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58 minutes ago, Smurf said:

Just bump it up to 16gb when buying - not sure where you're buying from but that is all you need to do.

In regards to cooling pads - I've bought 3 in my lifetime - the first one I bought was about £10 and it's the one I use all the time now.

At some point I needed another cooling pad as I had 2 laptops - so bought a fancier one for about £50 - and it was terrible. Then I bought another one for about the same again - it was terrible. 

Long story short, dumped the old laptop, moved the £10 cooling pad to the new laptop and still use it to this day.

Moral of the story is - you don't have to spend loads of money on it. 

I can't find the one I have right now but if I do find it I will let you know.

 

Thanks @Smurf I already ordered the laptop now as I didn't see the option for 16gb RAM, I bought it from box.co.uk, I did ask them on Live Chat what DDR4 RAM I needed but they said they couldn't answer that and I would have to speak to Medion.

This is the laptop I bought Smurf https://www.box.co.uk/30026124-Medion-Erazer-P6705_2614018.html 

Are you able to tell me what RAM I need to buy, can you post a link please so I can order it, I know how to put the RAM in but failing that my mate is a computer technician and he would do it for me.

Also going back to cooling pads, I saw this one that looks decent, what do you think ?

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/computer-accessories/laptop-and-monitor-stands/allsop-06484-laptop-cooling-stand-01064385-pdt.html?intcmpid=display~RR

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49 minutes ago, Ronaldo Beckham said:

Thanks @Smurf I already ordered the laptop now as I didn't see the option for 16gb RAM, I bought it from box.co.uk, I did ask them on Live Chat what DDR4 RAM I needed but they said they couldn't answer that and I would have to speak to Medion.

This is the laptop I bought Smurf https://www.box.co.uk/30026124-Medion-Erazer-P6705_2614018.html 

Are you able to tell me what RAM I need to buy, can you post a link please so I can order it, I know how to put the RAM in but failing that my mate is a computer technician and he would do it for me.

Also going back to cooling pads, I saw this one that looks decent, what do you think ?

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/computer-accessories/laptop-and-monitor-stands/allsop-06484-laptop-cooling-stand-01064385-pdt.html?intcmpid=display~RR

https://www.mrmemory.co.uk/memory-ram-upgrades/medion/notebook/erazer-p6705#!ddr4-pc4-19200-2400mhz-260-pin-sodimm

The medion looks like it has it's fan on the right hand side - so I'd be going for a cooler with a fan specifically in this location - that's where I fell down before, I had 3 fans in the centre and the fan was at the back of the computer.

If there's a fan on the right hand side it should be good to go.

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I use havit cooling pads, they are decent quality... from amazon usually, as they are cheap.

 

~This one with the medion actually https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00NNMB3KS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

 

And smurf has covered everything about Ram.. i get mine straight from Crucial, but only because I have a returning business discount deal with them.. as long as you get the right spec'd ram, you're good to go ( smurf has linked the correct one above )

 

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3 minutes ago, Welshace said:

I use havit cooling pads, they are decent quality... from amazon usually, as they are cheap.

 

~This one with the medion actually https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00NNMB3KS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

 

And smurf has covered everything about Ram.. i get mine straight from Crucial, but only because I have a returning business discount deal with them.. as long as you get the right spec'd ram, you're good to go ( smurf has linked the correct one above )

 

Yeh you can get the RAM anywhere, Crucial, Kingston etc. 

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2 hours ago, Smurf said:

https://www.mrmemory.co.uk/memory-ram-upgrades/medion/notebook/erazer-p6705#!ddr4-pc4-19200-2400mhz-260-pin-sodimm

The medion looks like it has it's fan on the right hand side - so I'd be going for a cooler with a fan specifically in this location - that's where I fell down before, I had 3 fans in the centre and the fan was at the back of the computer.

If there's a fan on the right hand side it should be good to go.

Ok cool cheers for the help there @Smurf

1 hour ago, Welshace said:

I use havit cooling pads, they are decent quality... from amazon usually, as they are cheap.

 

~This one with the medion actually https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00NNMB3KS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

 

And smurf has covered everything about Ram.. i get mine straight from Crucial, but only because I have a returning business discount deal with them.. as long as you get the right spec'd ram, you're good to go ( smurf has linked the correct one above )

 

Thank you for the recommendation @Welshace

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On 04/12/2019 at 13:09, Welshace said:

 

There's no denying the 1650 is better than the 1050 and the 1050 ti that comes in the laptop I linked.... but you do get a significantly better cpu in mine  for the same price so its a matter of what you want really...  for FM the one i linked will be better no doubt, but it depends if you're happy going with medion over an acer or asus I guess...

