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For sims 3 i have the 128 mb how do i get the support for pixel shader 2 0

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
June 16, 2011 1:38:10 AM

ive done some research since i have already bought the sims 3 i have nvidia geforce 4 mx4000 with 128mb but how do i get this so called pixel shader 2.0
a c 358 U Graphics card
June 16, 2011 2:15:15 AM

Pixel Shader 2.0 is hardware that needs to exist on the video card.

Your GeForce 4 mx4000 does not have Pixel Shader support at all. You need a new video card that has Pixel Shader 2.0 support. Modern video cards (those manufactured since 2005) have Pixel Shader 3.0 support. This is why you need to pay attention to the system requirements for games.

The system requirements for the Sims 3 can be found in the following link:



2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
The latest version of DirectX 9.0c
Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2

Windows Supported Video Cards
NVIDIA GeForce series

FX 5900, FX 5950
6200, 6500, 6600, 6800
7200, 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950
8400, 8500, 8600, 8800
9300, 9400, 9500, 9600, 9800
G100, GT 120, GT 130, GTS 150
GTS 250, GTX 260, GTX 280, GTX 285, GTX 295

ATI Radeon™ series

9500, 9600, 9800
X300, X600, X700, X800, X850
X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
2400, 2600, 2900
3450, 3650, 3850, 3870
4850, 4870

Your computer is pretty old and it probably has an AGP port; that is now obsolete, but it is still possible to buy an AGP video card.

Download a program called CPU-Z from the following link. It will provide important information about your computer.

The information you need to provide is in the "CPU" tab which list the type of CPU you have and it's speed. The following screenshot shows a modern Intel Core i5 650 CPU which runs at 3.2GHz.

You also need to provide some information from the "Mainboard" tab. The following screenshot shows a modern Gigabyte motherboard with a PCI-Express (PCI-e) graphics interface. Hopefully yours will state AGP. Also a PCI-e and PCI interface are no where near compatible with each other.

a c 172 U Graphics card
June 16, 2011 3:02:41 AM

you need a new video card. as said above, you should just read the system requirements, its all laid out there for you.