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Actually, TITAN X has a higher clocks, but M6000 has better performance...personally, I use M5000 in my system, which works just fine! got it cheap, for just less than $200.
 
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And how would it do that? I'm calling fud on this.
because mine did it already 4-5 times now over the last two weeks?
manually removing everything from Dell/Alienware from the system (software with geek uninstaller).
shut down PC, pull lan cable, boot and after 15 seconds two alienware windows pop up and install Alienware FX Control and Alienware Command Center + two software devices.
And AFTER this offline installation it will download the rest of the software for lighting control and the full command center as soon as you connect to the internet. (the application from the monitor itself is called: Alienware Command Center Package Manager.msi and is 6MB in size.)

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because mine did it already 4-5 times now over the last two weeks?
manually removing everything from Dell/Alienware from the system (software with geek uninstaller).
shut down PC, pull lan cable, boot and after 15 seconds two alienware windows pop up and install Alienware FX Control and Alienware Command Center + two software devices.

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Do you have the USB cable plugged in?
 
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ok, well i will ditch the last 2.5" spinner (which is a 1tb SSHD)

79chf cyber monday deal (instead of 209chf )

not the best around, 560R/530W 3D-NAND TLC(3bits) but for 2tb i wont complain
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also new router en route (punintended) internet down from my isp (too old router, well that was expected, almost 10yrs ) i am using my phone as hotspot for the tablet and the Mi Stick and USB tethering for the computer :laugh: (but in 5G since my apartment is literally in the only spot where there is 5G coverage )
that one is not a purchase tho : standard exchange (the did not ask me to send the old one back iirc )
 
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ok, well i will ditch the last 2.5" spinner (which is a 1tb SSHD)

79chf cyber monday deal (instead of 209chf )

not the best around, 560R/530W 3D-NAND TLC(3bits) but for 2tb i wont complain
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also new router en route (punintended) internet down from my isp (too old router, well that was expected, almost 10yrs ) i am using my phone as hotspot for the tablet and the Mi Stick and USB tethering for the computer :laugh: (but in 5G since my apartment is literally in the only spot where there is 5G coverage )
that one is not a purchase tho : standard exchange (the did not ask me to send the old one back iirc )
That is actually a Great price for 2TB.
 
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That is actually a Great price for 2TB.
indeed, since the cheapest 2tb 2.5" SSD i see around are at best 209chfs and above, 139chf is the usual price for a 1tb meaning i got that 2tb for almost half the price of a 1tb and almost 3 time cheaper than his regular price ... thus, excellent bargain :D
 
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because mine did it already 4-5 times now over the last two weeks?
manually removing everything from Dell/Alienware from the system (software with geek uninstaller).
shut down PC, pull lan cable, boot and after 15 seconds two alienware windows pop up and install Alienware FX Control and Alienware Command Center + two software devices.
And AFTER this offline installation it will download the rest of the software for lighting control and the full command center as soon as you connect to the internet. (the application from the monitor itself is called: Alienware Command Center Package Manager.msi and is 6MB in size.)

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That should not be happening. I'm sorry for doubting you. Something hinky is going on there. I've never seen this before and it is more than a bit disturbing. Have you tried turning off AutoRun(Settings/Bluetooth & Devices/AutoPlay)? Also disable Automatic Driver updates(Settings/System/About->Advanced system settings/Hardware/Device Installation settings-> Select No and click Save changes).

Then uninstall that crap, reboot and tell us if any of it comes back.

(Note to mods, did not mean to derail, but this is an important issue that people need to know about.)
 
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I've never seen this before and it is more than a bit disturbing. Have you tried turning off AutoRun(Settings/Bluetooth & Devices/AutoPlay)? Also disable Automatic Driver updates(Settings/System/About->Advanced system settings/Hardware/Device Installation settings-> Select No and click Save changes).

Then uninstall that crap, reboot and tell us if any of it comes back.

