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Laptop Spec Upgrade Suggestions

Norveu

Member
Hi everyone! I have Recoil III RTX 15.6" Laptop. And I was thinking if there are some parts might need to be upgraded.
I am confused about storage by the way also I'm thinking to upgrade the RAM to 32GB. Another thing is I want to get better thermal paste and bluetooth&wireless. As I realised it can be better to get better ones also this laptop does not have Gsync which is bad. Lastly I want to change the system to Windows Pro because basically I am not familier with Home. I don't know if I can do that on the computer.

I am using the laptop gaming,non-gaming. That is why I am thinking to upgrade the ram.

It will be also better if you share the cost of change. Thank you.

Chassis & Display
Recoil Series: 15.6" Matte Full HD IPS 144Hz 72% NTSC LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i7 Six Core Processor 8750H (2.2GHz, 4.1GHz Turbo)
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair 2400MHz SODIMM DDR4 (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2070 Max-Q - 8.0GB GDDR6 Video RAM - DirectX® 12.1
1st M.2 SSD Drive
512GB ADATA SU800 M.2 2280 (560 MB/R, 520 MB/W)
Memory Card Reader
Integrated 3 in 1 Card Reader (SD / SDHC / SDXC)
AC Adaptor
1 x 180W AC Adaptor
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre Cloverleaf UK Power Cable
Battery
Recoil II Series 46WH Lithium Ion Battery
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
2 Channel High Def. Audio + SoundBlaster™ Cinema
Bluetooth & Wireless
GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® AC-9260 M.2 (1.73Gbps, 802.11AC) +BT 5.0
USB/Thunderbolt Options
1 x USB 3.1 PORT (Type C) + 2 x USB 3.1 PORTS + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT
Keyboard Language
PER-KEY RGB BACKLIT UK MECHANICAL KEYBOARD
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00001]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365 (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Notebook Mouse
INTEGRATED 2 BUTTON TOUCHPAD MOUSE
Webcam
INTEGRATED 1MP HD WEBCAM
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Promotional Item
Get BFV OR Anthem OR Metro: Exodus with select NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs!
Welcome Book
PCSpecialist Welcome Book - United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland
 

Nursemorph

Big Poster
I don't see why your laptop wouldn't have G-Sync as your GPU has the capacity to run it (is there not an option in the NVIDIA Settings?). As for the rest:

not sure more RAM would make much difference for your uses...generally 32GB RAm and above is mainly useful when video editing/rendering etc
Thermal paste is your choice I guess....are the temperatures running high?
Wi-Fi card...again, personal choice unless the current one is not working properly
As for Windows 10 Pro, I imagine it would be a case of remove Windows from your Hard drive then install Pro but someone with more knowledge would be more helpful there.
What exactly are you confused about with regards to the storage?
 

SpyderTracks

Huntsman
Moderator
I don't see why your laptop wouldn't have G-Sync as your GPU has the capacity to run it (is there not an option in the NVIDIA Settings?)
It’s not the GPU that determines GSync really, it’s the monitor, it has to have a gsync module embedded which governs refresh rates. Any nvidia gpu is gsync enabled through the driver.

I don’t believe the recoil has gsync or it would mention it in the display section.
 

Norveu

Member
In next months I will need to upgrade to storage or buy external drive. I am confused about which one would be better any fairly cheaper?
I know how to install Windows 10 just I don't know if I can use the key when I am downloading Windows 10 Pro.
Also I might need to use AutoCAD and etc. programs as well as video editing. For now I can skip thermal paste but for Wi-Fi if better one will be really good option I am considering to change it. I tried to find G-Sync but could not find any option in Nvidia Control Panel.
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SpyderTracks

Huntsman
Moderator
Why do you want these “upgrades”? Your WiFi card is top tier, is there something wrong that’s making you want to upgrade? It’s likely an issue that just need resolving.

what router are you connecting to?

why do you want more ram? For what uses?

there is no difference between home and pro other than that you can join a domain? Do you require that?

I’m trying to determine what your issues are as they are very likely issues that need addressing rather than requiring an upgrade.
 
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Nursemorph

Big Poster
It’s not the GPU that determines GSync really, it’s the monitor, it has to have a gsync module embedded which governs refresh rates. Any nvidia gpu is gsync enabled through the driver.

I don’t believe the recoil has gsync or it would mention it in the display section.
Thank you for correcting me...I was reading up on G-Sync in laptops and I read something that said G-Sync works differently on laptops and that it is all done through the GPU rather than via the monitor as with a PC. My apologies for posting incorrect information...clearly i need to expand my knowledge!!
 

