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    Default Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    My pc has a Quad Core processor and 2gb ram yet my game does not seem to run very fast at all and i don't know why.

    The detail level is set to minimum and everything yet it doesn't seem to make much difference.

    This is a pc that is only a few weeks old, Any ideas?

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    Do you have "Multi-threading" enabled in the options? It allows the game to use more than just one processor.
    I believe that for FM2009 RAM is more important than MhZ. But prove me wrong.

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    Do you have Threading ticked in preferences?

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    Yes threading is ticked.

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    as Koki says i'm pretty sure FM is more RAM intensive

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    I just thought that with the spec my pc is it would run a lot faster, it doesn't seem to run much faster than it would on a single processor.

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    Its not THAT ram intensive. 2gb should be more than enough for normal database setups. The most important component for FM is the CPU. Unfortunately even the fastest CPU available is still far too slow for a really playable experience. They need to fix their code. There is probably a potential for a 10 fold increase in speed.

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    maybe get some more ram? my quad core takes it's time sometimes but i run a couple of programs in the background so don't mind waiting after nearly 10 seasons loading time is basically the same as the 1st season

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    They really need to sort it out for the next one because surely they could make it run so much faster, It gets annoying and boring having to wait so long for the game to load.

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    what leagues are you running and database size etc?

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    I'm running French, English, Spanish, German, Italian & Scottish leagues with huge database.

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    it may be that you are expecting to much of your pc..

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    Not really, not when it's a Quad Core Processor that cost me over £200, I expect it to run things a lot quicker.

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    Quote Originally Posted by jakobx View Post
    Its not THAT ram intensive. 2gb should be more than enough for normal database setups. The most important component for FM is the CPU. Unfortunately even the fastest CPU available is still far too slow for a really playable experience. They need to fix their code. There is probably a potential for a 10 fold increase in speed.
    Balls.

    I have a AMD Athlon 7500 Dual Core 2.7GHZ Processor and it runs like a beast. I have 3 gigs of RAM.

    The match engine is smooth and the fixtures are quick.

    To the original poster, have you got the latest patch? They had some problems in earlier version with threading making it run slow.

    Also, check FM is seeing that you have 3 processors via the status screen.

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    The match engine is smooth but processing takes quite some time, it takes quite a while to load from when i last played to when i play again.

    I am running the latest patch 9.0.3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt4ani View Post
    Balls.

    I have a AMD Athlon 7500 Dual Core 2.7GHZ Processor and it runs like a beast. I have 3 gigs of RAM.

    The match engine is smooth and the fixtures are quick.

    To the original poster, have you got the latest patch? They had some problems in earlier version with threading making it run slow.

    Also, check FM is seeing that you have 3 processors via the status screen.
    How do i check that FM is seeing that i have 4 processors? what status screen are you talking about?

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    HAve you checked it detects your cores? Take a screenshot of your status screen.

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    At work at the moment, can't remember what menu it is on.

    Simply says status, and bottom right it says how many cores you have and its performance.

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    think options ---> game status, bottom left

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    Quote Originally Posted by swindon-town-fc-forever View Post
    I'm running French, English, Spanish, German, Italian & Scottish leagues with huge database.
    i run a couple more leagues than that all the way down on a huge database fine for me 2.7ghz amd quad core with 8gb ram, try the large database maybe

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    Quote Originally Posted by Koki View Post
    Do you have "Multi-threading" enabled in the options? It allows the game to use more than just one processor.
    I believe that for FM2009 RAM is more important than MhZ. But prove me wrong.
    I upgraded from 2Gb to 8Gb and there was no appreciable difference, so I doubt that is the case .

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    I have a Quad with 4GB RAM (3.5GB 32-bit OS). And it has always been slower than expected. It never uses as much processor-power as it could at all. And certainly (on my games) more than apprx. 70% of the RAM. It got better with each patch, but still it's kinda slow.

    Been running all leagues with minimum details. It was slower, but it didn't use more power. Same as i run 1 league only. It goes faster but it doesn't use less, or more power. It just goes faster/slower depending on how many leagues i choose.
    And when it's processing it's processing the dates/fixtures, and whatever there is to process, in pulses. Process - Stop - Process - Stop.

    I've tried overclocking and i've tried normal. Not much of a difference at all.

    I have been writing about this many times in other threads. Just check out my other posts.

    Although i know so little about these things, i have a feeling that the game isn't really optimized.

    Probably won't take too long until Wakers sees this :P

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    is it only quad core? do people with dual core have a speed issue?

