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FX card for Sins 2 Bon Voyage....

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by paulb100, Nov 10, 2007.

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  1. paulb100

    paulb100 Thread Starter

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    Hi

    A friend has bought The Sims 2 and the Bon Voyage Expansion Pack but her onboard FX doesnt support T&L...(I think) as the screen flashes Purple+black
    (Iam limited as to checking as I only know what she can tell me)

    Can anyone Tell me whats the lowest or cheapest AGPx8 card i can get that will
    run The Sims 2:Bon Voyage (and perhaps the rest of the sims)

    She only plays that game (older version works fine The Sims 2) so wont need it for anything else so a 64Mb card with T&L (any version) seems to be compatible...

    Im UK and use eBuyer.com for products... whats the cheapest/best option for her?

    MANY THANKS
     
  2. 2twenty2

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    Minimum System Requirements for The Sims 2 Bon Voyage
    SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

    * 1.3 Ghz processor (2.0 for Vista)
    * 512 MB RAM (1GB for Vista)
    * Windows(R) Vista, Windows XP, Windows ME, Windows 98 or Windows 2000 Operating System.
    * 8x or faster CD/DVD drive
    * At least 1.5 GB of additional hard drive space (5.0 GB total is required if installing both The Sims 2 and The Sims 2 Bon Voyage Expansion Pack at the same time.)
    * A T&L-capable video card with at least 32 MB of video RAM.

    Supported video cards:

    * ATI Radeon(TM) series 8500 or better (9600 or greater required for Vista)
    * 8500, All-In-Wonder 8500
    * 9000, 9200, 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800
    * X300, X600, x700, X800, x850
    * X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950

    NVIDIA(R) Quadro(TM) series
    Quadro, Quadro2, Quadro4

    NVIDIA GeForce series GeForce2 GTS and better (GeForce 6200 or greater required for Vista)
    # GeForce 2, 2 GTS
    # GeForce 3, 3 Ti
    # GeForce 4, 4 Ti, 4200, 4600, 4800, MX 420, 440, 460
    # GeForce FX 5200, 5500, 5600, 5700, 5800, 5900, 5950
    # GeForce PCX 5300, 5900
    # GeForce 6200, 6600, 6800
    # GeForce 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950
    # S3 GammaChrome
    # S18 Pro
    # S18 Ultra Intel(R) Extreme Graphics (see note below)
    82865, 82915 and above

    NOTE: If you have a non-T&L capable video card, such as Intel Extreme Graphics, then you need at least a 2.4 GHz processor.

    http://thesims2.ea.com/help/detail.php?help_id=340
     
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