 

The one i use is currently running  a 180k player database with 14 leagues on full detail and maybe half a dozen more on view only.. i'm in my 3rd season and havent experienced any slow down at all, graphics wise i run fm on full detail 3d with no stuttering or issues at all..

 

Thanks for the advice. I'll likely go with the Medion but I've got a couple of weeks before I'll be buying so may keep my eye out for any sales or incase I might be able to up my budget a little (fingers crossed for a decent christmas bonus)

Saying that though this one did catch my eye

https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/hp-15-dp0003na-core-i7-8750h-8gb-1tb-hdd-128gb-ssd-geforce-gtx-1060-windo-5mn30ea/version.asp

I did the benchmarks on it and it came out at 94% where the others were around 75-80%. Same i7 processor so I'm assuming the 1060 is better than both the 1050Ti and 1650 graphics cards. Doesn't look as pretty as the newer HP Pavilion 15s though

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1 hour ago, tbh said:

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/acer-aspire-5-a515-43-15-6-amd-ryzen-3-laptop-256-gb-ssd-silver-10198867-pdt.html - would this suffice? Not interested in 3D matches, only one or two countries loaded with a large database?

I wouldn't ---- and-----v

On 04/12/2019 at 11:04, roykela said:

A small amount of leagues and a lot of players can indeed make it unbalanced.
It will certainly be harder to sell players. As the clubs have a much bigger pool of players to bring in.
So a balance between leagues and amount of players is highly recommendable.
What a good balance is i wouldn't know, unfortunately.

On 05/12/2019 at 02:27, Gee_Simpson said:

Thanks. It would be good if someone from SI could clear this up. 

On 05/12/2019 at 10:33, Smurf said:

I'm not from SI - but it's true and I remember having this discussion before with a member from SI.

Think about it:

5 leagues and massive database - you'd have players in limbo because squads are full and they don't sign anyone - so there would a lot more free transfers out there.

Bit of a waste of a massive database if you only need 5000 players to play 5 leauges (5*20teams = 100 *50 players = 5000 players) if you have a database of 50,000 players, where do the other 45,000 players go?

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1 hour ago, Smurf said:

It's mid range - decent, not brilliant and not crap.

Should be fine.

 

Cheers. Would you have any recommendations for anything better at a similar price point? (+£50) It hasn't actually been shipped yet so I could still cancel it for a full refund and go for something else.

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48 minutes ago, Tilling said:

 

Cheers. Would you have any recommendations for anything better at a similar price point? (+£50) It hasn't actually been shipped yet so I could still cancel it for a full refund and go for something else.

£700

https://www.box.co.uk/Acer-Nitro-5_2557789.html

https://www.box.co.uk/Lenovo-Ideapad-Gaming-L340-15IRH_2834990.html

£650

https://www.box.co.uk/HP-Pavilion-15-cx0999na_2485084.html

£600

https://www.box.co.uk/Medion-Erazer-P6605_2496888.html

 

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On 07/12/2019 at 10:25, Smurf said:

Is there any particular reason you think the £600 one is better than the one that I linked? I can't see any massive discernible difference, same with the the 650 one. The 700 quid ones do look better but I don't think I can put the money together sadly

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4 hours ago, Tilling said:

Is there any particular reason you think the £600 one is better than the one that I linked? I can't see any massive discernible difference, same with the the 650 one. The 700 quid ones do look better but I don't think I can put the money together sadly

Better processor mostly - small upgrade in the graphics card.

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Hey guys, i dont know much about laptops and computers but i just got a intel core i7-4600m cpu @ 2.90ghz 8gb ram. I want to run all top leagues on a large database. On my laptop when i load them up it gives me a 5 star performance rating with a 3 star performance game speed (threshold changes from 3.5 star to 3 around 47,000 players) . I want to run around 70,000 players but i dont want my laptop to slow down after 2 seasons. i haven't started on this laptop but i know how it was on my other one. What would you guys suggest i get so i can run my preferred load out. I dont care about graphics i dont run 3d. Thank you.

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Is the MX 250 graphics card sufficient to play 3D? I would think so, I have some kind of integrated intel graphics now (4000 or something) and it runs, although very poorly. Will the MX 250 be noticeably better?

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5 hours ago, Footix said:

Is the MX 250 graphics card sufficient to play 3D? I would think so, I have some kind of integrated intel graphics now (4000 or something) and it runs, although very poorly. Will the MX 250 be noticeably better?

Yes, should be fine.

