The Sims 2 System Requirements

The Sims 2

The Sims 2

If you have a T&L capable video card with at least 32 MB of video RAM then you need at least:

  • 800 MHz processor or better
  • 256 MB RAM if Windows Vista, XP, Windows ME, Windows 98 or Windows 2000
  • At least 3.5 GB of hard drive space

If you have a non-T&L capable video card (an Intel Extreme Graphics or a Radeon 7000/VE Series) then you need at least:

  • 2.0 GHz processor or better
  • 256 MB RAM if Windows Vista, XP, Windows ME, Windows 98, or Windows 2000
  • At least 3.5 GB of hard drive space

Get the most current driver for your video card. The manufacturers usually have the video drivers on their sites for you to download. Visit the nVidia site, the ATI site or the support site for your computer’s manufacturer for the latest drivers for those video cards.

Supported video cards (and the more video memory the better):

  • ATI RadeonTM series (7000 or better)
    • Radeon 7000/VE series (non-T&L; requires 2.0 GHz processor)
    • 7200, 7500
    • 8500, All-In-Wonder 8500
    • 9000, 9200, 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800
    • X300, X600, X800
  • Nvidia QuadroTM series
    • Quadro, Quadro2, Quadro4
  • Nvidia Geforce series (GeForce2 and better)
    • GeForce2
    • GeForce3, 3 Ti
    • GeForce4, 4Ti, MX 420, 440
    • GeForce FX 5200, 5600, 5700, 5800, 5900, 5950
    • GeForce 6600, 6800
  • Intel Extreme Graphics (non-T&L; requires 2.0 GHz processor)
    • 82845, 82865, 82915

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