the sims 3 crash

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by cheekybobcat, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. cheekybobcat macrumors 6502a


    Dec 26, 2007
    U-S of A
    I've seen this posted here but there weren't really any conclusions on this thread and from searching the rest of the internet it seems like a lot of people are having this kind of problem.

    Anyway, The Sims 3 crashes every time after no more than 30 min of gameplay, sometimes even within a few minutes of launch. So far, based on what I've read around the web, any one of these could be the problem:

    -The Sims 3 is a 32-bit program and can't use more than 2GB of RAM, therefore if it exceeds 2GB, it will close.
    -Time Machine being on during gameplay (I tried turning it off, no success)
    -Setting graphics too high (set most to medium and some even low, no dice)
    -computer gets too hot and shuts down (I've tried smcFan Control, Fan Control, and iCyclone to boost fans but none of them worked)

    Any help would be great, it's pretty frustrating not being able to use something you've paid for.

    Heres my specs just in case

    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro6,2
    Processor Name: Intel Core i7
    Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache (per core): 256 KB
    L3 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Processor Interconnect Speed: 4.8 GT/s
    Boot ROM Version: MBP61.0057.B0C
    SMC Version (system): 1.58f16
    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled
  2. articcine macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2010
    Lillehammer, Norway
    I'm having theese troubles as well. Anyone's got any clue, after one year of no replies? x)

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