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The 'How many Leagues can my laptop/PC run on FM13 before it blows up' Thread

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There's normally one of these every year, we know there is the recommended amount set by the game but it'll be good to know what the average opinions are.

My Specs:

Pentium R Dual Core CPU T4500 @ 2.3GHz

Windows 8 64Bit

3GB Ram

Intel 4 Series Express chipset integrated graphic card

In all realism I'm looking at a stretch of about playable 4-5 leagues?

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loving that you're running windows 8 on a really old processor... awesome-biscuits....

yeah.. 3-5 leagues , 50k players and it'll run fine and dandy

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I'll post in here to save making a new thread, I've ordered a new laptop which should be here by the end of month. Same question as OP, how many leagues/players will I manage if want a quick game speed, and how many if I'm willing for it to run a little slower?

New Specs:

Core I7 3610QM

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

8 GB RAM (1600 MHz)

Nvidia GTX 660M

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Nothing wrong with running Windows 8 on the laptop, even noticed better performance than windows 7 but thanks for the sarcastic remark anyway.

It wasn't sarcastic I assure you Quincy! :) .. ignore me.. Windows 8 is just poor imo.. carry on!

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I'll post in here to save making a new thread, I've ordered a new laptop which should be here by the end of month. Same question as OP, how many leagues/players will I manage if want a quick game speed, and how many if I'm willing for it to run a little slower?

New Specs:

Core I7 3610QM

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

8 GB RAM (1600 MHz)

Nvidia GTX 660M

as many as you want? but I suspect you know this!

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I'm going to buy a 13 inch Macbook pro, not for football manager but for work reasons.

However, I will be buying football manager, i'm assuming I could pretty much play a large database with 20 plus leagues?

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mac's *shudder*..

If i remember right the 13 inch comes with a mid range i5 right?

you could run your 20 leagues and large database fairly well for sure.. don't expect super fast processing though... my old laptop was similar specs and i'd run 20 odd leagues and 150,000 player database (which is way over 'large') and it ran fine for me... but took a while to process..

it is all down to personal preference on what you consider as playable

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My Specs:

Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T7500 @ 2.2GHz

Windows Vista

3GB Ram

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600

With these specs, can I run 5 leagues with Large database?

Thanks.

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My Specs:

Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T7500 @ 2.2GHz

Windows Vista

3GB Ram

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600

With these specs, can I run 5 leagues with Large database?

Thanks.

Looks similar to the laptop I had previously and I ran a lot more than 5 on FM12 so I think you should be good.

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as many as you want? but I suspect you know this!

I expect its a lot but I'm not that tech savvy to put a number to it. I play 6-8 leagues on my current laptop (core 2 duo t8100, 4GB RAM, integrated graphics) and it was tediously slow. I just wanted a realistic number of players/leagues without reducing game speed.

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Looks similar to the laptop I had previously and I ran a lot more than 5 on FM12 so I think you should be good.

Thanks - with Large database correct?

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I expect its a lot but I'm not that tech savvy to put a number to it. I play 6-8 leagues on my current laptop (core 2 duo t8100, 4GB RAM, integrated graphics) and it was tediously slow. I just wanted a realistic number of players/leagues without reducing game speed.

fair enough...

20-30 leagues and 200k player database will run smooth and lovely

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The setups being posted here are way better than what is needed to play a decent amount of leagues in FM. I've got a bit more modest setup. Hoping someone can respond.

Intel i5-3317U

Intel HD Graphics 4000

6GB RAM

128GB SSD

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id call that far from modest .. but i see where you are coming from...

that i5 is more than enough to handle 20 leagues and a 100k+ player database ...

the ssd and graphics are of little importance

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mac's *shudder*..

Ahhh, the one immutable constant of the internet. Every time someone mentions Macs, at LEAST one PC lover simply won't be able to restrain themselves from making some negative comment, however small. Note that this rule does not apply in reverse, as a conversation about PC specs can happily take place without a Mac user coming in and randomly saying something along the lines of "PC's *shudder*"

To the original Mac poster, which of the two 13" models will you be buying?

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ahhh the highly defensive mac user appears... and attacks without considering I may have good reason to shudder at the thought of a mac...

