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Quite similar to mine, but with a even stronger processor. The 6700K is of course a "desktop" Core i7 processor. My guess is that it is a Clevo (based) laptop you're looking at. Mine has the "regular" 6700HQ laptop processor, and I play all default leagues (as "playable"), and using a "advanced" database - size at start of the game is approx. 180k players. And I'm satisfied with the resulting speed of the game's progress. And if it is a laptop from the same manufacturer as mine (ie Clevo), it will run FM for hours on end without the slightest hint of stress. It deals with the heat quite superbly, and as long as your game and your saves are on the SSD, you will hardly ever notice the dreaded slowdown as the seasons go by.

With the desktop processor in that laptop, you can expect even better performance than mine, but higher internal temperatures (in the processor particularly), much higher power consumption, and it will probably be a bit more noisy too. As well as considerably higher weight and bigger bulk, of course. Which is exactly why I didn't go for that particular model, but decided on something much smaller, lighter, and slimmer this time around. But I have owned one of Clevo's beasts with a "desktop" processor in it before, and it was just like having a powerful but portable desktop computer. (Mine served me well without problems for 7 years).

And as a bonus, with the GTX 970M you are also able to play every game in existence at 1920x1080 resolution without problems. Most will play with maxed out graphics settings, with a handfull of games you'll need to moderate your settings slightly. A demanding game as The Witcher 3 for example, will play fine with one or two slight moderations from maxed out.

Thanks for the comparison. I actually went ahead and bought this laptop. Was very much an impulse buy, but I've been dealing with a crappy 2008 laptop for far too long and I wanted something high end. It's actually from Digital Storm who from everything I've read seem like a great company. Service is quick and helpful, they have a huge forum with lightning responses and the prices are very competitive.

Didn't even realize that the processor is a desktop model. I could see where that will give off more heat and be a bit louder. From what I've read though the laptop is supposed to have great ventilation and people have said the fan noise isn't too bad. I got it to play more than just FM of course, but that's what I'm really excited about. It will be night and day for me to see the game fly along. I might start with the bulk of leagues loaded and then gradually add all of them and see how it does.

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Thanks for the comparison. I actually went ahead and bought this laptop. Was very much an impulse buy, but I've been dealing with a crappy 2008 laptop for far too long and I wanted something high end. It's actually from Digital Storm who from everything I've read seem like a great company. Service is quick and helpful, they have a huge forum with lightning responses and the prices are very competitive.

Didn't even realize that the processor is a desktop model. I could see where that will give off more heat and be a bit louder. From what I've read though the laptop is supposed to have great ventilation and people have said the fan noise isn't too bad. I got it to play more than just FM of course, but that's what I'm really excited about. It will be night and day for me to see the game fly along. I might start with the bulk of leagues loaded and then gradually add all of them and see how it does.

Ah, yes - if it's from Digital Storm it's very likely a Clevo. Clevo's are only sold this way, via vendors that brand them with their own brand name. It'a probably a Clevo P771DM that you have bought, a successor to my old Clevo.

No, it shouldn't have any problems dealing with the heat, but the processor will get pretty toasty when doing heavy duty work - 90c+ is not uncommon during stress testing. Nothing to worry about though, the cooling system is also heavy duty. But you should take care to get rid of the dust accumulating internally, at regular intervals. When i had my Clevo beast, I opened it and cleaned it out twice a year. Get a program like HWInfo64 to monitor the temps.

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Ah, yes - if it's from Digital Storm it's very likely a Clevo. Clevo's are only sold this way, via vendors that brand them with their own brand name. It'a probably a Clevo P771DM that you have bought, a successor to my old Clevo.

No, it shouldn't have any problems dealing with the heat, but the processor will get pretty toasty when doing heavy duty work - 90c+ is not uncommon during stress testing. Nothing to worry about though, the cooling system is also heavy duty. But you should take care to get rid of the dust accumulating internally, at regular intervals. When i had my Clevo beast, I opened it and cleaned it out twice a year. Get a program like HWInfo64 to monitor the temps.

Thanks again. I plan on regularly cleaning it. Will also get a program like you mentioned to monitor it. I plan on using it for a good 5 yrs. if not longer.

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Would these HP Pavillions be ok for running 5/6 leagues with a large DB? They're on sale for £399 and I'm tempted, if that's a decent offer.

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Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-6200U Processor Dual-core 2.3 GHz / 2.8 GHz with Turbo Boost - 3 MB

Memory (RAM): 8 GB

Storage: 2 TB HDD, 5400 rpm

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Not a chance

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I'm buying a new laptop and want to know if this laptop can run fm 16 smoothly?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00YRY3JDU?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s0

I would like to have 3d graphics and run about 10 leagues?

His original post was at 16-01-2016, 21:15

I responded at 16-01-2016, 21:48

And he edited at Last edited by alfie3201; 17-01-2016 at 10:08.

