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    The graphic card in that PC is very low end. Its kinda similar to my laptop's card. It will barely run at low or medium.

    And by custom PC I mean where you get every part and assemble them together to get your PC. If that makes sense.

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    Helllo there,

    thanks again for your reply. I understand whatn you mean by custom pc now.....i am no good with computers so will certainly not be able to go buying bits and pieces of a computer to make a proper pc!!!

    I am disappointed that the pc that i have suggested is so poor as it is a new pc and is quite expensive for me.

    Can you suggest any decent priced mainstream pc's that would be good for playing the game and normal computer work? Are the graphics on this game so complex that they require a big gaming pc?

    Thanks again for any help you can offer me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inzamam View Post
    Helllo there,

    thanks again for your reply. I understand whatn you mean by custom pc now.....i am no good with computers so will certainly not be able to go buying bits and pieces of a computer to make a proper pc!!!

    I am disappointed that the pc that i have suggested is so poor as it is a new pc and is quite expensive for me. Its not "so poor". It can run 25 to 30 leagues. And 3D on low. Thats OK enough

    Can you suggest any decent priced mainstream pc's that would be good for playing the game and normal computer work? I'm not really good with that. And I'm on Mobile Internet right now.
    Are the graphics on this game so complex that they require a big gaming pc? Not at all

    Thanks again for any help you can offer me!
    I am quite good with custom PCs and can defo help you with that. But as you said you don't want that......
    Its not too difficult though. Try looking on youtube.

    PS My answers are in bold

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    okay, once again many thanks for your help, i realise that you have been very helpful to many people on the forums, so your time is greatly appreciated!!!

    Can i ask you a further question; basically when you say it would run the game on 3D on low, does that mean it will still have all the crowds and stadiums and play normally without 'jittering and pausing'?

    Also as i am only using one league will that help the graphics at all?

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inzamam View Post
    okay, once again many thanks for your help, i realise that you have been very helpful to many people on the forums, so your time is greatly appreciated!!!

    Can i ask you a further question; basically when you say it would run the game on 3D on low, does that mean it will still have all the crowds and stadiums and play normally without 'jittering and pausing'? Most probably yes

    Also as i am only using one league will that help the graphics at all? Not a bit

    thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishu View Post
    Sir??
    I'm am 18. Sir sounds like 81.
    Oh, all my friends call each other 'sir' at times, regardless of age! =)

    I'm done spamming this thread now. Thanks again!

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    I am wondering about some speed/database related questions for my Laptop and FM, i bought a new one around the release date of FM2010, and although not "top end" it seemed ok.

    Spec:

    Intel Pentuim T4300 (2.1GHz)
    4GB Memory
    Intel GMA 4500M
    Windows 7 64bit

    Now clearly i have crap/no graphics but i also have no interest at all in the graphical side of FM - i deliberately switch all 3d off.

    All i want is to be able to do is to maximise the amount of leagues/players i can load and still play at an acceptable speed.

    However i struggle with anthing more than about 12 leagues and 30,000 players - the game goes slow after a while and slows my entire system.

    Do things like running windowed make a massive difference?

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    hello everyone,
    this is my first post on here and im kinda useless with these things..
    i need help urgently! i recently bought a dell inspiron mini about 2 weeks ago and have downloaded fm11 on here via steam and it isnt running, it just says fm is already running when i try to play. ive looked everywhere on the internet for peoples help but nothing ive found has worked so far and tbh i havent really found alot, is there anyone who can help me out so i can play soon?
    would really appreciate some help!! thanks alot

    oh and sorry if this is in the wrong thread..like i said im useless with these things!!

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    Hello all,

    There seems to be some really tech-savvy people on this forum and you've already helped loads of people with laptop conundrums in order that they can get the best out of FM2011. I'm just about to buy a new laptop and would appreciate any advice on the best spec of the three I have in mind. I don't play a lot of games - in fact FM pretty much takes up all of my gaming time. I'm pretty sure each of the three below will run Fm2011 very well but I'd appreciate any info the the contrary or even just an idea of what has the best spec overall.

    All advice appreciated.

