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Upgrade processor


tazpafc

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Hi guys,

So i was thinking about buying a new laptop but have decided to upgrade my current pc instead. The thing is im not very switched on with pc,s so thought id post here so you guys can help me, basicaly i know what ram i need and whats the max i can have but im having trouble trying to figure out what processor to buy so im gonna try putting as much info about my specs here as i can to help you help me lol, not worried about graphics as i dont play any high end games, all i play is football manager so here we go,

Acer Aspire X3960

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)

3.10 gigahertz Intel Core i3-2100

Multi-core (2 total)

4042 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Board: Acer Aspire X3960

Bus Clock: 100 megahertz

BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. P01-A4 03/08/2011 (this is what it said under main circuit board)

and just incase you wanted to know the graphics Intel(R) HD Graphics Family [Display adapter]

So iv tried finding out the mother board and its come up with whats here and intel H67 so hope you guys can h

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KRONOS the First

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Then if you want a decent CPU I would go for either the i5 2500K (around £160) or i7 3570K (around £170). I would put the rest towards a better graphics card perhaps a HD 6670 (around £60) or a HD 6770 (around £75.

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woodchip

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motherboard may not suport it

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woodchip

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support

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Woolwell

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As far as I am aware Football manager reports on your overall computer performance and not processor performance. One of the snags with a large database is your hard drive speed. I note from Chronus' link that it is only 5400 and the speed of retrieve and write of data is going to be a limitation. I think that this plus RAM is more important than processor.

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Woolwell

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ps when you run FM 2012 then it should show processor load.

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woodchip

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And I will go with Bigger and Faster Hard Drive 7200 RPM speed at least

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tazpafc

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Thanks Chronus again So Woodchip you reckon it could be just a case of the hardrive needs upgrading? iv bought some more ram yesterday so im gonna have 12gb of ram and really all i do use the pc for is browsing, listening to music but main thing is footie manager so do i need a better graphics card or no?

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tazpafc

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Ps how do i get my windows 7 onto the new hard drive as my pc already had it installed?

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woodchip

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Yes I think will see a difference if you get a bigger drive and at least 7200 RPM. don't think you will see no difference with the memory

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woodchip

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Yes I think will see a difference if you get a bigger drive and at least 7200 RPM. don't think you will see no difference with the memory

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