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3 hours ago, Smurf said:

I'm surprised that it's that much slower - not really sure why it's all that slower.

My only guess would be that your original computer didn't get too hot when playing so it could play without being throttled. Whereas your new computer is probably getting hot and causing the processor to go slower to prevent overheating/damage.

Try a laptop cooler.

Might also be a good idea to see if the vents are blocked with dust.

 

£300 is a bit of an ask. Looking through some clearance items for you I can find this http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/acer-aspire-e5-573g-core-i5-4210u-4gb-1tb-geforce-920m-2gb-15.6-inch-window-nx.mvmek.011/version.asp

It's a bit over your price range.

All I can suggest is perhaps saving a bit more and getting something that has longevity rather than a short term solution that requires further investment sooner rather than later.

 

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Thanks for your help, I too was surprised, the old one ran FM so well, but this one is unusably slow and has been since i bought it. Which is more important for the day to day speed, and match speed, ram or processor .  Just wondering so if i can save up a bit more I can see whteher i should be going for an i5 processor or  more ram

 

Also should say FM itself recognizes the new one as significantly worse. drops it to half a star performance with only one countries leagues loaded

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That appears to be sold out.

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Just a thanks to Smurf - bought the MSI on the last page and running FM with full graphics is amazing. Also, because I'm an idiot, I started a game with all leagues and large database and it took as long to set up as a 3 league game did on my last laptop.

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1 hour ago, Malicious Penguin said:

Just a thanks to Smurf - bought the MSI on the last page and running FM with full graphics is amazing. Also, because I'm an idiot, I started a game with all leagues and large database and it took as long to set up as a 3 league game did on my last laptop.

 

30 minutes ago, Malicious Penguin said:

This is the one I got:

 

http://m.ebuyer.com/748760

Hey! You're welcome :)

Yes, that would be slow with all leagues and large database loaded.

Glad it worked out for you too!

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I'm looking at getting a new pc as the the one i have is old. What is a good PC that runs Football Manager well for around £300 ??

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Cel... you'll need to add more detail... 

 

Do you need an OS included in that? do you need a monitor? What other needs to do you have for the pc? where can you buy from?

 

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Looking at a good desktop to play FM on and internet for the family.

Can buy from anywhere and with or without monitor.

I would prefer a OS included yes.

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You'll need to understand then that if you want a monitor, it will add £50+ to the price and an OS will add £70+ usually ... so that makes it quite difficult to find a desktop for your budget off the bat.... but i'll certainly see what's around.

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I'd go with what Welshace posted.

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17 minutes ago, Smurf said:

I'd go with what Welshace posted.

Ok just wanna compare a few.

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Hi Guys, baby on the way and looking at a cheaper option than the macbook air, which I plan on selling.

Ideally something very portable 13" max (as i currently have the smallest macbook air)

Its primary use will be for Football Manager and I would like something that can deal with 3D easily and dealing with many leagues/nations simultaneously, whilst browsing the net and dealing with spreadsheets 

Was thinking of something around £750.00

Would appreciate and be interested in any advice or help

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Hi, was wondering if anyone could recommend a laptop hopefully in the £350 to £400 range I don't use 3D at all and run usually top 3 or 4 divisions from two countries. I know nothing about laptops at all so any advice on whether this is realistic or what would be any good would be appreciated. Thanks 

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I am going to buy an new laptop and probably it'll be the HP Spectre x360 with the following specs:

 

  • Intel Core i5-6200U 2.30 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.08 GHz
  • Intel HD Graphics 520 with shared graphics memory
  • 8 GB RAM 

I don't play any other game than Football Manager. It will be running well? And is going to be a proble in my laptop running FM?

PS. I dont load many leagues and I am playing with 3D Graphics.

 

Thanks in advance :D

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Hi All,

Looking to buy a laptop for about £250 for FM2017 coming out. I know £250 might be a tough ask but any help would be appreciated. Looking at 8GB Ram minimum and don't overly need 3D graphics as I only play on commentary only.  Would look to be running 4 or 5 countries with all leagues on a large dataset.

