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http://www.footballmanager.com/manual/fm2016/introduction/system-requirements

The System Requirements necessary to run Football Manager™ 2016 are as follows:

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[TD] Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10

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[TD] Intel Pentium 4

Intel Core

AMD Athlon

2.2GHz+

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[TD] NVidia GeForce FX 5900 Ultra

ATI Radeon 9800 Pro

Intel GMA X3100

256MB VRAM

Direct X 9.0c compliant

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[TD] 2GB RAM

3GB HDD

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[TD] Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11

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[TD] Intel Core

1.8GHz+

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[TD] NVidia GeForce 7300 GT

ATI Radeon X1600 Pro

Intel GMA X3100

256MB VRAM

OpenGL 2.0 compliant

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[TD] 2GB RAM

3GB HDD

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[TD] Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Linux

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[TD] Intel Pentium 4

Intel Core

AMD Athlon

1.8GHz+

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AMD Radeon HD 2400 Pro

Intel HD 3000/4000

256MB VRAM

OpenGL 2.0 compliant

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[TD] 2GB RAM

3GB HDD

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Hi. I need an upgrade to my configuration (old Athlon x3, 8gb ram). My FM experience consists of 20+ nations, 50+ leagues, 120k players loaded when starting a long term save. Since FM doesn't benefit from adding any more RAM sticks, I guess I should replace my MB and CPU. My question is, which Intel CPU would be enough to run a setup like this without problems for a few seasons, 5-6, until I start removing leagues? Not looking for a strongest i7, though, as it is to expensive. :D

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Enough for my regular setup to run smoothly? That would be great, i5-6600+MB should be around 300 EUR, which is great. Thanks mate.

Another question - does having a SSD impact FM in any way except loading and saving?

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Hi besty... impossible to say... you don't list what A10 the processor is.. there are a few.

Also it's always a question on how well it with run the game for the money you are paying for it.. and if there are better options..

Details are needed either way.

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Hi besty... impossible to say... you don't list what A10 the processor is.. there are a few.

Also it's always a question on how well it with run the game for the money you are paying for it.. and if there are better options..

Details are needed either way.

sorry mate, no idea about computers lol. Im at work just now but heres the links.

http://www.littlewoods.com/lenovo-ideapad-500-amd-a10-processor-8gb-ram-1tb-hybrid-hard-drive-156-inch-laptop-with-2gb-radeon-r5-m330-graphics-and-optional-microsoft-office-365-white/1600056142.prd thats the Amd.

http://www.littlewoods.com/lenovo-ideapad-500-intelreg-coretrade-i5-processor-8gb-ram-1tb-hard-drive-156-inch-laptop-with-2gb-amd-radeon-r7-graphics-and-optional-microsoft-office-365-white/1600056150.prd I5 One.

Hope this help.

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Hi, one final question about laptops.

Is it worth spending an extra 50 quid on i5 processor over an i3?

Laptops are otherwise identical, SSDs, 6GB Ram, HD graphics 520 2.3-2.8 GHZ.

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Hi, one final question about laptops.

Is it worth spending an extra 50 quid on i5 processor over an i3?

Laptops are otherwise identical, SSDs, 6GB Ram, HD graphics 520 2.3-2.8 GHZ.

Not necessarily. A good i3 might be better than an average i5. Needs more information.

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Not necessarily. A good i3 might be better than an average i5. Needs more information.

Both described as latest 6th generation.

I5 is i5-6200u with graphics stated above

I3 is i3-6100u with graphics as above

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Both described as latest 6th generation.

I5 is i5-6200u with graphics stated above

I3 is i3-6100u with graphics as above

I5 is marginally better. Same clock speed, benchmark has the i5 at 3916 and the i3 at 3523. Not a huge difference, but there is one. Probably worth the extra 50.

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I went for the i5 one lol. Hopefully that was the better choice lol. I only want about 5-7 leagues medium base. What you guys think?

Genuinely no way to tell!

Littlewoods are truly awful and I can't see any details on what i5 it is at all.. there are dozens of i5's of many generations... so it could range from really low spec, barely capable of running your 5-7 leagues to top of the range which could run almost anything...

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Why are people buying from Littlewoods and the like?!

That laptop Clarkie is here directly from Dell....

http://www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-5559-laptop/pd?oc=cn55907&model_id=inspiron-15-5559-laptop

At over £200 cheaper

But to answer your question.. it would run the game fine.... there`s not a lot more we can say as performing fine for me, might be completely different to performing fine in your eyes...

I've got nothing to go for in terms of how big a database you want to run, how quickly etc.

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If it's a 6200, you'll be fine, it will run the game just fine for a few leagues etc.

Sound mate cheers for the help. Every Lenovo 500 I've seen on other sites with the i5 come with that processor from what I've seen. What's a few leagues to you btw? Recent years I've managed two at a push lmao. So 5 or so with no lagging processing would be amazing to me, probably ***** to most lol. Like you say everyone's preference differs.

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Thanks Welsace but as Besty said, the cash up front price is too much for me, can handle the installments much better. Reckon it could handle 8 countries with 3 leagues in each country well? Probably getting a season out of the way with 4 hours of solid gameplay?

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Generic laptop recommendation request...

I'd like to pay monthly, and think £750 usually comes to around £20ish pm?

It'd be primarily for FM/streaming media files to my TV, but also would love it to have an Nvidia card to stream better to my Nvidia Shield - and I'm sick of the noise the fans on my Dell Inspiron N5110 make when I load up FM!

That being said, I'd be happy to play other games on it - I've just never been able to!

