VIDEO GRAPHIC CARDS

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carol8 Posts 2 Registration date Saturday September 25, 2010 Status Member Last seen September 25, 2010 - Sep 25, 2010 at 03:08 PM
Ambucias Posts 47358 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 - Sep 25, 2010 at 04:57 PM
Hello,

I got sims 3 installed on my pc, but it says my video card doesnt support 'at least shader model 2'.I'M on NETBOOK Acer A spire 533 windows 7 starter bought recently What can I do? It also says 'device 0 cannot support this title'. Is there a way to get it running without having to buy a whole new video card? And if not can anyone recommend one that plays the sims 3 well. I also have no idea how to install a video card, Please help!

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Ambucias Posts 47358 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,241
Sep 25, 2010 at 04:41 PM
Hello Carol,

Sorry to say but you will need the video card. If you live in the UK you may be able to get the proper one for about 18 pounds, but you must get the proper card not any card. I suggest you shop around.

Replacing a card is fairly simple. You locate it, remove it and insert into the slot. Those cards come with a CD with the drivers you must install.

Good luck
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carol8 Posts 2 Registration date Saturday September 25, 2010 Status Member Last seen September 25, 2010
Sep 25, 2010 at 04:49 PM
TY i only bought this netbook in begining of this month paid 279 for it i would of thought for that price that everything would be on it it as got no cd drive so i bought one for it it's CNM external drive so that my daughter can play the sims on her netbook but she cant so she as to play it on the pc instead .
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Ambucias Posts 47358 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,241
Sep 25, 2010 at 04:57 PM
Dear Carol,
Did you mention to the vendor what you wanted the netbook for? He could have suggested a different device. I suggest you return to the store and see what they can do for you.

However, you may try to uninstall the game. Sometimes the graphic drivers need to be updated even if the netbook is just coming off the shelf. Go to the manufacturer's web site and see if there is an update for the graphic card. If so download and install. Then, reinstall the sims.

Regards
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