HomeHomeFAQRegisterLog inElite

Share | 
 

 (SOLVED) Would like to know a couple things.

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
skye004
Member


Libra
Posts : 346
Thanks : 61
Join date : 2011-11-29
Comments : errr...i have nothing to say really, but have a nice day! Smile

PostSubject: (SOLVED) Would like to know a couple things.   February 19th 2012, 9:56 pm

So, I am thinking about getting some more RAM added to my computer so my game will run faster.
After looking up on the internet people are saying that it isnt RAM you need to add, but a new graphics card.

What I would like to know is, what kind of graphics card and how much RAM you guys have. Also, how fast is your game?

And which of the two do you think I should go with, RAM or a new graphics card.

BTW: As of now, I have 4 GB of RAM and NVIDIA GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 620i graphics card--lots of CC and Every EP & SP except Master Suite.
Back to top Go down
cecesaun1
Admin
Admin


Top Poster :
Featured Artist :
Cancer
Posts : 7880
Thanks : 1163
Join date : 2010-01-09
Comments : Two dyslexics run into a bank and shout, "air in the hands mother stickers...this is a f**k up!"




**not intended to offend people with this disability...just for kicks and giggles**

PostSubject: Re: (SOLVED) Would like to know a couple things.   February 19th 2012, 10:03 pm

As far as I know a new graphic card has zero to do with your game speed. You do need more space, especially with all those sp's and ep's. I have 8 GB and no matter, my game will still lag some. My toughest time is loading but after that it is pretty good. Your graphic card sounds like a good one, anything NIVDIA is pretty good!! I would add more RAM if I were you and consider compressing your files.

_________________
He just makes my belly button smilez!
Back to top Go down
skye004
Member


Libra
Posts : 346
Thanks : 61
Join date : 2011-11-29
Comments : errr...i have nothing to say really, but have a nice day! Smile

PostSubject: Re: (SOLVED) Would like to know a couple things.   February 19th 2012, 10:12 pm

Thanks Cece! And every single one of my files are compressed, I could not have lived without compressing my files!
Back to top Go down
Shyne
VIP Member


Donor/$upporter :
Top Poster :
Featured Artist :
Scorpio
Posts : 1773
Thanks : 583
Join date : 2010-09-28
Comments : *KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK* Penny.
*KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK* Penny.
*KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK* Penny.

PostSubject: Re: (SOLVED) Would like to know a couple things.   February 19th 2012, 11:21 pm

The best way to speed up your computer is to ensure your graphics card driver is up to date, my game used to lag until I upgraded my drivers, now it only lags because I have a billion .package files lol Smile
Back to top Go down
skye004
Member


Libra
Posts : 346
Thanks : 61
Join date : 2011-11-29
Comments : errr...i have nothing to say really, but have a nice day! Smile

PostSubject: Re: (SOLVED) Would like to know a couple things.   February 19th 2012, 11:38 pm

How do you check if it is up to date? Because if that is the problem...then gawsh, I would sure like to know!
Back to top Go down
Shyne
VIP Member


Donor/$upporter :
Top Poster :
Featured Artist :
Scorpio
Posts : 1773
Thanks : 583
Join date : 2010-09-28
Comments : *KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK* Penny.
*KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK* Penny.
*KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK* Penny.

PostSubject: Re: (SOLVED) Would like to know a couple things.   February 19th 2012, 11:45 pm

Go to the NVIDIA site and go to driver downloads: http://www.geforce.com/Drivers

It can autodetect for you Smile
Back to top Go down
skye004
Member


Libra
Posts : 346
Thanks : 61
Join date : 2011-11-29
Comments : errr...i have nothing to say really, but have a nice day! Smile

PostSubject: Re: (SOLVED) Would like to know a couple things.   February 20th 2012, 12:17 am

Oh my gawsh Shyne, my game is like perfecto now. Well, kinda. After installing the update thingy it totally set all options to normal in the game..so I will see what the game is like with High Texture and High Sims Detail.
Back to top Go down
Shyne
VIP Member


Donor/$upporter :
Top Poster :
Featured Artist :
Scorpio
Posts : 1773
Thanks : 583
Join date : 2010-09-28
Comments : *KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK* Penny.
*KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK* Penny.
*KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK* Penny.

