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    what laptop will u use on football manager 2012
    i used this laptop for football manager 2011 and it was good

    specs.
    intel celeron dual core 2.10ghz/2.9ghz
    3gb memory
    3gb memory

    do you think it will be ok to use it again for football manager 2012?

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    Yes, it'll be fine.

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    what laptop do u use.

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    I use a PC.

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    i'm really sad. splashed out £750 on a laptop with i5 processor and 8gb RAM JUST so i could play FM comfortably. overkill methinks.

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    You'll get by with that, azzvilla. When I'm not at the "main" computer at home I use a Macbook Pro. Core 2 Duo 2.26GHz, 8GB RAM, GeForce 9400M GPU, running OS X 10.6.8. FM11 runs fine and I'm sure FM12 will too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Train View Post
    i'm really sad. splashed out £750 on a laptop with i5 processor and 8gb RAM JUST so i could play FM comfortably. overkill methinks.
    I wouldn't play it with anything less than an i5. 8GB RAM isn't really necessary, but it's cheap enough nowadays so why not?

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    i use HP Pavillion dv7 (Core i5/8gb/500gb).
    i use it for work during daytime, and play on it in the evening.

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    Buying on steam so I'll be playing on both PC & Mac.

    PC
    i7 / 8GB Ram / Nvidia 560ti X2 / 120GB SSD

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    Macbook Air 13 / i5 / 4GB Ram / Onboard Gfx / 128GB SSD

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    I've got an AMD phenom Quad core processor, 3GB of RAM. Worked well for FM11, but I want to increase the GB to 6 before playing FM12.

    Does anybody have any idea on what i should do to clean the computer up to make t run better. My battery is screwed aswell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MPAK View Post
    i use HP Pavillion dv7 (Core i5/8gb/500gb).
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    My new laptop being delivered shortly in the next few days

    6144MB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM
    2 GB nVidia GeForce GT 525M
    2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM processor 2.00 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.90 GHz

    Should do nicely

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugene Tyson View Post
    My new laptop being delivered shortly in the next few days

    6144MB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM
    2 GB nVidia GeForce GT 525M
    2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM processor 2.00 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.90 GHz



    Should do nicely
    how much did you pay, as im looking at the same specs for my new lappy, cheers eugene

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    Just bought a Lenovo w510 for $934 AUD off of Grays Online...

    i7-820qm
    8 GB RAM
    500 GB 7200rpm HDD
    Full HD (1920*1080) 15.6" Screen
    nVidia Quadro FX 880 M with 1GB

    More than enough grunt - but a really great price (considering work paid around 5K AUD for the same thing just over a year ago)

    But that'll be because the new w520's have been released with the 2nd gen i-core CPU's - but I didnt want to pay over 2500 AUD for what I wanted...

    Shame the Aussie dollars fallen recently or it would almost have made sense to import from the US...

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    €850 from Dell

    My search parameters went like this

    http://www.dell.com/uk/p/laptops?~ck=mn

    17 inch screen

    More than 4gb


    And then whatever was there (obviously checking specs etc). Don't know why this one was so cheap. All the other laptops I looked at for the exact same specs were about 1.5 to 2 x the price?


    I'm sure if you shop around various online retailers you'll get a bargain. I was looking for about 2 months. Finally spotted one and took it
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    Quote Originally Posted by SWaRFeGa View Post
    I use a PC.
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    heres my laptop spec - hope it will be okay :-?

    AMD Athlon TK-57 Dual Core 1.9Ghz x 2 CPU
    320GB Harddrive for plenty of storage
    2GB DDR2 RAM to run Windows with ease
    NVidia Geforce 8600M GS Graphics Chip with 512MB dedicated memory
    17.1" HD Ready 1440x900 Glossy Widescreen LCD / TFT Display
    Dual Layer DVD Writer for copying DVD's & CD's, watching movies and installing games/software
    HD Audio with built-in speakers & Dolby 5.1 Optical Out
    Built-In Web-Cam at top of LCD for video chats / calls
    Built-In WiFi for wireless broadband & surfing
    HDMI out to connect to LCD, Plasma or Projector
    DVI out - to connect to external monitor or large HD LCD / Plasma / Projector display
    Gigabit Ethernet for network and Wired Broadband
    USB ports for printers, digital cameras etc..