Yes it will run it.

But what do you want from FM? 3D Graphics, Lots of Leagues, Large Databases... etc.

What do you want a large laptop, powerful, 3d graphics important... weight of laptop important?

Post over here http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/316085-New-Laptop-PC-Help-Needed/page36

I didn't have the information later posted.

That's the exact transaction from the previous thread. He asked will it run Fm16 - and it will run, I quantified my response by asking what they expected, amount of leagues, and graphics etc. And they edited, and then they posted here, like requested.

Perhaps next time get your story straight.

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Hey Guys,

I'm looking a buying a laptop for travelling so my question is anyone playing on a laptop with decent spec but most importantly good battery life...

I'm playing FM14 as the new skins are a mess so the spec shouldn't need to be crazy,

I'm thinking

i5

250gb ssd

15" screen

Let me know of any suggestions...

Many thanks

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What's your budget...?

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What's your budget...?

Well for a 15" laptop, i'd say £500 or under..

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What do you mean, for a 15 inch laptop it's £500, would you have a larger budget for a 17 inch laptop? Or a smaller budget for a 13 inch budget?

I don't understand the correlation between screensize and how much money you have to spend on a laptop...

Going by battery life...

6-7 hours

This will be good for 3d Graphics if that's your thang

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/PS56JE-00C00UEN-Toshiba-Satellite-Pro-A50-C-11C_1833397.html

6-7 hours

Not so good for 3d Graphics

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/PS56AE-00T00XEN-Toshiba-Satellite-Pro-A50-C-136_1833398.html

5-6 hours

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/20DF00CRUK-Lenovo-ThinkPad-Edge-E550_1807408.html

Hope that helps.

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Sorry I'm currently running a 17" laptop so price wise the normally come in more expensive than the 15"

Thanks for you recommendations i'm old school with commentary only and a few replays so 3d isn't a major concern

Thanks again

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Hi, been looking at new laptops on this thread and on hotdeals. The two that caught my eye were:

Lenovo: http://www.johnlewis.com/lenovo-u31-laptop-intel-core-i7-8gb-ram-128gb-13-3-/p2295701?colour=White&s_afcid=af_47868&awc=1203_1452776718_6d526aee0106130202edc4108e344993

HP: http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-pavilion-15-ab254sa-15-6-laptop-white-10137891-pdt.html

With my limited knowledge I also checked out some of the key components on http://www.notebookcheck.net/, the results on there seem to suggest that the HP laptop would perform better and that its graphics performance would be better even though the Lenovo has dedicated graphics card.

Is this correct? If it is, the HP would be a bargain? Cheers

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The HP has no graphics card though. If playing 3d I'd recommend having a graphics card.

Other than that there's not that much of a difference between them.

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I think having separate left and right mouse buttons is quite important, just me?

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Hi Guys,

Looking for advice on a new desktop.

Currently have a laptop, which is pretty powerful and runs FM well, however the area where the charger plugs in heats up excessively, so the battery has fried, and when the charger is knocked the laptop cuts out almost immediately.

This has obviously made it into more of a desktop than a PC. However, me and my partner were thinking of selling both our laptops and buying a desktop.

Would this be a good course of action?

If so, can anyone recommend a good one, would mainly be used for running FM for me, and The Sims 4 for her.

Don't know the budget dependant on what we might receive for selling ours, however I'd guess we may be restricted to around the £400 - £500 mark as we would need to buy it first to transfer any files across.

Cheers in advance

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Will you need the full package? or do you have access to a monitor, OS etc?

And are you comfortable building one yourself or do you want it completely pre built for you?

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Hi chaps,

Moving away from my old desktop at the boss's request I get rid of that PC so we can make our livingroom bonnier

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AMD Phenom 2 840 black edition 3.4ghz

8gb 1300 ram

1tb hdd 7400

ATI radeon 7970 3gb ddr5

I have been playing fm16 on my work laptop as a trial to see if i'd like a laptop and am quite enjoying the comfort of feet up and beer :D

The work laptop spec is

I3 m-330 @2.13ghz

4gb ram

320gb 5400 hdd

no graphics.

it's been a bit of a step doon, and was wondering what the thoughts were on something that would bring me back up to or even with a more modern laptop than me ol desktop surpass my old fm needs. when loading game up I normally just hit recommended and large database, and am happy with the depth of the game. I think it gives brazil, argentina, england, germany and spain all on full with around 38k players. In terms of budget I dont have one but as this is going to be purely an FM thing I would struggle to justify to the wife spending on a high end machine so lets say around 600 with a bit of room.

Thanks in advance for any help offered.

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Will you need the full package? or do you have access to a monitor, OS etc?

And are you comfortable building one yourself or do you want it completely pre built for you?

