Sims 3 System Requirements

12th August 2021 - Specs reviewed

Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP 32-bit
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.0GHz / AMD Athlon XP 2000+
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon Xpress 1100 128mb or NVIDIA GeForce 6200
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • HDD: 7.5 GB
  • DirectX 9 Compatible Graphics Card
 

Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP 32-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4000+
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6450 or NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT 256MB
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • HDD: 7.5 GB
  • DirectX 9 Compatible Graphics Card
PC System Analysis For Sims 3 Requirements
Your PC will need a graphics card thats as powerful as a GeForce 7600 GT 256MB/Radeon HD 6450 and it should be paired with either a Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4000+/Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz CPU to match the Sims 3 recommended system specs. This PC setup will deliver 60 Frames Per Second on High graphics settings on 1080p monitor resolution. 2 GB will also be needed to achieve the Sims 3 rec specs and get 60FPS. You should also have 1 GB system memory for min specs. You will require a DirectX 9.00 GPU. We suggest a 11 year old PC to play smoothly.
FPS System Benchmark
200+ FPS
High
Graphics Card
9.33
How well optimised is Sims 3 for PC? 6.2
6.2
Where does Sims 3 rank in the list of the most demanding games?
Genres: Sandbox
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Sims 3 System Requirements

Minimum
Recommended
Processor
Graphics Card
VRAM
RAM
1 GB
2 GB
OS
Windows XP 32-bit
Windows XP 32-bit
DirectX
9
9
HDD Space
7.5 GB
7.5 GB

Sims 3 PC Release Date:

5 Jun 2009

Alternative Game Tags: the sims 3, sims, maxis, ea, ea games, virtual life, pc

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07:56 Mar-01-2021
Can I run Sims 3 at 60FPS on high at 720p?
Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop 8GB
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Can I run it?

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20:33 Jan-14-2021
Can I run Sims 3 at 30FPS on high at 720p?
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20:18 Jul-10-2018
Can I run Sims 3 at 60FPS on ultra at 1080p?
Core i5-8400 6-Core 2.8GHz GeForce GTX 1050 Ti EVGA SC Gaming 4GB 16GB
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Will I be able to run this flawlessly or just about?

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19:12 Apr-11-2016

Can i run this game?

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01:28 Aug-17-2016

yes you can at medium to high settings with your CPU that 83% weaker than reqiured, but it will play. also your graphics card and ram are prefect for playing it

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18:13 Feb-29-2016

Why does Sims 3 lag on my pc?

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17:50 Aug-22-2015

Which settings for me? Thanks in advance c:

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21:24 Aug-26-2015

almost maxed out (on your screen if 1280x1024 is right) 50 fps would be possible.

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02:15 Aug-17-2015

What settings and FPS can I get?

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19:41 Aug-04-2015

Site says that I can run it on medium,but I'm not 100% sure.. Please help. :) If i can please say fps :))

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21:39 Aug-26-2015

mid-low, 1280x720. 20-30 fps. i've got a laptop with a intel GMA 4500m (which is a bit weaker than yours) and i'm able to get 12 fps on mid-low. so i'm expecting it will be like 20-30 fps on mid-low

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06:56 Apr-08-2015

Hey, I know my PC can run this, but how about my laptop?
AMD E-1 1200
Radeon HD 7310
4 GB RAM

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21:36 Aug-26-2015

if you play on 1280x720. Put the settings mid-low. you'll get 30-40 fps.

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19:12 Mar-15-2015

What kind of specs do I need to run this with almost all the DLCs? I can run it just fine with 7 DLCs.

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21:31 Aug-26-2015

You will run this game just fine with that card.

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02:57 Mar-09-2015

Can an Intel core 2 duo T5550 1.83ghz CPU and Intel 965 GMA Express family GPU with 3GB of RAM, run this? What does the GD adjusted Requirements mean? The Minimum table says that this can run at minimum but the GD adjusted says it's too low

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09:17 Feb-21-2015

with this pc ultra 100+ fps but i have another macbook air specs:
I7-4650u
hd 5000
8 gb 1600 mhz ram
game debate says i can play at ultra settings but at lowest settings i can only play with 20 fps why ???

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09:39 Feb-21-2015

That PC in your profile wouldn't work due to incorrect components been installed, please add correct specs for more accurate information, thanks

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14:58 Feb-21-2015

Bro i said i can play game at 100+ fps at p in my profile my problem is with my macbook are you serious

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15:03 Feb-21-2015

I'm concerned with other members being mislead that they can get 100FPS with a rig like yours when it wouldn't be possible, as for Macbook .... I couldn't really help because I have no experience with Apple products, sorry buddy

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15:07 Feb-21-2015

:D no problem but i hate apple now because the fps problem is happened after i sent report to apple :D I'm going to buy 5 ps3 games do you have any decision ???

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15:09 Feb-21-2015

Depends, what genre do you normally play ?

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15:10 Feb-21-2015

FPS OR RACING

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15:10 Feb-21-2015

But say what you know I play all of them :DD

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15:13 Feb-21-2015

Personally I'd get, MGS 4, The Last Of Us, GTA V, Uncharted and Skyrim ... all top games :)

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15:15 Feb-21-2015

I got all of them but just Skyrim because aaah I don't know its a bit old or a bit classical ...
anything else ???

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15:23 Feb-21-2015

Oblivion too is good along with Heavy Rain, Red Dead Redemption ..... Sims 3 maybe

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14:36 Feb-03-2015

Settings and Fps please ??

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19:14 Feb-05-2015

Ultra settings :D 60+ fps.

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07:36 Jan-26-2015

one of my favorite games in my childhood :))

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18:50 Feb-02-2015

One of my favorite too :D.

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18:31 Jan-20-2015

Can I run this game guys, and if I can what FPS? :D ty for time

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02:12 Jan-28-2015

Hell yeah O _ O ultra 100 fps...

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19:51 Jan-28-2015

K tnx :D

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03:09 Jan-04-2015

Can I run the Sims?


AMD Dual Core Processor E300
AMD Radeon HD 6310
2 GB DDR3 Memory


How many FPS would it give me in different settings?

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18:55 Feb-12-2015

Uhm probably 30 fps on lowest, 25 on medium, and 10 on high.

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15:25 Dec-09-2014

i5-4200h (laptop)
gtx 850m
4 gb ram
1366x768


settings and fps plz?
and is it worth to buy 4 gb more ram? :)))

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00:38 Dec-11-2014

For light gaming like this, and even higher-end games like BF3, past 4gb is just a complete and utter waste. But you can go ultra ;D this game is easy to run. 60fps.

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00:14 Dec-12-2014

thanks bro :D

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16:57 Sep-20-2014

may I run

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14:20 Oct-14-2014

You can very easily max this with your resolution.

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05:50 Sep-16-2014

can i run this my rez is 1366x768

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05:56 Sep-16-2014

Man, the optimization of the game is good so i think you can surely run at 768p, high/ultra settings should be smooth at 768p.

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23:23 Sep-13-2014

Can i run it on High?

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22:29 Dec-07-2014

You can run at the highest possible with resolution you want :)

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