hoping to play this on my laptop.. the specs are . Intel Core i3-330m Processor with intel hd graphics and 4 gb RAM will it run smooth?
Roughly how much would it cost to make the following updates (I'm thinking a brand new machine)
- 64 bit O/S system Vista
- Quad Core Processor (which means I also need a new motherboard)
- What size HDD is good? I currently have a 250 gb but I need a new one as it's getting old now
- Better graphics card than what I currently have (open to idea's as to how good I need to go, the only gaming I do is FM related so it doesn't need to be something too over the top)
- 6 GB ram (I currently have 4, do you think I could use the 4 I have and just buy additional 2?)
Any other idea's? Am I looking at something very costly? I'd really love a machine that is very quick and smooth while operating FM11 and somewhere between 20 to 30 leagues...
Thanks in advance
Follow on from my last post, I am open to suggestions for the best FM machine or at least a good one
don't know if ur in the US or UK, but in the US, i get all my stuff from newegg.com...really reasonably priced stuff, with great return policy etc.
you can get a quad core 2.8ghz for $94
hard drive is up to you and what you think you'll need....500gb for $50
you can get a decent video card for $40 and up. I built my pc about a year ago and I've been using GeForce 9500 GT 1GB, which cost me about $65, i don't play pc games other than fm. never had problems
im currently running 6gb ram, it will probably be the most costly of all items, just make sure and get ddr3 if you can afford, and i would go with a known brand. Youd probably need a mobo with 4 slots, then you can do 2gb x 2 and 1gb x 2
Thanks mate. How much would the ram set me back? Everything else sounds very reasonable. I'm in Australia, not sure if we have similar sites here.
these are what i bought for myself.....
ohh...and as for just adding 2gb to your existing 4gb...it is possible, BUT it is highly recommended for all your sticks to be the same brand, latencies, timings, voltage etc.
Last edited by drinkup; 20-10-2010 at 03:54.
On the verge of buying this laptop for the demo on thursday as seriously in need of a new machine, really need to know if this will be an adequate machine to buy?
I need to know if i can play in high quality in 3D with the graphics card in this laptop. Please look at the link below and let me know whether you think it will run 3d fast and smoothly.
Much appreciated guys, im not very intelligent on the computer spec front so your help would be much appreciated.
Sorry i'm back again. I've narrowed my search to these three, which one is best?
or a forth maybe:
The things that's confusing me is the difference in number of cores and cache. The first three have i3 dual core whereas the forth is a tri-core i think, but then the tri-core has a lower processor speed and lower cache level and memory....i'm more than a little confused! Could someone pass on some wisdom and advice please!
Thanks, much appreciated
I was the guy a while back asking you all sorts of questions....my PC finally arrived (AMD Athlon II x4 2.8ghz 4gb Ram Nvidia 7100 i think- cr@p i know) and after all the deciding i think i'll stick with integrated graphics for now, and run either 2d of 3d on low perhaps....I never asked the no. of leagues you reckon i could run and players i could load? Thanks for all your help and time on this thread from all of us idiots :-)
I'm hoping to get FM 2011, which will be my first FM game. I've played EHM for about 5 years and loved it. Wish there would be new versions coming out, but am now going to get FM. I'm not great with video specs and stuff like that. Will this system be able to run the game?
Model Satellite L300
Total amount of system memory 3.00 GB RAM
System type 64-bit operating system (VISTA 64 Business SP2)
Number of processor cores 2
Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4200 @ 2.00GHz
Total size of hard disk(s) 231 GB
Disk partition (C 65 GB Free (151 GB Total)
Media drive (D CD/DVD
Disk partition (E 51 GB Free (80 GB Total)
Display adapter type Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Total available graphics memory 1341 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 128 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 1213 MB
Display adapter driver version 220.127.116.112
Primary monitor resolution 1280x800
DirectX version DirectX 10
I think everything else should be fine, but I don't understand anything about the videocard. Thanks guys.
2nd and 3rd are ...... same .
The cache in i3 350Ms is lower but its L3 cache, while N830 (4th) has L2 cache.
CPU are similar in 2,3,4
Graphics is better in 4th (slightly)
Build quality is better in 2,3 (slightly).
And Gamebooster shuts background junk. It will in theory, increase battery life
How many leagues will this run:
* AMD Phenom II X4 970
* Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
* ATI 5850 or AMD 6870 (will be choosing one of these soon)
* 4GB DDR3 PC3-10600 (Crucial Brand)
* 2x 1TB Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3
* Corsair TX 650 W Power Supply
* Xclio / Meridian Technology A380PLUS-36 Black Tower
* Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
I ask because this is the PC I intend to build shortly, but I only have my laptop now.
