What i need to make this thing work

Ibm / Thinkpad 2373
January 28, 2010 at 14:38:18
Specs: Windows XP, 256MB
OK i have the Compaq Presario 5000 5012US Edition and i wanna upgrade it to where it could play Sims 3. I dont know much on parts for comps but they say i need a graphics card with pixel shader and an external hd plus more ram. So i need someone to help me find the right parts i need to play sims 3 on my comp lol thanks.

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January 28, 2010 at 15:57:58
I think you're wasting your time & money, but I guess it's your time & money to waste.

The board has no AGP slot so you're stuck getting a standard PCI video card. And it only supports a max of 512MB of PC100 RAM (2 x 256MB). Here's your system specs:


Now look at the MINIMUM system requirements for SIMS 3 - 2.0GHz CPU & 1GB RAM. It aint gonna happen with that old rig:


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January 28, 2010 at 16:35:23
While some Presario 5000 series come with AGP expansion slots, your 5000 5012US seem limited to only PCI expansion cards & you don't have much options.


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January 29, 2010 at 21:44:11
Ok one, my Presario does have an AGP Expansion, two my mother board holds 3 slots of RAM so how much can it actually take? And what else can i do to upgrade to play sims 3? and how much would a video card cost me? hopefully not a whole pay check lol.

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