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hey umm im building a pc for my friends sister and there on a tight budget and i have come up with this

Intel Celeron lga 775 2.9ghz
512mb Generic Ram ddr 400 pc 3200
gigabyte 8s661fxm-775 mobo
430 watt generic psu
Radeon 9600 256mb
onboard audio
WD 8m 80gb hard drive

i have never played the game so i have no clue on what kind of system this game demands.

would sims 2 be playable on this system?
any lag?
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post #2 of 12
It would be playable, but i dunno about maxing the settings. I would go AMD for a pc that will tackle games, though. and also, maybe try tyo squeese a 9800 128 into the budget instead of that 9600.


But to the original point, you will get to play the game on this pc im sure.
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yes
the requirments are
cpu at least 600mhz
at least 256ram
a gfx with at lest 32mb(compitable with direct3d
post #4 of 12
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yeah im on a tigh budget.. but i have come across the Asus Raeon 9550ge 256mb which is $94 AUD is that worth it? and would tgis be considered as a better card then a 9800 128mb?
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post #5 of 12
The 9550 can be unlocked to a 9600Pro - Im not sure which models though. The 9800 is a much better card than the 9550.
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post #6 of 12
I lag when I increase graphics in Sims 2 with my 9800 so I dont think the 9600 is enought personally
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post #7 of 12
My wife plays it and it is really cpu intensive. It is jumpy on my wifes computer which is the one in my sig.
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post #8 of 12
Get a sempron 3000+ and different mobo and with the money you save up the graphics card
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post #9 of 12
if i were u i would go with a identical price AMD 64 and try getting a Sapphire ATI 9600 Atlantis, these things overclock like mad!, put in some cooling which isnt expensive and it shud handle sims on high if u get a decent CPU and run atleast a gig ram
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post #10 of 12
my friend has the same graphics card as me, and works fine on his, he has 3gz intel p4, 512mb ram, nothing to special, maybe try a nvidia card. i think the fx5500 can be picked up for about $80 now maybe less, just price compare.
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