what are good processors

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  1. tagzard
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    so im going to buy my little sister a laptop and i need to know what are good processors she likes playing the sims 3 if that helps
     


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    Well thats not a particularily demanding game, a Celeron will do. Really depends on your budget.

    Also, how kind
     
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    Processor won't be as important as the graphics card.
    A good dual core will do. For sims 3 on 7 and vista a P4 is still recommended. Pretty much any laptop will do, but don't go really expensive.
    also, what's your budget?
     
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    An Intel Centrino will be just fine for that game. I'm not sure about a Celeron, those things are absolute shit, and I don't even think they make them for laptops.
     
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    well im going to but one on ebay so ya what should i get she likes putting pics on her laptop and she like to put music on it she also likes putting games on it
     
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    Last I checked intel's chips (specifically the i3 and i5 lines) are plenty good for a normal person while not producing as much heat as AMD's chips, which is why the majority of laptops use them (as laptops tend to have heat issues).

    While integrated graphics are crap in general, one on a new laptop with an i3/i5 would be good enough for the sims 3, so any i3/i5 laptop should play it fine.

    If she wants to move up to other games in the future that might be a cause for concern, since you can't upgrade the graphics in a laptop like you can in a desktop,
     
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    it bothers me that no specs were posted in that listing
    its probably a piece of crap
     
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    so it wouldnt be a good laptop?
     
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    There aren't any specs listed, but I highly doubt that it'll be able to run The Sims 3


    Looking around google I can't find concrete specs, but I think I saw something about it having a 1.2Ghz processor. It's probably a single core.
     
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    300 Mhz CPU, 128MB RAM, 2GB Hard drive

    that isn't even enough space to install the game


    and I'm pretty sure it's exactly the same as the last one you posted

    Is your budget less than $100 or something? You probably won't find anything decent.
     
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    crap ill look for a mac and post it
     
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    And you do realize the first you posted has a 7" screen, right?

    Seriously, what's your budget? A non-shit laptop is at least a few hundred.
     
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    would this worrkumm
     
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    Look at the shipping

    Shipping: $799.00 Expedited ShippingSee more services
     
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    can you guys help me find a laptop on ebay good for gaming like the sims 3 and for music and for pictures
     
  19. Law

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    That depends on what your budget is.
     
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    working within the budget posted, your not gonna get a good laptop for less then $100
    its gonna cost $400 to get anything decent