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HELP with screen resolution and game please! :[

Every time I try to change my screen resolution to 1280x800 on the sims 3 it never works. It always goes back to 800x600 and makes the game blurry. My computer resolution is set to 1280x800 but that doesn't help:/ Does anyone know how I can fix this and make it stay at 1280x800?

Also, my game is really slow. It freezes every 5 seconds. Sometimes it just freezes for 5 minutes and then they move a little bit and it freezes again. My laptop is a vista and here's other info that might help

Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6000) (6000.vista_gdr.090302-1506)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP Pavilion dv6500 Notebook PC
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7100 @ 1.80GHz (2 CPUs), ~1.8GHz
Memory: 1014MB RAM
Page File: 1286MB used, 1131MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 10
DX Setup Parameters: Not found

Card name: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family

Display Memory: 251 MB
Dedicated Memory: 0 MB
Shared Memory: 251 MB

Please tell me if I should post other info that would help..this is really annoying :(


  • cocoaacocoaa Posts: 19
    edited June 2009
    someone please please help
    i can't play properly:[[
  • simjettsimjett Posts: 5,254 Member
    edited June 2009
    From the system req.
    * 2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
    * 1.5 GB RAM
    * A 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
    * Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1
    * At least 6.1 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB of additional space for custom content and saved games

    For computers using built-in graphics chipsets under Windows, the game requires at least:
    * Intel Integrated Chipset, GMA 3-Series or above
    * 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent
    * 0.5 GB additional RAM

    Means you're at least a Gig short of RAM. You are also using a un-supported chipset in that Intel 965.

    Only hope is to increase system ram and keep at lowest possible resolution. In my opinion.
  • AstromiciAstromici Posts: 114 New Member
    edited June 2009
    Buy new RAM. Click the link on my siganture and go to the section about memory.
  • cocoaacocoaa Posts: 19
    edited June 2009
    alright thanks!
  • AstromiciAstromici Posts: 114 New Member
    edited June 2009
    You're welcome. Plus, the Intel 965 chipset includes the GMA x3000 series graphics renderer, so you're good to go on that.
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