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    DV6-2117 £629.99 15.6”
    Microprocessor 2.26 GHz Intel Core i5 Processor i5-430M
    Microprocessor Cache Level 2 cache 3 MB
    Memory 4 GB DDR3 (2 x 2048 MB)
    Memory Max Supports up to 8 GB DDR3 memory
    Video Graphics NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
    Video Memory up to 2287 MB total graphics memory with 512 MB dedicated DDR3

    DM4-1060 £699.99 14”
    Microprocessor 2.26 GHz Intel Core i5-430M Processor
    Microprocessor Cache Level 3 cache 3 MB
    Memory 4 GB DDR3 (2 x 2048 MB)
    Memory Max Supports up to 8 GB DDR3 memory
    Video Graphics ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450 Graphics (switchable)
    Video Memory up to 2202 MB total graphics memory with 512 MB DDR3 dedicated

    DV6-3085 £685, 15.6”
    Microprocessor 1.6 GHz AMD Phenom II Quad-Core Processor P920
    Microprocessor Cache Level 2 cache 2 MB
    Memory 4 GB DDR3 (2 x 2048 MB)
    Memory Max Supports up to 8 GB DDR3 memory
    Video Graphics ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 Graphics
    Video Memory up to 2714 MB total graphics memory with 1 GB DDR3 dedicated

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    Ishu, so what would be better for FM, Core i7 950 or Phenom X6 3GHZ. Being $80 cheaper I'm leaning towards the X6 right now, not to mention I get an additional $20 giftcard which I can use for a Mobo.

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    Just got a laptop purely because it was very very cheap (almost free), redufurbished and i'll only run FM2011 on it.

    But will it work / work well?

    Pentium 4 1.66ghz
    2GB Ram
    40GB Hard Drive
    ATI Radeon 9600 Series

    that's all I know as Im picking it up later.

    Should it run FM 2011. I haven't been able to play FM for at least 3 years due to my PC being 10 years old and having more bugs than an entire season of Im a celebrity

    Can I finally play??
    Last edited by AHW1; 29-11-2010 at 13:24. Reason: temporary dyslexia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jambo98 View Post
    Now clearly i have crap/no graphics but i also have no interest at all in the graphical side of FM - i deliberately switch all 3d off.
    Actually it can run 3D at med/high.
    All i want is to be able to do is to maximise the amount of leagues/players i can load and still play at an acceptable speed.
    However i struggle with anthing more than about 12 leagues and 30,000 players - the game goes slow after a while and slows my entire system.
    IMO 15 leagues should be OK. Turn off all background apps like browser, antivirus (if offline), etc. Update drivers etc, Defragment your HD, try Gamebooster
    Do things like running windowed make a massive difference?
    No
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    Quote Originally Posted by louis_w View Post
    hello everyone,
    this is my first post on here and im kinda useless with these things..
    i need help urgently! i recently bought a dell inspiron mini about 2 weeks ago and have downloaded fm11 on here via steam and it isnt running, it just says fm is already running when i try to play. ive looked everywhere on the internet for peoples help but nothing ive found has worked so far and tbh i havent really found alot, is there anyone who can help me out so i can play soon?
    would really appreciate some help!! thanks alot

    oh and sorry if this is in the wrong thread..like i said im useless with these things!!
    Try the PC support forum mate

    http://community.sigames.com/forumdi...t-for-PC-users

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhacon View Post
    DV6-2117 £629.99 15.6”
    Microprocessor 2.26 GHz Intel Core i5 Processor i5-430M
    Microprocessor Cache Level 2 cache 3 MB
    Memory 4 GB DDR3 (2 x 2048 MB)
    Memory Max Supports up to 8 GB DDR3 memory
    Video Graphics NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
    Video Memory up to 2287 MB total graphics memory with 512 MB dedicated DDR3

    DM4-1060 £699.99 14”
    Microprocessor 2.26 GHz Intel Core i5-430M Processor
    Microprocessor Cache Level 3 cache 3 MB
    Memory 4 GB DDR3 (2 x 2048 MB)
    Memory Max Supports up to 8 GB DDR3 memory
    Video Graphics ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450 Graphics (switchable)
    Video Memory up to 2202 MB total graphics memory with 512 MB DDR3 dedicated

    DV6-3085 £685, 15.6”
    Microprocessor 1.6 GHz AMD Phenom II Quad-Core Processor P920
    Microprocessor Cache Level 2 cache 2 MB
    Memory 4 GB DDR3 (2 x 2048 MB)
    Memory Max Supports up to 8 GB DDR3 memory
    Video Graphics ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 Graphics
    Video Memory up to 2714 MB total graphics memory with 1 GB DDR3 dedicated
    1) Best CPU of the lot. Cheapest. Poorest GFX. 25 leagues
    2) Best CPU. Most expensive. Switchable GFX. 25 leagues
    3) Best GFX. 20 leagues.