Ideally full package, but should be able to access a monitor easily enough. Would attempt to build if easy enough, never tried to do it however, but assume it would make it much cheaper?

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Well I'm the end I went with a lenovo u31. Small, light, fast boot up and plays fm like a dream

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I wonder if someone can please recommend a laptop too me with an budget of £300 too £400.

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After getting rid of my macbook air. I have considered getting a new windows 10 laptop which would be good for FM also.

I have seen two which seem good specs for the price. My budget is around £500. Any help would be appreciated.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/156-asus-x555la-laptop-core-i5-5200u-27-ghz-full-hd-1080p-8gb-ram-1tb-hdd-dvdrw-ac-wifi-plus-bt-40-w

Or

http://www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-5559-laptop/pd.aspx?un_jtt_v_MPLP=yes&fl=m&un_jtt_redirect

I heard dell and Asus are both reliable brands. I want one what's going to last.

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Hi, my laptop seems to be on the last stages of its life, would http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/desktop-pcs/desktop-pcs/acer-aspire-xc-705-desktop-pc-10138417-pdt.html be good for running FM providing I got a good graphics card with it as there seems to be no mention of a graphics card on its page?

And on the topic of graphics cards which graphics card for less than £100 would be good for FM as I am not very clued up on them, thanks!

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After getting rid of my macbook air. I have considered getting a new windows 10 laptop which would be good for FM also.

I have seen two which seem good specs for the price. My budget is around £500. Any help would be appreciated.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/156-asus-x555la-laptop-core-i5-5200u-27-ghz-full-hd-1080p-8gb-ram-1tb-hdd-dvdrw-ac-wifi-plus-bt-40-w

Or

http://www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-5559-laptop/pd.aspx?un_jtt_v_MPLP=yes&fl=m&un_jtt_redirect

I heard dell and Asus are both reliable brands. I want one what's going to last.

It always amazes me that people are willing to spend £750 - £1000 on a mac book air, but not on a PC...

However, I feel your pain, computers are expensive, and Macs are greatly overpriced for what's under the hood...

This is a nice piece - decent processor - mid range graphics card -

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/CB-CZ5840-1010SR-Cube-Chameleon-CZ-5840_1811159.html

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Thanks your reply. I have looked at that a lot and I'm not sure about Cube itself. I have read up on them (some good, some bad)

Could you recommend anything for say £550?

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Cube are a good make - although I've never bought one, others on here have and nobody has come back to complain.

You'll always get mixed reviews when looking at different laptop makers.

I read a review for a hotel on a lake before, the reviewer gave them 1 star because when they arrived it was too foggy to see the lake.

People are weird.

This one is 500

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/CB-CZ5840-1010SR-Cube-Chameleon-CZ-5840_1811159.html

and this is 550

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/CB-CZ5840-1010XK-Cube-Chameleon-CZ-5840_1841718.html

They're both the exact same friggin laptop - that's annoying!

Sorry all I see out there are Cube computers.

Maybe if you back up on the comments in this thread and find someone who has gone with a Cube and PM them to get their feedback...

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Cheers Smurf! Definitely considering it now but I've come across this 17 inch MSI. There is just too much to choose from I may pay £600 if I can find the right one. What do you think?

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/173-msi-cx70-2qf-intel-core-i5-4210m-8gb-ram-1tb-hdd-2gb-gt-940m-dvdrw-hdmi-usb-30-ac-wifi-win-10-64

Yeh it's grand.

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Cube are a good make - although I've never bought one, others on here have and nobody has come back to complain.

You'll always get mixed reviews when looking at different laptop makers.

I read a review for a hotel on a lake before, the reviewer gave them 1 star because when they arrived it was too foggy to see the lake.

People are weird.

This one is 500

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/CB-CZ5840-1010SR-Cube-Chameleon-CZ-5840_1811159.html

and this is 550

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/CB-CZ5840-1010XK-Cube-Chameleon-CZ-5840_1841718.html

They're both the exact same friggin laptop - that's annoying!

Sorry all I see out there are Cube computers.

Maybe if you back up on the comments in this thread and find someone who has gone with a Cube and PM them to get their feedback...

Those Cubes looks like they're rebranded Clevo's. They could be MSI's, but they certainly look very much like the previous generation of Clevo's. Which would mean that they are generally on par (build quality wise) with more well known brands that costs the same or a bit more.

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Hi All,

Can anyone tell me if this would do the job?

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-pavilion-15-ab291sa-15-6-laptop-red-10138072-pdt.html

Am generally looking to run 10/12 leagues with medium sized database - not too bothered about the 3D match engine.

Also, on a sort-of related note, can I transfer my current save to the new laptop via Steam or will I need to start again?

Thanks

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Those Cubes looks like they're rebranded Clevo's. They could be MSI's, but they certainly look very much like the previous generation of Clevo's. Which would mean that they are generally on par (build quality wise) with more well known brands that costs the same or a bit more.

