Upgrading processor

#1 Posted by tazpafc (5 posts) -

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 help,

#2 Posted by TheHBK (5563 posts) -

Why would you want to upgrade the processor if you only play football manager? That Core i3 2100 is a sandy bridge processor though only 2 core, if you have it at 3.1 Ghz, you are ok. The easiest way to get an improvement in performance is to get a graphics card but you don't care about that so looks to me like you are fine here. No need to upgrade anything with what you want out of it.

#3 Posted by Ravenlight (8011 posts) -

I've been out of the loop for a few months but a Core i5 is what I'd slap into a new PC these days. If you're on a tight budget, a Core i3 might run Football Manager just fine, too.

As for RAM, you need at least two gigs for Windows 7 but there's little reason to put in less than four since RAM is hella cheap.

#4 Posted by mosdl (3259 posts) -

@TheHBK said:

Why would you want to upgrade the processor if you only play football manager? That Core i3 2100 is a sandy bridge processor though only 2 core, if you have it at 3.1 Ghz, you are ok. The easiest way to get an improvement in performance is to get a graphics card but you don't care about that so looks to me like you are fine here. No need to upgrade anything with what you want out of it.

Most simulation games require a lot more processing power than graphics power

#5 Posted by tazpafc (5 posts) -

Thanks TheHBK,

I here what your saying about the processor, iv been told it isn't a bad one but the trouble i get is when i play football manager i like to load alot of leagues and players and when i do this there is a star rating for processor and game speed, when i load these large leagues and players my star rating for processor goes down to 1 and a half stars which result in the game taking forever to do anything.

#6 Posted by tazpafc (5 posts) -

Definitly mosdl,

Im gonna upgrade memory but im sure i need to upgrade proccesor aswell and would like to do this before football manager 2013 is out lol

#7 Edited by alternate (2720 posts) -

I can't see Football manager taking advantage of anything more powerful than your dual core - but here is the specs if you are set on upgrading.

Acer H67H2-AD LGA1155 Motherboard MBSFF07001
Type:Desktop motherboard
Part Number:
Acer MBSFF07001
Motherboard Specifications:
Chipset:
Intel H67
CPU Socket Type :
Socket LGA1155
CPU Support: :
I3 I5 I7, G530 G630 series E3-1 230
#8 Posted by tazpafc (5 posts) -

Brilliant thanks alternate, iv been trying for ages to find out what i have, thanks alot

#9 Posted by tazpafc (5 posts) -

Thanks for all your help guys

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