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Can your PC run The Sims 4?

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The Sims 4 is coming in just a couple months now – 2 September is launch day and I’m sure plenty of you are readying your Origin client in anticipation. We know The Sims 4 isn’t like The Witcher and won’t require excessive PC hardware, but does your PC meet the minimum requirements?

According to the newly updated Sims FAQs, here’s what you’ll need to get going:

  • REQUIRED: Internet connection required for product activation.
  • OS: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, or Windows 8.1
  • PROCESSOR: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+ or equivalent (For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-62 or equivalent) MEMORY: At least 2 GB RAM
  • HARD DRIVE: At least 9 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games
  • DVD-ROM: DVD ROM drive required for installation only
  • VIDEO CARD: 128 MB of Video RAM and support for Pixel Shader 3.0. Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better, ATI Radeon X1300 or better, Intel GMA X4500 or better
  • SOUND CARD: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
  • DIRECTX: DirectX 9.0c compatible
  • INPUT: Keyboard and Mouse

While I’m pretty sure that The Sims 4 will eventually come to Mac, at this point their statement is simply:

We are currently focused on the PC version. We have no updates on Mac at this time.

These PC requirements really aren’t too hefty which should be good news for all The Sims fans out there – you can save money you otherwise might have needed to spend on components for expansion packs instead. At least some of the old characters will be returning in the base game – no need to expand for them.

The Landgraabs are back, including Malcolm, Geoffrey and Nancy. Katrina Caliente is the reimagined mother of Dina and Nina, even falling for infamous womanizer Don Lothario. There’s even a new bunch of young adults in this game:

Finally weโ€™ve got a new batch of youths known as the Roomies. Your typical sitcom setup with โ€˜Jโ€™ (Jameson) the body building hunk, Gavin the gentleman muser, Mitchell the couch potato bro, and Zoe, that girl next door who is actually right where she wants to be, having fun with the friend-zoned boys.

The game must be almost upon us if we’re getting minimum requirements already. Not too much longer to wait and then you can all make the awkward moments flow with your bizarre creations.

Last Updated: July 28, 2014

148 Comments

  1. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    July 28, 2014 at 10:35

    Yes ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply

  2. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    July 28, 2014 at 10:35

    Yes ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply

  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    July 28, 2014 at 10:37

    It can, but it doesn’t want to.

    Reply

    • Anon A Mouse

      July 28, 2014 at 10:43

      My PC just reverted back to a 386 just to be sure.

      Reply

  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    July 28, 2014 at 10:37

    It can, but it doesn’t want to.

    Reply

    • Anon A Mouse

      July 28, 2014 at 10:43

      My PC just reverted back to a 386 just to be sure.

      Reply

  5. Ottokie

    July 28, 2014 at 10:39

    Probably, just hoping I won’t FPS stutter on the water effects in the pool…

    Reply

  6. Ottokie

    July 28, 2014 at 10:39

    Probably, just hoping I won’t FPS stutter on the water effects in the pool…

    Reply

  7. Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

    July 28, 2014 at 10:42

    “128 MB of Video RAM”

    SOOOO MUCH OF RAMZORS

    Reply

  8. Hammersteyn

    July 28, 2014 at 10:42

    Crossover idea for Battlefield Hard-lines. The bad guys can take your Sims hostage.

    Reply

    • Anon A Mouse

      July 28, 2014 at 10:42

      I’ll help them kill the hostages.

      Reply

    • Weanerdog

      July 28, 2014 at 11:42

      They should really have a one day a month purge, where you can take your battlefield character and visit the Sims. Let us see how well you have actually build your house?

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        July 28, 2014 at 12:08

        LOL

        Reply

  9. Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

    July 28, 2014 at 10:42

    “128 MB of Video RAM”

    SOOOO MUCH OF RAMZORS

    Reply

  10. Hammersteyn

    July 28, 2014 at 10:42

    Crossover idea for Battlefield Hard-lines. The bad guys can take your Sims hostage.