    Confused further??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desmo16 View Post
    Ishu, so what would be better for FM, Core i7 950 or Phenom X6 3GHZ. Being $80 cheaper I'm leaning towards the X6 right now, not to mention I get an additional $20 giftcard which I can use for a Mobo.
    i7 950 beats 1090T(best X6) in everything.
    But not only is 1090T cheaper than i7 950, AM3 mobos are a lot cheaper than LGA 1366 , for the same amount of features.

    So I would go for 1090T and OC it like hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AHW1 View Post
    Just got a laptop purely because it was very very cheap (almost free), redufurbished and i'll only run FM2011 on it.

    But will it work / work well?

    Pentium 4 1.66ghz
    2GB Ram
    40GB Hard Drive
    ATI Radeon 9600 Series

    that's all I know as Im picking it up later.

    Should it run FM 2011. I haven't been able to play FM for at least 3 years due to my PC being 10 years old and having more bugs than an entire season of Im a celebrity

    Can I finally play??
    Probably it won't even start. Even if it does, don't load more than 1 league.

    How much did it cost you??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishu View Post
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    Thanks for that mate, a pain that it wont run lots of leagues/ players I do run a few things in the background (internet & MSN mostly) but shouldnt be enough to slow it down that much.

    I do seem to experience sudden CPU usages spikes sometimes from FM which is wierd.

    I shall have a look at GameBooster. Would drivers make a difference to game speed?

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    After a lot of uming and ahing I think I've roughly decided on what I need to save up for:

    Intel i7-970 (3.2 GHz, 12 MB cache, no overclocking)
    640 GB SATA-III (64 MB cache, 7,200 rpm) HDD
    12 GB (6x2 GB) PC12800 DDR3 RAM
    1 GB ATI Radeon HD 5870 (DDR5)

    Would this be able to run pretty much every league at a reasonable speed?

    Not interested in 3D games or anything top-notch graphically, hence the "mediocre" video card which is just more than adequate and somewhat future-proof.

    Unfortunately, I won't have enough for Christmas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jambo98 View Post
    Would drivers make a difference to game speed?
    Not really, but download them anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x42bn6 View Post
    After a lot of uming and ahing I think I've roughly decided on what I need to save up for:

    Intel i7-970 (3.2 GHz, 12 MB cache, no overclocking)
    640 GB SATA-III (64 MB cache, 7,200 rpm) HDD
    12 GB (6x2 GB) PC12800 DDR3 RAM
    1 GB ATI Radeon HD 5870 (DDR5)

    Would this be able to run pretty much every league at a reasonable speed?
    Yes.
    Not worth the price IMO. Not at all.

    Also go for 3x4GB RAM. For free slots and there's hardly a price difference.
    And why not OC.

    Not interested in 3D games or anything top-notch graphically, hence the "mediocre" video card which is just more than adequate and somewhat future-proof.
    Ofcourse. It can "only" run every game @ Highest in Full HD. What a crap card.
    Overspending here if you don't wanna game.

    Unfortunately, I won't have enough for Christmas.
    Can be fixed ;)


    EDIT : 6870 will be better than 5870 as it quite cheaper for hardly any performance difference. And 6870CF >> 5870CF.
    Last edited by Ishu; 29-11-2010 at 21:03.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishu View Post
    Probably it won't even start. Even if it does, don't load more than 1 league.

    How much did it cost you??
    £20...old refurbished work laptop for old field reps.

    i would have thought it would be fine to rum FM. I would only run 1 league anway, maybe 2 with a few background leagues just for the player database.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishu View Post
    Yes.
    Not worth the price IMO. Not at all.

    Also go for 3x4GB RAM. For free slots and there's hardly a price difference.
    And why not OC.

    Ofcourse. It can "only" run every game @ Highest in Full HD. What a crap card.
    Overspending here if you don't wanna game.

    Can be fixed ;)


    EDIT : 6870 will be better than 5870 as it quite cheaper for hardly any performance difference. And 6870CF >> 5870CF.
    It's for the future to be honest... I intend to keep this computer for 4-5 years with no upgrades (hence no overclocking and a video card that seems silly for no serious gaming but will quickly go out of date anyway in 3-4 years). And I'll be doing other processor-intensive tasks (without using the video card). Think compiling and running a virtual server, and some virtual machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishu View Post
    Originally Posted by AHW1
    Just got a laptop purely because it was very very cheap (almost free), redufurbished and i'll only run FM2011 on it.

