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My Sims 3 game keeps freezing every few seconds

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Re: My Sims 3 game keeps freezing every few seconds

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The sims 3 island Paradise has a freeze glitch  

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IT worked for like a couple minutes then it froze again 

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Thanks! I didn't even know this option existed!

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I just got my new laptop on friday. I downloaded the island paradise pack tuesday as well as into the future, and now it is freezing avery time i switch how fast time passes. Its 2016, please fix this!

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Re: My Sims 3 game keeps freezing every few seconds

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I found a fix. I had the freezing and saw a video online how to fix it. First go into play sim mode. Not build or buy. Then save the game. Then open the cheats panel by pressing ctrl+shift+c then type in resetSim + and then push enter. Mine works now and doesn't freeze even on island paradise
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What do u all mean change your fram... from regular to 60?
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How do you change the framerate?

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I have a brand new laptop with nothing installed except origin the sims 3 and 3 expansion packs. I'm only playing with 2 packs and this problem is still happening. It's not my computer. It is completely new
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Re: My Sims 3 game keeps freezing every few seconds

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how did you change the framerate? is it within the setting of the game?

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Re: My Sims 3 game keeps freezing every few seconds

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Changing the Default to 60, is under the Graphics setting, it is the Hz for the monitor. And does little to effect the game.

 

My system

4 Ghz Quad Core

32 GB RAM

over 2.25 TB Free Space (Each drive is at or bellow 50% used)

 

I am still getting additional packs, BUT, here's the biggie, I just added Town Life stuff pack, and suddenly my Sims 3 started to do what everyone else is experiencing in this thread. I am going to disable that pack permanently.

 

CPU Usage 45%

System Ram Usage, never hits 3 GB

GPU Usage 20%

Video RAM Usage 30%

- I should not be having this problem, with the clock stopping for 30 to 50 seconds, and then ticking away for a minute or 2, it's like Sims 3 is buffering actions before it plays, when a good system doesn't need them to. Everything is flowing normally, the dartboard lights, rain/snow, even my sim's wings continue to flap normally.

 

1 Solution, after disabling Town Life Stuff Pack,

- before you start Sims 3, load up the task manager

- Start Sims 3, and get to the World Load screen (Main menu section) then tab out to the task manager

- Click on TS3 in processes to highlight it

- Right click on it this time, and choose Go to details

- Right click on TS3 and Set Priority = High

This should force Windows to deal with TS3 before any background programs.

 

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