Sims 3 running SLOW!

Microsoft Windows xp home edition
July 2, 2010 at 11:01:42
Specs: Windows XP
I've been playing the sims 3 for quite a while now and I never had any problem running te game. Since a week or two, the game is very slow! My computer can definately run the game, because I gave it (with the gamebox) to my computershop, so that they would increase the Ram or whatever I needed more for the game.

CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.06GHz
CPU speed: 3.06 GHz
RAM: 2.0 GB
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Video Card:
Video RAM 512.0 MB
3D Yes
Pixel Shader version 3.0
Free disc space: 114.1 GB

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July 2, 2010 at 11:04:19
Go to "My Computer" (on your desktop) right click on it, go to "Properties".

Click on the "Hardware" tab

Click on the "Device Manager"

In Device Manager, expand "Display adapters"

Post what is listed.

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

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July 2, 2010 at 11:09:29
NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS
is it that? I'm not sure because English is not my home language and i hade to translate

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July 2, 2010 at 11:18:26
NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS

I'd say that's your problem.

Buy a better video card, or turn all your settings to "low"

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

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July 2, 2010 at 11:21:58
All settings are low. And my game worked fine before on this videocard... I don't know whu it has changed :(
But thanks for the advice

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July 26, 2010 at 09:47:35
Have you installed any custom content? Not by way of the launcher, but .package files? If so, you may want to check to see if any of those are Sims 2 packages. That can slow the game down a LOT.

You can check it two ways: One, just go into the folder where you installed the packages, and sort them by date. Any files showing up before say, May of last year (prior to the Sims 3 release) are more than likely Sims 2 packages. Delete them or put them to the side.

Or you can try the Sims3 Dashboard. It can filter out the Sims 2 packages, plus any corrupt files you may have.

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