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    Quote Originally Posted by ElJaffacakeo View Post
    hello!!

    I got a new laptop in time for FM2011!!!

    My old laptop would run fm 2010 decently, with 3 leagues loaded, although only the 'Premier' league.

    My new laptop has the following specs -

    Dell Inspiron 1750
    Pentium(R) Dual Core T4400, 2.2 GHz
    2gb Ram (which I am working on upgrading)
    Integrated Intel GMA x4500 (i think)

    Its not a very good laptop, however its better than what I had. I dont play with the 3D match view so its all good.

    How many leagues would you recommend that I load? Full league or just the top/top 2? I like the game to be as realistic as possible!

    Thanks.
    Will run around 20 leagues with 40,000 players well in my opinion. Also the 3D will run decent on that PC, even though you don't use it.

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    I dont really know a lot bout technology but will this be ok:

    memory 2.00 GB
    32-Bit operating
    1.83 ghz

    last year i had a star rating of like one but it worked perfectly fine with loads of leagues like up to 20 playable leagues wiill it be ok again this year

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    20 leagues should be fine on that.

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    You're doing a great job here, TigerTime...

    I'm going to play FM for the first time after playing CM0304 for ages.

    Processor: Pentium Dual-Core 2.93GHz
    RAM: 4GB
    Operating System: Windows 7 (64 bits)

    How far can I push my PC?

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    Cheers TFZ. Ishu is the one you should be thanking. He helps a lot and some of my own hardware knowledge comes from him.

    I'd say 30-25 leagues should run pretty well with around 60,000 players.

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    Thank you tiger tim how many do you think it will be able to handle country wise thank you again

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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerTime View Post
    Cheers TFZ. Ishu is the one you should be thanking. He helps a lot and some of my own hardware knowledge comes from him.

    I'd say 30-25 leagues should run pretty well with around 60,000 players.
    Tnx... both of you

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    Aha, I'm not Tiger tim, I'm TigerTime. My real name is Joe

    Countries don't really matter as such. As long as you load around about 20 leagues and 30,000-40,000 it doesn't matter how many countries you load.

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    lol sorry tigertime (Joe) thanks again shame we still gotta wait 2 weeks

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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerTime View Post
    Cheers TFZ. Ishu is the one you should be thanking. He helps a lot and some of my own hardware knowledge comes from him.

    I'd say 30-25 leagues should run pretty well with around 60,000 players.
    Thanks

    @TFZ You can also bump the players to 80,000 as you are on 64bit.

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    What would I be looking at in regards to leagues and players, it was a phenom x6 2.8 (possible overclock to 3.5) and 4 gig of ddr3 ram?

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    which one of these laptops would be better for football manager, i don't understand the graphics card bit.

    http://www.comet.co.uk/shopcomet/pro.../specification

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/packar...39254-pdt.html

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/hp-g62...74284-pdt.html

    any help would be greatly appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charliewright View Post
    which one of these laptops would be better for football manager, i don't understand the graphics card bit.

    http://www.comet.co.uk/shopcomet/pro.../specification

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/packar...39254-pdt.html

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/hp-g62...74284-pdt.html

    any help would be greatly appreciated
    Have a look at this site.

    http://www.game-debate.com/games/ind...Manager%202010

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    Quote Originally Posted by dazbowski View Post
    What would I be looking at in regards to leagues and players, it was a phenom x6 2.8 (possible overclock to 3.5) and 4 gig of ddr3 ram?
    We built that together right. Therefore it can automatically run every league with 100,000+ players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charliewright View Post
    which one of these laptops would be better for football manager, i don't understand the graphics card bit.

    http://www.comet.co.uk/shopcomet/pro.../specification

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/packar...39254-pdt.html

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/hp-g62...74284-pdt.html

    any help would be greatly appreciated
    For FM only, Middle one.
    If you play other games, Top one.

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    is the graphis good enough to run 3d on all of the three?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishu View Post
    We built that together right. Therefore it can automatically run every league with 100,000+ players.
    We dd indeed, so you reckon i'll be able to run a fair few? I didn't realise it would be such a monster!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charliewright View Post
    is the graphis good enough to run 3d on all of the three?
    Yes

    Quote Originally Posted by dazbowski View Post
    We dd indeed, so you reckon i'll be able to run a fair few? I didn't realise it would be such a monster!
    Cutting on the Graphic card helped. I tried to use all the budget on CPU and RAM as they are most important for FM. And you can run all leagues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dazbowski View Post
    We dd indeed, so you reckon i'll be able to run a fair few? I didn't realise it would be such a monster!
    You've got a fair bit of RAM and a really good processor so it will run FM really well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishu View Post
    Yes