It is a rebranded Clevo ... generally speaking the issue isn't build quality.. it's the resellers warranty terms and support after purchase that is the issue with Cube.

For instance, PC specialist is a Clevo reseller, but it's warranty and support terms are generally favourable, and Cube's aren't..

It's just another thing to take into account.

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Hi All,

Can anyone tell me if this would do the job?

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-pavilion-15-ab291sa-15-6-laptop-red-10138072-pdt.html

Am generally looking to run 10/12 leagues with medium sized database - not too bothered about the 3D match engine.

Also, on a sort-of related note, can I transfer my current save to the new laptop via Steam or will I need to start again?

Thanks

You should be ok, but don't expect breakneck speeds, and expect some over heating issues eventually, that cpu isn't the most powerful and is a dual core, but for the price, a decent machine.

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You should be ok, but don't expect breakneck speeds, and expect some over heating issues eventually, that cpu isn't the most powerful and is a dual core, but for the price, a decent machine.

Thanks. Don't need it to be lightning but my old laptop can only really handle half a dozen playable leagues and I'm not really getting the most out of the game.

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Would this pre built laptop from pc specialist be good enough? Has a quad core processor. Read some good reviews about the website and the spec seems good for the price.

http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/computers-for-next-day-delivery/233/

Yes, very capable laptop for the price :thup:

The only thing I'd do is look to swap HDD out for something a bit faster if your budget warrants it, and if not, you could always swap out the graphics card for something less if it's mainly going to be for FM.

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I think I have a problem with the processors that FM read on my PC.

image.png Those are my Specs.

But Fm only gives my computer a Half-Star rating. And also when I go to Game Status Screen says it only runs with two processor. Is there something wrong with my setup? Something I need to change to "unlock" the other processors? Help would be aprecciated.

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I think I have a problem with the processors that FM read on my PC.

image.png Those are my Specs.

But Fm only gives my computer a Half-Star rating. And also when I go to Game Status Screen says it only runs with two processor. Is there something wrong with my setup? Something I need to change to "unlock" the other processors? Help would be aprecciated.

Hi Wenger, the 7400k apu is a dual core processor... the 6 cores comes from the 2c + 4g description where the 2c is the 2 main steamroller cpu cores and the other 4 are radeon based graphics cores.

Your apu is probably on par with an older i3 cpu so half a star is probably about right tbh.

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Hi Wenger, the 7400k apu is a dual core processor... the 6 cores comes from the 2c + 4g description where the 2c is the 2 main steamroller cpu cores and the other 4 are radeon based graphics cores.

Your apu is probably on par with an older i3 cpu so half a star is probably about right tbh.

Thanks WelshAce. I am quite bad with everything having to do with pcs. Sorry if the question was kind of stupid or the answer was glaringly obvious. May I ask another question? If you were to upgrade something to improve the performance of Football Manager what would you recommend upgrading?

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Thanks WelshAce. I am quite bad with everything having to do with pcs. Sorry if the question was kind of stupid or the answer was glaringly obvious. May I ask another question? If you were to upgrade something to improve the performance of Football Manager what would you recommend upgrading?

The processor.

That processor is on par with a processor that's about 10 years old.

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Not a stupid question and certainly not obvious, no worries..

You've got plenty of ram there, so no need to upgrade that necessarily and considering you are running an apu, i'd just upgrade that, I can't recommend anything though as I don't have details of you mobo etc..

But running on the assumption it is Socket FM2+ based , you can upgrade it fairly cheaply compared to intel based upgrades...

For instance, upgrading to a A10-7700K would pretty much double your performance , and they will run you about £80 or so I think these days? I have to be honest, i'm not up on amd as much as intel ..

Pretty sure the best you can get on that socket in apu's is the A10-7850K , which is about £100 or so I think.

You'd be best researching it though with your full system specs.

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If I were you I'd be inclined to bring it to a Computer place and get them to install the new hardware.

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Surface Pro 2 is all I have to play FM on. Here are the specs:

Intel Core i5-4300U CPU @ 1.90GHz 2.50GHz

8GB RAM

How many leagues do you think I can load? I mean I've loaded loads before as a test and it seems OK but not sure about long-term playability.

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Surface Pro 2 is all I have to play FM on. Here are the specs:

Intel Core i5-4300U CPU @ 1.90GHz 2.50GHz

8GB RAM

How many leagues do you think I can load? I mean I've loaded loads before as a test and it seems OK but not sure about long-term playability.

With any computer you can load every single league, every single player, coach etc.

What's loads to you is lots to some, and few to some.

Ideally, it's not spec'd for a Surface Pro 2. Barely comes in min spec.

What do you want from the SPro 2? How many exactly? How many years? 3D graphics? etc.etc.etc.

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