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The Sims 2
Minimum and Recommended Requirements

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CPU: Pentium III or Athlon
CPU Speed: 800 MHz with a T&L capable Video Card (2.0 GHz without Hardware T&L Video Card)
RAM: 256 MB
OS: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7
Video Card: 32 MB 3D accelerated video card (NVIDIA GeForce2/ATI Radeon VE/Intel Extreme Graphics or better)
DirectX version: 8.1 (included)
Sound Card: Yes
Free Disk Space: 3.5 GB
DVD-ROM: 8X DVD-ROM (This game contains technology intended to prevent copying that may conflict with some CD/DVD-ROM, CD/DVD-RW and virtual drives.)
CPU: Pentium 4 or Athlon XP
CPU Speed: 2 GHz
RAM: 512 MB
OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
Video Card: 64 MB 3D accelerated video card (NVIDIA GeForce3/ATI Radeon 8500/Intel Extreme Graphics 2 or better)
DirectX version: 8.1 (included)
Sound Card: Yes
Free Disk Space: 3.5 GB
DVD-ROM: 8X DVD-ROM (This game contains technology intended to prevent copying that may conflict with some CD/DVD-ROM, CD/DVD-RW and virtual drives.)
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System Requirements

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