Macbook for Sims 3?

LeoTheLion89

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Feb 14, 2012
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Model

Brand
Apple

Series
MacBook

Model
MB402LL/A

General

Color
White

Operating System
Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard

CPU Type
2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

Screen
13.3"

Memory Size
1GB DDR2

Hard Disk
120GB

Optical Drive
DVD/CD-RW Combo

Graphics Card
Intel GMA X3100

Video Memory
Shared memory

Communication
Gigabit LAN and WLAN

Dimensions
12.78" x 8.92" x 1.08"

Weight
5.0 lbs

CPU

CPU Type
Intel Core 2 Duo

CPU Speed
2.10GHz

CPU FSB
800MHz

CPU L2 Cache
3MB

Display

Screen Size
13.3"

Wide Screen Support
Yes

Resolution
1280 x 800

LCD Features
Glossy

Operating Systems

Operating System
Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard

Graphics

GPU/VPU
Intel GMA X3100

Video Memory
Shared system memory

Graphic Type
Integrated Card

Hard Drive

HDD
120GB

HDD RPM
5400rpm

HDD Interface
SATA

Memory

Memory
1GB

Memory Speed
DDR2 667

Memory Type
200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM

Memory Slot (Total)
2

Max Memory Supported
4GB

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type
DVD/CD-RW Combo

Optical Drive Interface
Integrated

Communications

LAN
10/100/1000Mbps

WLAN
802.11n Wireless LAN

Bluetooth
Yes

Ports

USB
2

IEEE 1394
1 FireWire 400 port

Video Port
1 x mini-DVI

Audio Ports
Yes

Audio

Audio
Integrated Sound card
Built-in omnidirectional microphone

Speaker
Built-in stereo speakers

Input Device

Touchpad
Solid-state scrolling trackpad for precise cursor control

Keyboard
Built-in full-size keyboard

Supplemental Drive

Webcam
Built-in iSight camera

Power

Battery
Lithium Polymer

Physical Specifications

Dimensions
12.78" x 8.92" x 1.08"

Weight
5.0 lbs
will it play sims 3 and sims medieval?

Will it accept a 320GB SATA 7200RPM HDD? what is the MAX RAM?
the battery is shot will a Duracell - Lithium-Ion Battery for 13" Apple MacBook DR5994 work on this model?
 
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MadMax69

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Mar 9, 2012
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Maricopa, AZ
I would say no. Mainly the RAM. I have the late 2009 white MacBook which originally came with 2GB and Sims 3 was very sluggish until I upgraded to 4GB. I don't think it would work at all with only 1. Plus, I don't think the integrated Intel graphics is supported either.
 

AppleFanatic10

macrumors 68030
Nov 2, 2010
2,560
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Hawthorne, CA
I would say no. Mainly the RAM. I have the late 2009 white MacBook which originally came with 2GB and Sims 3 was very sluggish until I upgraded to 4GB. I don't think it would work at all with only 1. Plus, I don't think the integrated Intel graphics is supported either.
My white macbook 2010 model plays The Sims 3 pretty well. No lag really. Just the fan comes on really loud.
 

Kevsta26

macrumors 6502a
Apr 2, 2011
677
295
USA
I don't know, my Mac runs Sims 3 laggy and it's new :(

MacBook Pro 15" Early 2011
Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3 (11D50)
2.2 GHz Intel Core i7
8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1024 MB

I don't know why it's laggy even on lowest settings it still only runs like 20-40 fps :(