    Cutting on the Graphic card helped. I tried to use all the budget on CPU and RAM as they are most important for FM. And you can run all leagues.
    I ended up getting a better graphics card as well the radeon 5670 hd 1 gig. So i ended up with everything i wanted! Do you reckon it worth overclocking my proccy yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerTime View Post
    You've got a fair bit of RAM and a really good processor so it will run FM really well.
    I found out fm would only use 4 gig max so that's what I went for!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dazbowski View Post
    I ended up getting a better graphics card as well the radeon 5670 hd 1 gig. So i ended up with everything i wanted! Do you reckon it worth overclocking my proccy yet?
    If you know what you are doing? BTW its a great OC'er. Can be pushed to 4GHz on air.
    Quote Originally Posted by dazbowski View Post
    I found out fm would only use 4 gig max so that's what I went for!
    Yeah 4GB is good and you can always upgrade. I said 6GB to allow room for Windows etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishu View Post
    If you know what you are doing? BTW its a great OC'er. Can be pushed to 4GHz on air.

    Yeah 4GB is good and you can always upgrade. I said 6GB to allow room for Windows etc.

    I don't know how to overclock but I know a man who does, I've been told I could do it myself on this proccy to a certain level, but i'd rather leave it to a pro.

    Also RAM is easy to upgrade, and the fact that i've got good DDR3 RAM will also help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dazbowski View Post
    I don't know how to overclock but I know a man who does, I've been told I could do it myself on this proccy to a certain level, but i'd rather leave it to a pro.

    Also RAM is easy to upgrade, and the fact that i've got good DDR3 RAM will also help.
    Do it then. Also OC your Graphic card.

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    with the better of the three laptops run football manager significantly better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charliewright View Post
    with the better of the three laptops run football manager significantly better?
    Not a HUGE difference but still easily noticable. Could be they difference between 20 leagues and 30 leagues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishu View Post
    Do it then. Also OC your Graphic card.
    How easy is it to overclock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dazbowski View Post
    How easy is it to overclock?
    Fairly easy when you have done it before. Needs a lot of time and patience.

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    thank you very much for your help ishu

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charliewright View Post
    thank you very much for your help ishu
    No problem mate.

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    You the really do need a title under your name Ishu - The technical guru

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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerTime View Post
    You the really do need a title under your name Ishu - The technical guru
    LOL. Bet there are other more techie people here.
    You are pretty good too.

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    Nah. I know more about the actual technical stuff and less about hardware.

    By the way, are you sure daz can overclock to 4ghz? His processor is only 2.9ghz isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerTime View Post
    Nah. I know more about the actual technical stuff and less about hardware.

    By the way, are you sure daz can overclock to 4ghz? His processor is only 2.9ghz isn't it?
    He's right, i've read it elsewhere, I won't do it to that, i'll stick to around 3.5!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerTime View Post
    Nah. I know more about the actual technical stuff and less about hardware. Whats this?

    By the way, are you sure daz can overclock to 4ghz? His processor is only 2.9ghz isn't it?
    If he is on a stock cooler, then I think 3.4 - 3.6. Depends on his atmosphere really. He will need to run the tests and find out.

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    will this run fm 11 fast or not with medium database and about 8-10 leagues

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammymac View Post
    will this run fm 11 fast or not with medium database and about 8-10 leagues
    I don't see "this"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishu View Post
    I don't see "this"
    sorry http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/advent...68419-pdt.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammymac View Post
    Can run all leagues. Less if you are impatient.
    It does not specify the GFX but you will be able to play 3D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishu View Post
    Can run all leagues. Less if you are impatient.
    It does not specify the GFX but you will be able to play 3D.
    when you say less if you are impatient will i be able to run -10 leagues on a medium database at a fast speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammymac View Post
    when you say less if you are impatient will i be able to run -10 leagues on a medium database at a fast speed
    Well 10 would fly.
    Load atleast 30 leagues. It will still be very fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishu View Post
    Well 10 would fly.
    Load atleast 30 leagues. It will still be very fast.
    ok thanks for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammymac View Post
    ok thanks for your help
    You are welcome.

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    Hello all,

    Is there any difference in running the game on normal windows 7 or 64-bit windows 7?