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NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 940M - 2.0GB DDR3 Video RAM - DirectX® 12[/TD]

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240GB KINGSTON V300 2.5" SSD, SATA 6 Gb (450MB/R, 450MB/W)[/TD]

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That one above comes to £624 ... but you can obviously upgrade and swap around components as you see fit on pcspecialist... I suggest you take a look on there... it's great.

https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/cosmosIV-15/

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Hi Guys, been searching for a laptop for around £850 and found this. Can anyone see a reason not to get it, or know of anything better for around the same price? Ideally I want to run at least 30 leagues and have a long career save.

http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/pc-specialist-optimus-ii-gt15-960-xs-core-i7-6700hq-12gb-1tb-hdd-15.6-win-pcs-l861547/version.asp

Many thanks :)

Steve

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Hi Guys, been searching for a laptop for around £850 and found this. Can anyone see a reason not to get it, or know of anything better for around the same price? Ideally I want to run at least 30 leagues and have a long career save.

http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/pc-specialist-optimus-ii-gt15-960-xs-core-i7-6700hq-12gb-1tb-hdd-15.6-win-pcs-l861547/version.asp

Many thanks :)

Steve

That's a laptop from PCSpecialist.co.uk, so I would check the price of a similar spec'd machine on their site, before buying.

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That's a laptop from PCSpecialist.co.uk, so I would check the price of a similar spec'd machine on their site, before buying.

I configured the same laptop with the specs from the original link and it came out £50 quid more on PC Specialists site. Seems like a bargain (relatively speaking).

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I'm not computer illiterate but my knowledge of processors stopped being up to date when the Pentium replaced the dear old 486 I used to play CM2 on...

Is an Intel Core i3-5157U processor and Intel Iris Graphics Card sufficient to handle FM16? (the machine has 8GB RAM which I know is more than enough on the ram front...)

What about an AMD A10-8700P APU with an AMD Radeon R6 graphics card (again, with 8GB RAM which doesn't worry me).

Any advice much appreciated. I know the minimum specs recommend an Intel 4 or AMD Athlon 2.2, 2.2 ghz cpu and various graphics cards but have no idea how these compare to the above.

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Intel® Core™ i5 Quad Core Processor 6300HQ (2.3GHz, 3.2GHz Turbo)[/TD]

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NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 940M - 2.0GB DDR3 Video RAM - DirectX® 12[/TD]

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240GB KINGSTON V300 2.5" SSD, SATA 6 Gb (450MB/R, 450MB/W)[/TD]

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That one above comes to £624 ... but you can obviously upgrade and swap around components as you see fit on pcspecialist... I suggest you take a look on there... it's great.

https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/cosmosIV-15/

Epic, thanks buddy!

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That one above comes to £624 ... but you can obviously upgrade and swap around components as you see fit on pcspecialist... I suggest you take a look on there... it's great.

https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/cosmosIV-15/

Hi Welshace

I am looking at the laptop spec you have provided. Will this one enable me to load a fair few leagues etc OK? Sorry but am a total novice at all this and am prepared to purchase this one today if given the OK.

Thanks

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Yeah, you'll be able to load pretty much anything you throw at it.. obviously that's a matter of perspective though, it's all about how fast you like to play and how fast you like the game to process...

But it's a great spec computer... and will play FM great.

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would this be able to run fm16? im only really looking to have england playable and the rest of the major leagues as viewable and i don't plan on using the 3D viewer. thanks a millon

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0176NTDB0/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=1AMT4K5XRAHIT&coliid=I3TOU8YCPTLCRN

Yes would run fm fine for that, but for the price of that refurb, you could get a newer spec brand new laptop...

Like this maybe:

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/80EW02DGUK-Lenovo-B50-80_1906726.html

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What are your opinions on the following laptops? I'll be interested to hear what one people think is the best.

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/7559-8045-Dell-Inspiron-15-7000-(7559)_1856981.html

https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/cosmosIV-15/

I mainly will be using it for playing FM 16 and a few other games. I want to try and get the best processor and graphics card I can within my budget.

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would that run it better then i take it?

There isn't a huge difference between the two in terms of pure processing, but the one you linked is a few generations old now and newer tech will always be more efficient. The on board graphics are also vastly better, which helps... All in all, i'd always go for a newer gen laptop.

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What are your opinions on the following laptops? I'll be interested to hear what one people think is the best.

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/7559-8045-Dell-Inspiron-15-7000-(7559)_1856981.html

https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/cosmosIV-15/

I mainly will be using it for playing FM 16 and a few other games. I want to try and get the best processor and graphics card I can within my budget.

Depends on your budget....

You can customise the Cosmos to your needs, which is always great, but if you try and match the Dells specs, you'll find it will likely be more expensive...

So it really depends on what you want to spend and what you need.

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Depends on your budget....

You can customise the Cosmos to your needs, which is always great, but if you try and match the Dells specs, you'll find it will likely be more expensive...

So it really depends on what you want to spend and what you need.

Welsh ace I have made a few adjustments on the Cosmos, I have the same processor a weaker graphics card but an SSD. This comes to £669. I think for my needs I can have weaker graphics card and gain an SSD as a NVIDIA Geforce GT 940m 2.0gb will be fine for FM 16 3D and the games I play aren't really graphics intensive.

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The graphics accelerator is fine on it... the processor itself isn't super strong though, you'll only be able to play a few leagues at most I would imagine.. it's the equivalent of say an older gen i3 ...

That said... for the price, it's a wonderful little machine for everyday tasks etc.

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