Sims 2 very slow to load

:confused: Hi we have the new Sims 2 on our computer and after a week of playing it has become extremely slow to load , like there is too much information transacting .It is so slow that the kids refuse to play it. All other games and funtions work fine . We are running windows XP , sp2,athlon 1400
Any suggestions or help on this matter…Many thanks :bow:

Well, now much RAM is in the system? How full is the hard drive? And have you tried defragging?

Also what video card do you have?

128 of memory, yes I did defrag , and the hard drive has tons of space. the video card is nvidia with 64 of memory

Ok, ok, you MUST have something running the background then. Norton Anti-Virus?

hm,
128 mb ram are not THAT much…
you say:

and after a week of playing it has become extremely slow to load ,

does it load generally slow or does it only appear while playing? 'coz sims 2 becomes slower and slower if your family (in the game, of course :wink: ) becomes bigger and your house gets bigger…

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yes the bigger the house the slower it is . my kids don’t want to play it after 2 weeks

256 mb of ram is suggested to run sims2 + xp, http://compsimgames.about.com/od/thesims2faqs//f/systemrequireme.htm

I have panda antivirus running.