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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetSoftware · 1 decade ago

Is the Sims 2 compatible with my HP Mini 1000?

I have no idea how to tell.

Here is a link for the system requirements for the Sims 2:

http://compsimgames.about.com/od/thesims2faqs/f/sy...

Here are my computer's technical specifications:

Operating System: Genuine Windows XP Home SP3, Mobile Internet Experience Linux

Processor: Intel Atom N270 (1.6 GHz)

Chipset: Intel 945GSE + ICH7M, 533MHz FSB

Memory: DDR2 SDRAM, 533MHz, one SODIMM memory slot, supports up to 2GB (Windows XP restricted to 512MB or 1GB from HP due to Microsoft agreement)

Internal Storage: 60GB 4200 rpm PATA hard drive, 8GB/16GB Solid State Drive

External/Removable Storage: 2GB/4GB/8GB HP Mini Mobile drive (available with SSD model only)

Display: 8.9-inch diagonal WSVGA (1224 x 600) or 10.2-inch WSVGA "Infinity BrightView" display

Graphics: Intel GMA 950

Audio: High Definition Audio, stereos speakers, integrated stereo microphone, stereo headphone/line out, stereo microphone in

Wireless support: 802.11b/g, b/g, optional Bluetooth 2.1

Communications: 10/100 Ethernet

Expansion slots: Secure Digital (SD) slot

Ports and connectors: Two USB 2.0 ports, VGA, power connector, RJ-45/Ethernet, stereo headphone/line out, stereo microphone in, VGA webcam

Input device: 92% full-sized keyboard, touchpad with scroll zone

Dimensions (H x W x D): 0.99 (at front) x 10.3 x 6.56 inches

Weight: 2.25 lbs (with 3-cell battery and 8.9" display, 2.4 lbs with 3-cell battery and 10.2" display.

Power: 3-cell 26WHr Lithium-polymer battery (optional 6-cell 52WHr Lithium-polymer battery

Warranty: Limited 1-year and 90-day warranty options available, depending on country, Extended warranty available

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Well the three things to look at are

    RAM (you have 512MB minimum, the mimimum requirements are also 512MB )

    Processor speed (you have 1.6, the minimum requirement a 1.5 GHz processor, so you just scrape by)

    Graphics card.

    The graphics are where your machine falls down. You don't technically have a card but an integrated graphics chip, which is not a card but just a chip soldered to the motherboard designed to do the job of a graphics card...it will allow you to watch videos and surf the net but unfortunately it is not suitable for playing 3D games like the Sims 2. If you look at this chart http://www.sims2wiki.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help...

    your chip is first on the list and gets a definite 'no' for compatibility with any of the Sims 2 games.

    I would not risk playing the game with that chip, because you might permanently damage your motherboard. Instead think about getting one of the Sims 2 Stories games like Castaway Stories or Life Stories etc, which are designed for laptops with low-end or integrated graphics.

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  • 3 years ago

    as long as you have the storage to spare (The Sims series of video games soak up somewhat some area), you could gain this. besides the incontrovertible fact that, usually speaking, netbooks don't have the muscle potential (CPU) to run video games like that.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Your own About.com link lets you TEST your PC at ServoPro to see if your computer is ready for "The Sims 2."

    But, to save you some time:

    Your NetBook is NOT for Gaming!!!

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