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Old 05-24-2009, 11:23 PM   #1
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Default Reduce Single Core Cpu Bottleneck

Ok my sister has my old computer and i put a 9600gt in it and some low timing ram so she could play her sims 2 + all expansions. In my words shes complaining of the game not responding briefly when fast forwarding time in sims 2 or just when alot of sims are in a house and she zooms in or out the frames tear, it just kinda feels like her computer cant keep up with the AI. I've been messing with the nvidia control panel and cpu max pre-render frames setting at 2 instead of 3 seems to help smooth gameplay,

what else can i change up that will help out??

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Old 05-24-2009, 11:31 PM   #2
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Default Re: Reduce Single Core Cpu Bottleneck

I get that too sometimes. I think it's just something to do with the game. You could try turning the settings down a little.
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:32 PM   #3
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Huh. You would think that game would be happy as a clam on that system. My wife used to play that on an Athlon XP 2400+ and a 7600GT.

All I can suggest is messing with the game settings and making sure there is nothing running in the background. Maybe a good clean-up and defrag too.
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:36 PM   #4
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I used to have that. AR is right tho. dont let anything run in the background. No AIM, Internet etc. I even close out stuff on the taskbar. *by the clock
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Well lowering texture settings, lighting, shadowing actually lowers the fps dramatically.. something in the game is cpu heavy and idk what that is. But She seriously has every single expansion, which probably adds some extra threading to the sims 2 engine. idk
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From my Experience Sims 2 is just very un-optimized and relys heavily on the CPU,I'd upgrade your CPU if you can.
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