    Reply

    • Anon A Mouse

      July 28, 2014 at 10:42

      I’ll help them kill the hostages.

      Reply

    • Weanerdog

      July 28, 2014 at 11:42

      They should really have a one day a month purge, where you can take your battlefield character and visit the Sims. Let us see how well you have actually build your house?

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        July 28, 2014 at 12:08

        LOL

        Reply

  11. Xcalibersa

    July 28, 2014 at 10:44

    My cell phone could run it, but it does not want to.

    Reply

  12. VampyreSquirrel

    July 28, 2014 at 10:44

    Probably.

    Reply

  13. Sith JJ

    July 28, 2014 at 10:44

    Eish. You need a KB and Mouse. I’m so screwed.

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      July 28, 2014 at 10:46

      One I can understand, but BOTH? Madness.

      Reply

  14. Xcalibersa

    July 28, 2014 at 10:44

    My cell phone could run it, but it does not want to.

    Reply

  15. VampyreSquirrel

    July 28, 2014 at 10:44

    Probably.

    Reply

  16. Sith JJ

    July 28, 2014 at 10:44

    Eish. You need a KB and Mouse. I’m so screwed.

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      July 28, 2014 at 10:46

      One I can understand, but BOTH? Madness.

      Reply

  17. Uberutang

    July 28, 2014 at 10:45

    Any PC from 2004 can run this game. The 6600 was released in 2004!

    Reply

    • William Bui

      August 24, 2014 at 00:09

      The demo won’t even run on a 2007 windows vista.. Just wow. Than god I didn’t preorder.

      Reply

  18. Sith JJ

    July 28, 2014 at 10:45

    Yes, but can you emotionally handle the EA abuse once you’ve bought it?

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      July 28, 2014 at 10:46

      I’ll pass the abuse off to my Sims.

      Reply

      • Sith JJ

        July 28, 2014 at 10:46

        Poor bastards

        Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        July 28, 2014 at 10:46

        But what if they like it?

        Reply

        • Sith JJ

          July 28, 2014 at 10:47

          Then he names them Rince

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 28, 2014 at 10:49

            Good point. If I cared about his well being I would of thought of that. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • Sith JJ

            July 28, 2014 at 10:57

            of?
            It’s fine. It’s Monday. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 28, 2014 at 10:59

            I noticed, was too lazy.

          • Hammersteyn

            July 28, 2014 at 11:00

            This! My excuse henceforth for any typo.

          • Sith JJ

            July 28, 2014 at 11:01

            Admiral is not going to like that ;P

          • Hammersteyn

            July 28, 2014 at 11:03

            Well the site is called Lazygamer.

          • Sith JJ

            July 28, 2014 at 11:04

            Fair enough.

        • Hammersteyn

          July 28, 2014 at 10:48

          Who likes starving and sleep deprivation?

          Reply

          • Sith JJ

            July 28, 2014 at 10:49

            Oh wait, this sounds more like OVG.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 28, 2014 at 10:49

            Models?

          • Hammersteyn

            July 28, 2014 at 10:50

            Aka zombies.

          • Sith JJ

            July 28, 2014 at 10:51

            So would that make CT Fashion Week a Zombie Apocalypse?

          • Hammersteyn

            July 28, 2014 at 10:54

          • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

            July 28, 2014 at 10:56

            GIVE THAT LADY A TRIPLEDECKER BURGER STAT!!!!!!!!

          • Sith JJ

            July 28, 2014 at 10:56

            You just made me miss the Double Crunch now.

          • Hammersteyn

            July 28, 2014 at 11:00

            She’d die

          • Sith JJ

            July 28, 2014 at 11:00

            She would look like a snake that swallowed a watermelon.

          • Hammersteyn

            July 28, 2014 at 11:00

            XD

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 28, 2014 at 10:56

            The wind in CT would snap her in half, never mind blowing her so far out to sea that she’s never seen again.

