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Video Card for The Sims 3

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
June 8, 2009 9:26:42 PM

Hi, I was just wondering what kind of graphics card I should be looking for in order to play The Sims 3? I get the "need Pixel Shader 2.0" error currently and need to upgrade my card. I've got a pretty old computer with only PCI slots. Thanks to anyone and everyone!

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June 8, 2009 9:32:14 PM

Dropping $50 for a decent PCI card now would be your best bet, as you wouldn't need another one until you upgrade to a newer computer.
I will recommend this --

If you are looking to only play The Sims 3, this one is $31 after MIR.

Edit: It seems like the last two 8200's that were shipped were DOA, you may have to RMA it for a working one, but this usually isn't the case.

The 6200 will play on medium settings at best.
June 9, 2009 1:39:58 PM

Thanks so much! I'll look into both of them
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June 14, 2009 7:46:25 PM

325ryan said:
Thanks so much! I'll look into both of them

Ryan, were either of these successful? I'm getting the same error message and don't know what to do!
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August 29, 2009 2:47:48 PM

hello i was wondering if i have the right things my graphics card is a 256mb and i have a 1g ram will the sims 3 work on my 256mb graphics card?????
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August 29, 2009 3:12:03 PM

What card is it?