Thanks for any help

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Hi All,

I'm thinking of buying a new laptop for FM17, the reason I say thinking is because the other half will no doubt have better ideas. 

At the moment I have an Asus G750 with i7 4700hq, 16GB of Kingston HyperX 2133mhz DDR3L ram, 256GB Samsung PRO SSD and 2TB HDD. Now I mainly only use the laptop for FM and the odd game of Total War, yip I know complete overkill but I barely spend my money on anything else so why not.

My plan is to upgrade to the MSI GT72S 6QE(Dominator Pro G), which has the i7 6820hk CPU, 32GB DDR4 ram, 512 SSD and 1TB HDD. 

I know a bit about CPU's etc. but want to know whether or not with this upgrade I'd see any noticeable difference in terms of game speed. I think the 4ghz overclock on the 6820HK is only on 1 core is that best for FM or does it need better speeds on multiple cores? Hopefully that made sense.

Let me know what you guys think.

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Is a core i7-6200U or 6500U powerful enough to run FM16 on best possible performance ?

Or is core i7-6700HQ a better option?

 

 

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HQ is significantly better....

 

The U range are just ultra low powered cpu's designed for notebooks and smaller form pc's etc... as a result, they aren't as powerful

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On 8/22/2016 at 22:22, Connor said:

Hi Guys, baby on the way and looking at a cheaper option than the macbook air, which I plan on selling.

Ideally something very portable 13" max (as i currently have the smallest macbook air)

Its primary use will be for Football Manager and I would like something that can deal with 3D easily and dealing with many leagues/nations simultaneously, whilst browsing the net and dealing with spreadsheets 

Was thinking of something around £750.00

Would appreciate and be interested in any advice or help

 

Hi Connor,

 

The problem with 13" laptops will always be the compromise between price, performance, and build quality...

 

So it really does depend on which you want to compromise on ... it's the old 'pick two and forget the other' thing....

 

Fairly recently, I was using one of these : http://www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-13-5368-2-in-1-laptop/pd?oc=cn53603&model_id=inspiron-13-5368-2-in-1-laptop  and was impressed by it.. it's rare to find a quality i7 cpu in a 13incher that cheap, and the build quality and performance was great... it's a 2 in 1 as well which means portability isn't an issue. It has tons of Ram, a decent 256gb SDD, and the onboard graphics will handle fm fine... in terms of FM performance, it will easily run the 6-8 leagues you want and double that if you want it too...

The cooling is never great on 13" laptops but the dell, I found, was great.

 

Here's an alternative too: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B015OG3MBS/ref=asc_df_B019KZVESM35977779?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=hawk-future-21&linkCode=df0&creative=22206&creativeASIN=B019KZVESM&ascsubtag=hawk-1561786640-21

 

I haven't found much better in the 13" laptops tbh ... consider going up to 14" though and your choices open up a bit.

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Thanks very much for the options and recommendations Welshace

if I did go up to a 14" what's the better options out there? 

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Well generally speaking the actual difference will be a little more room to add a dedicated graphics card etc ... but I was just making the point that having a bit of wiggle room somewhere, whether it's price, size etc can make a world of difference with laptops so it's important to know what you definitely need to 100% have and what you can move on a bit if needed..

 

We can recommend laptops all day, there are dozens out there that would fit your specs..

 

Essentially speaking, it's always best to look yourself too....  Know exactly what you need and go from there.

I always look at the cpu first, especially for fm, it's essential, and then you can work from there with your budget.

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On 24 August 2016 at 17:01, hm86 said:

Hi All,

I'm thinking of buying a new laptop for FM17, the reason I say thinking is because the other half will no doubt have better ideas. 

At the moment I have an Asus G750 with i7 4700hq, 16GB of Kingston HyperX 2133mhz DDR3L ram, 256GB Samsung PRO SSD and 2TB HDD. Now I mainly only use the laptop for FM and the odd game of Total War, yip I know complete overkill but I barely spend my money on anything else so why not.