I'm a computer scientist and therefore immerse myself in the world of PC architecture and software. Mac's are a foreign and scary concept to those like me and therefore like an invading alien race to our planet , I shun it and all its kind. (not really though, i use mac's on a daily basis, and have done for many years, and still despise them for their flaws... but you came here to hear how foolish and narrow minded PC users are right?).

But no, seriously, Mac's have their place, I'm still of the opinion that their place is firmly in the audio and visual world and the like ..

I could go on to start a debate about the endless issues with mac's such as :

  • the still vastly overpricing

  • the lack of 3rd party support

  • the laughable perceived lack of virus, and how brilliant its virus protection is

  • the 'brilliant' support for high end graphics for gamers

  • the customisability of the OS

but that would be foolish given the die hard attitude and over protective nature of most mac users and apple users in general....

and as my very learned friend tends to say.... I hate mac's by proxy tbh... it's mostly almost every user of a mac i've met that i dont like , not the mac itself...

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How about me?

Window 7

AMD Phenom II X4965 Processor

3.40GHz

4GB Ram

64-bit

ATI Radeon HD 5670 Graphics Card

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I'm going to buy a 13 inch Macbook pro, not for football manager but for work reasons.

However, I will be buying football manager, i'm assuming I could pretty much play a large database with 20 plus leagues?

I don't think so. On my 13' macbook pro (2.3GHz i5, 8gb Ram) I play about 10-15 leagues and it gets a bit slow after a few seasons. By 10-15 leagues I mean UK (4 divisions), Italy (2 divisions), Germany (2 divisions), Spain (4 divisions)

I find that with any more than this the game gets too slow for me after a few seasons.

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AMD A6 Vision - 3410MX APU with Radeon TM Graphics 1.60ghz

Windows 7 64bit

4gb Ram

Hopefully about 25 leagues.

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If you are planning on using your current laptop for FM13, you might want to take this time of "pre-FM13" to select all leagues in FM12, and run a trial game to see what happens. I am doing that now, and it is giving me a good idea that my laptop can probably handle it, at least for a few game years. Since the game I started isn't a "career" game, I wasn't going to be too upset if it went wonky after a while, and would give me a good idea what could be handled when I do start an FM13 game when it comes out.

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AMD A6 Vision - 3410MX APU with Radeon TM Graphics 1.60ghz

Windows 7 64bit

4gb Ram

Hopefully about 25 leagues.

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not likely at all..

that processor is about on par with an entry level to low mid level i3 ... so expect 15 leagues to be pushing it after a few seasons...

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What are you basing this on Welshace? I've used the above (a mates) and it ran way more than 15 leagues comfortably. I mean how fast is fast, it's the old how long is a piece of string.

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not likely at all..

that processor is about on par with an entry level to low mid level i3 ... so expect 15 leagues to be pushing it after a few seasons...

I'll get it to 20, it's all about the database size really and a clean PC is a quick PC.

But hopefully the add/remove league feature works properly...

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well yeah of course... i'm only speaking of my own personal experience really daz... I mean you can obviously pile on more leagues, but im just basing it on what I feel is a comfortable speed to play at .. which as you say, is subjective...

people might be happy running 30 leagues on an old core 2 duo, but the speed of processing the game would be excrutiatingly slow for me

and obviously it depends on how far you run the game and the rest of your system really

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i run every country and most leagues (I have a v good setup) but it gives me one and a half stars performance. Runs fine for my liking.

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How many players can I run with for up to thirty seasons please?

Windows 7

AMD Athlon II N330 Dual-core processor 2.3GHz

8.00GB RAM (7.00GB usable)

64 bit operating system

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250

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up to 30 seasons?!

not a huge amount without seeing significant slow down id say.... id not want to run more than 80k players on a chip like that but as people point out .. it's all a matter of preference on how much slow down you can handle.

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up to 30 seasons?!

not a huge amount without seeing significant slow down id say.... id not want to run more than 80k players on a chip like that but as people point out .. it's all a matter of preference on how much slow down you can handle.

Thanks for the response. I probably wouldn't have as many as 80k anyway, more like 50k/60k.