    Also will the following laptop run FM11 anyone:


    # Intel® Core™ i3 370 (2.4GHz,3MB cache) Processor.
    # Genuine Windows 7™ Home Premium Edition-
    # 15.6" HD WXGA LCD Display (1366x768)
    # Intel GMA X4500 HD GFX Integrated Graphics
    # 3GB DDR3 1060MHz Notebook Memory
    # 320GB Serial ATA-Notebook 2.5" Hard Drive
    # DVD Super Format Dual Layer DVD Re-Writer
    Last edited by pb1uk; 19-10-2010 at 09:24. Reason: adding more info

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    Quote Originally Posted by pb1uk View Post
    Hello all,

    Is there any difference in running the game on normal windows 7 or 64-bit windows 7?
    Only if you have more than 4GB RAM.
    Quote Originally Posted by pb1uk View Post
    Also will the following laptop run FM11 anyone:
    Yes 20 to 30 leagues with 50,000 players.

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    Just ordered an upgrade - 6gig DDR3 1600, Core i5 with the 8mb cache (2.8ghz) and a P55 Motherboard.

    Course i'm not replacing my Radeon 3870 but atm I'm playing nothing more graphically intensive than WoW or Civ5, and the RAM/Cpu is far more important due to FM!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iAmGory View Post
    Just ordered an upgrade - 6gig DDR3 1600, Core i5 with the 8mb cache (2.8ghz) and a P55 Motherboard.

    Course i'm not replacing my Radeon 3870 but atm I'm playing nothing more graphically intensive than WoW or Civ5, and the RAM/Cpu is far more important due to FM!
    Congrats! This thing can run almost all leagues.

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    And if as an added benefit, I can run Wow on one monitor and Fm on the other, well, all the better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAMMERIRON View Post
    Good enough for FM. Run 30 leagues with 60k players and 3D on high.

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    ati radeon hd 3400 how will that work do you guys think?

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    For FM the 3400 would be fine. Just don't try Crysis!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishu View Post
    Good enough for FM. Run 30 leagues with 60k players and 3D on high.
    Thanks Ishu do you think any improvments are needed like the graphics card?

    Thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by iAmGory View Post
    For FM the 3400 would be fine. Just don't try Crysis!
    ok thanks mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by iAmGory View Post
    For FM the 3400 would be fine. Just don't try Crysis!
    Seconded. Will run FM comfy.
    Quote Originally Posted by HAMMERIRON View Post
    Thanks Ishu do you think any improvments are needed like the graphics card?

    Thanks again
    Depend on what you want to do.
    FM will be fine. Older games or new games on (very) low settings etc.

    BTW you can't upgrade this Graphic card. You'll need to buy another laptop if you want a different card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishu View Post
    Seconded. Will run FM comfy.

    Depend on what you want to do.
    FM will be fine. Older games or new games on (very) low settings etc.

    BTW you can't upgrade this Graphic card. You'll need to buy another laptop if you want a different card.
    Thanks for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAMMERIRON View Post
    Thanks for your help
    No problem.

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    Hello my technical friends,

    I have a question (very common theme in this thread), how many leagues will I be able to run with the following setup using a large database:

    AMD Athlon (tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+ 3.00 GHz
    4 GB Ram
    32 Bit O/S Windows Vista
    NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT (is this my weakness? I had a better card but it died and this is my current stop gap until I get a new one - I have noticed slightly slower loading times ingame)

    Thanks in advance for the helpful advice, I appreciate it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WoGBoYz View Post
    Hello my technical friends,

    I have a question (very common theme in this thread), how many leagues will I be able to run with the following setup using a large database:

    AMD Athlon (tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+ 3.00 GHz
    4 GB Ram
    32 Bit O/S Windows Vista
    NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT (is this my weakness? I had a better card but it died and this is my current stop gap until I get a new one - I have noticed slightly slower loading times ingame)

    Thanks in advance for the helpful advice, I appreciate it!
    Processor could be a limit but I can't imagine you having trouble running quite a few leagues thanks to that huge wack of ram you have

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    Quote Originally Posted by iAmGory View Post
    Processor could be a limit but I can't imagine you having trouble running quite a few leagues thanks to that huge wack of ram you have
    When you say quite a few leagues, are we talking about less than 10, 10 to 20, etc?
    So do you recommend that I upgrade to a quad core?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WoGBoYz View Post
    When you say quite a few leagues, are we talking about less than 10, 10 to 20, etc?
    So do you recommend that I upgrade to a quad core?
    Its good enough though upgrading to a Quad core wil make the game progress faster.

