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What's the best pc/laptop to play sims 3 that will also handle sims 4

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What's the best pc/laptop to play sims 3 that will also handle sims 4

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Some body please help me and answer really simply as I'm not a computer person at all. I got a new laptop 6months ago from toshiba and it won't play sims 3, numerous people have tried to fix this and nothing works. I am a big fan and just want to sell it and buy the most ideal computer/laptop for purely sims. What is the most recommended?
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Re: What's the best pc/laptop to play sims 3 that will also handle sims 4

Hero

If you just want to play the game, you might be better of getting a desktop computer. You get a lot more for cheaper money.

Gaming laptops are rather expensive.

 

You need

 

- 64 bit operating system

- i5 or i7 with at least 3.0 Ghz

- at least 6 GB of RAM. 8 or 12 might be better depeding on what else you want to use it for-

- a GOOD graphic card. See this link for recommondations. Green across the board is good: http://simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:TS3_System_Requirements

- at least 500 GB of hard disc space.

 

Specs for Sims 4 are not out and there's no way of telling what it will need.

 

The best you can do is find something you like and then come back with the specs for it to have them checked.

Good Luck and Happy Simmin
Crin

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Re: What's the best pc/laptop to play sims 3 that will also handle sims 4

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Thank you! Do you have a suggestion of what desktop to buy?
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Re: What's the best pc/laptop to play sims 3 that will also handle sims 4

Hero

They differ from country to country (and store to store) and since I'm in Switzerland that won't help you much.

 

Try reading some reports online to decide on a brand you like or go to a Store and look at them and then come back and post your results. Don't buy anything just yet, sales people will try to sell you anything. Do your research and then come back. Maybe you even know someone that could build you a custom one.

Good Luck and Happy Simmin
Crin

Trennlinie

I don't work or have any association with EA. I give advice to the best of my knowledge and cannot be held responsible for any damage done to your computer/game.
Questions belong in the forums. I don't answer questions via PM.
Help us helpers to help you

Thinking of helping out ? Please check the Helper's Corner for Sims 4 or Sims 3 and The Academy


Bitte akzeptiere eine Lösung, wenn dein Problem gelöst ist und verteile XP an Beiträge, die du hilfreich findest.
Ich arbeite nicht für EA und habe sonst auch keinerlei Verbindung zu EA.
PNs werden nicht beantwortet. Probleme gehören ins Forum

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Re: What's the best pc/laptop to play sims 3 that will also handle sims 4

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I have two laptops with those specs (and a little bit more in some areas) and Its still plays horrible. a desktop is not feasible since husband and I are seperated for my schooling and when I visit I play alot while he is at work. I have yet to find a solutionto my problem and honestly if someone custom made me a legit laptop and guaranteed it would work for all sims and expansions I would pay a pretty penny for it.

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Re: What's the best pc/laptop to play sims 3 that will also handle sims 4

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What are the PC minimum system requirements for The Sims 4?REQUIRED: Internet connection required for product activation.

OS: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, or Windows 8.1

PROCESSOR: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+ or equivalent (For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-62 or equivalent) MEMORY: At least 2 GB RAM

HARD DRIVE: At least 9 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games

DVD-ROM: DVD ROM drive required for installation only

VIDEO CARD: 128 MB of Video RAM and support for Pixel Shader 3.0. Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better, ATI Radeon X1300 or better, Intel GMA X4500 or better

SOUND CARD: DirectX 9.0c Compatible

DIRECTX: DirectX 9.0c compatible

INPUT: Keyboard and MouseWhat are the PC recommended system requirements for The Sims 4?Recommended Specs

REQUIRED: Internet connection required for product activation.

OS: 64 Bit Windows 7,8, or 8.1

PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster

AMD Athlon X4

MEMORY: 4GB RAM

HARD DRIVE: At least 9 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games

DVD-ROM: DVD ROM drive required for installation only

VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better

SOUND CARD: DirectX 9.0c Compatible

DIRECTX: DirectX 9.0c compatible

INPUT: Keyboard and Mouse

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