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#1 12 years ago

this is really aggitating. ive had the sims 2 for since [COLOR=DarkOrange]october of last year[/COLOR], and [COLOR=Cyan]it hasnt worked smoothly at all[/COLOR]. not once. we had multiple problems with it freezing every 40 seconds and crashing, but we got a [COLOR=Purple]new[/COLOR] computer that meets almost double of all requirements to run sims 2. we installed it and it seemed to work fine, except you have to click it a few times and then wait a few minutes for it to start. then after maybe 40 minutes of playing it froze and shut itself down and two windows popped up. one said "[COLOR=Red]the ialmrnt5 display driver stopped working normally. save your work and reboot the system to restore full display functionality[/COLOR]" and the other one said "[COLOR=Red]the graphics adapter experianced an internal error. Contact your graphics adapter manufacturer for technical support. The application will now terminate[/COLOR]" the thing is, we have a good driver that is supposed to be more than required for sims 2. i didnt see any graphics problems when i was playing it, so i dont think that is really the problem. we've run pc checkups left and right and everything should be ok. i shut all the applications down that i was supposed to before running the game and installion went off without a hitch. ive read alot online about problems like these, and alot of people said it was a faulty disk and they exchanged it and it worked fine. but i dont know if i should do that yet. the disk is kinda scratched, but not drastically. even when it wasnt scratched, it hasnt worked from the day we got it and installed it into a perfectly fine computer. :confused::confused::confused: please help as [COLOR=Magenta]soon[/COLOR] as you can[COLOR=Magenta]!!![/COLOR]




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#2 12 years ago

I think this is the wrong forum. I will still help you.....

Minimum System Requirements for The Sims 2: If you have a T&L capable video card with at least 32 MB of video RAM then you need at least: 800 MHz processor or better 256 MB RAM if Windows XP, Windows ME, Windows 98 or Windows 2000 At least 3.5 GB of hard drive space If you have a non-T&L capable video card (an Intel Extreme Graphics or a Radeon 7000/VE Series) then you need at least: 2.0 GHz processor or better 256 MB RAM if Windows XP, Windows ME, Windows 98, or Windows 2000 At least 3.5 GB of hard drive space If your sure the computer meets these requirements make sure all your drivers are up to date.

Identify your graphics chip from the device manager and update your drivers:

Intel 82865G Driver

Intel 82845G Driver


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#3 12 years ago

i said that the computer meets double the system requirements, ive run a gazillion programs to make sure




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#4 12 years ago

Moved from Tech.




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#5 12 years ago
tatorjayi said that the computer meets double the system requirements

I know you did, that doesnt matter. Its a driver issue. follow the the links in my last post to update your graphics chip. If i'm wrong in saying that its a Intel chip/Controller, get your Graphics card/chip drivers updated. Right click "My Computer" Then choose "Properties" Then the "Hardware" tab Then the "Device manager" button Then click the "+" sign by the listing "Display Adapters"


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#6 12 years ago

the drive is an intel something or another, so should i follow the link or go to my computer?




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#7 12 years ago

See this thread is still open, so see I did not close both....