    But will it work / work well?

    Pentium 4 1.66ghz
    2GB Ram
    40GB Hard Drive
    ATI Radeon 9600 Series

    that's all I know as Im picking it up later.

    Should it run FM 2011. I haven't been able to play FM for at least 3 years due to my PC being 10 years old and having more bugs than an entire season of Im a celebrity

    Can I finally play??

    =====

    Probably it won't even start. Even if it does, don't load more than 1 league.

    How much did it cost you??
    Well, I have the laptop and have been playing FM 2011 for 2 days now, 4 leagues and running the 3D match engine. Runs absolutely fine, process quick enough, harldy any lag or jump in the frame rate of the 3D engine.

    Works a hell of a lot better than I thought.

    So yes, it does start, yes it plays well !!

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    Thats nice. Congrats.

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    How would this one do for leagues/players and 3D performance

    http://www.acerdirect.co.uk/Acer_Asp...on.asp?PID=382

    Thanks in advance

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    20 to 25 leagues and 3D on Med - High.

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    thanks. I'm surprised myself though, my pc with much better specs in all areas choked every time I pressed the cmd Continue. Football has indeed come home

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    Ok so i'm looking at new computers but i have no idea where to start. Other than as much ram as possible what else do i need to maximise fm 11 performance?

    And can anyone in australia reccommend a good place to get it from?

    EDIT: Btw 3D performance isn't of concern to me because i watch games in 2D Classic.

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    Desktop or laptop??
    Budget??

    And RAM isn't as important as you say. Most important is CPU. Then comes RAM (4GB is best value).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishu View Post
    Desktop or laptop??
    Budget??

    And RAM isn't as important as you say. Most important is CPU. Then comes RAM (4GB is best value).
    oh ok thanks, i'm looking at desktops and i'm willing to stretch my budget if needed. If i can find something for $AU 1,000 that would be great but i'd be willing to go higher.

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    Are you OK with Assembled?
    They will be 1.5-2x more powerful than pre-built.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishu View Post
    Are you OK with Assembled?
    They will be 1.5-2x more powerful than pre-built.
    yeah thats fine

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    Put this in the technical issues/crash section but nobody has replied. Put simply, I'm confused. Got a good system, running plenty of leagues, plenty of memory, not even got to the end of season 2, and yet now for my game it's saying it's running dangerously low on memory, and then that I need to close and free up more memory, which it then does itself, as it says it's run out of memory. Any ideas? Makes no sense to me, as it's not like I'm trying to run 150 leagues on a large database with my pc unable to cope. Don't want to lose this game now if I can help it. Any help would be appreciated.

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    AMD X6 1090T $321
    Gigabyte GA-880GMA-UD2H 138
    2x 2GB DDR3 133MHz ripjaws CL7 $84
    Seagate 1TB $92
    CM Elite 430 $76
    Corsair VX450W $96
    Benq G2200HD $197
    Logitech KB & Mouse $32
    Altec Lancing VS2621 $58

    TOTAL $998

    This can run around 60 to 70 leagues comfortably.
    Good cabinet, big harddisk, nice speakers and a 22" monitor.
    Perfect config for FM, Movies/music/ internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevvy View Post
    Put this in the technical issues/crash section but nobody has replied. Put simply, I'm confused. Got a good system, running plenty of leagues, plenty of memory, not even got to the end of season 2, and yet now for my game it's saying it's running dangerously low on memory, and then that I need to close and free up more memory, which it then does itself, as it says it's run out of memory. Any ideas? Makes no sense to me, as it's not like I'm trying to run 150 leagues on a large database with my pc unable to cope. Don't want to lose this game now if I can help it. Any help would be appreciated.
    Increase your pagefile.
    Your PC will access this when it runs out of RAM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishu View Post
    AMD X6 1090T $321
    Gigabyte GA-880GMA-UD2H 138
    2x 2GB DDR3 133MHz ripjaws CL7 $84
    Seagate 1TB $92
    CM Elite 430 $76
    Corsair VX450W $96
    Benq G2200HD $197
    Logitech KB & Mouse $32
    Altec Lancing VS2621 $58

    TOTAL $998

    This can run around 60 to 70 leagues comfortably.
    Good cabinet, big harddisk, nice speakers and a 22" monitor.
    Perfect config for FM, Movies/music/ internet.
    awesome thanks heaps Ishu.

