good, the game will run pretty satisfactorily on integrated graphics.
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