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    Christ I'm using a dino compared to most on here! Athlon dual core, 2gb ram and some sort of graphics card - scores a 5.2 in the windows score but it's a fair few years old. Would love a new set up for fm but I'm a tight git / spend money else where on stupid stuff round the house instead.

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    i found dell to be really good: can tailor a machine to your (FM) needs. i went thru my specs earlier in this thread but i dont buy housey-type stuff, my major investment in the past 24 months has been my laptop. even had it repaired last week: broken screen. note to self: don't fall on laptop, drunk

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    Desktop PC is where its at

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chriisy View Post
    Desktop PC is where its at
    what about when you're travelling and still need that FM fix?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Train View Post
    i found dell to be really good: can tailor a machine to your (FM) needs. i went thru my specs earlier in this thread but i dont buy housey-type stuff, my major investment in the past 24 months has been my laptop. even had it repaired last week: broken screen. note to self: don't fall on laptop, drunk
    Dell can be good - when they work properly

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    Quote Originally Posted by wackettdagenham View Post
    Dell can be good - when they work properly
    had mine 18 months now and hasn't caused me any problems. well, the eject button doesn't work and once a year, obviously, i need to change the cd in the drive, but can be got around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wackettdagenham View Post
    Dell can be good - when they work properly
    had mine 18 months now and hasn't caused me any problems. well, the eject button doesn't work and once a year, obviously, i need to change the cd in the drive, but can be got around.

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    Just bought a Lenovo B570 laptop its a great piece of kit and runs FM11 with ease picked it up from Laptops UK for £450 i5 processor 4GB ram 500GB hardrive 15" 6 screen, good spec for a nice price im well pleased anyone looking for a mid priced laptop to run FM12 on you wont be dissapointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiseowl View Post
    Just bought a Lenovo B570 laptop its a great piece of kit and runs FM11 with ease picked it up from Laptops UK for £450 i5 processor 4GB ram 500GB hardrive 15" 6 screen, good spec for a nice price im well pleased anyone looking for a mid priced laptop to run FM12 on you wont be dissapointed.
    that seems a pretty good price for those specs, nice one!

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    HP Pavilion dv7
    Intel Core 2 T9550 (2.66GHz)
    4Gb Ram
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD4650 (1Gb)
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bts

    FM2011 run smootlhy om this machine, so i hope i'll have no problems with FM2012.

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    Asus g 73 gaming laptop

    it has i7

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    Bought this from Comet a few weeks back specifically for FM12. (£399)

    ASUS K53E
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410
    6GB Ram (Upgraded. Only had 3gb when i bought it)

    Only downside is integrated graphics but should manage 3D on medium I think.

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    just bought a Samsung RC520, 6GB Ram, 750 GB HD, 1BG Nvidia graphics card, Intel i5.
    was getting 5 stars for 8 -10 leagues running on FM11 o should be good for FM12

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    Quote Originally Posted by schiv85 View Post
    Bought this from Comet a few weeks back specifically for FM12. (£399)

    ASUS K53E
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    6GB Ram (Upgraded. Only had 3gb when i bought it)

    Only downside is integrated graphics but should manage 3D on medium I think.
    Same here, but without the extra ram (yet). Where did you get the extra ram from? I was going to get 8gb from crucial.com as it's only about £45.

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    I got mine from a shop on amazon(uk) It was £18 for 4gb crucial. Really easy to install aswell.

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    Since, FM is a 32bits software, those extra 4GB of ram do any difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keyzer Soze View Post
    Since, FM is a 32bits software, those extra 4GB of ram do any difference?
    Since I upgraded from 3gb to 6gb FM 11 is slightly faster but nothing exceptional. I was just treating myself to be honest. Been suffering with slow FM games for years and didnt think 3GB was quite enough. Hoping to select quite a few leagues this year.

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    RAM won't improve the speed of a game. It will however make multitasking BETTER. The RAM you have the more programs you can run in the background, e.g.. internet browser, steam, instant messaging apps (gtalk, skype, windows live etc.), anti-virus, music player (itunes, or other), etc.

    People with 2GB of RAM will notice a difference when trying to do other tasks on the computer. People with 4gb of RAM will be satisfied. But with 64 bit systems you have the chance to go beyond the 4gb of RAM into 6 and 8gb or 16gb or 32gb RAM and this frees up the memory to run all those other tasks that you may be running while playing football manager.