SpyderTracks

Huntsman
Moderator
Thank you for correcting me...I was reading up on G-Sync in laptops and I read something that said G-Sync works differently on laptops and that it is all done through the GPU rather than via the monitor as with a PC. My apologies for posting incorrect information...clearly i need to expand my knowledge!!
That’s ok. They still need the gsync module I believe. There’s quite a good summary of the actual tech here:
 

Nursemorph

Big Poster
That’s ok. They still need the gsync module I believe. There’s quite a good summary of the actual tech here:
That is actually the exact article I read before posting....I obviously got confused at this sentence: "Interestingly, Nvidia makes use of its G-Sync tech without relying on the same chip needed in stand-alone PC monitors, instead makes use of the graphics card to control output and avoid screen tears or input lag." It makes it sound like everything is controlled by the GPU and nothing else
 

Norveu

Member
Why do you want these “upgrades”? Your WiFi card is top tier, is there something wrong that’s making you want to upgrade? It’s likely an issue that just need resolving.

what router are you connecting to?

why do you want more ram? For what uses?

there is no difference between home and pro other than that you can join a domain? Do you require that?

I’m trying to determine what your issues are as they are very likely issues that need addressing rather than requiring an upgrade.
I don't have that much knowledge about computer components. But I saw another Wi-Fi option which is "GIGABIT LAN & KILLER™ Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 M.2 GAMING + BLUETOOTH 5.0". Otherwise there is nothing wrong with my Wi-Fi card.

I don't know if 32 GB will be better for using programs such as AutoCad and video editing. I never used Windows Home before so it is just a preference for me. I like to use Pro instead.
 

Nursemorph

Big Poster
Okay...I have become a little confused here....you write that you have a Recoil in your original post yet your replies read to me that you have yet to buy it and are pondering changing parts before ordering. Could you please clarify which it is as, if you have yet to buy it, then a different laptop may be better if you really need G-Sync
 

Norveu

Member
Okay...I have become a little confused here....you write that you have a Recoil in your original post yet your replies read to me that you have yet to buy it and are pondering changing parts before ordering. Could you please clarify which it is as, if you have yet to buy it, then a different laptop may be better if you really need G-Sync
No worries, all good. I have the laptop. So I am not ordering it.
 

Oussebon

Multiverse Poster
This sounds like "upgrading" (really, just changing things) for the sake of it.

What do you need in Pro that Home does not have? I mean, do you really use gpedit several times a day, or what?

Upgrading the RAM in your case means replacing the RAM, because there are only 2 slots. And 16gb may well be enough for your CAD and video editing needs. It would make a lot more sense to start using the software, then see if you need more RAM, rather than buying it because maybe you might possibly benefit from it, possibly, slightly.

In terms of storage, how much more do you need, and what are you storing on it?

For gsync, you could buy an external monitor with adaptive sync and connect it with displayport to the laptop.
 

Nursemorph

Big Poster
No worries, all good. I have the laptop. So I am not ordering it.
Thank you for clarifying...my apologies for getting confused. Oussebon has covered most everything in his post above...I would also note that getting a new Wi-Fi card because it's "more expensive" is a waste of money, especially if yours is working fine and given the Killer card doesn't add much to what you have, beyond a slightly higher throughput speed
 

SpyderTracks

Huntsman
Moderator
No worries, all good. I have the laptop. So I am not ordering it.
As I said, there is absolutely no difference to windows pro other than the fact it will be able to join a domain. Literally no difference, exactly the same interface, exactly the same version. There is literally no benefit whatsoever
 

Norveu

Member
This sounds like "upgrading" (really, just changing things) for the sake of it.

What do you need in Pro that Home does not have? I mean, do you really use gpedit several times a day, or what?

Upgrading the RAM in your case means replacing the RAM, because there are only 2 slots. And 16gb may well be enough for your CAD and video editing needs. It would make a lot more sense to start using the software, then see if you need more RAM, rather than buying it because maybe you might possibly benefit from it, possibly, slightly.

In terms of storage, how much more do you need, and what are you storing on it?

For gsync, you could buy an external monitor with adaptive sync and connect it with displayport to the laptop.
If the RAM will be enough then for now I don't need to change.

For storage I might need 1 or more TB storage because I want to hold my stuff in there and I'm sure that for later 512 GB will not be enough.

Also for windows system I will stick with Home now.
 
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