The sims 2 freezing?
Question: my sims 2 keeps on freezing like 10 minutes into the game.. what will help? or prevet it from doing that?
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Well for starters how new is your computer? It's possible it doesn't have a capability to run the game properly. Otherwise have a look in the manual, I think there is a section on improving performance. Try things like reducing the settings for the graphics etc. Also when you run the game shutdown any unnecessary applications running in windows (if you are using windows XP hit ctrl+alt+delete to launch task manager then close all applications run by you EXCEPT explorer, systray (I think) and your antivirus. DO NOT stop system programs!) Another good idea is to run a defrag, open my computer, right click c: and open properties then click on the tools tab. If this doesn't help ... I do recall having a similar problem on my laptop as a result of my video driver, my computer updated the driver and it stopped the Sims 2 working properly, I had to roll back the driver. Finding the driver info and doing a 'roll back' can be different on each operating system so you may have to ask another question and include your operating system.
the same project occurs to me fairly on Island Paradise!. that is not my comp that is EA! I even have sufficient space on my computing gadget to place in Sims 3 ten cases. All my pictures additionally are became to the backside they could be. yet at a undeniable time of day enhance freezes. I have not any themes with different video games like international of warcraft, lord of the jewellery, 2d existence. that is in simple terms EA and that is not in simple terms freezes t's routing and one thousand's of different equipment faults. final patch replaced right into a million.sixty seven in January 2014! they'd desire to restoration this interest.
Sims two is an excessively massive recreation. Wants to bascially "take over" your PC. Freezing is definitely because of different programs going for walks, no longer sufficient RAM, no longer a well sufficient show adapter and prehaps your PC simply no longer being robust sufficient.
This is going to be a total stab in the dark and somebody already gave you some good troubleshooting tips. Do you have an NVidia SLI graphics card? If the answer is "yes" then disable SLI. Freezing/crashing during the lot/family load screen is a well known problem for NVidia SLI cards and disabling SLI helps. Otherwise, follow the troubleshooting tips from the other person.
well sometimes it can be that your computer is not made for the high quality effects, like mirror reflections, which totally slow it down. you can shut that off in options. also if you have a lot of cheats it can slow down. if that doesn't help you might want to return it...
It could be a few things. Could be the video card. First try getting an updated driver. If you go into your control panel, click system, and then hardware, and then device driver, then display adapters, it will list what sort of video card you have. There is an option somewhere in there to "update driver", but Don't bother, it almost always says your driver is the latest one, that is almost always a lie.... Video card drivers are actually updated very often, like ever week or two... ... SO find your brand of video card, then find that company's website to download the latest driver. Also, make sure to use spray air inside your comp really good, if your video card has it's own fan, be sure to clean that really well, if the video card gets too hot it can cause problems like you are describing. If your video card just isn't very powerful, you can ease it's burden by choosing "low poly count" items to use in game... the maxis curtains and some trees and bushes have really high poly counts, which can cause things to lag, if your using CC, some of that can have really high poly counts too. Poly Info: http://www.sims2wiki.info/wiki.php?title... *MY BEST TIP* is to play your game in windowed mode, and keep your task manager running while you play. It's oddd, but you would think that in full screen, that all the comps resources are going to the game, but actually, the game is more likely to freeze in full screen than in windowed. Windowed Mode is the way to go, it speeds things up, and if your game does freeze, it makes it so much easier to "end the process" and restart the game if you have to... Windowed Mode how to: http://www.sims2wiki.info/wiki.php?title... (you will have to redo this step if you install a new EP) Good Luck! EDIT TO ADD: No, the memory he's talking about is RAM
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