05-31-2009 05:02 PM
I have a Dell Dimension E310 PC.
It came with Windows Media Center Edition (service pack 3)
It has a 2.80 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4proccessor
50.62 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
1016 mb of memory
.99 GB of RAM
Intel Internal video graphics 82915G/GV/ 910 GL
These are the specs. I need in order to play the new Sims 3 game:
FOR WINDOWS XP
Can you tell me if there is any upgrades I can do in order for the game to work on my several years old PC? From what I have read my PC only has a 230 watt power supply, and can only support PCI video cards. Not sure if I really used the right wording here, I am more of a web design gal than a hardware one.
Any help is helpful, thanks!
06-01-2009 04:07 AM
Well the only PCI card we carry in stores is the 8400GS which isn't a "bad" card, but you will(if I remember what the box said) have to upgrade your power supply also. I'm not certain on that though. Other than that. Upgrade your RAM.
Beyond that you're really up for a new computer. Yours is.... 5-6 years old right? You're sitting right on the bare bottom of what they recommend for the game and even with the 8400GS, you still would probably not be able to play the game on anything but the lowest video quality settings.