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About tmack2

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  • Birthday April 2

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  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 2600X
  • Motherboard
    ASRock AB350 Pro4
  • RAM
    Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 8GB
  • GPU
    MSI Radeon RX 580 8GB ARMOR MK2 OC
  • Case
    Fractal Design Meshify C
  • Storage
    Samsung 970 Evo 250GB M.2, Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold
  • Display(s)
    Sceptre 27'' Curved 75Hz, HP 25er
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 (64 bit)
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  1. Hi, I was wondering if anyone that owned a Lenovo Yoga C940 (specifically one of the 14 inch models) had any issues with the keyboard becoming too hot while the CPU was under load. My main concern is that, while I want to upgrade to this laptop, I haven't been able to get a definitive answer to if this occurs. My current laptop becomes almost unusable, because parts of the keyboard become too hot to touch while doing anything that pushes the CPU. Thanks in advance for any replies.
  2. While I think the 15 inch specs are definitely desirable, I'll probably end up going with the 14 inch model instead. Thanks for the suggestion regardless, it's definitely an option to look at. Especially if I am able to expand my budget a bit.
  3. Yes School work, but I will need to be able to run a virtual machine on it occassionally, so it can't be too underpowered. Additionally I'm not sure what software I might need in the future, so ideally I'm trying to get something a bit more powerful now rather than regretting it later. Don't care about either of these. I don't do creative work, and am not picky about my displays. Also upgradeable ram isn't a priority for me, if the ram it comes with is already good enough. As light as possible, but I'd sacrifice some weight if it means better performance (that includes if the cooling is better). Preferably enough to get through a day on campus (usually 6-8 hours). Not necessarily running anything hard though, just basic web browsing. I'd be ok with a 15 inch if its really a good deal, but ideally I want a 13 or 14 inch. This is something I'll need to carry with me a lot, so a smaller size would be better.
  4. Thank you for the suggestion, this is something I will definitely consider. As just a personal opinion, would you go for this, or the Yoga C940 (i7-1065G7, 12GB ram, 512GB storage) for its sale price of about $1,000?
  5. Alright, thank you very much for your replies.
  6. Thank you for your question. It's mostly for school, so generally it won't be too intensive. However, I do occasionally need to do some more intensive processes like running a virtual machine. There's also a chance that I might need a little bit of power as I move forward with my major. I'm not entirely sure what programs I'll need to be able to use, because I've only just started studying to become a network engineer.
  7. Thanks for your reply. One more quick question: with my old laptop an issue I had often was the keyboard becoming too hot to touch when the CPU was pushed. Does the surface of the laptop get exceedingly warm during heavy use?
  8. Do you use the laptop in its tablet form? If so, do you find it too heavy?
  9. I've been looking at 2-in-1 ultrabooks to replace my current laptop. Mostly with the $800 to $1,200 price range. My main considerations have been: Lenovo Yoga C940 (currently my main pick) Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 HP Spectre x360 I was wondering if there were any other models that might be worth taking a look at.
  10. Recently my Arctis 7 headset stopped working, and Steelseries offered my store credit as part of my warranty. However, I have been disappointed by the quality of the Arctis 7's microphone, and have been considering paying on top of my warranty to buy a Pro instead. Would it be worth the about $100 more to get a Pro, for improved quality?
  11. Thanks for the advice, I'll check all my cables. My OS shouldn't be full, but I'll pass that possibility onto FuzeDrive's support, and see if their software may be causing an issue with how Windows sees my boot drive. Thanks for the advice.
  12. My computer crashed again, this time with the error DPC WATCHDOG VIOLATION, which seems to be tied outdated drivers. I'll update all of my drivers, and see if that solves it.
  13. @Crunchy Dragon That's what I feared, but I was hoping maybe it wasn't the issue. Luckily this was a recent build, so my ram are well within warranty. I'll look into replacements if there are no other suggestions. Thanks for the suggestion. @HK - 47 My bios is up to date, and the second one shouldn't matter with my set up. Thanks for the suggestions though.