Whenever I play the sims 2, after a while (five minutes-eight minutes) my computer restarts, in the middle of gameplay. I have tried shutting off all background programs but the problem remains. My computer is FINE i have tried reinstalling but i still had the problem... i even wiped the computer incase it was a virus or something. It is NOT the video/sound card or anything, i checked on the thesims2.com and my card was on the compatible list... i have a NVIDIA FX5200... it sucks but it works, and my comp came with it so dont tell me to get some crappy radeon 0148412498 or whatever it is now. 2.79 GHz NVIDIA FX5200 Unknown sound card (but it works fine) Good, good, good, it should work fine.
Hey man, I am having the exact same problem as you. Running the same graphics card. FX 5200. Seems our machines are similar spec also. Running a 2.6 ghz pentium. If anyone can help. Been to the Sims 2 site and they probably have one of the most useless support section of any game site. Thought they might have a patch. Was there proper beta testing or did they just release this game prematurely. Cheers
HI :-) I had that problem and I sent an error report to microsoft. They then told me that my NVIDIA driver was out of date. I downloaded and installed the driver from the nvidia website (make sure you uninstall the old drivers first) and it works fine now. I could not understand either I only bought my video card last week and my computer is new also but it was that simple in the end!
same probs as well, fx 5200. going to update now.....
I have the same problem, except, I have ATI Radeon 9800 Pro, with the latest drivers.
hey everyone,how are ya ? look im having problems everywhere in this sims 2 game, i have 2 pc's one:intel 2.4 ghz,ge force fx 5200,512 ddr-ram,built in vga card up to 64 mb) two:intel p.4 2.8 ghz,1gb of ram,ge force 5200) when i runned the sims 2 on the first pc,the game kept restarting my pc after 5-8min(like everybody here) so i tried running it on the built in and it worked with no restart shit.on the second pc,after i installed it, after i double click on the game icon, an error comes and says: The application has crashed.The application will now terminate. I downloaded the latest update to my graphic card , but the error still comes, i even disable the hyperthreading in bios as they advised in the readme but as always the same bloody error comes.and one more thing the build tools arent working i click on them and try to drag to build a wall but nothing happens, cheers sims 2 lovers(eventhough this game will make u mad b4 u try it)
Lower sound acceleration to prevent the game from rebooting.
To Lower Sound Acceleration: 1. Click on start. 2. Click on run. 3. Erase whatever is in the Open: box and type in "dxdiag" and click ok. 4. A new window will open titled "DirectX Diagnostic tool". 5. Click on the sound tab. 6. Slide the Hardware Sound Acceleration Level to the second notch labeled "basic".
I appreciate the suggestion calcio, I lowered the sound acceleration, but the problem still happened about 5 minutes into gameplay.
I have a question, what operating system is everyone using, I'm using windows 2000. The reason I ask is because I've heard from other forums about the sims 2 that people who use windows 2000 are having a lot more problems than people who are using windows xp.
same problem here, except the game just freezes and you can usually still move the mouse.
5700le here, with latest drivers (61.77)
AeliaI have a question, what operating system is everyone using, I'm using windows 2000. The reason I ask is because I've heard from other forums about the sims 2 that people who use windows 2000 are having a lot more problems than people who are using windows xp.
I am using Windows XP
I have the same 9800PRO and I get a crash after playing for quite some time (maybe an hour). I have read on the form to try the OMEGA DRIVERS, but those crash just as well. I have a AMD athlon 2100+, DX9.01c, ABIT w/nForce2, 512mb ram.
I have never had such a problem with EA Games!!! :beer: I think they where doing a little of this during programming.