          • Hammersteyn

            July 28, 2014 at 10:59

            Hahahaha

          • ToshZA

            July 28, 2014 at 13:36

            Where’s the model?

          • Hammersteyn

            July 28, 2014 at 13:50

            She’s hiding in the floating clothes(It’s not a ghost)

  19. Uberutang

    July 28, 2014 at 10:45

    Any PC from 2004 can run this game. The 6600 was released in 2004!

    Reply

    • charlotte mayd

      July 31, 2014 at 04:53

      Omg thank you I was looking all around to find out if the Sims 4 will run on my Toshiba satellite with amd a4 4300 series card and 4 GB of ram with over 6 GB of addition ram space with 450 GB hard drive space

      Reply

  20. Sith JJ

    July 28, 2014 at 10:45

    Yes, but can you emotionally handle the EA abuse once you’ve bought it?

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      July 28, 2014 at 10:46

      I’ll pass the abuse off to my Sims.

      Reply

      • Sith JJ

        July 28, 2014 at 10:46

        Poor bastards

        Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        July 28, 2014 at 10:46

        But what if they like it?

        Reply

        • Sith JJ

          July 28, 2014 at 10:47

          Then he names them Rince

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 28, 2014 at 10:49

            Good point. If I cared about his well being I would of thought of that. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • Sith JJ

            July 28, 2014 at 10:57

            of?
            It’s fine. It’s Monday. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 28, 2014 at 10:59

            I noticed, was too lazy.

          • Hammersteyn

            July 28, 2014 at 11:00

            This! My excuse henceforth for any typo.

          • Sith JJ

            July 28, 2014 at 11:01

            Admiral is not going to like that ;P

          • Hammersteyn

            July 28, 2014 at 11:03

            Well the site is called Lazygamer.

          • Sith JJ

            July 28, 2014 at 11:04

            Fair enough.

        • Hammersteyn

          July 28, 2014 at 10:48

          Who likes starving and sleep deprivation?

          Reply

          • Sith JJ

            July 28, 2014 at 10:49

            Oh wait, this sounds more like OVG.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 28, 2014 at 10:49

            Models?

          • Hammersteyn

            July 28, 2014 at 10:50

            Aka zombies.

          • Sith JJ

            July 28, 2014 at 10:51

            So would that make CT Fashion Week a Zombie Apocalypse?

          • Hammersteyn

            July 28, 2014 at 10:54

          • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

            July 28, 2014 at 10:56

            GIVE THAT LADY A TRIPLEDECKER BURGER STAT!!!!!!!!

          • Sith JJ

            July 28, 2014 at 10:56

            You just made me miss the Double Crunch now.

          • Hammersteyn

            July 28, 2014 at 11:00

            She’d die

          • Sith JJ

            July 28, 2014 at 11:00

            She would look like a snake that swallowed a watermelon.

          • Hammersteyn

            July 28, 2014 at 11:00

            XD

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 28, 2014 at 10:56

            The wind in CT would snap her in half, never mind blowing her so far out to sea that she’s never seen again.

          • Hammersteyn

            July 28, 2014 at 10:59

            Hahahaha

          • ToshZA

            July 28, 2014 at 13:36

            Where’s the model?

          • Hammersteyn

            July 28, 2014 at 13:50

            She’s hiding in the floating clothes(It’s not a ghost)

  21. Ottokie

    July 28, 2014 at 10:46

    For some reason that guy in the header that go’s full DERP makes me think of this.

    Reply

  22. Ottokie

    July 28, 2014 at 10:46

    For some reason that guy in the header that go’s full DERP makes me think of this.

    Reply

  23. Sith JJ

    July 28, 2014 at 10:48

    For better spec requirements, please insert $5 into ROM now.

    Reply

  24. Sith JJ

    July 28, 2014 at 10:48

    For better spec requirements, please insert $5 into ROM now.

