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MTS Bob Ross Paint-Along Night - posted on 4th Sep 2017 at 10:54 PM
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#1 Old 8th Sep 2017 at 6:00 PM

This user has the following games installed:

Sims 3, World Adventures, Ambitions, Into the Future
Sims 3 is lagging on my PC, How do I improve my board?
Hey guys. This is my motherboard: Gigabyte J1800M-D3P. ( https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboar...M-D3P-rev-10#ov )
Here is my PC Specs:





My question is, I have Sims 3 FULL pack. But It's lagging. Not very much, But lag which affect smooth gameplay. I'm planning to increase my RAM to 4GB. Will it work?


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Mad Poster
#2 Old 8th Sep 2017 at 11:57 PM
If I'm reading this correctly.

- 2GB of RAM

You need a min of 6GB and recommended 8 GB. 4GB will improve your game, but it is still substandard.

- Intel Celeron J1800

Even though it is a dual core and turbos at 2.58 gHz, this is a Celeron. It is the presumably lowest grade in the Intel family. I had a Celeron once and 90% of the time it doesn't run on the listed frequency due to various reasons such as power throttling, etc... It is a cheap CPU for a reason.

- Intel HD

The Intel HD in this version is Bay Trail. Though it uses some technology from the Ivy bridge Intel HD, it runs a clock speed of only 688-792 mHz, which makes it significantly slower than Intel HD 4000. Since you have an Intel HD integrated GPU instead of a dedicated GPU, your RAM requirement is now 'required' to be 8GB minimum b/c Intel HD uses shared memory with your RAM, approx 1GB.

This motherboard is not meant for gaming. Maybe word processing, watching youtube, etc...

If you must insist on using this mobo for Sims 3, it is recommended you upgrade your RAM to 8GB and go from there. Unpark your CPU to improve the efficiency of both the CPU and GPU by 30-40%.

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There. Mystery solved.
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#3 Old 9th Sep 2017 at 10:26 AM Last edited by PapaEmy : 9th Sep 2017 at 10:38 AM.
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Originally Posted by Computerixx
Hey guys. This is my motherboard: Gigabyte J1800M-D3P. ( https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboar...M-D3P-rev-10#ov )

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My question is, I have Sims 3 FULL pack. But It's lagging. Not very much, But lag which affect smooth gameplay. I'm planning to increase my RAM to 4GB. Will it work?


Technically adding more RAM would improve overall performance, but for your motherboard with its built-in Celeron processor, it won't help for gaming (not only TS3) because of your processor, yes with 2.4Ghz cpu clock it may run TS3 but Celeron is weak for gaming because of lacking some instructions and very small L2 cache memory and there's no L3 cache either, and your motherboard type doesn't allowed you to upgrade your processor, basically your motherboard+processor combo package is not for gaming, so even if you add more RAM to its maximum 8Gb and add Nvidia or Radeon graphic card, I'm afraid you'll be disappointed for overall gaming performance. because there's no way to optimize or improve your motherboard combo for gaming.

But if you insist to run TS3 with your combo system, with 32 bit OS you have, its maximum RAM that can be read by 32 bit OS are only up to 3GB, and with your mobo combo only having two slots of RAM you can only set up a single channel for 3GB RAM, there's no point of using RAMDisk with 32 bit OS, and because of these limitations then just install TS3 BG only with no EPs SPs CCs and Mods (except FPS Limiter). The only way to improve your system (if you want to invest more in RAM etc), then just leave your combo package and built a new one from scratch, at least get a new mobo and processor as you may re-use your other hardware, don't get a combo package for gaming.
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