What will make my Sims 2 run faster?

Hello again! :] Alright, so I've been playing The Sims 2 ever since it was released. I have all of the EPs installed, up to Bon Voyage. My game has lagged for a while now, and it bothers me! :\ Now, it isn't like RIDICULOUSLY lagging, but, it still does act up a bit! I have all settings set... show more Hello again! :]

Alright, so I've been playing The Sims 2 ever since it was released.
I have all of the EPs installed, up to Bon Voyage.

My game has lagged for a while now, and it bothers me! :\
Now, it isn't like RIDICULOUSLY lagging, but, it still does act up a bit!

I have all settings set to High, just because it looks better, and sometimes works better with them at their highest. (I know, that's weird!)

Here are my computer's specs:

Windows XP Home Edition/ SP2
250 GB HDD
2.7 Ghz Intel Celeron Processor (Yeah, not the best.. -.-)
256 MB ATI Radeon 9650
1.5 GB RAM

Yeah, I've updated this computer many times, haha.
Well, to the best my wallet could afford!

What can I do to make the game run faster?

Thanks SO much!

-Cody

P.S. All hogging processes have been canceled while the game is running.
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