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    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishu View Post
    Increase your pagefile.
    Your PC will access this when it runs out of RAM.
    I'll be honest and say I have no idea what you mean. I have no idea why it may have run out of memory anyway. Makes no sense to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevvy View Post
    I'll be honest and say I have no idea what you mean. I have no idea why it may have run out of memory anyway. Makes no sense to me.
    http://www.ehow.com/how_5134228_incr...mory-file.html

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    So this is the laptop im most likely getting..

    HP G62-b17SA, AMD Turion II Dual-Core P540 2.4GHz, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, 15.6" diagonal High-Definition LED HP BrightView Display, Radeon HD 4250 Graphics, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVD+/-RW DL SM LS, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth, Webcam, 5-in-1 Media Card Reader, 1Yr Warranty, Office 10 Ready, 6 Cell Battery, Biscotti with Prism pattern

    I know some of that is irrelevant, just thought id post it all

    Approx how many leagues do you think id be able to run and also how smoothly with 3D Match Engine?

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    15 to 20.
    3D on medium or high.

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    Well, it stopped the running low on memory/closing down stuff, but instead it now says it can't load the saved game. I'll be so annoyed if it means I have to start my game from scratch, as it was going really well.

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    I would suggest you ask in here
    http://community.sigames.com/forumdi...t-for-PC-users

    Create a new thread. Its a kinda official support.

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    how many leagues please could i run with the folllowing specifications of my system which are 3gb ram intel duo core 2 t5750@2.00ghz on vista many thanks

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    15 leagues.

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    Guys,
    I'm looking at a new macbook. Graphic specs are listed as:

    "NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory"

    Will this comfortably run the 3D graphics to the highest detail level?

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    Actually, another question. The macbook airs don't have a diskdrive. I've bought the game on CD. Will i be able to play the game with out a CD drive (activation through steam for example?) or would i have to buy the game again?

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    I don't get this thing with running "all" the leagues. Not even on a small database, with an i7 960, 8GB Ram and the Radeon 5790 is it doeable. And I know cause that's what I'm using right now.

    Realistically, to get GOOD speed, I am running 11 countries and 21 leagues. On a large database.

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    Hi guys,

    Just a quick question (and apologies if it has already been asked in the previous pages).

    I am planning on buying a Macbook within the next few weeks and hope I'll be able to resume my FM addiction in due course. However, I'm not too clued up on computer specs and the like so I was hoping someone could advise whether the standard Macbook will run FM11 trouble-free? I spoke to someone who has a Mac and he seemed to think a graphics card might be needed for the 3D pitch.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surf12 View Post
    Guys,
    I'm looking at a new macbook. Graphic specs are listed as:

    "NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory"

    Will this comfortably run the 3D graphics to the highest detail level?
    Yes .

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    Quote Originally Posted by surf12 View Post
    Actually, another question. The macbook airs don't have a diskdrive. I've bought the game on CD. Will i be able to play the game with out a CD drive (activation through steam for example?) or would i have to buy the game again?
    Yep. Use the CD Key for activating on Steam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaytonBhoy View Post
    I don't get this thing with running "all" the leagues. Not even on a small database, with an i7 960, 8GB Ram and the Radeon 5790 is it doeable. And I know cause that's what I'm using right now.

    Realistically, to get GOOD speed, I am running 11 countries and 21 leagues. On a large database.
    21 leagues on i7 960.
    You can run around 70 leagues easily.

    And Small vs Large hardly makes a diff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
    Hi guys,

    Just a quick question (and apologies if it has already been asked in the previous pages).

    I am planning on buying a Macbook within the next few weeks and hope I'll be able to resume my FM addiction in due course. However, I'm not too clued up on computer specs and the like so I was hoping someone could advise whether the standard Macbook will run FM11 trouble-free? I spoke to someone who has a Mac and he seemed to think a graphics card might be needed for the 3D pitch.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Cheers.
    I don't really know much about Macs, but I think it comes with Intel HD4500 as a minimum and that should run 3D at medium.

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    Thanks, had to look for the key (in the manual!) but your answer is a great help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishu View Post
    I don't really know much about Macs, but I think it comes with Intel HD4500 as a minimum and that should run 3D at medium.
    Macbook
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    Macbook Air
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    Nvidia GeForce 320M using 256 MB of DDR3 SDRAM

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    If thats the basic macbook then 3D will run at high.

