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Old 09-10-2009, 07:24 AM   #1
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Default I'm looking for a new laptop that will run to the specifications given by Sims3

Hi

I currently own an Acer Aspire 1670 laptop which has done me well for about 5 years and has run previous sims games with no problems. I can't run the new one however as it doesn't have the correct graphics card..so i'm looking for a new laptop that will.

I have been to a number of so called 'computer experts' in shops and no one seems to give me the correct information as to what computer would be best.

They have suggested, however, that a HP DV6-1210SA would easily do the job as the Graphics Card was released after the game, but I have read that it would only run the game barely.

-AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core Processor QL-5
-(2.10 GHz, 1MB Cache)
-Genuine Windows Vista (R) Home Premium
-3 GB Memory Size
-250GB Hard Drive
-Lightscribe DVD RW Optical Drives
-15.6" HD widescreen display
-ATi Radeon HD4530 Graphics Card
-512mb Graphics Memory

The Sims 3 Spec is:

-2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
-1 GB RAM
-128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
-The latest version of DirectX 9.0c
-Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
-At least 6.1 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB of additional space for custom content and saved games

I hope someone can give me some insight as to whether this would work or what else would. (And let me finally play the damn game that has given me so much hassle!)

cheers.
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Default Re: I'm looking for a new laptop that will run to the specifications given by Sims3

Yes that laptop should run Sims 3 Fine. My laptop runs Sims 3 On Low with a res of 800x600 quite nicely and it's specs are:

-AMD Athlon Turion 2.1Ghz Dual Core
-Windows 7
-2Gb RAM
-200Gb Hardrive
-DVD/Lightscribe
-15.6" LCD
-Radon Mobbility X1250

So you should have *No* problems.
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Thank you, I might get to play it soon
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