I only ever have 1 single game so I will be starting the game on my laptop but with the amount of leagues that I can run for the above machine. I know it will be slow, but it will do for a month or so until it is built and then I can transfer my save over.
It can run most game on max. FM too.
Thanks for help Ishu, i know i've asked loads of questions. Final one now hopefully!
A few minutes after i posted i realised the 2nd and 3rd are the same!
I think i want to go for that one:
Just a final confirm, will the above run Prem-blue sq n/s , large database with top players loaded from all continents, with game mode 2D sweetly?
Ishu have a slight problem....Firstly I downloaded FM10 a couple a days ago to test 3D out and it worked perfectly but for the last couple of days when I click start match a Blue screen appears like this....
Update you graphics driver.
Click Start--> Run, type "devmgmt.msc", press ENTER.
In Device Manager, expand Processors.
Right-click Intel Pentium M processor, and click Update Driver.
"Can Windows connect to Windows Update to search for software?", No
Next, click Install automatically.
hi,any help would be appreciated. how many leagues could i run at a decent speed and with a long term save? amd turion 64x2 mobile technology tl-60 2ghz 3gb ram. 32 bit operating system. help in advance for any feedback!!
15 to 20 leagues with 30,000 players.
Cheers for the reply but when I try loading 15 to 20 leagues I have way more than 30,000 players. What should I do? lower the league amount to accomodate 30,000 players?
So my PSU blew up a couple of months back and now my Graphics card wont run because there is not enough power so I am looking to replace it. Was thinking of getting a 8500GT as I only wont it to run the FM 2011 ME, but it uses PCI E now I do have a PCI E slot but I am wanting a normal PCI graphics card, which is the best option so that the game will run smoothly.
Also currently I have an on-board Nvida GeForce 8200
Shouldn't you buy a new PSU??
Any online sites where I could look for a PSU, tried ebay and they have a few options.
Last edited by chrisy; 21-10-2010 at 00:54.
I'll take you up on your very kind offer re build suggestions. If I can cap the spending to say $600 AUD or thereabouts I'll be very pleased. Are you sure I'll find something similar? A poster said earlier that you recommended a build and he can run almost all leagues, what was it? Will I struggle to find parts in Australia? I'm open to options, doesn't need to be the best machine on the planet, just better than my current one.
Thanks appreciate it
Hi on the pc requirements it says if you have XP your pc should be 2ghz or faster mine is only 1.83 will that still be ok
am looking at getting FM11, having not played FM for years.
I have a Mac that runs OS X Tiger 10.4.11 with a 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor.
I see that its not supported on the minimum requirements. Does that mean FM11 won't run on my mac, or it will run but really slowly, or won't have 3D?
Thanks for your help!
I'm considering buying a netbook or laptop to play Fm2011 on, I don't need a massive amount of leagues loaded, about 10 at the very most. Preferably with a big database, don't mind running it in 2D. Can anyone recommend me the cheapest one?
The following is a list of what our scan was able to detect:
System Manufacturer: GBT___
System Model: NVDAACPI
Motherboard Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
Motherboard Model: GA-M55SLI-S4
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Your Computer Specifications
* Maximum Memory Capacity: 16777216 MB
* Currently Installed Memory: 4096 MB
* Available Memory Slots: N.A.
* Total Memory Slots: 4
* Dual Channel Support: N.A.
* CPU Manufacturer: AuthenticAMD
* CPU Family: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+ Model 3, Stepping 3
* CPU Speed: 3000 MHz
1st one ???
Last edited by Ishu; 21-10-2010 at 15:22.
1) If I upgrade the CPU I need a new motherboard right? Really this option is keepingg my current set up but just smacking in a better CPU right?
2) Why not get an idea of this, sounds interesting... ;-)
The GPU has been OK so far, it's a down grade from what I had before but gaming wise I'm only on FM...
Yeah, HDD is good but it's about 5 yrs old (so is the whole system) does this matter? It's also starting to make strange noises every now and then (just too loud)
2) This will replace almost everything in your PC Cabinet. Much more effective but will obviously cost lot more.
IMO GPU is good enough for FM and you'll need to increase your budget to get a new one.
5yrs is OK. Might fail anytime .
PS choose one. I'm not building two rigs ;)
my computer properties says
Windows Vista intel core duo processor t5550 @ 1.83 Ghz
32 BIT operating system
Its an asus F5SL series
cool thats alright then thanks ishu =]
No probs ;)
I'm thinking new CPU/mobo and new HDD. Keep current graphics card. Do I need new ram or is the current lot ok? How much would a quicker graphic card cost btw?
Totally struggling to get to grips with the changes since FM08 - so much info and the way the tool bars are etc.......the 3D seems to play fine although I couldn't see a stadium or crowd (saw a post about that earlier)! pre ordering this now!
