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About bellabichon

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  • Location
    Beautiful British Columbia, Canada
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  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
    2x8GB G.skill Trident Z Neo 3600MHz CL16
  • GPU
    MSI VENTUS 3X GeForce RTX 3070 OC
  • Case
    Corsair iCUE 465X
  • Storage
    Samsung 970 Evo 1TB (boot)
    Samsung 860 Evo 1TB
  • PSU
    Corsair RMx 750W (White)
  • Display(s)
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Hero
  • Sound
    HyperX Cloud Alpha
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home
  • Laptop
    Surface Pro 4
  • Phone
    OnePlus 5T
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  1. If it's still working fine, it's safe to assume there's no internal damage. Modern PCs are designed to handle random shutdowns like that, but if you live somewhere with frequent power surges or brown/blackouts, it's worth investing in a surge protector or UPS (battery backup) system.
  2. Lots of reasons, but a big one is as modern SSDs fill up, their transfer speeds decrease which can result in the system feeling less snappy and responsive.
  3. No particular methodology to choosing the RAM, just clicked from the popular tab of PCPP. Same goes for the SSD. Never heard of silicon power before, do they make decent stuff?
  4. What are your average temperatures in games? I'd recommend running a stress test like Aida64 so you can see exactly how hard the laptop is thermal throttling. A possible fix could be undervolting the CPU/GPU to reduce heat output.
  5. Right off the bat here, there are a couple issues in this configuration that could be pushing your budget. For one, the Dark Rock 4 is massive overkill for your chosen CPU. If you end up going with the 3100, just stick with the stock cooler. Also, I would double-check to see if you need Windows 10 Pro, but either way I wouldn't recommend paying $130 USD for a Windows key. Cheap OEM keys can be found online in the $20 range (or you could just learn to ignore the little 'activate windows' watermark in the corner). With the money saved from those small tweaks, I'd look at something more like this
  6. Welcome to the forum! I'll try to answer some of your questions, while putting together a PCPartpicker list based on what you already have purchased. If you're not comfortable doing custom water cooling, that's totally understandable, but that doesn't mean that watercooling is entirely out of your reach. All-in-one (AIO) watercooling isn't any more difficult to install than an air cooler, and it can offer some advantages in performance and noise. If you want to go with an air cooler, I'd recommend the NH-D15 from Noctua. If you want to go AIO, something like the NZXT Kraken or Co
  7. I'm not exactly sure what you're trying to say. What is your laptop? Most laptops don't have socketed (upgradeable) CPUs.
  8. I'd do the opposite, actually. Installing Windows on the fastest drive (in this case, the m.2 SSD) will give you the best boot times, and will overall make the system feel snappier and more responsive. Larger games and other files that you access less frequently should go on the SSHD.
  9. If you buy a gt1030, it should run cyberpunk 2077 at 100% utilization (and poorly) but it shouldn't overheat. Manufacturers need to build their components to survive running at 100%. If they can't do that, there's a problem. To an extent, yes! Computer components create heat. But if OP's laptop is getting uncomfortably hot, then there's clearly an issue with either the manufacturer's tuning, or the included cooling solution. I agree! And that's why manufacturers should choose and tune hardware that can be adequately cooled in its case. But if a thin-and-light laptop with a re
  10. This sounds to me like the excuses Apple fans use whenever something doesn't work right. "It's not the computer's fault, you're just using it wrong!" In reality, a well-designed laptop should be able to handle the heat output from all of its hardware (at stock speeds). Unfortunately, most gaming laptops can't do that, but I don't think that means manufacturers should be off the hook for providing decent performance.
  11. That's pretty typical for a gaming laptop, honestly. Most really aren't equipped to deal with the heat their CPUs/GPUs produce. There are a couple things you can do it mitigate it though, like: Setting your laptop fans to full. I'm not familiar with fan control on HP laptops, but look for something named "performance mode" (or if you can manually set the speed to 100%, do that while you're gaming). Undervolting your CPU (and possibly GPU, but in your case the CPU is probably what's outputting the most heat). There are tons of guides for this online, and I'm a fan of a free softwa
  12. I'd start off by going to Settings > Recovery > Reset this PC. It'll let you reinstall Windows, while keeping all your programs and files intact.
  13. Awesome shots! The second one looks like that old Windows XP screensaver.
  14. Download and install Malwarebytes, and run a scan.
  15. Is the $1500 USD budget including the monitor and GPU?