    RAM won't really affect the speed of the game, it's the processor that does that. It's a game database, analysing data constantly which needs to be processed by the computer, so the processor is KEY along with good amount of RAM (4gb or higher will be plenty)

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    That's to say someone with Windows 32 bit and 2gb RAM will find it difficult to play FM and run other programs, like Steam and an Internet browser (plus whatever anti-virus software or other programs that startup automatically)

    Someone with Windows 64bit and 2gb will notice a major drag on their system as Windows 64 bit uses more RAM than 32 bit, so along with the above it will be difficult for the computer to split the memory up between steam, fm, anti-virus, and windows.

    Rule of thumb really is get as much RAM as you can for 32 bit, which is 4gb.

    With 64 bit system try to get more than 4gb RAM - it's not necessary but it will improve the splitting of tasks between the RAM you have.

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    I don't have a laptop but a PC.

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (2,8/3 ghz w/turbo)
    GFX: XFX Radeon HD 6970 2GB GDDR5
    RAM: Corsair Dominator 8 GB
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    If I can get this job then I will be getting this http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-M14x/pd.aspx I have always wanted one.
    If not then I will be using http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/hp-...-33801892.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keyzer Soze View Post
    Since, FM is a 32bits software, those extra 4GB of ram do any difference?
    I never close fm, I just alt-tab out and leave it minimised and running in the background, so the more ram I have the quicker everything else will be whilst I'm not on fm.

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    Going for a core i7 Xps.

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    Maccbook Pro 13" here, 2011 baseline model. Run 20 leagues on full detail and playable in FM11 so itll be fine for FM12.

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    Default Netbook

    I'm looking for a small computer around 11-12".
    Usage: FM2012 and browsing.

    What can u recommend besides Samsung 350U2?
    What processor to aim for? Any idea to go below the i3?
    I want to be able to use the 3D-view, and not settle for the 2D.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Macbook Air 11"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by schiv85 View Post
    Bought this from Comet a few weeks back specifically for FM12. (£399)

    ASUS K53E
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    6GB Ram (Upgraded. Only had 3gb when i bought it)

    Only downside is integrated graphics but should manage 3D on medium I think.
    i like people who buy hardware specifically for FM. it's what i do. shows decent priorities in life......

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERBE View Post
    I'm looking for a small computer around 11-12".
    Usage: FM2012 and browsing.

    What can u recommend besides Samsung 350U2?
    What processor to aim for? Any idea to go below the i3?
    I want to be able to use the 3D-view, and not settle for the 2D.

    Thanks in advance.
    be interested to see replies to this one. i actually looked at netbooks last week but found 1gb ram quite limiting. i used to have a 12" laptop, powerful at the time (2005) and played fm well, until my wife dropped it and broke the screen, we're divorced now.

    then when i got drunk and fell on my current grunt-machine with 8gb ram and i5 processor i first thought of "upgrading" instead of getting it fixed and looked into more portable options but didnt find a lot.

    you watch in 3d? i find only 2d classic shows me what's really going on, that's just always been my personal preference.

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    I got a ASUS G51J
    Cpu: Intel core i7-740QM, 1,73GHz
    GFX: nVidia geforce GTS 360M 1GB
    RAM: 4GB
    OM: Windows 7 home premium

    Also got a desktop
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    RAM: 8GB 1600MHZ DDR3
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    I will be playing it on my MacBook pro i5 2.5 GHz CPU I think or 2.3, 4GB ram. I want to run all the leagues and lower leagues in England, Scotland, Italy, France, Germany, portugal, holland and a few more. Do you think it will run so many leagues at a good speed with those specs?

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    can u just tell me if it will work please and then i can finally stop looking !

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    I've got a Dell Laptop with 1.3 Ghz processing speed
    3gb RAM
    320gb Hard drive space
    Will this work with FM 12?

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    The processor looks as if it is below the min spec and you dont mention a graphics card so it may not run the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrazT View Post
    The processor looks as if it is below the min spec and you dont mention a graphics card so it may not run the game.
    It does have a graphics card, just checked spec

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    Any processor and graphics card name? Or at least when you bought it...1.3 ghz does not mean anything (except that it will be slow, but more info is needed to tell whether you can actually run the game)...or maybe laptop full name...

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexyfoot View Post
    Any processor and graphics card name? Or at least when you bought it...1.3 ghz does not mean anything (except that it will be slow, but more info is needed to tell whether you can actually run the game)...or maybe laptop full name...
    The processor is AMD Brazos C60 and the graphics is AMD Integrated Radeon HD 6290? :/

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    Ouch. You probably can run a couple of leagues with an acceptable speed (not fast, but still playable). 3D match engine-wise - should run on minimum detail. RAM-wise you are fine.

