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graphic card settings for the sims 3

i am at a complete loss here with the sims 3. i need some serious help with my graphic card settings. ive been reading site after site trying to solve this one.
first my comp and graphics card: board-xfx mg-63mi-7159 / nvidia geforce 7150 chipset / 4 gigs ddr2-6400 / processor-intel core 2 quad q6600 / graphics card-radeon hd 4890 1 gig gddr5 / monitor-hanns.g if251 1920x1080 max resolution. i think that covers everything.
considering my hardware this game should fly off the screen.
issues: horizontal tearing, stuttering on the screen when i scroll. drives me crazy! the game itself has many of its own settings. ive tried using them, ive overode them with the card, i have vertical refresh forced on and have the newest driver. i also read about fps causing issues with the monitor and graphics card. how the heck do you know what your monitor and cards fps are?
i ran a program called frapps but dont quite understand what im looking at.
im beyond frusterated!!! if anyone knows anything about this stupid game your help would be more than appreciated. it will save my sanity.

bon

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Let's say you have the latest video driver.

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What about motherboard drivers?

Are you using a 64 bit OS?

Windows 7?

Too many things left to chance I fear here. Ask the machine's maker to supply the "OS and driver install plan." Share that here so members can see if something was forgotten.
Bob

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In reply to: Let's say you have the latest video driver.

its windows 7 64bit. and i built the computer. just wondering if there were any graphic settings that i was missing. or maybe there is a glitch in the sims. idk. its the only game i play. that was the reason for the high end pc.

thanx bon

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Still so much untold.

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I think many are leaving drivers and more up to Microsoft on Windows 7. Here I discovered the same story of having to find the drivers and the proper install order and something new. I tripped over it when I installed CDBURNERXP and it complaining about no recordable drives. A little research and one more driver. To my surprise the machine sped up even more.

Your machine's maker even if it is you must have a plan.
Bob

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In reply to: Still so much untold.

my machine itself is fast. its the stupid game. i managed to get the graphic settings on my laptop somewhat managable for the game after 2 days of switching options around and mixing and matching. i figured i could match up the settings from my laptop to my pc. however because my laptop has nvidia there are a lot more settings with lots of different functions. ccc on my pc has less options and im confussed about what they all do.
i feel really stupid about this because i can do so much with comps. i taught myself and im very proud of that. i have read everything about what graphic settings mean and i just cant seem to understand them. i guess i should just play it the way it is. its not that bad. it just makes me insane that i cant fix it. stupid perfectionist i guess. ok and a little obsessive to.
but thanx. i appreciate your input.
bon

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