Very strange Sims 3 error

By herbalfire
Aug 13, 2012
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  1. hi there my issue is ive just built a pc for my gf so she can play sims but it shuts out the pc just before the loading screen shows up and I have to clear the cmos to reboot. its deffinatly not an overheating issue because I can play mw3 online for hours on it, any help would be appricated thanks.

    system specs are;
    pentium d 945
    hd 4730 512mb
    2gb ddr2
    some old hp mobo and a liteon 250w psu out an acer aspire
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    The power supply might not be adequate. I believe the recommended power supply wattage for the HD 4730 is 450W.
  3. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    Your power supply is woefully underpowered, to the point where it could potentially place your hardware at risk if it should fail due to overloading.

    Whilst a 500w is recommended, AMD list is probably more than necessary, you should at least be using a good, high quality 450w unit.
  4. herbalfire

    herbalfire TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 38

    thanks guys ill get on to that

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