    IMO 25 to 35 league with 80,000 to 100,000 player depending on your patience.
    And that card will run FM11 3d on high with no problem. BTW Graphic card has nothing to do with normal loading times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishu View Post
    Only if you have more than 4GB RAM.

    Yes 20 to 30 leagues with 50,000 players.
    Will laptops with integrated graphics like that support direct x then?

    What different will it make it i have over 4gb ram and 64-bit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pb1uk View Post
    Will laptops with integrated graphics like that support direct x then?
    Every graphic card supports DirectX.
    Quote Originally Posted by pb1uk View Post
    What different will it make it i have over 4gb ram and 64-bit?
    Main Difference. A 32 bit W7 can only use upto 3.5GB RAM and 64bit W7 can use upto 192GB RAM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishu View Post

    Main Difference. A 32 bit W7 can only use upto 3.5GB RAM and 64bit W7 can use upto 192GB RAM.
    Sorry, i meant would the game be affected, will it run on both OS?(ram aside)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pb1uk View Post
    Sorry, i meant would the game be affected, will it run on both OS?(ram aside)
    The game will run on both OSes. FM can only use 2GB of RAM in 32bit and 4GB in 64bit.

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    OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later. ????


    So which one is it then, 10.58 or later, or 10.6.3 or later?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay-Producer View Post
    OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later. ????
    So which one is it then, 10.58 or later, or 10.6.3 or later?
    I don't get what you are asking...
    FM11 will run on any MAC OS AFAIK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishu View Post
    I don't get what you are asking...
    FM11 will run on any MAC OS AFAIK.
    It should just say 10.5.8 or later.

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    FM old timer here who has been out of action since FM 08. Decided I want back in the game, its my PC spec thats been stopping me

    My specs are below - would appreciate if someone can advise what I'm missing to play FM 2011.

    OS: Windows XP Home SP 3
    Memory: 1 GB RAM
    Storage: 250GB (53 GB free)
    Processor : Intel Pentium 4 2.80 GHZ
    Graphics: Intel onboard 82915G/GV/910GL - Matrox Millenium G450 Dualhead DVI PCI (I believe its only a 32MB card, I just bought a cheap one for running 2 screens)

    Do i just need a dual head ATI/NVIDIA card then? Presuming minimum 128MB?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevieWard View Post
    FM old timer here who has been out of action since FM 08. Decided I want back in the game, its my PC spec thats been stopping me

    My specs are below - would appreciate if someone can advise what I'm missing to play FM 2011.

    OS: Windows XP Home SP 3
    Memory: 1 GB RAM
    Storage: 250GB (53 GB free)
    Processor : Intel Pentium 4 2.80 GHZ
    Graphics: Intel onboard 82915G/GV/910GL - Matrox Millenium G450 Dualhead DVI PCI (I believe its only a 32MB card, I just bought a cheap one for running 2 screens)

    Do i just need a dual head ATI/NVIDIA card then? Presuming minimum 128MB?
    FM11 will run.
    You'll be able to load around 5 leagues with 15,000 to 20,000 players. 3D will run on low.

    BTW its(intel) a 128MB card. I had that before. No point getting a dedicated card. Probably it doesn't even has a slot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishu View Post
    FM11 will run.
    You'll be able to load around 5 leagues with 15,000 to 20,000 players. 3D will run on low.

    BTW its(intel) a 128MB card. I had that before. No point getting a dedicated card. Probably it doesn't even has a slot.
    TBH I'm not that bothered about the 3D engine (unless it really is that good) I'm more than happy with the 2D one.

    I remember when the demo came out for FM09 (or 10 - whichever was the first to have the 3D engine) and after install i couldn't even run it......will this definitly work? Other 3D related games like PKR (online poker) and The matrix games for PC won't run either :S

    Are you 100% sure it will work as it is? If so I'm pre ordering now...but no point ordering if I don't have a PC strong enough to play it on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevieWard View Post
    FM old timer here who has been out of action since FM 08. Decided I want back in the game, its my PC spec thats been stopping me

    My specs are below - would appreciate if someone can advise what I'm missing to play FM 2011.

    OS: Windows XP Home SP 3
    Memory: 1 GB RAM
    Storage: 250GB (53 GB free)
    Processor : Intel Pentium 4 2.80 GHZ
    Graphics: Intel onboard 82915G/GV/910GL - Matrox Millenium G450 Dualhead DVI PCI (I believe its only a 32MB card, I just bought a cheap one for running 2 screens)

    Do i just need a dual head ATI/NVIDIA card then? Presuming minimum 128MB?
    You have a G450? Holy god I thought they were withdrawn from Sale at least 7-8 years ago!