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    Mind you, if it is a netbook, I think there is some issue with the skin (not release yet or something) so bear that in mind.

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    I might be getting another laptop for Christmas which has an Intel Celeron Duel Core Processor with a speed of 2.1Ghz

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    It is a much better option for anything really, I (my sister actually) has one of those and it doesn't cause any problems, for FM they are good enough for normal performance.

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    I've ordered an Acer Travelmate 5335 with an Intel Celeron Dual Core Processor at a speed of 2.1gHz. Also the RAM is 2gb. It also has a graphics card. Will FM work with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfeehily7 View Post
    I've ordered an Acer Travelmate 5335 with an Intel Celeron Dual Core Processor at a speed of 2.1gHz. Also the RAM is 2gb. It also has a graphics card. Will FM work with this?
    Yes should be fine as long as you don't play a few other programmes along with FM as the RAM is only 2 GB and FM requires 1 GB RAM so you don't have much leftover but something like Internet Explorer + Skype + FM should be handled within 2 GB.

    The processor is OK to load a few leagues and the 3D should work on medium details. Good purchase. Good luck playing

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    No way you can know how the graphics will handle on those specs? Not enough information.

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    The graphics is HD2000 Sandy Bridge of B950. I know what it can do with other stuff as I tested it back home when I was dealing with my sister's laptop (same processor). From what I saw from it, I think medium settings seems doable. Unfortunately, I didn't have FM12 back then to test it Worst case scenario, for fluid matches you will go down to low level...it isn't that bad for FM.

    The graphics card does 80 FPS on low level on FIFA 12 and 23 FPS on Racedriver Grid (again on low) - I don't think FM12 is any heavier for the 3D match engine than those two so should be fine on low and I think Medium, too.

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    Will this laptop run FM12 well?

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/hp-pav...90980-pdt.html

    Processor AMD Dual-Core E2-3000M processor (1.8 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB, 1 MB L2 cache)
    Operating System Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
    RAM 4 GB
    - DDR3
    - 6 GB maximum expandable memory
    Graphics card AMD Radeon HD 6380G Dual GPU
    -1 GB DDR3 dedicated
    - up to 1.98 GB total

    I think the graphics card is good enough to run matches in 3D?

    But the processor is only 1.8GHz and the system requirements say min 2.GHz on Windows 7. Would that make a big difference?

    If not what's the best laptop I could get for around £400 that would run it it quickly?

    THANKS!

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    I use my trusty Macbook Pro

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    Tight on cash now but looking to get the cheapest laptop under £100 if possible that can play FM12, any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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    Can this Dell D620 play FM12?

    Memory (RAM): 1 GB MPN: D620
    Primary Drive: DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo Processor Type: Intel Core 2 Duo T2300
    Features: 10/100 LAN Card, Modem, Operating System, USB, WiFi Enabled Processor Speed: 1660 MHz
    Hard Drive Capacity: 40 GB Display Size: 14 Inch
    Screen Size: 14 Inch EAN: 5052392048424
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    This costs £22!!!



    It has HDMI out and runs linux!

    Wonder if it could ever be made to play FM?

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    http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/capal...nch/1002662644 what about this one lads??$400 AUD I see a couple of lads on here usin hp pavillion

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    Not clear from that link which one you are talking about- are these machines new?

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    Doh,think it was the pavilion hp,trying to find a used laptop as its only for FM
    So can we clarify this,to run a large database with lots of leagues I will need at least
    1-4gb Of RAM
    2-i5 or higher
    3-GRaphics card???
    4-pocessor????
    5-15 inch screen

    And it can't be a brand that has overheating problems?did I miss anything?could someone fill in the blanks and correct me if I'm wrong on any,just simplifies it for my stupidity.thanks

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    I have Macbook Pro (Oct 2011) 15" model (sandybridge i7, ATi 6750) - and it's awesome experience.

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    will this laptop Packard Bell EasyNote TK Intel® Pentium® Processor, 4Gb, 500Gb 15.6 inch Laptop be able to play football manager?

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    People here say 8gb is a waste in order to play FM, why is that guys?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by TioPatinhax View Post
    People here say 8gb is a waste in order to play FM, why is that guys?