Its got a slow/power saving CPU & the Graphic card I have.
3D will run fine on high.
But only 3 to 5 leagues with max 10,000 players.
Even if you play with 64bit and the extra Ram that gives you - the game still increases VERY quickly into unplayable territory when the save game becomes massive. If you want to play a long term game, you need to start with less leagues anyway - so it should be operating at well below 2GB at the start of game to remain playable after many seasons.
RAM alone is not going to help - you would need to have a much faster CPU and a much faster hard drive as well (unless you want to wait several minutes for the game to save). At the moment, the balance doesn't make much difference in favor of 64bit systems after a few seasons because it will not be the RAM that is the major source of any bottleneck - it will still be the CPU.
Hey everyone, was searching for this kind of thread...
My old PC didn't play the latest versions of FM, namely 2010, for whatever reasons...But I am going to buy a new one I think, of course I'll be looking to get a machine that runs FM and all future versions pretty well, these are the specs of the prospective system in mind....I seriously know nothing about graphic cards or processors - I know the memory is fine mind you
Processor AMD Phenom II X2 545 Processor
- 3.0 GHz
- 2.0 GHz HT
- 6MB L3Cache
RAM - 4 GB installed DDR2 RAM
- 4GB maximum RAM capacity
Graphics card ATI Radeon HD 5550
- 512GB dedicated GDDR5 memory
Screen type None
Hard drive 500GB 7200rpm SATA II
If anyone can offer any advice I would be grateful, I imagine it will run it ok, but in terms of quality would this be a good buy for running FM well?
Yep, that PC will run FM really well. 30-40 leagues, 70,000-80,000 players. Get it.
But why are you buying a board with DDR2 RAM? Its EOL.
Last edited by Ishu; 23-10-2010 at 07:06.
Hello lads, right then, unfortunately I am another that needs to upgrade in order to get a smooth 3D view on high settings. Currently on a crappy cheapo Acer laptop so it's struggled with processing large games since fm09. Can anyone recommend a decent laptop that will be able to run the full 3D settings smoothly whilst also being able to run a whopper number of leagues? If anyone has also just upgraded and it's looking mint do let me know! I feel that this year is the first year that 3D doesn't let the rest of the game down so year-on-year this part is coming on nicely. Now all I need is Charlton to be taken-over by a tycoon and the world will be good again ;)
Budget can go to £600 ish but obvs the best value for money option wins every time.
How many leagues for this one?
Pentium(R) Dual Core CPU 2.3GHz
64bit Windows 7
Right, downloaded the demo and I'm finding the overall performance of the 3D match engine far far worse than FM 2010 to the point where I'm going to have to stop using it, which will in turn stop me buying the game.
My Laptop is a Lenovo T400
- Intel Core2 Duo
- P8400 @ 2.26Ghz
- 2GB RAM
Any thoughts, anything I can do or should have/not have running? I've disabled as many other apps as possible, so the only things running really are the AV and Firewall.
I'm only running one league, just a quickstart English piece... I've maxed out virtual memory as well to see if that smooths things over, but no real difference.
The only thing I can think of is that my graphics card is integrated, not standalone, however I'm not running a complex game and the rest of the specs should be more than sufficient to make up for the rest of it.
Last edited by walsall_stu; 23-10-2010 at 15:44.
How many leagues will this run
64bit Windows 7
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3.10
1TB Samsung HD103SJ
4GB DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400
Graphics Card 4850 512MB
nice one TigerTime
hi im looking at getting a new laptop for fm11 . i have a budget of around £400. any suggestions would be appreciated. thanks
How many leagues will this laptop run?
64bit Windows 7
Intel i5-450( 2.4ghz turbo boost 2.66ghz
4GB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [2x2048]
Graphics Card 1GB ATI HD5470
just wondering will this be ok for fm11? i'm esp. worried abt my graphics card . thx
CPU Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80GHz
Frequency 2780 MHz
No. of CPUs 2
OS Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2 (Build 6002)
System Type: 32 bit OS
Graphics Card Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset
Chipset Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Vendor ID 32902
Device ID 11810
Subsystem ID 44830760
Revision Level 3
WHQL Certification Level 1
Local VRAM 128.0MB
Available VRAM 1294.6MB
Available Texture Memory 1290.0MB
Vertex Shader 3.0
Pixel Shader 3.0
DirectX Version 10.0
Sound Card Realtek Digital Output(RCA) (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Sound Card Driver RTKVHDA.sys
Network Card Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Network Card Driver RTL8169.sys
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM Drive Optiarc DVD+-RW AD-7200S ATA Device
System Model Dell Inc.
System Manufacturer Studio 540