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Old 10-30-2009, 03:44 PM   #1
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I recently bought Sims 2, but I can only run the game on the lowest graphics settings due to my crappy integrated Intel® 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset. I have a $50 gift certificate to best buy so it would be best if the card i buy was from best buy. What kind of graphics card should I buy regarding my computer model and all that other stuff?


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Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600)
Language: English
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model Dimension 4700
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A03
Processor: Intel ® Pentium ® 4 CPU 3.00 GHz (2CPUS)
Memory: 758 RAM
Page file: 628 MB used 1229MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
Service Pack 3
Capacity: 498.7 GB
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Name: Intel® 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip Type: Intel® 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset
DAC Type: Internal
Total Memory: 128.0 MB
Display Mode: 1280 x 1024
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor


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Main Driver: ialmrnt5.dll
Version: 6.14.0010.4543
WHQL Logo’d: Yes
Mini VDD: ialmnt5.sys
VDD: n/a
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
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Old 10-30-2009, 05:28 PM   #2
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Default Re: Help finding the right graphics card

Try this is you want to stay under budget. If you don't mind spending a little extra, look at this.
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Old 10-30-2009, 05:37 PM   #3
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Try this is you want to stay under budget. If you don't mind spending a little extra, look at this.
Just get the 8400, it will fit your needs fine.
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Old 10-31-2009, 08:03 AM   #4
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I want to be able to play the game on the highest graphics settings at 1280 by 1024. Will either of those let me? Also would I be able to possibly play Sims 3? There is a Best Buy right by my house and it doesn't have the NVIDIA GeForce 8400 according to the website but it does have the ATI RADEON HD 4350.

But according to the ATI Specifications, I need 1 GB RAM. I think my dad installed some RAM a few years ago. Is there any tutorial showing how to install RAM?
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Old 10-31-2009, 10:12 PM   #5
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The card you say is not for fit,get GTX2XX to try,of course the price is more proper now.
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Spend a little more and get a Nvidia 9600GT.
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