My plan is to upgrade to the MSI GT72S 6QE(Dominator Pro G), which has the i7 6820hk CPU, 32GB DDR4 ram, 512 SSD and 1TB HDD. 

I know a bit about CPU's etc. but want to know whether or not with this upgrade I'd see any noticeable difference in terms of game speed. I think the 4ghz overclock on the 6820HK is only on 1 core is that best for FM or does it need better speeds on multiple cores? Hopefully that made sense.

Let me know what you guys think.

Anyone able to advise whether or not this would be any better for FM?

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The 6820hk is certainly an upgrade on your current one, but whether or not it will be worth it for fm is subjective really... it's probably about 20% faster in general terms to be honest, but whether that is true for fm is hard to judge.

 

Personally, I wouldn't bother unless money isn't an issue at all for you as frankly your 4700hq is pretty damn fast already.

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So after my pc dying in the past few days (may it rest in peace) i'm in need of a new build. are pcspecialist still the way to go or is there another website i should be looking at? i'm not buying today more doing the research stage at the minute and wondering if they are still the most reliable to start with.

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After a few years away from the game due to personal reasons, i am looking to buy FM17, in order to do so i will need to get a new laptop however.

I want this to be a career game, managing my way up the leagues so am going to need a machine fit for purpose which isn't going to slow down as the seasons add up.

I don't play with the pitch/replays turned on so that should help, but i would like to run a large database and a number of leagues of possible

Definite Leagues

England (National League North & South)

Span (Top division)

Italy ( Top division)

Germany (Top division)

 

Nice to Haves

France (Top Division)

Portugal (Top Division)

Belgium (Top Division)

Holland (Top Division)

 

Any recommendations would be greatly received as i'm not particularly clued up on these matters, ideally i'd like to spend no more than £350 is this possible, or would i need to cut down on the leagues to ensure performance from a cheaper machine?

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Technophobe looking for help re laptop costing £300 - £350

 

 

I usually play the game mostly on commentary so I'm guessing a graphics card isn't that important for me.  I play with 8 European leagues and 3 S American leagues.  I'm guessing again that a good fast processor would be my biggest requirement.  Anyone know of something out there that would be suitable.  Suggestions are welcome.

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On 28 August 2016 at 17:08, Welshace said:

The 6820hk is certainly an upgrade on your current one, but whether or not it will be worth it for fm is subjective really... it's probably about 20% faster in general terms to be honest, but whether that is true for fm is hard to judge.

 

Personally, I wouldn't bother unless money isn't an issue at all for you as frankly your 4700hq is pretty damn fast already.

Thanks Welshace confirmed what I'd thought, probably a better idea to hold out at least another year and hopefully by then another better CPU is available making the differences much more noticible

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Can anyone advise on roughly how many computer performance stars i can expect on the following spec:

  • Intel® Pentium® N3710 processor
  • 8Gb DDR3L-1600 SDRAM
  • 1Tb Hard Drive
  • 15.6 inch HD SVA BrightView WLED-backlit (1366 x 768)
  • Intel® HD Graphics
  • DTS Studio Sound™; Dual speaker
  • 1 HDMI
  • 1 headphone/microphone combo
  • 2 USB 2.0; 1 USB 3.0
  • 1 RJ-45
  • 1 multi-format SD media card reader
  • Ethernet LAN; 802.11b/g/n (1x1) and Bluetooth®
  • 4.0 combo (Miracast compatible)
  • HP TrueVision HD Camera with integrated digital microphone
  • Up to 8 hours estimated battery time

Also will it lead to being able to comfortably watch a 3d match. Been on an old and slow laptop for a few years now stuck with half a star performance and game speed so want to make sure my next laptop purchase is the right one. 

Thanks. 

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That's below the recommended specs. I would not advise you to purchase.

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Hey guys,

I'm looking to buy a new laptop for the new university year and I'm thinking of making the switch from PC to Mac. 

My current laptop is a HP Envy 17" with a 2.2GHz i7 processor and 12GB of RAM. 

