can it run sims 3

Advent / Advent t9
June 6, 2009 at 13:04:58
Specs: windows xp home edition, 512
Hi. I have been a sims fan since the first game. But I need to know if my pc will run the
sims 3 since it's such a high power game. I bought my pc in 2004 so it's 6 years old. It is
an windows xp Advent T9. It's processor is
intel pentium 4 HT 3.0 GHZ. It has 512 MB DDR memory and 120 GB hard drive disk 7200 RPM. Graphics card with DV-1 Ati radeon 9800 xxl. Could you tell me if it could run the sims 3? or should i really update my pc by buying a new one? and if so should i buy a vista or xp? which one is better? many thanks...

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#1
June 6, 2009 at 13:31:31
well first of all i think that ur computer's spec are not that good
u can see if u can run it from canurunit.com
that site will help u alot.
second, i'd prefere u would buy a new one , if u need a good spec. let me know, and about vista or xp ? i use vista ultimate sp1 and till now i found no prob with it.
need more details post back

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#2
June 7, 2009 at 04:02:06
hi, thanks for your help. Could you give me some good spec's for a gaming pc? thanks

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#3
June 7, 2009 at 12:39:05
Just add more RAM & stick with XP. And quit double & triple posting about the same thing...it's against forum policy!

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#4
June 8, 2009 at 02:31:53
sorry! i did not know i am very sorry. i will remove the messages. Thank u for your help though.

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#5
June 9, 2009 at 08:52:40
sry for the delay
in my opinion a good gaming pc could be:
processor: intel c2e qx9770 or AMD phenom II X4 920
MB:gigabyte p45 or p35 chipest
graphic card:geforce 9800gx2 or ati radeon 4870
ram: 3g 800 , u can increase them later
HDD: 320g sata
these r good pc gaming spec
if u wanna be more sure u can google for the best pc gaming
need anything else post back

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#6
June 12, 2009 at 10:12:08
Lashwa3, no.

A good feasible specced gaming rig would be like as follows:
-Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz (Possibly overclocked to 3 or more GHz)
-6GB DDR3-1333-1866 Triple channel
-Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 C216, or better.
-640GB or larger 7,200RPM, 32MB Cache SATA 3.0GB/s
-Intel X58 chipset motherboard, really of any kind, but the SLi one's don't scale all that great.
-Samsung CD/DVD Burner

I've noticed a lot on these forums that people who don't know hardly anything about the subject are offering advise. Please, unless you really know your stuff, don't suggest something.

As for the PC, it would do you good to buy another gig of memory, but otherwise should run the game fine.

--Graphics card specialist--


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#7
June 12, 2009 at 15:58:20
A P4 HT 3Ghz is not slow. All I see wrong with those specs is that you need more RAM, but other than that I don't see why it wouldn't run it.

So many people are spoiled these days.

And DO NOT switch to Vista(refered to as Crapista). stick with XP and you'll be fine.

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


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#8
June 13, 2009 at 07:46:02
snofox!
the spec i have written ,i meant by it to be affordable that's it
as stace didn't mention the badget i offerd a medium spec but it would work very fine
i know what an extremely gaming pc would be .

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#9
June 13, 2009 at 20:45:56
A QX processsor still isn't cheap.

And the AMD Phenom II X4 940 isn't that great of a chip.

The PC I posted is not an extreme gaming PC, I build PC's as a side job.

--Graphics card specialist--


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#10
August 29, 2009 at 21:22:46
Hi all, first of all, keeping to XP wouldn't be the greatest idea if you want to play the latest games, as most new PC games are "make for Windows", as in Vista.

Though, if you waited for Win 7, that would probably be better, since you'll only have to wait 'till October, and most things people didn't like in Vista will (hopefully) be fixed.

Now, for the specs...

LIke these guys are saying, your specs are fine, just upgrade the RAM, since most games today require at least 1GB.
Although, if you're running Vista, it's best to have at least 2GB of RAM (DDR2 or DDR3 doesn't matter), since the OS takes up a whole GB just to run.

EDIT: Does the game say "Games For Windows" at the top of the case? If so, you MUST have Vista. Microsoft made all game devs. make their games for all their newest operating systems (Vista, and now, when it comes out, Windows 7).
I know that's a bit disheartening, since some still view XP as a reliable OS, but it's just a cruel way to make sure you upgrade and go with the newest-gen flow.

-WINDOWSVII

I hope Windows 7 is better than Vista.
The Ubuntu project sure is.


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