Sims 2 - Mobility Radeon 9000

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I have been having some performance issues with my Sims 2 game, including the fact that the background inside the house is often messed up unless I move the mouse around. It seems to be pulling the background from outside for some reason. The main problem I am having is that my computer keeps freezing whenever my people become best friends and the smiley faces float up. This also happens when there are any cut scenes (ie first kiss). When I restart my computer it says that mobility radeon 9000 has experienced a serious error. I thought that maybe I needed to update my drivers, but when I go to the ati site and download the new drivers I can download them fine, but it won't let me install them. It says that it can't find the original hardware. I don't understand this, because when I look under display it definitely says my video driver is mobility radeon 9000. Thanks for any help!
 

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what computer do you have? What is the specifications and is it a notebook or a desktop?

Also, please do not doublepost. This will save any confusion plus then we can keep track on what's been suggested. :D You can simply put your thread tothe top of the queue by putting *bump* as a post.

Closing other thread.
 

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Sorry for doubleposting. I was getting desperate. Here's my info -

Sony Vaio notebook PCG-GRV670(UC)
Windows XP Home Edition
Phoenix Bios 4.0 Release 6.0
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.60 GHz
510 MB Ram
213MB used 1036MB available
DirectX 9.0c
 

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213MB used 1036MB available

Doesn't look good. Your virtual memory is being used a lot there. Virtual memory is space on the hard drive that is used to pretend it's part of the physical memory. If your machine is using that, then your system will slow down.
 

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I'm still getting the feeling it's a problem with my video card, rather than memory. Mainly because of the error message - Mobility Radeon 9000 has experience a drawing error. I've tried to update my drivers at the ATI site, but when I try to install it says video driver not found and then - try setting up your display adapter with a standard VGA driver prior to setup. I'm at a loss at this point.
 
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h**p://file2.mydrivers.com/display/wxp-w2k-Mobility-3.6.zip

install this driver and enjoy your SIM2!!!

(Keep your original driver as you will find this one somewhere unsatisfied on TV-OUT function)
 
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