I have always had performance problems with the sims 3 but it seems like it has gotten worse after each update/expansion to the point where it's almost unplayable now. My cpu seems to be maxing out when I run the game which leads me to beleive that's the casue of the poor fps and stuttering I'm having. Thing is, i'm running an i7-870 @3.0gz, surley that should be enough to run the game without any major problems? I have read that the game is very poorly coded but still, I think I should be getting better performance then I am. Thanks to anyone who can offer some advice.
Win 7 64
12 gigs ddr3