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Anonymous
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October 20, 2004 1:03:37 AM

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Can a video card cause the Sims 2 to run slow? I know I need a new one yet I
frustrate myself with the one i got and play at a choppy rate. I even tried
increasing the refresh rate. I have 384 MB of ram and 64 MB of that is
shared with the video card...I know I have to have a video card but I was
wondering if this also causes my game to run slow?

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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
October 20, 2004 1:30:12 AM

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LadyBakula wrote:
> Can a video card cause the Sims 2 to run slow? I know I need a new
> one yet I frustrate myself with the one i got and play at a choppy
> rate. I even tried increasing the refresh rate. I have 384 MB of ram
> and 64 MB of that is shared with the video card...I know I have to
> have a video card but I was wondering if this also causes my game to
> run slow?

Yup. Onboard video cards like you apparently have just aren't very
good at handling 3D graphics, so the net result is low frame
rate/choppiness.
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
October 24, 2004 9:58:45 AM

Archived from groups: alt.games.the-sims-2 (More info?)

Good news though, the sims 2 isn't a very power-hungry game.. like Doom 3
for example. Therefore, no need to buy the top pf the line X800 ATI card to
play it. I play it with an Athlon 2700+, 512MB and a ATI Radeon 9700 Pro.
That video card is 128MB I believe.. T&L also. It's a year or two old so the
price is way down there but it allows me to run The Sim 2 on full graphic
settings with highest pass anti-aliasing without a hicup.



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> Yup. Onboard video cards like you apparently have just aren't very
> good at handling 3D graphics, so the net result is low frame
> rate/choppiness.
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