    Reply

  25. Ryanza

    July 28, 2014 at 10:52

    Can my PC run The Sims 4? Do I have Origin? No. So my PC can’t run The Sims 4.

    Don’t support DRM

    Reply

    • Sith JJ

      July 28, 2014 at 10:53

      I’ve heard of Arkham Origins. That’s not the same Origin, is it?

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        July 28, 2014 at 10:54

        You won’t believe what happened this weekend. I logged into uPlay, and it worked.

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

          July 28, 2014 at 10:55

          LIES!!!

          Reply

        • Sith JJ

          July 28, 2014 at 10:56

          Ag bull man. If you want to be optimistic on a Monday the best you can do is at least be honest.

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 28, 2014 at 10:59

            lol

        • Hammersteyn

          July 28, 2014 at 10:59

          • Jonah Cash

            July 28, 2014 at 11:00

            Well deserved fall that one!!!

    • Hammersteyn

      July 28, 2014 at 10:55

      I’ve heard of a studio called Origin. That’s not the same Origin, is it?

      Reply

    • Jenken

      July 28, 2014 at 10:57

      Say no to Hipsterism!

      Reply

  26. Ryanza

    July 28, 2014 at 10:52

    Can my PC run The Sims 4? Do I have Origin? No. So my PC can’t run The Sims 4.

    Don’t support DRM

    Reply

    • Sith JJ

      July 28, 2014 at 10:53

      I’ve heard of Arkham Origins. That’s not the same Origin, is it?

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        July 28, 2014 at 10:54

        You won’t believe what happened this weekend. I logged into uPlay, and it worked.

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

          July 28, 2014 at 10:55

          LIES!!!

          Reply

        • Sith JJ

          July 28, 2014 at 10:56

          Ag bull man. If you want to be optimistic on a Monday the best you can do is at least be honest.

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 28, 2014 at 10:59

            lol

        • Hammersteyn

          July 28, 2014 at 10:59

          • Jonah Cash

            July 28, 2014 at 11:00

            Well deserved fall that one!!!

    • Hammersteyn

      July 28, 2014 at 10:55

      I’ve heard of a studio called Origin. That’s not the same Origin, is it?

      Reply

    • Jenken

      July 28, 2014 at 10:57

      Say no to Hipsterism!

      Reply

  27. Sith JJ

    July 28, 2014 at 10:59

    Lazygamer crew Sims?

    Reply

  28. Sith JJ

    July 28, 2014 at 10:59

    Lazygamer crew Sims?

    Reply

  29. Ngoc Anh

    July 28, 2014 at 11:01

    PC from 2004 can run this game. The 6600 was released in 2004!

    Thank you. Wish you a very effective working days.

    Friv 2

    Y9

    Frip

    Friv 200

    Friv.Com

    Reply

    • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

      July 28, 2014 at 11:02

      Hahahaha! WTF is this? xD

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

        July 28, 2014 at 11:04

        LOOOOOOOOOOL

        Reply

        • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

          July 28, 2014 at 11:05

          It also upvoted itself… xD

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

            July 28, 2014 at 11:25

            Madness

      • Sith JJ

        July 28, 2014 at 11:05

        Ubertang had a sex change? Wow, that was quick.

        Reply

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

        July 28, 2014 at 12:10

        I’m too scared to click the links….

        Reply

  30. Ngoc Anh

    July 28, 2014 at 11:01

    PC from 2004 can run this game. The 6600 was released in 2004!

    Thank you. Wish you a very effective working days.

    Friv 2

    Y9

    Frip

    Friv 200

    Friv.Com

    Reply

    • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

      July 28, 2014 at 11:02

      Hahahaha! WTF is this? xD

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

        July 28, 2014 at 11:04

        LOOOOOOOOOOL

        Reply

        • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

          July 28, 2014 at 11:05

          It also upvoted itself… xD

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

            July 28, 2014 at 11:25

            Madness

      • Sith JJ

        July 28, 2014 at 11:05

        Ubertang had a sex change? Wow, that was quick.