    Thanks surf

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    My uncle built this PC for me a couple of years ago, it is pretty decent for one which has been built and has worked for every FM played so far. 09 i played with 3D and worked okay, 10 i played 2D because it was easier to watch games and 11 so far i've played with 3D which has worked okay. I haven't put stadiums or crowd in yet though in case it's too much. Just wanna know if crowd and stadiums will work well on my PC specs and also how many leagues i can load. Cheers.

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    15 leagues. Need to know the graphic card model to suggest on 3D.

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    K thanks Where can i find the graphic card model (apologies for the n00b question :P )

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    Start > Run > dxdiag > Display Tab > It will show you the name.

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    It's an ATI Radeon X1200 series graphic card. I do know it's a pretty poor graphics card but would be interested to see if it could cope with stadiums and crowd in 3D

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    2.4GHz : 250GB
    2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    2GB DDR3 memory
    250GB hard drive1
    8x double-layer SuperDrive
    NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics
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    Will the new fm work with this?? with 11 league from 7 countries and how good would it be??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chongtom View Post
    It's an ATI Radeon X1200 series graphic card. I do know it's a pretty poor graphics card but would be interested to see if it could cope with stadiums and crowd in 3D
    On low. Still might not be smooth.
    Medium maybe if you turn of the stadium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir frosinone View Post
    2.4GHz : 250GB
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    Will the new fm work with this?? with 11 league from 7 countries and how good would it be??
    11 leagues will be good. Possibly upto 15.

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    Another steam question. I've just received FM 2011. If i install it through steam using the activation code will i be able to install it on a new laptop if i upgrade from my current one, or will the activation code only allow me to install it on one laptop?

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    You can install on any number of PC/MACs at the same time.

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    Thanks for your help Ishu.

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    Cheers

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    Thinking of buying FM 2011, first one I'll have bought since the 2008 version. My specs are below (laptop is just over 5 years old):

    1.6GHz
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    Video card: Mobile Intel 915GM/GMS,910GML Express

    I've always been used to running 2 or 3 leagues maximum, and I'd be happy running the 3D match engine rather than the old 2D view only occasionally. Will my specs suffice?

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    That card will most probably not run the 3D. Might just squeeze it on low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevvy View Post
    Well, it stopped the running low on memory/closing down stuff, but instead it now says it can't load the saved game. I'll be so annoyed if it means I have to start my game from scratch, as it was going really well.
    Really bad advice to be honest.

    This is why Virtual memory adaption/usage is a bad idea. Basically, page file moves volatile memory (RAM) to the hard drive which should be non-volatile but in reality, it is. In easier terms, instead of saving data to any of your memory banks, it page swaps to your hard drive. The latter isn't safe as data loss is amplified. Also, the page file isn't as abc 123 when increasing. How much RAM do you have?

    Do the following calculation if you must use Page file;

    How to calculate page file size
    Use one or more of the following methods to help you calculate page file size.
    Method 1: Use performance logs to understand the paging activity on your computer

    1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Performance.
    2. Expand Performance Logs and Alerts, click Counter Logs, right-click the blank space in the right-pane, and then click New Log Settings.
    3. In the Name box, type a name for the log, and then click OK.
    4. On the General tab, click Add Counters.
    5. Click Use local computer counters.
    6. In the Performance object list, click Paging File.
    7. Click Select counters from list, click % Usage, and then click Add.
    8. In the Performance object list, click Memory.
    9. In Select counters from list, click Available Bytes, and then click Add.
    10. In Select counters from list, click Pages Input/sec, click Add, and then click Close.
    11. Click OK.

    Use the log that you collect during typical computer use to understand the paging activity on your computer. Then, adjust the page file size accordingly.
    Method 2: Use the Page File Bytes Peak counter to calculate page file size

    1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Performance.
    2. Click System Monitor.
    3. In the right pane, click + (the Add button).
    4. Click Use local computer counters.
    5. In the Performance object list, click Process.
    6. Click Select counters from list, click Page File Bytes Peak, click Add, and then click Close.
    7. Let the counter run during typical use of your computer.
    8. Note the maximum value for the Page File Bytes Peak counter, and then multiply the value by 0.70. The sum of the equation is the size to set for your page file.

    Method 3: Calculate the minimum and maximum page file size
    To determine the approximate minimum page file that is required by your system, calculate the sum of peak private bytes that are used by each process on the system. Then, subtract the amount of memory on the system.

