Old m15x should handle this?

Discussion in 'Alienware M15x' started by millertime, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. millertime

    millertime Notebook Consultant

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    New fm2020 game, m15x with standard spec which admittedly I bought 12 years ago I think

    Thing is, the graphics during a match are really poor and the game itself tells me the graphics ability of the laptop is low

    Surely that can't be, when the game only needs the below, so is there something I can try to tweak?

    Football Manager 2020 Minimum System Requirements


    • CPU: Intel Pentium 4 (64-bit), Intel Core 2 or AMD Athlon 64 – 2.2 GHz +
    • RAM: 2 GB
    • HDD: 7 GB
    • GPU: Intel GMA X4500, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT or AMD/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 – 256MB VRAM
    • OS: Windows 7 (SP1), 8/8.1, 10 (Update 1803/April 2018 or later) – 64-bit
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Screen Resolution: 720p
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
     
  2. senso

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    Those are the specs for lowest "playable" result, your 260m isn't much better than the 9600m required in the minimum so its normal that the game classifies your laptop as being on the low end.

    Your 260m is currently outpaced by intel HD 630 iGPU, or any current AMD iGPU.
     
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    Ah really??

    So processor and stuff is fine but the graphics card is what's letting me down?

    If I was to go for the 970m that would be literally all I need?
     
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    There was a fair amount of variation in the "standard" specs. I suspect the 260m is the biggest bottleneck - and the 970m would make a very big difference - it did for me. However, you should also verify that processor and ram are up to snuff. Although the specs say 8MB of ram, many of us have discovered that 16MB (8MB x 2) works fine. Note that bios doesn't show it, but Win 10 finds it just fine. If you provide full system specs, we could make other suggestions. BTW, ThrottleStop (thanks again UncleWebb) also will make a big difference.
    Let us know if we can help.

    Joe
     
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