    You need a massive upgrade mate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevieWard View Post
    TBH I'm not that bothered about the 3D engine (unless it really is that good) I'm more than happy with the 2D one.
    I remember when the demo came out for FM09 (or 10 - whichever was the first to have the 3D engine) and after install i couldn't even run it......will this definitly work? Other 3D related games like PKR (online poker) and The matrix games for PC won't run either :S
    Are you 100% sure it will work as it is? If so I'm pre ordering now...but no point ordering if I don't have a PC strong enough to play it on!
    Something might be wrong with your PC.
    I had a similar PC with P4 2.66GHz 768MB RAM 915G etc. It was a little weaker than yours but still used to run FM09 fine (With 3D and England down to BSS/N).

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    Quote Originally Posted by iAmGory View Post
    You have a G450? Holy god I thought they were withdrawn from Sale at least 7-8 years ago!

    You need a massive upgrade mate!
    Like I said, got it about 2 years ago, just a cheap card for running 2 screens.

    Bit confused Ishu is saying it willl work when I think Matrox is only a 32MB card? (or hes sayign the onboard Intel one is 128)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevieWard View Post
    Like I said, got it about 2 years ago, just a cheap card for running 2 screens.

    Bit confused Ishu is saying it willl work when I think Matrox is only a 32MB card? (or hes sayign the onboard Intel one is 128)?
    Intel one.
    No idea what this matrox is. Seems to be something before my time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishu View Post
    Intel one.
    No idea what this matrox is. Seems to be something before my time.
    So is it fine as it is, or do I need to remove the Matrox one?

    The Intel one is built in, it comes with the PC. The Matrox one is plugged into a PCI slot with the blanking plate removed for dual head double monitor connection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevieWard View Post
    So is it fine as it is, or do I need to remove the Matrox one?

    The Intel one is built in, it comes with the PC. The Matrox one is plugged into a PCI slot with the blanking plate removed for dual head double monitor connection.
    I am sure it will run with intles card. No idea about matrox sorry. You might have to rmove it.

    BTW it will be terribly hard to find a (Sensibly priced) PCI graphic card.

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    Thanks........I think I'll just try the demo........if it doesn't work then I'll take it from there.

    Presuming I'd need something like this though?

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NVidia-Quadro4...item5adcc8a1f6

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevieWard View Post
    Thanks........I think I'll just try the demo........if it doesn't work then I'll take it from there.

    Presuming I'd need something like this though?

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NVidia-Quadro4...item5adcc8a1f6
    No that card is a PCI -E card. You need a PCI card.

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    Whats the difference? They all say PCI-E, can't find any that are just PCI.

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    PCI-E, which means PCI Express, is different to PCI. I think it's to do with the dimensions of the card.

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    How many leagues/players, and what 3d settingss, would i get with this:

    http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/hp-pavi...74319-pdt.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLS View Post
    How many leagues/players, and what 3d settingss, would i get with this:

    http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/hp-pavi...74319-pdt.html
    You will be able to run the 3d well on high graphics, around 30,000 players and 25 leagues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerTime View Post
    PCI-E, which means PCI Express, is different to PCI. I think it's to do with the dimensions of the card.
    Every single card I've seen online is PCI-E, can't find any that are just PCI. :S

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    They are pretty rare and hard to find. I'm sure Ishu will be able to link you to some though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevieWard View Post
    Every single card I've seen online is PCI-E, can't find any that are just PCI. :S
    Quote Originally Posted by Ishu View Post
    BTW it will be terribly hard to find a (Sensibly priced) PCI graphic card.
    Like I said then. PCI is last to last to last Generation.

    @TigerTime
    It got to do with the slot/tech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerTime View Post
    I'm sure Ishu will be able to link you to some though.
    It'll be very hard. Best bet will be to find something on ebay. Most people will overprice it as it out of production. Good luck finding an 'idiot' selling it cheap.

    It will be easier and perhaps cheaper to get a new rig.

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    My PC ran about 20 leagues with 50-70,000 players on FM10. I have 4GB or RAM but only the 32 bit OS. Will it make a big difference if I got the 64 bit OS to utilise the other 0.5GB of RAM? Also, what difference would it make if I had 6GB of RAM on a 64 bit OS?

    I've also recently formatted my whole PC as I had so much stuff on it. So all I have installed now if Office, Norton and Firefox. Will having a completely clean computer make a noticeable difference to my speed?

    Thanks.

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    You will have to trawl Ebay to get a working PCI card.

