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Integrated SIS Mirage2 Graphics

By nana
Sep 20, 2005
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  1. Is this video card sufficient to run SIMS games? I am thinking of purchasing a Compaq with this card installed.
  2. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,195

    It might, but I'm not sure.
    Here it seems it can run it, but not very well.
    http://24.137.12.208/showthread.php?t=300314&goto=nextoldest

    The sis mirage2 is not very fast at all though.
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/imageview.php?image=910
    It's the bottom one, it's less than half as fast as the slowest agp card listed, the 64bit fx5200, which is pretty bad itself.

    If the pc you're considering is one of these(one's sempron based, the other athlon 64, they should be in the $500-600usd range),
    http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/s...Z_series&subcat1=rts&catLevel=3#defaultAnchor
    http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/s...Z_series&subcat1=rts&catLevel=3#defaultAnchor

    then it's a good deal, since it's upgradeable to agp graphics. You could get a cheap graphics card, like this,
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814164008
    and install in it and it would run the game well, but with the standard graphics(sis mirage2), it will barely play any games well.

    A dell that's upgradeable will cost at least $800usd.
  3. phattybutterfly

    phattybutterfly Newcomer, in training

    nana im having that problem now. i love to play the sims2 myself. the game will play but it freezes and im not able to add the extras like family fun stuff,or glamour life stuff, it causes the wall to blink red and black.
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