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    From what i remember it seems like dual core are better than quads, as in smoother. But i might remember the wrong thing.

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    I have a dual core and have never had any speed issues

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    Quite a few people with dual have said that it runs fine, whilst people with quads have said otherwise. So i don't really know what to say from that.
    It seems like people with quads and Vista, "suffer" the most. Haven't really paid too much attention, to be honest, after the last patch. So i don't know how accurate that is now.

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    mines been better after the last patch only slightly but still very playable after 10 seasons on a huge database just hope they keep the same system requirements for FM10 and improve its functionality on quad core machines

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    Agree with you there lee50_11.

    Right now i'm in 2018 with 25 countries loaded. All leagues in those countries are playable. I can't really complain about speed, since it goes very very well. However, it still feels like it could go much faster. I just clicked continue and now, while it's processing, it uses 950MB RAM and 25 % of the processor. I would like to think that an intensive game (processing-wise) like FM09 would use more resources than just that.
    By the end of transferwindows, on matchdays and on seasonchanges it takes a bit longer than usual. But the game doesn't use more power than what it normally does.

    One thing that should be noted though, is that those numbers i gave earlier isn't the max i have seen FM09 use. That was just now. But it sure could use a lot more than what it's using now.

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    yeah i agree mine uses around 30% of my ram while processing and about the same cpu usage (just looking now) i'm running about 7 fully playable leagues (all the way down) and 2 on view only maybe i will try loading more as you have a few more than me loaded

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    What are your specs lee?

    Mine are Q6700 Overclocked to 3.34GHZ
    Vista Home Premium
    4GB RAM (3,5GB)
    1TB HDD

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    AMD Phenom 9950 2.7ghz
    64 Bit Vista Basic
    8gb DDR2 800MHZ RAM
    320gb HDD

    Might go with an intel in a few few years when i upgrade my pc

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    Nice. I like

    I just think it's strange that FM09 doesn't utilize more of the computer than it does. However, i'm not a genius when it comes to that area though. Just have to point that out.

    Hope it's possible for FM10 to get the game to use more of what's there so people with Quads (or at least, those with speed issues) feels like the game is using more horsepower when it's needed.

    To put it in other words. It's almost like running 100 meters with 50 guys hanging on to you. When they let go, however, you're not able to speed up. You're running at the same pace.....if you get my analogy :P

    ***edit****
    It goes faster to finish, but that's just because the track shortened, not because you were able to run faster.
    Last edited by roykela; 23-06-2009 at 14:16. Reason: Adding explanation

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    My specs are:-

    AMD Phenom Quad Core X4 940 3Ghz Processor
    2GB Ram
    320GB Sata 16MB Cache Hard Drive

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    You try it with one processor!!! It dosen't evan work!!!

    If you want to help me my thread is in the technical issues Forum

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    I like thos specs too

    I think it's a case of the game not utilizing the best of a quad-system. Dual-core seems to work fine.

    But hey, that's what it seems like. Do not take my word for how it is. I just know, how it feels like on my computer, how it is on my computer and what others have said about the game on their computers.

    Would be nice if there was someone who actually knew more about this would comment here.

    How much of RAM and CPU does the game use on your computer then, swindon?

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    perfectly described roykela

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    I tried unticking threading, but that was just disaster. So i can understand what you must be going through, if you're running with just one processor (core) Saxonaitor.

    One funny thing though, was that on my computer, the game was running faster when i used Aero. If i turned Aero off, the game would go slower and the 3D would stutter.

    I just don't get it lol

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    I take it you understand my analogy then, lee

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    Quote Originally Posted by roykela View Post
    I take it you understand my analogy then, lee
    i understand threading was also a disaster for me when unticked

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    who you managing in your current game roykela?

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    Right now, i'm in swedish first division north. Managing Mariehem. Started unemployed. Just wanted a new challenge so i loaded up a few leagues and took whatever. Struggling a bit, but it's steady.

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    So i can understand what you must be going through, if you're running with just one processor (core) Saxonaitor.
    My friend my life is for the worse because of it but I am getting a new computer in the next month hopefully.!!!!

    basically my problem is that it takes 2 mins to load an option screen tab selections screen etc It's Unplayable

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    Quote Originally Posted by Saxonaitor View Post
    My friend my life is for the worse because of it but I am getting a new computer in the next month hopefully.!!!!
    what you looking at getting?

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    Yeah, that would certainly help with the FM experience.

    Was reading your other thread, but i have no idea about that one.