        Reply

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

        July 28, 2014 at 12:10

        I’m too scared to click the links….

        Reply

  31. Rags

    July 28, 2014 at 11:19

    My toaster can run the Sims 4.

    Reply

  32. Rags

    July 28, 2014 at 11:19

    My toaster can run the Sims 4.

    Reply

  33. DrKiller

    July 28, 2014 at 11:27

    lol.. Copy and paste requirements of Sims 1?

    Reply

  34. DrKiller

    July 28, 2014 at 11:27

    lol.. Copy and paste requirements of Sims 1?

    Reply

  35. Brady miaau

    July 28, 2014 at 11:30

    NO.

    Not because of any specs or anything. It does not want to. told me so last night

    Reply

  36. Brady miaau

    July 28, 2014 at 11:30

    NO.

    Not because of any specs or anything. It does not want to. told me so last night

    Reply

  37. Praise Lord GabeN

    July 28, 2014 at 12:01

    PS4 version confirmed running @ 30fps

    Reply

  38. Praise Lord GabeN

    July 28, 2014 at 12:01

    PS4 version confirmed running @ 30fps

    Reply

  39. Sir Rants A Lot Llew

    July 28, 2014 at 12:09

  40. Sir Rants A Lot Llew

    July 28, 2014 at 12:09

  41. Kromas

    July 28, 2014 at 13:09

    The actual question you should be asking is “Can Origin servers handle Sims4 single player online logins?”

    Reply

  42. Kromas

    July 28, 2014 at 13:09

    The actual question you should be asking is “Can Origin servers handle Sims4 single player online logins?”

    Reply

  43. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    July 28, 2014 at 14:51

    Can my PC run Sims 4? Of course NOT, my PC is a shoebox with an abacus in it!!!

    Reply

  44. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    July 28, 2014 at 14:51

    Can my PC run Sims 4? Of course NOT, my PC is a shoebox with an abacus in it!!!

    Reply

  45. Pieter Smal

    July 28, 2014 at 17:03

    Who wants to play on a MAC anyhow? MACS are for rich, square, hipster geeks.

    Reply

  46. Pieter Smal

    July 28, 2014 at 17:03

    Who wants to play on a MAC anyhow? MACS are for rich, square, hipster geeks.

    Reply

  47. Centerfold Skye

    July 29, 2014 at 01:46

    Rebuilt my PC in the fall of 2013. As Sponge Bob would say. I’m ready.

    Reply

  48. Centerfold Skye

    July 29, 2014 at 01:46

    Rebuilt my PC in the fall of 2013. As Sponge Bob would say. I’m ready.

    Reply

  49. Ocelotty1

    July 29, 2014 at 05:53

    No, No it won’t – Not can’t – simply won’t

    Reply

  50. Ocelotty1

    July 29, 2014 at 05:53

    No, No it won’t – Not can’t – simply won’t

    Reply

  51. Spaffy

    July 29, 2014 at 08:01

    Aren’t those the requirements for Sims 2?

    Reply

  52. Spaffy

    July 29, 2014 at 08:01

    Aren’t those the requirements for Sims 2?

    Reply

  53. Sammi Mae Lu

    July 31, 2014 at 18:36

    I’m working with a 2.5 year old dell. AMD Athalon II x2 250 3.0ghz , windows 7 home premium sp 1, 64 bit os ,ati radeon hd 4200 , 6gb ram tb hard drive. Will The Sims 4 work, or should I upgrade ? Sorry I have no clue how this stuff works . Thanks in advance !

    Reply

  54. M

    August 8, 2015 at 18:46

    I only have 32 mb dedicated ram, is this a problem… And i have a vivobook which doenst have a DVD-ROM…..

    Reply

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