    To determine the approximate maximum page file space that is required for your system, calculate the sum of peak private bytes that are used by each process on the system. Then, add a margin of additional space. Do not subtract the amount of memory on the system. The size of the additional margin can be adjusted based on your confidence in the snapshot data that is used to estimate page file requirements.

    Note This estimate is accurate only if the snapshot of data that is used to make the calculations is accurate.
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    Page file input/output rates
    To avoid overloading the system or other disks with page input/output (I/O) activity, use the following guidelines when you set up the page file on your computer:

    * If the page I/O (real disk I/O) rate is more than 10 pages per second, we recommend that you do not put the page file where the I/O activity occurs on the system disk. When the page I/O rate is 10 pages per second or more, we recommend that you dedicate a separate hard disk for paging.
    * If the page I/O rate to a particular disk that is used for paging is more than 60 disk I/O operations per second, use more than one dedicated page hard disk to obtain better performance. To do this, use multiple non-striped disks for paging, or use raid 0 striped disks for paging. Dedicate approximately one I/O hard disk to paging for every 60 pages per second of I/O activity.

    For example, if a system is averaging 150 pages of I/O activity per second, use three individual hard disks, or a three-disk raid 0 stripe set for the page file.

    Note These estimates are for hard disks that run at 7200 revolutions per minute (rpm). If you use a hard disk that runs faster, the I/O rate a disk can handle for page I/O will increase.

    Note If peak performance is critical to your system, use peak I/O rates instead of average I/O rates for these calculations.

    Important Supportability Information: This article is specifically for computers that do not need kernel mode or full memory dump analysis. For business-critical servers where business processes require to server to capture physical memory dumps for analysis, the traditional model of the page file should be at least the size of physical ram plus 1 MB, or 1.5 times the default physical RAM. This makes sure that the free disk space of the operating system partition is large enough to hold the OS, hotfixes, installed applications, installed services, a dump file, and the page file. On a server that has 32 GB of memory, drive C may have to be at least 86 GB to 90 GB. This is 32 GB for memory dump, 48 GB for the page file (1.5 times the physical memory), 4 GB for the operating system, and 2 to 4 GB for the applications, the installed services, the temp files, and so on. Remember that a driver or kernel mode service leak could consume all free physical RAM. Therefore, a Windows Server 2003 x64 SP1-based server in 64-bit mode with 32GB of RAM could have a 32 GB kernel memory dump file, where you would expect only a 1 to 2 GB dump file in 32-bit mode. This behavior occurs because of the greatly increased memory pools.

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    "Thanks for that mate, a pain that it wont run lots of leagues/ players I do run a few things in the background (internet & MSN mostly) but shouldnt be enough to slow it down that much.

    I do seem to experience sudden CPU usages spikes sometimes from FM which is wierd.

    I shall have a look at GameBooster. Would drivers make a difference to game speed? "


    No, not really. Drivers for stability and how the hardware operates/communicates with the OS etc. It is always advisable to stay upto date, thou.

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    "And RAM isn't as important as you say. Most important is CPU. Then comes RAM (4GB is best value)."

    To use 4gb or above, they have to be running x64. On x86, 4gb is not possible as the numeric limit only allows upto 3.4gb but then you also need a x64 CPU. I think this is important to know, that's all.

    Good advice, Ishu. Do you work in line support?
    Last edited by richib; 12-12-2010 at 04:15.

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    Hi. Just wondering if someone could recommend how many leagues I could run on this system:

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    would getting more ram help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishu View Post
    That card will most probably not run the 3D. Might just squeeze it on low.
    Thanks Ishu.

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    Could you reccomend a graphics card that will work with FM 3D well? I'm not interested in expensive ones, just ones that will be good to show 3D matches aka under £40/50?

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    Which one is better value for money and will run fm and the match engine the best

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/195974
    Or
    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...uctInformation

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJJESSE View Post
    Which one is better value for money and will run fm and the match engine the best

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/195974
    Or
    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...uctInformation
    someone help please

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    either will run the game fine

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    but which one is better value for money. and how many leagues would they run please

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    well both are around the same as the lap top i use, except the better processor, i run about 5/6 nations usually with most leagues running on a large database with no issues at all, depends how quickly you want the game to process, but you can turn down the detail level when the game starts.
    In terms of value its hard to say, the Hewit is probably a better make, ive not really heard of the other one, but the other one has slightly better specs, not thats going to have much of an effect wtih this game i dont think it can use more than 3gb of ram. If it was me i would go for the Hewit just because i trust the brand, but its entirely up to yourself. You could get more if you bought a desktop, but thats another question i guess.

