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Anonymous
July 27, 2005 2:35:31 AM

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I am trying to play the Sims 2 with the official patch installed on my
PC but the game won't play. I get as far as the EA splash screen
where it whispers, "Challenge everything" & then my PC freezes up. I
can't use CTRL+ALT+DELETE to bring up the Task Master or anything. I
have to power off my PC with the on/off switch to get it to work
again. My system specs are:

Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2
(2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
System Manufacturer: Compaq
System Model: Presario 7110US 470016-083
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) Processor, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.3GHz
Memory: 768MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

Video card:
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400
Chip type: GeForce2 MX/MX 400
Display Memory: 64.0 MB
Current Mode: 800 x 600 (32 bit) (85Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.6176 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 7/12/2004 16:50:00, 3740032 bytes

Does anyone have any ideas? I did have a hard time installing the
game, kept getting file transfer errors from the DVD. I finally had
to copy the DVD to my hard drive & install it that way.

Thanks.
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Anonymous
August 1, 2005 2:43:39 AM

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Well,I think that the system requirements said that it needed at least a
1.6 Ghz processor if you have AMD,and I think that you also should have
a video card with at least 128 mb video memory.


I hope that someone will correct me if I am wrong.

Munch.
Anonymous
August 1, 2005 3:09:44 AM

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From my previous reply:Well,I think that the system requirements said
that it needed at least a 1.6 Ghz processor if you have AMD,and I think
that you also should have a video card with at least 128 mb video
memory.

I also forgot to say that your video card has to support directX 9.0,I
think.

Munch.
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Anonymous
August 2, 2005 4:28:18 AM

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According to EA Tech support, my PC does meet the minimum requirements
to run the game. I've been in email contact with them for days now &
it is boiling down to what they think is a bad DVD.

From the game's website:

If you have a T&L capable video card with at least 32 MB of video RAM
then you need at least:
800 MHz processor or better
256 MB RAM if Windows XP, Windows ME, Windows 98 or Windows 2000
At least 3.5 GB of hard drive space

If you have a non-T&L capable video card (an Intel Extreme Graphics or
a Radeon 7000/VE Series) then you need at least:
2.0 GHz processor or better
256 MB RAM if Windows XP, Windows ME, Windows 98, or Windows 2000
At least 3.5 GB of hard drive space.

So the processor speed is a factor ONLY IF YOU DON'T have a T&L
capable video card, which I supposed do. My video card is a 64MB SDR
nVIDIA GeForce2 MX with TV-Out AGP graphic card. I have the latest
drivers install that are compatible with it, the Nvidia drivers dated
7/12/04 version 6.1.7.6. Any drivers later than this version do not
work with my video card.

I want to upgrade my video card but was told by Compaq that my
motherboard will only support 2x/4x AGP cards, so what I'd like to
find is a video card that is a bit older but still faster than what I
currently have.

I currently have 786mb of RAM installed, so that should be more than
enough to run the game. I'm running Windows XP on a Compaq Presario
model 7110US.

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Anonymous
August 3, 2005 10:54:23 PM

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Try using msconfig and disable all startup programs.

Thats what I had to do on my desktop... also do not have anything like AIM
running in background.
"Dreamspinner3" <dreamspinner3@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:raede1deejilnptc0t9ahch4iv17952k65@4ax.com...
>I am trying to play the Sims 2 with the official patch installed on my
> PC but the game won't play. I get as far as the EA splash screen
> where it whispers, "Challenge everything" & then my PC freezes up. I
> can't use CTRL+ALT+DELETE to bring up the Task Master or anything. I
> have to power off my PC with the on/off switch to get it to work
> again. My system specs are:
>
> Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2
> (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
> System Manufacturer: Compaq
> System Model: Presario 7110US 470016-083
> BIOS: Default System BIOS
> Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) Processor, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.3GHz
> Memory: 768MB RAM
> DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
> DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
>
> Video card:
> Card name: NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400
> Chip type: GeForce2 MX/MX 400
> Display Memory: 64.0 MB
> Current Mode: 800 x 600 (32 bit) (85Hz)
> Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
> Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
> Driver Version: 6.14.0010.6176 (English)
> DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
> Driver Attributes: Final Retail
> Driver Date/Size: 7/12/2004 16:50:00, 3740032 bytes
>
> Does anyone have any ideas? I did have a hard time installing the
> game, kept getting file transfer errors from the DVD. I finally had
> to copy the DVD to my hard drive & install it that way.
>
> Thanks.
> -----
> Kim/Dreamspinner3
> Visit My Homepage: http://members.tripod.com/dreamspinner3/
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