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  1. Thing is with other games like Elder Scrolls and Crysis and Medal of Honor and even COD is that they are not processor intensive. They're games that can be run on a processor that doesn't really require too much - for example Elder Scrolls requires a 2.0ghz processor and yours is 1.9ghz FM is an intensive processor game, graphics and RAM are secondary to these, compared to other games like Elder Scrolls, where graphics and ram are primary components, and processor comes last. FM requires a 2.2ghz processor - and your processor is 1.9ghz. I'm guessing that it's an i7-3517U. A U processor, especially one of this age, wouldn't be sufficient for running FM. Football Manager 2012 required 1.4ghz processor (or 2.0ghz with a later OS) FM 2013/14 - 1.6ghz FM 15 - 1.6ghz (XP) 2.2ghz (7/8) Fm16/17/18 - 2.2ghz Over the years processing got a lot more demanding. I had FM13 for a new laptop with an i7-2630QM - which ran Fm12 brilliantly - and I got FM13 and it was slow and ridiculous. Found out that having Scout Reports severely degraded the performance, the more players I scouted the slower the game ran. I eventually just got rid of all my scouts, and the game ran brilliant, took a couple of hours to delete all the scout reports. Got a 3rd party programme to research players - but that was basically cheating. So I went back to FM12.
  2. New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    They're both excellent. Pricewise - the first one is fine - however, there's little disk space, so eventually you'll need to get external storage, or replace the hard drive - neither option is especially expensive. Technically - the 2nd one is better and comes with more storage - but it's more expensive. Hands down I'd be going for the 2nd one. But if your budget is tight, go for the first one. Reasons: Processor: Relatively better processor (just about because the 2nd one has hyperthreading and when it comes to a processor for FM the more power the better) More storage Graphics card are relatively equal. There's much debate if FM uses hyperthreading However, who knows what FM19/20/21/22 etc. will bring???
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    The HP is fine - and wouldn't have an issue with it. This would be better https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/ZX553VD-DM970T-ASUS-Gaming-ZX553VD-DM970T_2145528.html
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    Take a look on PC Specialist - seems you have the budget for it. Price £1,393.00 including VAT and deliveryUnique URL to re-configure : https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/octaneiii-15/vmbBbfUgMH/ This has the highest end processor and much better than any Mac. You can configure it more through the link.
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    Not really a FM query Try a few online generators https://logojoy.com/
  7. New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/FX753VD-GC256T-ASUS-Gaming-FX753VD-GC256T_2119182.html Saves you a few quid
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    In the long run it is.
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    It's very similar to an i3 3220 except it's 2/2 not 2/4 in cores/threads It is what it is - I wouldn't recommend it for FM. But if that's what they're getting, it will work - but how well it works is up in the air. I can't really help any more than that - all I know is what you've told me. Where are they buying? What's the budget? Why this processor?
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    What can I say @karlcole - it meets the minimum specs so it should be ok. Based on the information provided.
  11. New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    I wouldn't be comfortable offering at £500 level - however, for an extra £100 https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/9S7-16J562-1673-MSI-GL62-7QF-1673UK_2066567.html The hard drive is a bit on the small side, but it's easily fixed with external storage, or replacing the drive eventually with a larger one. If this isn't feasible then I'd only be recommending a laptop that I wouldn't be confident of working well with FM. Looks good
  12. New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    Most games only access max 4gb as most are 32 bit - I wasn't aware FM went 64 bit? Anyway - it's still best practice to have 8gb - 4gb for OS and monitoring of the system etc, and 4gb for the game.
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    Ok - having looked again - you can get refurbished laptops that would be ok Please pay particular interest to the "condition" section as they are refurbished https://www.laptopoutlet.co.uk/dell-latitude-e6430-14-windows-10-pro-laptop-intel-core-i7-3520m-8gb-ram-320gb.html Similar specs https://www.scan.co.uk/products/hp-14-i5-w10p-ebook-8470p-refurbished And similar again https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lenovo-ThinkPad-i5-3320M-Certified-Refurbished/dp/B072PRGS5W/ref=sr_1_4?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1508419629&sr=1-4&refinements=p_n_condition-type%3A13736824031%2Cp_n_feature_three_browse-bin%3A213559031%2Cp_n_feature_fifteen_browse-bin%3A8322530031|8322531031%2Cp_n_feature_browse-bin%3A1481781031|1481783031
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    To be clear - Football Manager will likely run on any computer that is in anyway modern, from 2007 and upwards. How fast and efficient it runs is completely different. If you're running 1 league, 1 division and small database, it will be a flyer. If you're running 10 leauges, 30 divisions, large database, then it will crawl. It's pretty basic laptop in fairness. the Processor (brain) only runs at 1.6ghz - which is below the minimum spec of FM which is 2.2ghz. You get what you pay for.
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    You won't get much for that - sorry RAM has no real effect on how many leagues you can run etc. However, RAM is used to improve the overall functioning of the computer. These days, Windows can take up 2gb of RAM, and Football Manager would take up 2gb RAM. When other things in the computer start requesting RAM to run - then Windows will only have less RAM to use, Football Manager will have less - as more apps will request RAM and it has to be shared amongst all apps. That's why it's best to get at least 8gb RAM - probably the most you'll actually need.