PostSubject: Re: (SOLVED) Would like to know a couple things.   February 20th 2012, 1:02 am

Yup Smile I just updated one of mine, Mass Effect is looking even better lol XD
Back to top Go down
anniebonnie
Member


Scorpio
Posts : 126
Thanks : 32
Join date : 2011-07-31

PostSubject: Re: (SOLVED) Would like to know a couple things.   February 20th 2012, 8:15 am

Good heavens!! You have a great GC!! Mine is crapy and that's why I'm giving up The Sims (reasons are in my blog, Nyx's Sims). Good luck with your new RAM ^^ hiho
Back to top Go down
Shyne
VIP Member


Donor/$upporter :
Top Poster :
Featured Artist :
Scorpio
Posts : 1773
Thanks : 583
Join date : 2010-09-28
Comments : *KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK* Penny.
*KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK* Penny.
*KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK* Penny.

PostSubject: Re: (SOLVED) Would like to know a couple things.   February 20th 2012, 9:13 am

Awwwwwwwwww Nyx nooooooo! Don't goooooooooo! You're one of the best Sad...
Back to top Go down
anniebonnie
Member


Scorpio
Posts : 126
Thanks : 32
Join date : 2011-07-31

PostSubject: Re: (SOLVED) Would like to know a couple things.   February 20th 2012, 11:30 am

Sorry, hun, I can't afford a new GC. I lost every single item from my game because of it and now it refused to load my game, I have no other way out.
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the game and I still have the legacy/story in mind, but I can't do anything if the game doesn't load Sad :zelfmoord:*new*
Back to top Go down
Ameenah
VIP Member


Posts : 909
Thanks : 332
Join date : 2011-07-28

PostSubject: Re: (SOLVED) Would like to know a couple things.   February 20th 2012, 1:01 pm

The speed of your game is a combination of your processor, graphics card, ram, etc. Also, you want to make sure to optimize your general settings for game play. I hate Aero because it just drains memory, so I always have my Windows set to classic. This is a great resource if you're unfamiliar about which processes you should disable: http://www.blackviper.com/2010/12/17/black-vipers-windows-7-service-pack-1-service-configurations/

The graphics cache on that card is pretty small (256 MB, if I'm not misunderstanding), so you probably want to eventually upgrade it if you can find a deal on parts. If you get a new card at some point, you'll want to make sure you get a card with at least a 1 GB cache. NVIDIA is great, but can be really expensive if you're trying to save. You can find very comparable AMD cards for much much less.

I'm saying this while I'm currently on a laptop...haha. But, yeah, definitely keep your drivers up to date!
Back to top Go down
skye004
Member


Libra
Posts : 346
Thanks : 61
Join date : 2011-11-29
Comments : errr...i have nothing to say really, but have a nice day! Smile

PostSubject: Re: (SOLVED) Would like to know a couple things.   February 20th 2012, 1:18 pm

Thank you Ameenah! Smile
Back to top Go down
Jess03
Member


Capricorn
Posts : 107
Thanks : 31
Join date : 2012-02-11
Comments : "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." ~ Oscar Wilde

PostSubject: Re: (SOLVED) Would like to know a couple things.   February 20th 2012, 9:58 pm

I found this System Requirements Guide which may be of some help, although for me PC components are like untouched territory @.@ lol


Shyne wrote:
Yup Smile I just updated one of mine, Mass Effect is looking even better lol XD

omgomg another Mass Effect fan Smile high five (That's not my fem shep in my avatar, honest >_> lol)
Back to top Go down
Shyne
VIP Member


Donor/$upporter :
Top Poster :
Featured Artist :
Scorpio
Posts : 1773
Thanks : 583
Join date : 2010-09-28
Comments : *KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK* Penny.
*KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK* Penny.
*KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK* Penny.

PostSubject: Re: (SOLVED) Would like to know a couple things.   February 21st 2012, 12:45 am

I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE Femshep! She's kickarse :D
Back to top Go down
KosmoKhaos
Member


Top Poster :
Featured Artist :
Virgo
Posts : 1492
Thanks : 406
Join date : 2011-12-04
Comments : ♥Look into my eyes♥
♥Its where my demons hide♥
♥It's where my demons hide♥

PostSubject: Re: (SOLVED) Would like to know a couple things.   February 21st 2012, 3:14 am

It sucks that Nyx is going to be leaving us but hopefully itll be temporary Sad... I'll check this out though, hopefully it will make my game run a bit faster too.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: (SOLVED) Would like to know a couple things.   Today at 1:35 pm

Back to top Go down
 

(SOLVED) Would like to know a couple things.

View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Cstyles Sims3 :: Welcome :: Tech & Game Support-
Free forum | © phpBB | Free forum support | Contact | Report an abuse | Forumotion