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Sims 2 problem

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Anonymous
September 20, 2005 7:20:29 PM

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I bought a new laptop, a Toshiba Tecra A3 with Intel Centrino video. here
are it's specs :

Driver Version: 6.14.10.4384
Operating System: Windows XP* Professional, Service Pack 2 (5.1.2600)
Default Language: English
DirectX* Version: 9.0
Physical Memory: 502 MB
Minimum Graphics Memory: 8 MB
Maximum Graphics Memory: 128 MB
Graphics Memory in Use: 9 MB
Processor: x86 family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8
Processor Speed: 1595 MHZ
Vendor ID: 8086
Device ID: 2592
Device Revision: 03


* Accelerator Information *

Accelerator in Use: Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family
Video BIOS: 3412
Current Graphics Mode: 1024 by 768 True Color (60 Hz)



* Devices Connected to the Graphics Accelerator *


Active Notebook Displays: 1


* Notebook *

Monitor Name: Plug and Play Monitor
Display Type: Digital
Gamma Value: 3.54
DDC2 Protocol: Supported
Maximum Image Size: Horizontal: Not Available
Vertical: Not Available
Monitor Supported Modes:
640 by 480 (60 Hz)
800 by 600 (60 Hz)
1024 by 768 (60 Hz)
Display Power Management Support:
Standby Mode: Supported
Suspend Mode: Supported
Active Off Mode: Supported


I cannot get Sims 2 to run on it. It crashes giving me an ialmrnt5.dll error
and it dumps everything and restarts. I know others that are running the
intel centrino on their laptops and no problems .. what am I missing ??

Thanks in advance !

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Anonymous
September 21, 2005 12:24:32 AM

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Did you chance the graphics to give you 128mb RAM allocated to the card?
Apparently not, because you're still showing a very low allocation of just a
mere 9mb. Sims2 needs AT LEAST 64mb and likes MORE.

Read the manual and find out how to increase the graphics allocation... Give
it ALL 128mb as it really needs it... and think about adding another stick
of RAM. Sims 2 is really greedy, but it's worth every penny!

--
Cari (MS-MVP)
Printing & Imaging



"Tammy" <franct_trf@sasktel.net> wrote in message
news:11j0vgung35k32b@corp.supernews.com...
>I bought a new laptop, a Toshiba Tecra A3 with Intel Centrino video. here
>are it's specs :
>
> Driver Version: 6.14.10.4384
> Operating System: Windows XP* Professional, Service Pack 2 (5.1.2600)
> Default Language: English
> DirectX* Version: 9.0
> Physical Memory: 502 MB
> Minimum Graphics Memory: 8 MB
> Maximum Graphics Memory: 128 MB
> Graphics Memory in Use: 9 MB
> Processor: x86 family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8
> Processor Speed: 1595 MHZ
> Vendor ID: 8086
> Device ID: 2592
> Device Revision: 03
>
>
> * Accelerator Information *
>
> Accelerator in Use: Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset
> Family
> Video BIOS: 3412
> Current Graphics Mode: 1024 by 768 True Color (60 Hz)
>
>
>
> * Devices Connected to the Graphics Accelerator *
>
>
> Active Notebook Displays: 1
>
>
> * Notebook *
>
> Monitor Name: Plug and Play Monitor
> Display Type: Digital
> Gamma Value: 3.54
> DDC2 Protocol: Supported
> Maximum Image Size: Horizontal: Not Available
> Vertical: Not Available
> Monitor Supported Modes:
> 640 by 480 (60 Hz)
> 800 by 600 (60 Hz)
> 1024 by 768 (60 Hz)
> Display Power Management Support:
> Standby Mode: Supported
> Suspend Mode: Supported
> Active Off Mode: Supported
>
>
> I cannot get Sims 2 to run on it. It crashes giving me an ialmrnt5.dll
> error and it dumps everything and restarts. I know others that are running
> the intel centrino on their laptops and no problems .. what am I missing
> ??
>
> Thanks in advance !
>
September 26, 2005 2:37:05 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.games (More info?)

with the sims2, if you look on the website, you will notice that the minimum
specs state that if you are running intel graphics, you need at LEAST a 2.4
ghz (2400mhz) processor, otherwise it would be very slow and jerky. also a
dedicated graphics card would probably help you, meaning less processor power
would be required
!