Seems like a lot of people have asked about The Sims 2. I got a good laugh reading this: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic66528.html Apparently people do expect others to read their mind. Anyway, yes I do have a problem with The Sims 2. ( I have the DirectX Diagnostics attached for your enjoyment ) Alright so here's the deal: I did a check on my computer before I bought The Sims 2 just to see if my computer could even run it. I passed on all the tests. I was well above the minimum requirements for most of the areas. So I bought it of course and came home and installed it. The installation went great and I was running the game finally. So the game loaded and it was looking decent. Once I got into one of the neighborhoods the game would get all choppy. Definitely not enjoyable. I can play...decent with 1 sim, but when any others come on the lot it sucks. The game instantly slows down. My thoughts: I have an integrated graphics card, which does meet the minimum requirements so I'm wondering if that's the problem. I ran the EAsy Info application and all my specs passed. I've done everything I could do so far. So anyone out there, can ya help me out? If you have any questions about my computer that I haven't already answered please ask. Thanks everyone.