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    FM won't use that much memory, so it's only really useful if you are running other memory hungry things at the same time as FM.

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    Thanks. And as the savegame keeps going in size, whats the most important thing RAM or processing speed?

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    Anyone please?

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    To negate the slowing down over time the best, go with a SSD. Works for me.

    And folks; a laptop is a pc (personal computer) A pc can be a desktop, or a laptop. A pc can also be a laptop or desktop running on MacOS. A Apple personal computer is also a pc, whether it is a desktop or a laptop.

    My next laptop - which amongst other things will also be used for FM 2013, naturally - will most probably be a Clevo P150E (here under the guise Multicom Kunshan P150E), with a Core i7-3820QM processor, 240 Gb Intel 520 series SSD + a regular spin disk, 16 Gb 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM, and a Nvidia GTX 680M graphics card. The latter being totally overkill for FM, I know - but FM will not be the only game I will play on it. The amount of RAM is needed for other things than FM, but it won't hurt. The processor and SSD will be very handy for FM, however. This will be my only pc, used both for work and pleasure, so it needs to be this powerful. Well ... need .... let me rephrase that; the power of this pc will be very helpful for me. This laptop will most probably also be my last pc untill Intel makes it next giant leap in processing technology (Haswell).
    This laptop can be found under other names, depending on country and vendor. In UK you will find the same laptop but with other branding and model names - for example @ pcspecialist.co.uk, and pwnpcs.co.uk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TioPatinhax View Post
    Thanks. And as the savegame keeps going in size, whats the most important thing RAM or processing speed?
    Processing speed.

    Quote Originally Posted by thomit View Post
    To negate the slowing down over time the best, go with a SSD. Works for me.
    SSD & FM performance is pretty much a placebo effect. Whilst processing on full-detail, my FM.exe only read an average of 68Bytes/sec and a mode response time of 3ms (average 5ms). You are not going to notice that. Most of the data is in RAM, hence the low disk overhead.

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    Nevertheless, I am experiencing no noticable slowdown with a SSD in my system, compared to what I noticed when I had exactly the same machine as now, only with a regular spin disk as OS/ system disk. I can't explain why, as it shouldn't matter much. But it does. The other thing is of course load and save times. With a SSD, I don't really notice the hold-up, or the little notice you get that says "saving game ...)" It goes by so fast I don't really have to wait moving on with the game at all. 3 file save every fortnight.
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    i didn't get product key with my FM2012 game.... how can i get it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by schwaba993 View Post
    i didn't get product key with my FM2012 game.... how can i get it?
    Did you buy it 2nd hand?

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    no, my father bought it in game store

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    Quote Originally Posted by schwaba993 View Post
    no, my father bought it in game store
    I would recommend going back to the store and asking them where the key is. If you bought it in the store 1st hand then it should be on the box or manual.
    If it was second hand then, well, I guess they kept it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herbert Fandel View Post
    I would recommend going back to the store and asking them where the key is. If you bought it in the store 1st hand then it should be on the box or manual.
    If it was second hand then, well, I guess they kept it
    can't find it on the box, neither in manual... he bought it in Germany, and i'm from Serbia, so i can't go there... can i find it on Internet? thanx for helping

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    I'm sorry but I really don't know. I wasn't even aware the game was for sale in Germany.
    If there is nothing on the box or the manual, then I would try contacting SI customer service with photographic proof of what you bought.
    Or, buy FM 2012 from the internet again, it should be heavily reduced due to being old.
    I can't really suggesting anything else.

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    If the game was bought new, then it should have the authentication code on the box. If it was bought second hand, then the code has probably been used and cannot be used again and shouldnt have been sold. You really need to start by going back to the store that sold it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herbert Fandel View Post
    I'm sorry but I really don't know. I wasn't even aware the game was for sale in Germany.
    If there is nothing on the box or the manual, then I would try contacting SI customer service with photographic proof of what you bought.
    Or, buy FM 2012 from the internet again, it should be heavily reduced due to being old.
    I can't really suggesting anything else.
    it's bought on second hand... they sold him copied game :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by schwaba993 View Post
    it's bought on second hand... they sold him copied game :/
    I'm sorry to hear that.
    FM 12 should be quite cheap now, if you can find it anywhere, although I think they don't sell it on steam anymore to force people to buy the new one.
    Even FM 13 should be reduced at some point in the coming weeks. If I was you I would keep an eye out on the steam shop and try and buy it there.

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