    Know how it's like to run a game you really wanna play, but you're stuck with a "crap" computer. It sucks.

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    I'm getting somthing along the lines of this:

    would estimate that an AMD AM3 Phenom II x810 with Vista Home Premium, 500GB HardDrive, 2GB RAM, DVD Burner and ATI 4650 would be about -:

    $1030 (Base) - $220 (less Monitor/Keyboard/Speakers??) + $165 (Vista) + $55 (Graphics Card) = $1030 TOTAL (Approx.) maybe $60 setup = $1090

    I'm getting it custom built probably

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    ive been having a problem, try this and see if it applies, change the screen to windowed mode and watch the top of the screen were it says FM2009. when you press continue and it starts processin my pc stops responding, like you may see in other games when they crash, but it last for 5-10 secs and then it continues as if nothing was wrong. it could be why it seems slow prcessing when in fact its not

    i'd like others input on this aswell cos it happens most of the time and slows my game down considerably. otherwise it runs very fast for me. (when working)

    ps, it may be a W7 problem but i dont know!

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    Oh yeah. I forgot. Right now i'm trying W7. Been trying it for a few days, and i have the same problem as you foofighter23. Have you tried running it in compatability mode (XP)? I haven't tried it yet, but it worked on Vista, to get rid of that "No Response" message.

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    Quote Originally Posted by foofighter23 View Post
    ive been having a problem, try this and see if it applies, change the screen to windowed mode and watch the top of the screen were it says FM2009. when you press continue and it starts processin my pc stops responding, like you may see in other games when they crash, but it last for 5-10 secs and then it continues as if nothing was wrong. it could be why it seems slow prcessing when in fact its not

    i'd like others input on this aswell cos it happens most of the time and slows my game down considerably. otherwise it runs very fast for me. (when working)

    ps, it may be a W7 problem but i dont know!
    i'm on vista happens 99% of the time i press continue don't worry about it now i'm so used to it

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    I'm running Windows 7 RC.

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    With the game running now my pc is using 1.22GB of memory and around 28% of the CPU is being used, When i look at task manager i notice that the 4th processor is being used more than the other 3.

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    I am going to upgrade my memory to 4GB but it probably won't make much difference.

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    On Fm, probably not. Looking at the processor usage it seems to alternate between the cores, to be the one that works the most.

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    What does everyone think about my new CPU? Will it be FMable?

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    Well it'll certainly better than what you have now, but it looks like it shouldn't be a problem.

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    Good because if it dosen't work i'll take it back!!

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    Lol. That, i would do to in that case.

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    Quote Originally Posted by Saxonaitor View Post
    Good because if it dosen't work i'll take it back!!
    What a novel idea!

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    FM2009 runs fine on my PC. I'm using a Quadcore, 4Gb RAM and Windows 7 RC. It's not as blazingly fast as I'd wish, but then again.. I'm using way more leagues than before!

    If you know how, adjust your RAM settings in the bios slightly. Makes a big difference on games that use alot of RAM, such as FM, WoW in Dalaran, etc.

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    Quote Originally Posted by HHUK View Post
    FM2009 runs fine on my PC. I'm using a Quadcore, 4Gb RAM and Windows 7 RC. It's not as blazingly fast as I'd wish, but then again.. I'm using way more leagues than before!

    If you know how, adjust your RAM settings in the bios slightly. Makes a big difference on games that use alot of RAM, such as FM, WoW in Dalaran, etc.
    what do you change in the bios?

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    Saxonaitor.

    You must be really unlucky! My comp only has one processor, 512mb RAM and 128mb graphics, but I can run England (L2 & above), Germany(all 3), France(3rd div & above) and Spain(all) on a medium database.

    My "recomended set-up" is England L2 and above but I can, at a push, run the above! Admittedly I run it on commentary only as the 3d is somewhat jerky but it still works as long as I run absolutely nothing else and feed the hamster more speed than it can handle to keep the computer cogs turning!!

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    A few things to point out...

    First off, we don't support a "huge" database option, so no testing will have been done on this. The database sizes we support are small, medium and large, and that's what will have been tested, so I have no idea what kind of computer would be needed to run a "huge" database.

    As regards threads and multi-processors, we got given an award by Intel earlier this year for being one of the best games on the market for utilising multiple cores with speed increasing hugely when more processors were added, including being tested by them on the new i7 processors. So we are certainly utilising more processing power via multi-cores than most games...

