I bought the Sims 3 and my computer can't handle it!?!? HELP!?!?!

United States
June 2, 2009 3:39am CST
System RAM Minimum: (XP) 1 GB RAM; (Vista) 1.5 GB RAM [If built-in graphics then add 0.5 additional RAM] I Have: 447 MB Video Card Minimum : 128 MB Video Card, with support for Pixel Shader 2.0 (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 or above / ATI Radeon 9500 or above / Intel GMA 3-series or above) I Have: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU (GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU) Video Card Features - Minimum attributes of my Video Card Video RAM: Required - 128 MB I Have - 64 MB Video Card 3D Acceleration: Required - Yes I Have - Yes Pixel Shader Ver.: Required - 2.0 I Have - 0.0 Is there ANY wat that I can can get what is needed (not necessarily the highest quality, but minimum) at a decent price?? This is a W3052 Emachines computer, probably from 2001 -- SUPER OLD! Any possible way to get the needed parts for under $150!?!?!?!?!?! :'(
2 responses
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
2 Jun 09
You video card can't handle newer games and that includes The sims 3. The RAM is too low too! The safe bet would be 1G RAM, 512mb graphic card, Core 2 Duo processor then maybe you're good to go. I don't think a machine from 2001 can play any games in 2009. Not even 2005. I think you should just resell your The Sims 3 game unless you want to spend some dollars on a newer machine. Please, just an advice. Don't buy branded computers. Buy assembled computers, you will be saving a lot of money and gaining a lot of power.
@egdcltd (6898)
2 Jun 09
It looks like your video card is a bit underpowered, plus your computer memory is pretty low. Both are fairly cheap to upgrade these days, I'd say you can easily upgrade to what's required for less than $150, especially if you're willing to buy used. Try ebay or a discount computer parts supplier.