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HI I AM HAVING SOME TROBLE I BOUGHT SIMS 3 AND CANT PLAY

\015 HI I AM HAVING SOME TROBLE I BOUGHT SIMS 3 BUT CANT PLAY IT IT CRASHES WITHIN MINUTES OF LOADING I LOOSE MY HOMES AND SIMS. I CALLED EA TODAY AND WAS TOLD I NEED A NEW VIDEO CARD AND WAS GIVEN A LONG LIST OF CARDS THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO BE COMPATABLE FOR MY GATEWAY 831GM BUT I DONT KNOW WHICH TO CHOOSE SINCE I JUST UPGRADED MY COMUTER TO WINDOWS XP PROFESSIONAL AND I NOW HAVE 1GB MEMORY INSTEAD OF THE 512 I USED TO HAVE CAN ANYONE HELP\015

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Get a video card as was recommended by EA. You have a PCI-E slot (also known as PCI-X or PCI-Express). You should be able to find one in the $80 range at any Best Buy or Fry's that will work.
The sims 3 is a verry graphical game and it crashes not because of your processor or memory. the onboard intel900 video just cant handle the rendering of the game i suggest upgrading to a pci-e x16 invidia 8600 or better ati pci-e 7800 of better i have seen the spects on your system at gateway and i recomend thease.
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