07-10-2009 08:00 PM
Okay, so I own the sims 2 and just found out that my computer's graphics card isn't powerful enough to support the game. (I have no clue what my card currently is! >.< I just know that Can You Run It?.com said it wouldn't work)I know that EA recommends that you have one of these many chips:
ATI RadeonTM series (7000 or better)Radeon 7000/VE series (non-T&L; requires 2.0 GHz processor)7200, 75008500, All-In-Wonder 85009000, 9200, 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800, X300, X600, X800
Nvidia QuadroTM series, Quadro, Quadro2, Quadro4
Nvidia Geforce series (GeForce2 and better) GeForce2, GeForce3, 3 Ti, GeForce4, 4Ti, MX 420, 440, GeForce FX 5200, 5600, 5700, 5800, 5900, 5950, GeForce 6600, 6800
Intel Extreme Graphics (non-T&L; requires 2.0 GHz processor), 82845, 82865, 82915
But here's my questions:
1) How do I know if the graphics card I want to purchase is compatable with my Inspiron 1525?
2) What card would you recommend for a person like me, who doesn't have a ton of money to blow on graphics cards?
3) How much would it cost to instale a graphics card?
07-11-2009 01:43 PM
07-14-2009 04:07 PM
One thing to consider here is that a new graphics cards can run $50-$150 and the installation might have you at $100-$200 all said and done. For a couple hundreds bucks more than that, you can get a new laptop with a brand new, multicore processor, likely more RAM, up to date graphics solution etc. Good luck.