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Macbook Pro mid-late 2010 model

2.4 GHZ i5

4 GB DDR3

Hoping I can run all the leagues including lower leagues in England, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Holland, Scotland.

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I'm guessing my answer will be "as much as I want," but here goes:

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Intel Core i7 3770K oc'd to 4400 MHz

nVIDIA GeForce GTX 680

16 GB RAM

SSD storage

Clearly this setup is meant to handle more than the likes of Football Manager, but it's still the game I spend the most hours playing. Anyway, the plan is for a Roy Hodgson-esque career save so... will probly scale back from "everything" a bit just to ensure long-term stability if the thread recommends such.

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you'll run the ones mentioned fine tony... unless you mean ALL the leagues in the game ...

it will be way over the recommended setup for sure , but ive run a similar i5 processor and had a similar game setup running fine

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I'm guessing my answer will be "as much as I want," but here goes:

Intel Core i7 3770K oc'd to 4400 MHz

nVIDIA GeForce GTX 680

16 GB RAM

SSD storage

The plan is for a Roy Hodgson-esque career save so... will probly scale back from "everything" a bit just to ensure long-term stability if the thread recommend such.

clearly you will run whatever you feel you want to on that... systems dont get much better for the casual end user

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Basically just looking for confirmation that given those specs I should ignore star ratings and red-text warnings. I kinda paid attention to them in my FM12 save but I'm thinking that wasn't necessary.

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you'll run the ones mentioned fine tony... unless you mean ALL the leagues in the game ...

it will be way over the recommended setup for sure , but ive run a similar i5 processor and had a similar game setup running fine

Thanks. Sorry I did mean all the leagues from the countries I mentioned England, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Holland, Scotland including lower leagues and maximum database. I dont mind if it is a bit slower, I compensate speed for more in depth gameplay :)

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Basically just looking for confirmation that given those specs I should ignore star ratings and red-text warnings. I kinda paid attention to them in my FM12 save but I'm thinking that wasn't necessary.

as a rule of thumb.. i took what the recommended set up was and added an extra 50-70% more on top lol ... i never payed any attention to them tbh...

it's just a matter of trial and error at the end of the day, because let's face it, we can suggest amounts all day long in here but there are any number of factors stopping people playing with as much as they should do... clogged up systems, faulty hardware on its way out etc

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I have an HP Pavilion with these specs:

Windows 7 home premium, 64-bit

Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 / 2.2 GHz

4 GB memory

Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics

And was able to run 30-plus leagues and a database of over 100,000 players on FM12. The game did slow a bit in later seasons, but since I tend to play slowly anyway, and like a detailed game-world, it was never an issue. I'm going to try running around 25 leagues on FM13 and see how it goes.

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Win7 64bit

Intel Core i3 CPU M330@2.13GHZ(4CPUs)

8GB ram

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430

Never asked how many befeore, so here goes, how many can I run??

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I'm guessing my answer will be "as much as I want," but here goes:

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Intel Core i7 3770K oc'd to 4400 MHz

nVIDIA GeForce GTX 680

16 GB RAM

SSD storage

Clearly this setup is meant to handle more than the likes of Football Manager, but it's still the game I spend the most hours playing. Anyway, the plan is for a Roy Hodgson-esque career save so... will probly scale back from "everything" a bit just to ensure long-term stability if the thread recommends such.

Think I'll be in the same boat as you then:

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Intel Core i7 x990 o/c to 3.47GHz

AMD Radeon HD6950 x2

24 GB RAM

SSD storage

Looking forward to FM13!

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this is just turning into a mine is bigger than yours thread.

Mine seems quite small in comparison and I'm feeling somewhat inadequate as a result.:(

To be fair it is interesting to see what people who understand these numbers and letters (which is all they are to me) think the respective systems can satisfactorily handle.

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As Welshace said, people out there who genuinely want to know as thier system is a little old. Plenty just trying to show off, I mean you know an i7 or AMD 6 core 3.5 will run loads!

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which is exactly why i never post my own specs.... only those ive worked with or built in the past for work or personal reasons :)

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Win7 64bit

Intel Core i3 CPU M330@2.13GHZ(4CPUs)

8GB ram

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430

Never asked how many before, so here goes, how many can I run??

Anyone help?

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