sims 3 graphic triangles.

June 12, 2009 at 04:01:35
Specs: Windows Vista home premium, 1,86GHz/4Gb Ram
i installed sims 3 today and played a while until this graphic problem came. http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/... what should i do?

any suggestions ?


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#1
June 12, 2009 at 05:11:38
Care to post your system specs? especially the graphics make/model?

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#2
June 12, 2009 at 06:01:34
ATI radeon X1300
but make/model i dont know where can i find it out.

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#3
June 12, 2009 at 09:00:54
This is usually a sign that your card is getting too hot, is your case properly ventilated? Have you cleaned the dust out of your system recently? Is the graphics card fan (if it has it's own) spinning freely?

--Graphics card specialist--


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#4
June 12, 2009 at 09:13:23
ATI Radeon X1300 IS the make/model. As stated above, it's possible the card is overheating due to dust buildup. If it has a cooling fan, make sure it's working.

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#5
June 12, 2009 at 09:30:49
how can i make it sure its running?

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#6
June 12, 2009 at 09:35:58
The fan?

If it has a fan, then, while your computer is running, check to make sure it's spinning at a decent speed.

Some fans just get gummed up with dust and other junk that they spin, but not at a sufficient speed.

--Graphics card specialist--


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#7
June 12, 2009 at 09:36:38
ok all the spinning things are working :D but it has dust in it so should i spray it out? i dont remember what the sprayer name was.?and how?

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#8
June 12, 2009 at 09:39:29
can of compressed air i remembered :D havent cleaned my computer for like NEVER ! :D

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#9
June 12, 2009 at 09:44:46
Lol, yeah, compressed air.

It's a good idea to clean your system out on a regular basis anyway.

--Graphics card specialist--


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#10
June 12, 2009 at 09:47:00
so after i done cleaning it should work properly? any tips when cleaning?

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#11
June 12, 2009 at 09:48:39
should i just air the fans of take the fan/fans out?

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#12
June 12, 2009 at 09:53:35
It *should work properly after you're done, but something may be faulty in your system so there's no guarantee's.

Removing the fans isn't necessary or recommended unless you know what you're doing, just use the can of compressed air to blow around/through them. And make sure to get the heatsinks on your motherboard, CPU and video card as well.

--Graphics card specialist--


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#13
June 12, 2009 at 09:55:56
what are heatsinks? and il just blow where its dusty and all ?=)

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#14
June 12, 2009 at 09:58:41
and should i clean back of my computer where all the wires are?

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#15
June 12, 2009 at 10:05:04
Nope, not necessary. But make sure that your fans have a clear path to exhaust the heat.

--Graphics card specialist--


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#16
June 12, 2009 at 11:02:58
ok ty.

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#17
June 12, 2009 at 15:54:05
Update the drivers first and make sure it's not overheating.

But this is typical for ATi junk. One game everything will run fine, than the next... well you see what happens.

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI


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#18
June 14, 2009 at 13:47:06
updated them and tomorrow going to clean

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#19
June 15, 2009 at 03:56:12
This is actually a known graphics problem with the Sims 3. On some PC's it's worse that others, but everyone seems to be having this problem. It's probably something like the incredible stretching toddler. They used adult animations for the todders to socialise and watch television so they undergo a freakish body change when socialising. The game needs a patch, so you can do what I've done (but this is only on the sims themselves for me) just go to Edit Town and see if that clears it, or if it's a sim, have them change clothes.

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#20
June 19, 2009 at 14:11:20
still the same thing -.-
i dont have this triangle in Gta 4
cs1,6
archlord
need for speed most wanted
navyfield
men of war starcraft
rainbow six vegas 2
Assassin's Creed

but i have this in sims 3
dawn of discovery (Anno1404)
and in godfather III


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#21
June 30, 2009 at 03:45:33
I am having the same problem with the sims3, and i just
bought my pc so its clean and should be working just fine.

windows 7 rc 7100
i7 920 2.67
4gb ram
Radeon HD4870 (updated to latest driver)

what could be the problem, it worked fine on a HD4850


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#22
June 30, 2009 at 05:21:40
Okay, I've done a wee bit of research. Based on the other games that ajamasin is having this problem with, I'd venture to say it's a pixel shader issue. I know that it happens with the Sims 3 and both Godfather II and Dawn of Discovery require pixel shader enabled graphics cards to run. Try saving, leaving and returning. Again, this does happen to me and if you check the forums it is happening to a lot of other people. It looks like it might be the graphics card but more specifically pixel shader being used in the game. I don't know much about this program. This happens to me but it's rare and completely intermittant. If this is happening to you constantly it's time to check your card temps while running the game and make sure you don't have a failure occurring.

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#23
June 30, 2009 at 05:39:25
if you are using an ATI graphic card then just restore the default
factory setting of the catalyst control center and it will all be
good ^^

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#24
June 30, 2009 at 07:32:21
how? do i change?

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#25
June 30, 2009 at 11:34:04
The catalyst control center is the program that comes with
the ati, if u installed the drivers from the cd then it should be
there. the red icon with ATI logo.
just start the program, go to preferences and chose to restore
factory default.
Another way i have figured strangely when u load the
game and start playing; it shows u the triangles right, i just
minimized the game( windows key +m ) then restored it and it
works fine. so i am not really sure what the problem is but that
works with me.

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#26
June 30, 2009 at 12:07:16
windows key?

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#27
June 30, 2009 at 12:11:44
btw that ati catalyst thing worked thank you very much =)

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#28
June 30, 2009 at 12:53:17
windows key on the keyboard( the key with windows logo + m)
glad i could help ^_^

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