Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-16-2010, 09:35 PM   #1
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 5
Default Sims 3

Hey, I'm thinking of buying my sister a laptop for christmas since she keeps using my computer and it is getting annoying. I want it to be able to run the sims 3 however.

CPU: Intel P6100 2.0GHz CPU
OS: Win 7 Home Premium
RAM: 2GB DDR3
HDD: 500GB SATA
Graphic: Intel GMA 4500
Screen: 15.6 (1366x768)
WXGA Led Glossy
* 1yr Warranty * DVD Burner

Will it be able to run it?

Thanks!
__________________

blurg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2010, 09:43 PM   #2
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 140
Default Re: Sims 3

I did some research and found these to be the specs for sims 3

CPU: (XP) 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent; (Vista) 2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent [If built-in graphics chipsets then 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent.]
CPU Speed.2GHz
System RAMXP)1GB RAM,(vista) 1.5GB(if built in graphics add 0.5 additional RAM)
Operating System:Windows XP (Service Pack 2) or Windows Vista (Service Pack 1)
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
Video Card Features - Minimum attributes of your Video Card Video RAM: Required - 128 MB , )
Video Card 3D Acceleration: Required - Yes
Pixel Shader Ver.: Required - 2.0
Free Disk Space
Minimum: 6.1 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB of additional space for custom content and saved games


Ignore the windows xp because I checked the windows 7 compatibility http://www.microsoft.com/windows/com...%203&os=64-bit.
and you can run sims 3 on windows 7 32 bit..not sure bout 64 bit

Your cpu and ram fit the spec but I don't know what ram your graphics card is.

oh and to give you an idea..I had the sims 3 on my old cpu hyper threading single core 3.0ghz, 1gb ram and 256mb graphics and it took a while to load and was a bit laggy. and when I put more ram in it worked fine
__________________

compdude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2010, 09:58 PM   #3
Omnicide now.
 
foothead's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: My own personal hell
Posts: 10,014
Default Re: Sims 3

It will run it most likely, but not well at all. Those intel graphics are notoriously bad. I suggest looking for one with low end ATI or nvidia graphics.
foothead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2010, 03:01 AM   #4
Fully Optimized
 
NeXuS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,960
Default Re: Sims 3

It will run it, but it wont be very playable. Especially when you build a huge mansion with multiple sims on it.
__________________
//Antec 902 V3 Case, Intel i7-2600K (@4.5GHz 1.280V watercooled w/ Antec H2O Kuhler 920), 8GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance 1866MHz, ASUS P8P67 PRO B3, MSI 3GB N580 GTX Lightning Xtreme (@850MHz/2100MHz), 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3, Corsair HX850W Pro Series//
//XPS 410 C2D E6400 @ 2.13GHz, 2GB DDR2 667MHz, 250GB HD, eVGA 320mb 8800GTS(605/1900MHz)//
//AMD Athlon XP +2000, Socket A MSI-6390, 768 mb of PC 2100 RAM, AGP ATI RADEON 9600SE//

I <3 TrancE
NeXuS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2010, 09:32 AM   #5
In Runtime
 
Aastii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 329
Default Re: Sims 3

Quote:
Originally Posted by compdude View Post
and you can run sims 3 on windows 7 32 bit..not sure bout 64 bit
Win 7 64 bit + Sims 3 does work

I would agree completely that the graphics will let you down though, the rest would hold up fine except for that
__________________
Primary::: Asus M4A79XTD EVO | AMD Phenom II x3 720BE @ 3.4GHz | 2 x 2GB Corsair 1600MHz | XFX HD5770 + eVGA GTX260 Physx | 500GB Samsung F3 + 520GB Storage | Corsair Obsidian 700D | Win 7 Ultimate x64
Secondary::: Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus | Intel Q6600 | 2 x 1GB Corsair 800MHz | Gigabyte 9800GT | 180GB Caviar Blue + 250GB Storage | Win 7 Ultimate x64
Aastii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2010, 11:39 PM   #6
Daemon Poster
 
GibsonSGKing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,384
Default Re: Sims 3

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aastii View Post
Win 7 64 bit + Sims 3 does work

I would agree completely that the graphics will let you down though, the rest would hold up fine except for that
What he said. Even my GTS250 stuttered a little bit with that game (granted I had maxed out graphics, but still. I think a 9800GTX+ should be more than capable for Sims :P)
I know for a fact that it runs on Win7 64 bit though.
__________________

__________________
C2Q Q9400 @ 3.2GHZ | Zalman 9900 LED HeatSink | Asus P5E3 Pro Motherboard | CM Storm Scout case | 1TB Caviar Black HDD | GTX760 4GB | 23" Acer [1920x1080] & 21.6" Asus [1920x1080] monitors
GibsonSGKing is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0