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    Hi all,hope everyone is enjoying the weather,quick question for all you brainy computer people out there,i am wanting too buy the sims 3 when it comes out(sad i know) but was just wondering if someone could help me and tell me if it will work on my lappy
    my laptop for home is pretty basic it's specs are

    AMD x2 TL-50 Dual Core 2X 1.6 GHz
    1GB DDR2 Ram
    120GB Hard Disk Drive
    DVD Multi-format Writer
    ATi Radeon Xpress 1100 256MB Graphics

    and the sim's need's

    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.
    I guess because i dont have the ram it will just run very very slow?
    many thanks in advance

    13 Comments

    It should do yes but you might want to consider buying some more RAM

    You will probably get away with it.
    Ram is quite cheap and easy to upgrade though.

    I find I need loads more than the recommended spec for sims 2 as I add loadssss of custom content, but even without it still used to run very jittery on my old pc, which should have been good enough to play it. So I'm guessing if sims3 is anywhere near the same, you will need a higher spec lappy, especially ram.

    Original Poster

    Thank's people.And hmmm i have no idea how to upgrade ram i wouldnt even try would break laptop lol

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    I have a dual core processor. What do you think will be the minimum to play this game. Mine is 2.0ghz and I have 4gb RAM

    tr2k8;5372613

    I have a dual core processor. What do you think will be the minimum to … I have a dual core processor. What do you think will be the minimum to play this game. Mine is 2.0ghz and I have 4gb RAM



    Sounds good so far, but it would also depend on your graphics card.

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    ChipSticks;5372671

    Sounds good so far, but it would also depend on your graphics card.



    Cheers. It is a built it one. I think it is 256mb.

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    deadduck_145;5372792

    ]http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/referrer/srtest



    Thanks. My test for the sims 3 fails for the speed. :x

    i have played this game and can say its more adult rated this time around, not for the younger kids

    tr2k8;5372863

    Thanks. My test for the sims 3 fails for the speed. :x



    no problem- if it says you fail on some of the components im sure you'll still be able to run it. just wont be as smooth as it could be or the graphics etc

    deadduck_145;5372792

    ]http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/referrer/srtest



    thanks for this, mine also fails for the CPU speed

    CPU Speed
    Minimum: (XP) 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent; (Vista) 2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent [If built-in graphics chipsets then 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent.]
    You Have: 1.86 GHz

    [COLOR="Red"] FAIL: Sorry, your CPU Speed does not meet this minimum requirement. It may be time to purchase a more powerful computer to make your life easier. Click the 'We Recommend' button to discover how you can.[/COLOR]

    How could i solve this problem? 'The we recommend' button just displays gamer pc's priced in $

    deadduck_145;5372792

    ]http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/referrer/srtest



    I had this -

    CPU Speed
    Minimum: (XP) 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent; (Vista) 2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent [If built-in graphics chipsets then 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent].
    You Have: 1.40 GHz FAIL: Sorry, your CPU Speed does not meet this minimum requirement. It may be time to purchase a more powerful computer to make your life easier. Click the 'We Recommend' button to discover how you can.
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