    I have a quad core machine at home, and FM09 is certainly very fast on that compared to the same set up on my work dual core machine. RAM is less important - once you're above 3GB, there's no real difference.

    My advice would be to stop using the "huge" database "option". I don't personally understand why anyone would want to - it adds unnecessary bloat to the game, and the amount of extra players with the leagues you are running there would make no difference at all, as they'd mainly be too bad to play for any of the teams in those leagues anyway!

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    Quote Originally Posted by Miles Jacobson View Post
    A few things to point out...

    First off, we don't support a "huge" database option, so no testing will have been done on this. The database sizes we support are small, medium and large, and that's what will have been tested, so I have no idea what kind of computer would be needed to run a "huge" database.

    As regards threads and multi-processors, we got given an award by Intel earlier this year for being one of the best games on the market for utilising multiple cores with speed increasing hugely when more processors were added, including being tested by them on the new i7 processors. So we are certainly utilising more processing power via multi-cores than most games...

    I have a quad core machine at home, and FM09 is certainly very fast on that compared to the same set up on my work dual core machine. RAM is less important - once you're above 3GB, there's no real difference.

    My advice would be to stop using the "huge" database "option". I don't personally understand why anyone would want to - it adds unnecessary bloat to the game, and the amount of extra players with the leagues you are running there would make no difference at all, as they'd mainly be too bad to play for any of the teams in those leagues anyway!
    ok i will try that thanks for posting, i do notice alot of the useless players on the huge DB never heard about the award good news

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    I also have a quad core and it runs well (all the way into 2030+). I did notice that the UI was unresponsive in the earlier patches but the latest seems to have sorted that out. I play with large DB by the way and around 15 leagues.

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    It doesn't matter if you have a billion cores if your FSB data transfer rate is 1 bit per second. It doesn't matter if your FSB is infinate bits per second if your RAM operates at 1Hz.

    From what I have read my 3.6 Ghz core 2 Duo, 2 GB Corsair and ASUS P5W series from 3 years ago is the fastest machine on these forums. Seems like all the effort I put into matching and maximising data transfer rates paid off afterall.

    "I don't understand computers, it's the game's fault. I don't understand tactics, it's the game's fault."

    Unfortunately SI seem to be encouraging this behaviour.

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    Quote Originally Posted by swindon-town-fc-forever View Post
    My specs are:-

    AMD Phenom Quad Core X4 940 3Ghz Processor
    2GB Ram
    320GB Sata 16MB Cache Hard Drive
    Very similar to my set up and I have no issue with speed (and I'm 25+ seasons in and running a few leagues).

    Could it be a virus, malware or spyware? Or software conflict (Norton AV used to kill my wife's processing speed)? Are you running a lot of programs in the background?

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    I have changed my RAM settings in the BIOS as well, and i've set them as fast as i can. No huge database. No antivirus. Un-needed services disabled. I want to do more with my computer to see if i can make it better, but it seems like there's nothing more to do.

    Is there any way to "tell FM" to use more of the processor apart from affinity in task manager? Because that's the only way to go for me, if the game is going to process faster.

    UI responsiveness is much better than on the earlier patches, but it's still so-so at times. Even with hardly anything going on in the background.

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    should have got a mac, imac dual core 2gb ram, runs really fast.

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    Quote Originally Posted by roykela View Post
    I have changed my RAM settings in the BIOS as well, and i've set them as fast as i can.
    That sounds interesting! Can you explain what you did? Can one apply it without any risk?

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    Quote Originally Posted by SFraser View Post
    From what I have read my 3.6 Ghz core 2 Duo, 2 GB Corsair and ASUS P5W series from 3 years ago is the fastest machine on these forums.
    I wouldn't bet on it.

    I'm running FM 09 on a Core 2 Quad powered machine with 4GB of DDR2 RAM and the game runs at incredible speed.

    As for the OP, maybe the fact that you are running Windows 7 could be an issue as that's a new OS and there could be strings and what not that would cause it to not run as smooth as it would on a previous OS? Just a thought.

    I dual-boot XP and Vista and have tested the game on both operating systems and it seems to run a bit quicker on XP, so that might be something to think about.

    Hope you are able to work it out.

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    Quote Originally Posted by Arkim View Post
    I wouldn't bet on it.

    I'm running FM 09 on a Core 2 Quad powered machine with 4GB of DDR2 RAM and the game runs at incredible speed.

    As for the OP, maybe the fact that you are running Windows 7 could be an issue as that's a new OS and there could be strings and what not that would cause it to not run as smooth as it would on a previous OS? Just a thought.

