Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sims 3 Keeps Crashing Error - How Can I Fix it

Sims 3 keeps crashing in the middle of the game reported by many users. Game also crashes when installing new updates.

Below are outlined few important steps through which you can avoid from Sims 3 crashing.

Ensure Minimum Requirements

Below is given minimum system requirement to play Sims 3 on your PC.

Windows XP

Ø 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent

Ø 1 GB RAM

Ø 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0

Ø The latest version of DirectX 9.0c

Ø Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2

Ø At least 6.1 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB of additional space for custom content and saved games

Windows Vista / 7

Ø 2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent

Ø 1.5 GB RAM

Ø 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0

Ø Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1

Ø At least 6.1 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB of additional space for custom content and saved games

Update Device Drivers

Sims 3 keeps crashing issue can be due to outdated device drivers. Uninstall outdated drivers through Device Manager and update through respective manufacturer’s website.

Disable Background Services

Manage background running programs especially your security program. You may use some good system utility software to manage background running services to avoid from Sims 3 crashing.

Repair Registry

Game stores its important information in the registry database. Unauthorized modification of game related registry entries by user or program may lead game crashing problem.

You will have to use some secure third-party software such as McAfee secured Reginout System Utility Software if Sims 3 keeps crashing.

Run Sims 3 in Window Mode

Run Sims 3 in Windows Mode. Simply click on Options and select Enable FullScreen.

Overheating Video Cards

Overheating issues can cause game crashing such as Sims 3 keeps crashing.

Update DirectX

Make sure your system has latest version of direct X, installing update from official website of Microsoft is helpful in this regard.

Remove Custom Contents

Delete the content from Downloads or Mods folder. (c:\Program Files\EA Game\Downloads )

Clear Sims 3 Cache

Sims 3 keeps crashing due to corrupted files in cache. Click Start | Documents | EA Games | The Sims 3 and delete file named “Groups.cache” and “Cigen.package”

Instant Fix:

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