if you want to play modern games on lowest possible settings, you need to spend around 500$+ for a used laptop with those capabilities. If you want to play games with decent settings, you need to spend 1000$+
Well you can try undervolting CPU through intel extreme tuning utility or throttle stop, this will help bring temps down but your keyboard will still be warm to the touch. You can also limit your frames to 60 so your laptop isn't chugging so hard all the time uneccessarily.
Yes you should be able to install something like this if you want SSD in that spot: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-75E500B-AM/dp/B00OBRE5UE/ref=pd_sim_147_6?_encod...
Is that in your price range?
Hey there, go to your Nvidia control panel (right click desktop usually), go to "Manage 3d Settings" and make sure under 'global settings' that 'Auto-Select' is selected under 'Preferred graphics processor'. Also one thing you can do to verify your Nvidia gpu is being used is to do this, also in the main Nvidia control panel go up to the top where it says "Desktop" and click on it then click "Display GPU activity Icon". Now a small icon should show up in your taskbar, if it is lit up with colors it means it the 1060 is active (you can hover your mouse over the icon and even click on the icon to show what programs/displays are being used).
Edit: Okay I re-read your post and I may have misunderstood. You can't completely disable the intel HD unless you connect to an external monitor, when you do that the Nvidia will take control of everything.
Are you using a magnetic tipped screwdriver? If not try that, or back out the screw as far as you can and GENTLY pry on the panel that you're trying to open, maybe it's a deep screw and won't come out without some coaxing.
If you plug in one 2400 and one 2666 the 2666 should lower itself to 2400 to match the other stick. If you plug in 2 they should downclock to 2400 but I'm not sure what will actually happen. Do you already have this RAM or were you thinking of buying? If you're going to buy then just get ddr4 2400.
Hello, Helios 300 can take up to 32gb of ddr4 2400. You can mix and match ram brands but usually it's best to get matching as Brummy has suggested.
Maximum supported speed for your model is 2400MHz, try to get matching modules for trouble free installation.
According to the links below, it seems it's VR ready, it comes with GTX1060 and it's reported VR ready by NVIDIA.