    I dual-boot XP and Vista and have tested the game on both operating systems and it seems to run a bit quicker on XP, so that might be something to think about.

    Hope you are able to work it out.
    what leagues you got running?

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    Quote Originally Posted by lee50_11 View Post
    what leagues you got running?
    I'm running 17 leagues on a medium database.

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    should fly with a quad core then, i got 28 leagues from 8 countries on huge database and its quick

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    Try this and tell me if it works - set it to a higher priority in task manager and see if the processor usage goes up

    I had this problem on my quad core where it was only using a small amount of my processors - turned out that it was some sort of power and/or heat management interfering with the process unnecessarily, when i set it to a higher priority it seemed to ignore the management and was using a much higher percentage of my processor

    Eventually worked out how to turn it off, but i would have to find the details again

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    Please find the details

    Tried the priority setting as well, but it didn't work for me. I keep it on normal again. I got the best result there. I haven't tried it while trying W7 though. Probably have to give it a go to see if it works.

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    I'm running the game on a core i7 and it's running pretty fast.

    I think the huge database option will slow the game down as stated earlier. Maybe it's an idea to use ddt-files to retain more players? It's doing the trick for me tbh

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    The huge database is a bit of a risk, as its unsupported.

    My game, for some reason, when it is installed, always runs quicker with the threading option unticked on my AMD X2 6000+ ( 2 x 3ghz)

    I'm sure I've seen one of the lead game desigeners (Paul C?) Say that they had issues with the threading in FM09.

    Considering that the game runs faster with threading unticked on both my dual core laptop and dual core desktop, I would say that certainly seems to be the case.

    I've also seen a large number of complaints over the months here about the game running slowly on a myriad of different quad core machines with over 2gb of RAM, so something certainly isn't right there either, so I think Miles is being a bit too dismissive, but then again, that's Miles for you when it comes to technical issues in FM.

    when it comes to performance, one of the biggest issues is that people mean different things by 'fast'.

    FM09 runs in a way that I would term 'quickly' on my desktop but not in a way that I would call 'satisfactory' - the ui randomly becomes less responsive, often needing two mouse clicks to achieve team selection for instance, the game randomly freezes (still) every so often for 30 seconds or more. Processing rarely lasts over the odds though, I think the most i've ever waited for processing is around 40 seconds with a large database.

    That being said, the reason why it is unsatisfactory is that FM09 is at least 40% slower than 08, for no discernable reason when it comes to processing times. There was a fantastic thread where someone compared processing times between the two titles a month or so ago that showed the results plain as day.
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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    Quad Core 9550(2.8ghz) 4 GIG Ram 1 GIG Video Card Geforce 9600


    I run top 2 divisions in 12 nations. Runs quick - I do however ensure my pc is defragged and updated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezequiel_Lavezzi View Post
    Quad Core 9550(2.8ghz) 4 GIG Ram 1 GIG Video Card Geforce 9600


    I run top 2 divisions in 12 nations. Runs quick - I do however ensure my pc is defragged and updated.
    See, it really is no use to just say "quick" for reasons I stated above. It does no good in this discussion because "quick" is an opinion, and one person's "quick" is another's "slow".

    I do agree though that defragging helps a lot with the speed of the game, particularly on save files that are large.

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    Just switched to my new PC - Intel i7Core 920 and 3GB triple-channel 1600MHZ RAM (Will be 6GB when Windows 7 gets installed).

    The leagues I am running are:

    Belgium
    Bulgaria
    Croatia
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    England
    France
    Germany
    Greece
    Italy
    Holland
    Norway
    Poland
    Portugal
    Spain
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Turkey
    Argentina
    Brazil


    They are all set to the top division only apart from England which has Coca-Cola and above. This is also with a Large database, though I have match detail set to NONE on everything but the league I'm managing in, which is on ALL.

    I have to say it runs fecking fast! It flies through the boot-up sequnce when you start the game. Everything is virtually instant when you click on things and the 3D match-engine runs nice and smooth even with all the stadiums, etc ticked.

    Oh and I've only just realised there is a threading option and ticked it so it should be even faster!

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    the reason your game is so fast is because you have no match detail selected. It will run fast on just about anyones machine (reasonable spec) if you do that.

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    Even though I have it on in my own leagues?

    I don't see the point in having any match detail on in anything but your own league. Does it give any real use?

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    Default Re: Why does my game always run slow with a Quad Core processor

    more realistic (well thats the idea) outcomes.

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