Very nice. :)
It is easy but be careful/mindful with surrounding components.
Yes it is required.
This is a good kit. :)
If dimension is close then it should be fine, but make sure to check with reseller that you can return it if for any reason it cannot fit.
I see, with the pop-up that asks you what device you plug in, does it allow you to save your response?
Any brand is okay but make sure to get a matched pair of DDR4 SODIMM. You can choose to go with stock speed or higher speeds for overclocking use.
Try the latest driver below. The other thing you can try is to set your external display as your primary display via display settings....
30-pin is known as an eDP interface, however it may or may not require support from BIOS so unless someone can provide a QVL (Qualified Vendor...
Which audio controller does your old HP has? Realtek, or another brand?
Have you tried the latest driver? See below link....
This is no simple task, there are some tutorials on the forum already which can help you to get to average point. However, it does require time...
How about BIOS & EC? Is your OS running off a single drive mode or RAID 0?
Can you show your network connection screenshot from the task manager while running the benchmark? See below.
They probably won't cover that under warranty, but you can call in and find out just to be sure.
What model is your system by the way?
There are fixes/enhancement with the new update which is recommended, but to update or not it's entirely up to you. :)
Separate names with a comma.