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1 hour ago, Themaster999 said:

Guys,

I've won a £500 gift voucher for Currys PC World, looking to get myself a laptop for up to this amount to run FM20 , Any advise ? :) 

Congrats - pretty sweet!

Any chance you can put another £100 to it? https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/acer-nitro-5-an515-54-intel-core-i5-gtx-1050-gaming-laptop-512-gb-ssd-10199732-pdt.htmlhttps://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/acer-nitro-5-an515-54-intel-core-i5-gtx-1050-gaming-laptop-512-gb-ssd-10199732-pdt.html

 

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2 minutes ago, Smurf said:

Thanks mate

 

Its out of stock, don't know if I want to push my luck with the Mrs about adding more cash to it.

 

Just wanted a cheapish laptop to play the game when I'm away with work. I've had a look at PC World/Currys website what about this ? Not really up on laptops so any advice would be fantastic :)  

 

 

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/dell-inspiron-15-3000-15-6-amd-ryzen-5-laptop-256-gb-ssd-silver-10190038-pdt.html

 

 

 

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33 minutes ago, Themaster999 said:

Thanks mate

Its out of stock, don't know if I want to push my luck with the Mrs about adding more cash to it.

Just wanted a cheapish laptop to play the game when I'm away with work. I've had a look at PC World/Currys website what about this ? Not really up on laptops so any advice would be fantastic :)  

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/dell-inspiron-15-3000-15-6-amd-ryzen-5-laptop-256-gb-ssd-silver-10190038-pdt.html

Sometimes the websites say they're out of stock - but they have them in store - I found that with them - and what they say is in stock is out of stock in store. I had to go to about 5 different stores one day to find the laptop I had found online.

Anyway - did a bit of reasearch based on £500 and found this

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-ideapad-s340-14-amd-ryzen-7-laptop-512-gb-ssd-grey-10193468-pdt.html

As you can see the one I've linked to has a higher ranked processor - which is key for FM. 

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9 minutes ago, Smurf said:

Sometimes the websites say they're out of stock - but they have them in store - I found that with them - and what they say is in stock is out of stock in store. I had to go to about 5 different stores one day to find the laptop I had found online.

Anyway - did a bit of reasearch based on £500 and found this

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-ideapad-s340-14-amd-ryzen-7-laptop-512-gb-ssd-grey-10193468-pdt.html

As you can see the one I've linked to has a higher ranked processor - which is key for FM. 

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Cheers :) 

 

Just bought it :) 

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On 08/12/2019 at 17:30, Smurf said:

Better processor mostly - small upgrade in the graphics card.

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Hey mate, thanks again for this. Defo should have read the opening post in more detail, this has been a really useful tool. I haven't been able to find anything better than what you've suggested (although this one from Currys that you shared on this page seems a contender). I was a little worried about going from a 256gb SSD to a 128gb SSD but this doesn't seem to be too much of an issue given the better processor. I'm more worried about buying from box.co.uk as Scan have got so many more positive reviews, but I think I'm gonna try and make a decision within the next two days. I need to stop umm'ing and aah'ing! Thanks again! 

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Dont worry about stuff like that. I read a review for a hotel before and the guest gave a 1 star rating because he didnt see the lake from his room...he arrived at midnight during heavy fog.

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12 hours ago, Bruno Tadeu said:

Guys,

I like to load 12~13 leagues maximum, large database, i think its a 50~60k database and i really need to sell my desktop and buy laptop. 

A laptop with i5-9300h and 8gb ram, GTX 1050, 128 gb SSD, i can reach my goal and load 13 leagues? 

 

Thx mates!

That should work no problem, but before you jump into anything what specs are the desktop you currently have?  It may be that your desktop is fine.

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8 minutes ago, moonyboy99 said:

Hey,

looking for a new laptop, my budget is around £1k (ideally less!).

i like to load 10-15 leagues and have a decent run speed.

ideally the Laptop will be small and light with a decent battery. Any recommendations 

First narrow down your search to laptops which have i7 processor and 16gb RAM. After that narrow down by battery life and SSD Size.

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my laptop is

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series (7559-1188) Laptop - Windows 10, Intel i7-6700HQ, 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5 i could run fm2019 with all leagues and every player from all continents with no issues but with fm20 even just running the top 5 leagues gives me a 0.5 star rating and after processing a day it takes 15-20 seconds AFTER processing before i can press continue or any other tab help?

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3 hours ago, Bruno Tadeu said:

My desktop has a i3-4170, no gpu (NVidia integrated from CPU) and 8gb ram.