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    Hi,

    I am looking at buying FM 11 if the new patch does the business. What I need to know if somebody would be kind enough to let me know is will this laptop play the game OK?

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/toshib...86979-pdt.html

    I'm really interested in the graphics card as everything else looks good to play it but I don't know much about graphics cards.

    Cheers

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    That ones got integrated graphics... Avoid

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    Sorry mate.

    I should of been clearer, I already have it but what I wanted to know is will it play FM11, or even 10 for that matter.

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    I would ahve thought it'd play both. My fiancee has a much lower spec machine with integrated graphics that I played FM10 on while she was in hospital. Although I could only run one league - very slowly.

    Hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zulu316 View Post
    Hi,

    I am looking at buying FM 11 if the new patch does the business. What I need to know if somebody would be kind enough to let me know is will this laptop play the game OK?

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/toshib...86979-pdt.html

    I'm really interested in the graphics card as everything else looks good to play it but I don't know much about graphics cards.

    Cheers
    that one will play FM11 perfectly fine!

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    Thumbs up

    Thank you both for the helpful replies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by richib View Post
    Good advice, Ishu. Do you work in line support?
    Nah. I'm a student.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjfreeman View Post
    Hi. Just wondering if someone could recommend how many leagues I could run on this system:

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    would getting more ram help?
    Less than 10

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJJESSE View Post
    Which one is better value for money and will run fm and the match engine the best

    http://<a href="http://www.ebuyer.co...uct/195974</a>
    Or
    http://<a href="http://www.argos.co....nformation</a>
    MSI IMO. Better graphics and more RAM.
    HP if you want extra 2" of screen.

    BTW MSI is a very big company. Makes one of the best gaming laptops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zulu316 View Post
    Hi,

    I am looking at buying FM 11 if the new patch does the business. What I need to know if somebody would be kind enough to let me know is will this laptop play the game OK?

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/toshib...86979-pdt.html

    I'm really interested in the graphics card as everything else looks good to play it but I don't know much about graphics cards.

    Cheers
    Good enough. 3D on med/high. And it will run around 25 leagues on medium speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishu View Post
    Good enough. 3D on med/high. And it will run around 25 leagues on medium speed.
    Cheers Ishu

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    I am currently running ALL 117 leagues in the game with over 400,000 players and staff loaded.

    My laptop specification is an Intel Core 2 Duo with 4 GB of RAM and a NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS graphics card.

    The game runs a bit slow. I have to wait about 5 minutes for each match day to progress.....

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    Hi looking for a laptop what do you think of these 2: which would be better for Fm2011?!

    http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.208-0935.aspx

    oR

    http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.209-4045.aspx

    Many thanks in advance!

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    FOR 500 POUND

    intel Core i3 330M.
    2.13GHz processor speed.
    4GB DDR3 RAM memory.
    500GB SATA hard drive.
    Display features:
    15.6in display.
    Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels.
    DVD optical drives:
    Dual layer.
    Graphics:
    nVIDIA GeForce GT 325M graphics card with 1GB memory.
    Interfaces and connectivity:
    Multi-Media Card (MMC) compatible.
    3 USB ports.
    1 HDMI port.
    Bluetooth.
    B/g/n wireless/WiFi enabled.
    Multi-media features:
    1.3MP built-in webcam.
    Built-in mic.
    Operating system and software:
    Microsoft Windows 7 Premium.


    Is it good value for money
    Is it worth 500 pounds
    How many leagues and players for fm11
    How many years would it probably last me for
    Would it play games like the sims and call off dut
    Can i find a better laptop for the price if so please please tell me.

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    Don't know
    Don't know
    20 to 25
    2 years
    yes
    Wasn't the MSI better? IIRC it had i3 370M.

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    Dear god Tjesse just buy a laptop already!

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    Just ordered this off Argos' ebay outlet shop for £300. I know it's not great, but thought it was pretty good value for the price. Could someone let me know how well it'll run FM in terms of leagues playable + graphics.

    ACER ASPIRE 5551A

    AMD Athlon X2 dual core P320.
    2.1GHz processor speed.
    3GB DDR3 RAM memory.
    250GB SATA hard drive.
    ATI Radeon HD 4250 graphics card with 256MB memory.

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    15 leagues with 3d on med/high

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishu View Post
    15 leagues with 3d on med/high
    Thanks for that!

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