    And you likely won't get much newer than the G450.

    PCi replaced by AGP replaced by PCI-E

    Different interfaces, not just sizes. Completely different. Different voltage too, and bandwidth. Honestly mate if you're only running a PCI you're buggered, but the Intel will be better than the G450. The Matrox cards were popular about 10 years ago for Dual Monitor users, but were never very good for 3D Graphics

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    Robioto

    Changing to 64 bit would certainly make a difference as you'd be able to utilise another 0.5gb of RAM. I'd also recommend upgrading to 6gb if you have the money. That way you could use 3.5gb of RAM for FM and the other 2.5gb RAM for windows and other programs.

    Also having a clean PC will help a lot. Junk files and programs can really slow down the performance of a PC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerTime View Post
    Robioto

    Changing to 64 bit would certainly make a difference as you'd be able to utilise another 0.5gb of RAM. I'd also recommend upgrading to 6gb if you have the money. That way you could use 3.5gb of RAM for FM and the other 2.5gb RAM for windows and other programs.

    Also having a clean PC will help a lot. Junk files and programs can really slow down the performance of a PC.
    Seconded.
    Will add my two cents

    Using 64bit windows will let FM use upto 4GB of RAM whereas in 32bit windows FM can oly use 2GB of RAM. This becomes more noticable as you progress through seasons.
    Also cleaning your computer make a huge effect.(Whether that cleaning is 'Formatting' or 'Dusting')

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    Thanks for your advice folks, don't even know if my machine can take a PCI-E. Its only 4 years old.....rediculous how much things change!

    If I can't get it to run or can't get a card so be it......nothing wrong with this machine, have been thinking about a new PC but got other stuff to pay for and I'm not buying a new computer solely on the basis of playing 1 game!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevieWard View Post
    Thanks for your advice folks, don't even know if my machine can take a PCI-E. Its only 4 years old.....rediculous how much things change!
    If I can't get it to run or can't get a card so be it......nothing wrong with this machine, have been thinking about a new PC but got other stuff to pay for and I'm not buying a new computer solely on the basis of playing 1 game!
    Removing the matrox will do it tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishu View Post
    Its good enough though upgrading to a Quad core wil make the game progress faster.

    IMO 25 to 35 league with 80,000 to 100,000 player depending on your patience.
    And that card will run FM11 3d on high with no problem. BTW Graphic card has nothing to do with normal loading times.
    Thanks Ishu.

    ATM I am running 9 leagues, if I ran 20 to 25 will it be approx 50% slower or still perform ok?

    Well the slight delay has been since the graphics card died...it's in game when clicking on a players details, club, competition or even next...any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WoGBoYz View Post
    Thanks Ishu.
    ATM I am running 9 leagues, if I ran 20 to 25 will it be approx 50% slower or still perform ok?
    Well the slight delay has been since the graphics card died...it's in game when clicking on a players details, club, competition or even next...any ideas?
    Aroung 10-20% slower but 500% more fun.

    I think its the general slowdown that many experience over time. I would download "Piriform CCleaner" (Don't use the registry cleaner part of this software) and use a disk defragmentor.

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    Hi Ishu,

    When you say the game will run with 30,000 or 50,000 players, what size database does that mean? E.g. what are rough estimates for small, mediu, large and loading extra players from other leagues/continents?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pb1uk View Post
    Hi Ishu,

    When you say the game will run with 30,000 or 50,000 players, what size database does that mean? E.g. what are rough estimates for small, mediu, large and loading extra players from other leagues/continents?
    Small, Medium And large only make a difference to players loaded (large will load more obscure player etcetc). So Choose any size, and load any players from continents etc but the no of players should be around that number.

    And I'm not smart enough to estimate that

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    Thanks :-) Sorry for the continual barrage of questions. I just want to make sure my new machine will run FM like a dream!

    Usually I play with a large database, load top players from all continents and only have England Blue Sq N/S upwards on.

    What do you think is the lowest spec this would run on? Would it be playable on some kind of integrated graphics card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pb1uk View Post
    Thanks :-) Sorry for the continual barrage of questions. I just want to make sure my new machine will run FM like a dream!

    Usually I play with a large database, load top players from all continents and only have England Blue Sq N/S upwards on.

    What do you think is the lowest spec this would run on? Would it be playable on some kind of integrated graphics card?
    Lowest spec....of FM or all Continental + BSS/N

    And no problem.

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    I'm looking at a laptop around 2ghz processor 3-4gb ram, would it matter if the graphics card is bog standard?

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