In that case I'd agree an update is probably a wise idea for the sort of game you're looking to run!

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48 minutes ago, gaz33uk said:

my laptop is

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series (7559-1188) Laptop - Windows 10, Intel i7-6700HQ, 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5 i could run fm2019 with all leagues and every player from all continents with no issues but with fm20 even just running the top 5 leagues gives me a 0.5 star rating and after processing a day it takes 15-20 seconds AFTER processing before i can press continue or any other tab help?

That should be more than capable of running 5 nations.  I wouldn't pay too much attention to the star ratings as these can be a bit wonky, but if you are actually having issues with speed of processing, maybe do some malware scans or diagnostic checks to ensure your machine is not being slowed down by malware or hardware issues.

That said, it does only have 4GB RAM which isn't really ideal.

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Hey guys

Question from down under

Looking to buy a new laptop and want to play fm20 on it. Can't go to high end. FM would be the only process hungry thing i would run on it. Rest would be streaming, browsing,etc

I think I can get the below specs in my price range

Intel i5 8th gen or higher or Ryzen 5 2nd gen at least 2ghz.

8gb ram

SSD

I found the below which fit into my range during a quick look. I'd usually want to run the top leagues in england and A-League. Maybe asia if it allowed. But focus would be europe.

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/acer-aspire-5-a515-54-582s-15-6-hd-laptop-128gb

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/hp-15-du1016tu-15-6-laptop-256gbi5

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/hp-14s-dk0094au-14-hd-laptop-512gb

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/dell-inspiron-15-3000-15-6-laptop-ryzen5

Im fairly unsure around processor speeds especially when it come to base and turbo boost

 

Cheers

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11 hours ago, NickG2100 said:

Hey guys

Question from down under

Looking to buy a new laptop and want to play fm20 on it. Can't go to high end. FM would be the only process hungry thing i would run on it. Rest would be streaming, browsing,etc

I think I can get the below specs in my price range

Intel i5 8th gen or higher or Ryzen 5 2nd gen at least 2ghz.

8gb ram

SSD

I found the below which fit into my range during a quick look. I'd usually want to run the top leagues in england and A-League. Maybe asia if it allowed. But focus would be europe.

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/acer-aspire-5-a515-54-582s-15-6-hd-laptop-128gb

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/hp-15-du1016tu-15-6-laptop-256gbi5

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/hp-14s-dk0094au-14-hd-laptop-512gb

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/dell-inspiron-15-3000-15-6-laptop-ryzen5

Im fairly unsure around processor speeds especially when it come to base and turbo boost

 

Cheers

Based on your price range in this ORDER of BETTER processor

This is coming in the best based on your budget: https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/lenovo-ideapad-s340-15-6-full-hd-laptop-256gb

2nd best and so on.
https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/hp-15-du1016tu-15-6-laptop-256gbi5

All the same processor: Screen sizes vary here - and SSD hard drive sizes - touchscreens etc.
https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/dell-inspiron-14-5000-14-2-in-1-touchscreen-laptop-2nd-gen-ryzen-6
https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/hp-14s-dk0094au-14-hd-laptop-512gb
https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/dell-inspiron-15-3000-15-6-laptop-ryzen5
https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/dell-iinspiron-14-5000-14-2-in-1-laptop-ryzen5
 

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/dell-inspiron-15-3000-15-6-laptop-ryzen5
 

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/acer-swift-3-sf314-41-r2gu-14-full-hd-laptop
 

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/lenovo-ideapad-s145-15-6-full-hd-laptop-512gb
https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/dell-inspiron-15-3000-15-6-full-hd-laptop-256gba9

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54 minutes ago, x Joshhy said:

Hi all, 

got a relatively low budget so wondering if this laptop is any good? 

Dont really play many other games apart from fm 

https://www.laptopoutlet.co.uk/lenovo-v145-15ast-81mt0015uk-15-6-full-hd-laptop-amd-a9-9425-8gb-ram-256gb-ssd-amd-radeon-530-2gb-dedicated-graphics-dvdrw-windows-24.html?___SID=U

Not the best processor at all - but will work.

Any chance you could save a bit more and you could really get something a lot better?

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35 minutes ago, x Joshhy said:

Cheers for the reply. 

Ideally i want to keep it below 400 because I don’t use it for much else. 

Do you have any recommendations?

Get more money.

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1 hour ago, x Joshhy said:

Got more important things to spend money on than a game, cheers tho

As I alluded to, the computer you have picked out is probably the best you're going to get for that money.

If you want a better computer for a better FM experience it is going to cost more money.

 

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