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Old 06-08-2011, 02:56 AM   #1
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Sooo...
I'm not too computer savvy so please bare with me on this....
I have a dell inspiron 530 (not a slim) and recently I wanted to install the sims3 and a few expansion packs, but apparently my graphics/video card is not up to par...
I'm not looking to spend a whole lot of money, I'm really just looking for the most basic thing that will allow me to play the game.

ummmm... here is some basic info about my computer:
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Processor, E4400, 2.00, 2M Core Duo
4gb ram

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You will need to upgrade the power supply as well.

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ok... I can do that as well.
But, do you have suggestions on which card I should buy? and I guess what I need to buy for the power supply?
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Power supply info is here: Power Supply Information and Selection

Game specs are here: System Requirements - The Game - Community - The Sims 3

It's an older DX9 game, so pretty much any current card will work fine.
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