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butterfly61


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I was wondering how to figure out if this is a good video card for the Sims Seasons. Thanks for any help.


AMD Radeon HD 7420G discrete-class graphics with up to 3053MB total graphics memory



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butterfly61


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Can anyone help? Thanks again.



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bob007


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That video chip is part of the Trinity class of APUs from AMD (A4-4300M). As with the Intel I series I think video on the same chip with the cpu is not a good idea for a gaming computer. Today's video computer chips are more complicated then the cpu chip. Both the cpu and gpu (video chip) generate a lot of heat when gaming graphical games. There have been several posts about APU processors having trouble with TS3.

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butterfly61


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Thanks for the help



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RJOuttaSoCal


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7400 Series? I'd skip it. It won't work well with The Sims 3.
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geforce are the best ones
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mustangmama


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butterfly61,

I have the amd radeon hd 7750 1gb.
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butterfly61


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Thanks everyone for the help. Now I am wondering if I should cancel this laptop order and start all over



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butterfly61


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mustangmama wrote:butterfly61,

I have the amd radeon hd 7750 1gb.


Does this card play the Sims well?



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mustangmama


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butterfly61,
My computer came with the amd radeon hd 6450 1gb.I have all expansion/stuff packs installed and 1.65gb store content. I tried updating the other card but it still didn't help.
I upgraded to the amd radeon hd 7750 1gb.Was amazed at what I had been missing! I love it!
Of course everyone has their own opinions of graphics cards and I do agree that Nvdia cards are great,too!



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butterfly61


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My budget right now is not great, I looked at a few different laptops and my son thinks this is the best for what I can afford. So I will get it and hope for the best. Thanks everyone for all the help.



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xifu


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Before getting a laptop, keep in mind that laptops will always be less powerful than a desktops at the same price. This is important for gaming. If The Sims 3 is the only game you play, you might want to consider getting a nice budget gaming desktop since a budget level laptop will (most likely) not be able to run the game smoothly.

You might want to check out my post here:

http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/15/607439.page#9746
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