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#1 alienspazms

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 07:06 PM

So I want the Sims 2, but I dont have a GeForce or ATI Raedon card, which is what it reccomends. I've got a Intel Extreme Graphics2 and I dont know if it'll work... all my other system requirements are good, I just dont know about that one... if someone could help me, I'd appreciate it... thanks a lot.

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 10:06 PM

A client reported that when trying to install Sims 2, it reported that it needed a graphics card with at least 64MB of memory. A specific card was not necessary. If you can find the specs for your graphics card that will tell you how much memory it has on board. Try Googling the exact model number.

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 10:36 PM

If you have a T&L capable video card with at least 32 MB of video RAM then you need at least:

* 800 MHz processor or better
* 256 MB RAM if Windows XP, Windows ME, Windows 98 or Windows 2000
* At least 3.5 GB of hard drive space

If you have a non-T&L capable video card (an Intel Extreme Graphics or a Radeon 7000/VE Series) then you need at least:

* 2.0 GHz processor or better
* 256 MB RAM if Windows XP, Windows ME, Windows 98, or Windows 2000
* At least 3.5 GB of hard drive space

Get the most current driver for your video card. The manufacturers usually have the video drivers on their sites for you to download. Visit the nVidia site, the ATI site or the support site for your computer's manufacturer for the latest drivers for those video cards.

Supported video cards (and the more video memory the better):

* ATI RadeonTM series (7000 or better)
o Radeon 7000/VE series (non-T&L; requires 2.0 GHz processor)
o 7200, 7500
o 8500, All-In-Wonder 8500
o 9000, 9200, 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800
o X300, X600, X800

* NvidiaŽ QuadroTM series
o Quadro, Quadro2, Quadro4

* NvidiaŽ Geforce series (GeForce2 and better)
o GeForce2
o GeForce3, 3 Ti
o GeForce4, 4Ti, MX 420, 440
o GeForce FX 5200, 5600, 5700, 5800, 5900, 5950
o GeForce 6600, 6800

* IntelŽ Extreme Graphics (non-T&L; requires 2.0 GHz processor)
o 82845, 82865, 82915
http://thesims2.ea.com/help/detail.php?help_id=21

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 05:09 PM

Thanks a lot... now, I've got the Intel Extreme Graphics2 and a 2.4 Ghz (or whatever its called) processor thingy... do I need a 2.0 one, or will my 2.4 one be okay? Thanks.

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 05:16 PM

2.4 is better and faster than 2.0.
It will be fine.

Don't forget about the RAM requirement. 512Megs would do better then 256 and make sure you have enough space on your hard drive.

Have fun.

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 08:11 PM

Thank you... one more thing... I thought that stuff came in multiples of eight or whatever? My computer, says it has 504 MB of RAM. Says it right under the processor info. under the system properties window... is that even possible?




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