Here you will find the System Requirements for The Sims 2 and expansions.

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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

OS: Windows Vista/XP/ME/2000/98 (Windows 95/NT/ME not supported)
Processor: 1.3 Ghz processor (2.0 for Vista)
Memory: 512 MB RAM (1GB for Vista)
HDD: 5.0 GB (for base game and expansions)
Video Card: T&L-capable video card with 32 MB of video RAM
CD/DVD-Rom Speed: 8x
Sound Card: DirectX 7.0 compatible
DirectX version: DirectX 7.0
Input: Mouse,Keyboard

SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS:

  • ATI Radeon(TM) series 8500 or better (9600 or greater required for Vista)
  • 8500, All-In-Wonder 8500
  • 9000, 9200, 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800
  • X300, X600, x700, X800, x850
  • X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950

NVIDIA(R) Quadro(TM) series
Quadro, Quadro2, Quadro4

NVIDIA GeForce series GeForce2 GTS and better (GeForce 6200 or greater required for Vista)

  • GeForce 2, 2 GTS
  • GeForce 3, 3 Ti
  • GeForce 4, 4 Ti, 4200, 4600, 4800, MX 420, 440, 460
  • GeForce FX 5200, 5500, 5600, 5700, 5800, 5900, 5950
  • GeForce PCX 5300, 5900
  • GeForce 6200, 6600, 6800
  • GeForce 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950
  • S3 GammaChrome
  • S18 Pro
  • S18 Ultra

Intel(R) Extreme Graphics (see note below)
82865, 82915 and above

NOTE: If you have a non-T&L capable video card, such as Intel Extreme Graphics, then you need at least a 2.4 GHz processor.