The MacBook Pro I'm looking at is the 13" with retina display, 2.9GHz i5 processor and 16GB of RAM. 

All I really do on the laptop is uni work on Microsoft Office, moderate internet browsing and of course plentiful FM playing!

So I'm wondering whether the MacBook I've described would be suitable for FM, and if anyone has any experience with one I'd love to hear about it? Also any advice on how FM plays on 13" as the smallest I've played at is 15" so far.

The alternative options are the 3.1GHz i7 processor and 8GB of RAM, or any combination of the processors/RAM mentioned. I've tried to understand the differences but I've got myself a bit confused now!

Thanks in advance,

Ben

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15 minutes ago, bennyboy599 said:

Hey guys,

I'm looking to buy a new laptop for the new university year and I'm thinking of making the switch from PC to Mac. 

My current laptop is a HP Envy 17" with a 2.2GHz i7 processor and 12GB of RAM. 

The MacBook Pro I'm looking at is the 13" with retina display, 2.9GHz i5 processor and 16GB of RAM. 

All I really do on the laptop is uni work on Microsoft Office, moderate internet browsing and of course plentiful FM playing!

So I'm wondering whether the MacBook I've described would be suitable for FM, and if anyone has any experience with one I'd love to hear about it? Also any advice on how FM plays on 13" as the smallest I've played at is 15" so far.

The alternative options are the 3.1GHz i7 processor and 8GB of RAM, or any combination of the processors/RAM mentioned. I've tried to understand the differences but I've got myself a bit confused now!

Thanks in advance,

Ben

I play on a 13" early 2013 Retina Display Macbook Pro, 2.6ghz and 8gb RAM. Plays FM fine, i've got a pretty big database loaded and it's pretty quick. Only thing it does do is just pretty hot, so i installed a program where i can alter the fan speed and i just ramp it up for FM. 

Doesn't look too bad on the 13" screen. I can't say whether the writing is small or not because i'm so used to it now. Never ever had an issue with it even when i first started using it for FM though.

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I've drifted away from FM over the last few years due to a young family and work but looking to get back playing. 

I'm looking for recommendations for a laptop for around £400, I'm not fussed about 3D or anything like that I used to play commentary and key highlights previously. Doubt I'll be playing any other games just a bit of XLS/word and the kids playing some online games. 

Any my advice or recommendations would be much appreciated.

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From a pure FM perspective, out the following desktop CPUs what would be best bang for buck for a fast game with ~30 leagues running. 

i5-6600K

i7-6700K

i7-6800K

 

 

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5 hours ago, PleasedToMichu said:

I play on a 13" early 2013 Retina Display Macbook Pro, 2.6ghz and 8gb RAM. Plays FM fine, i've got a pretty big database loaded and it's pretty quick. Only thing it does do is just pretty hot, so i installed a program where i can alter the fan speed and i just ramp it up for FM. 

Doesn't look too bad on the 13" screen. I can't say whether the writing is small or not because i'm so used to it now. Never ever had an issue with it even when i first started using it for FM though.

Thanks for the advice, what's the name of the fan speed program please?

What resolution do you play FM in on the 13" please? Wondering if it fully takes advantages of the retina display

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11 hours ago, Powermonger said:

From a pure FM perspective, out the following desktop CPUs what would be best bang for buck for a fast game with ~30 leagues running. 

i5-6600K

i7-6700K

i7-6800K

 

 

I'd go with the 6700k

 

http://ark.intel.com/compare/94189,88195,88191

 

 

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23 hours ago, LeJudge said:

I've drifted away from FM over the last few years due to a young family and work but looking to get back playing. 

I'm looking for recommendations for a laptop for around £400, I'm not fussed about 3D or anything like that I used to play commentary and key highlights previously. Doubt I'll be playing any other games just a bit of XLS/word and the kids playing some online games. 

Any my advice or recommendations would be much appreciated.

Any suggestions?

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Are these any good? Play 2d usually but want a lot of leagues loaded on large DB.

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