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MTS speed build challenge results - posted on 11th Nov 2018 at 7:38 PM
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#1 Old 3rd Jun 2009 at 11:45 AM

This user has the following games installed:

Sims 3, World Adventures, Ambitions, Late Night, Generations, Pets, Showtime, Seasons, Island Paradise
Blue Screen
Ok, so every time I start up Sims 3, after around 30 minutes to a half an hour of playing the game, the screen freezes, the sound stutters and blue screen pops up. I restarted my computer and went through this 6 times. I'm not sure what I could really do to help it because I'm not that smart with computers and hardware and whatnot. What I can tell you is that my computer is about two years old and we haven't gotten any hardware replaced since we bought it. Before the Sims 3, blue screen had never come up. I have no clue what's wrong. The first time it happened I thought my computer overheated. Now I'm not so sure about that. Can anyone help me out?
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#2 Old 3rd Jun 2009 at 11:55 AM
Can you post your full system specs, please? http://www.modthesims.info/wiki.php...em_Requirements

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#3 Old 3rd Jun 2009 at 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by HystericalParoxysm
Can you post your full system specs, please? http://www.modthesims.info/wiki.php...em_Requirements

ah, right...
hm, I checked that, I don't have enough RAM, apparently. heh, is there anyway to fix that?

System RAM- 997.6 MB

Video RAM- 119.0 MB
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#4 Old 3rd Jun 2009 at 12:14 PM
Can you please give your -full- system specs as detailed there?

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#5 Old 3rd Jun 2009 at 12:23 PM
Oh, I'm sorry ^^;
I checked 'em on EA, so I hope this is what you meant.

CPU- Intel Core2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz
CPU Speed- 1.86 GHz Performance Rated at 2.80 GHz
System RAM- 997.6 MB
Operating System- Microsoft Windows XP Professional (Build Service Pack 32600)
Video Card- Intel GMA 3000
Video RAM- 119.0 MB
Sound Card- SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC
Sound Card Driver- 5.10.5082.0

Again, sorry if that's not what you're looking for... I'm not sure how to check them another way...
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#6 Old 3rd Jun 2009 at 5:17 PM
Your computer is far too weak to be running TS3 - processor, RAM and graphics are all insufficient. You can try turning down all your ingame settings, improving your cooling, and killing any background tasks... but to be honest, I doubt it would work; and if it did then you would still be risking permanent damage to your computer by running TS3 on it.

HP posted a link to the system requirements for TS3; you can see that the numbers are quite a bit higher than yours.

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#7 Old 3rd Jun 2009 at 10:01 PM
hm. i checked on EA and it said that the only things that wouldn't work was the RAM, but, ok.
So, there's nothing I could do to fix this besides just getting a whole new computer or parts?
Née whiterider
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#8 Old 3rd Jun 2009 at 10:08 PM
Your processor and graphics card are both the absolute minimum that might work if they were coupled with other, stronger hardware - which, of course, they're not in this case.
In addition, EA's guidelines are always ridiculously inaccurate - use ours instead.

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#9 Old 3rd Jun 2009 at 10:15 PM
ok then =3
Thanks for the help, would getting new hardware fix the problem or is it not just that simple? Because, it sounds to me I'd basicly be rebuilding a whole computer if I did that...
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