(Note to mods, did not mean to derail, but this is an important issue that people need to know about.)
disabling auto driver installations does not stop the installation of the .msi file but the two other software components later on. which includes two pieces of software in the autostart, overwriting your ICC Profile to a 6500k sRGB one and pop ups like "your display is VESA HDR600 Certified! enable it in the Windows settings."

uninstall+reboot = auto installation after logging in.
the only way to stop the auto installer is by letting it install the command center manager and then "disable" both components in the device manager. afterwards you can uninstall the manager again. (if you delete the two software components in the device manager it starts installing it all over again)
 
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disabling auto driver installations does not stop the installation of the .msi file but the two other software components later on. which includes two pieces of software in the autostart, overwriting your ICC Profile to a 6500k sRGB one and pop ups like "your display is VESA HDR600 Certified! enable it in the Windows settings."

uninstall+reboot = auto installation after logging in.
the only way to stop the auto installer is by letting it install the command center manager and then "disable" both components in the device manager. afterwards you can uninstall the manager. (if you delete the two software components in the device manager it starts installing it all over again)

That's f'ed up. I've always liked Dell monitors, but will have to rethink future purchases if they start pulling this crap on non-Alienware models.
 
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That's f'ed up. I've always liked Dell monitors, but will have to rethink future purchases if they start pulling this crap on non-Alienware models.
i am very close to RMA it... but i really like the display :(
 

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That's f'ed up. I've always liked Dell monitors, but will have to rethink future purchases if they start pulling this crap on non-Alienware models.
I had no idea! :( I wondered what was happening when I had mine....
 

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I hope to be able to run the 2 x T30s on the PA120 to maximize its potential. Middle fan might be a tight fit.
 
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disabling auto driver installations does not stop the installation of the .msi file but the two other software components later on. which includes two pieces of software in the autostart, overwriting your ICC Profile to a 6500k sRGB one and pop ups like "your display is VESA HDR600 Certified! enable it in the Windows settings."

uninstall+reboot = auto installation after logging in.
the only way to stop the auto installer is by letting it install the command center manager and then "disable" both components in the device manager. afterwards you can uninstall the manager again. (if you delete the two software components in the device manager it starts installing it all over again)
Yeah, that sounds like Windows installing from cached setup files already on the system. Have you looked for them and deleted them?
 
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Yeah, that sounds like Windows installing from cached setup files already on the system. Have you looked for them and deleted them?
yes. and i plugged in my brothers PC and it installed it right away (no internet connection)
 
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yes. and i plugged in my brothers PC and it installed it right away (no internet connection)
This is definitely something that needs more investigation. I want to get an AW3423DWF at some point, but I'm not a huge fan of crap being installed without my permission.
 
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yes. and i plugged in my brothers PC and it installed it right away (no internet connection)
hm.... I actually went out to the site and downloaded the manager, trying to tweak the backlight, and even manually installed the driver for the monitor because it didn't load. I also had the USB hooked up, but nothing really loaded up that I spotted...
 

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I hope to be able to run the 2 x T30s on the PA120 to maximize its potential. Middle fan might be a tight fit.
It's a nice little cooler! It handles X3D with the usual settings just fine. It will handle a stock 5900X too, even with a tune at full load. It can take 240w PPT but temps will be in the red for sure :D
 

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It's a nice little cooler! It handles X3D with the usual settings just fine. It will handle a stock 5900X too, even with a tune at full load. It can take 240w PPT but temps will be in the red for sure :D

Technically my C14S can handle both just fine :D but I won't be able to use it in the near future, so may as well start migrating back to dual towers now

Wanted a FC140 like yours but chungus might cause clearance problems for SO-DIMM.2 and my next case. Tempted by the Gene but not tempted enough to drop $900 on a board

Figure there's no way a U12A ($170!!!!!) can beat a PA120 with T30s, so that's good enough for me.
 

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Figure there's no way a U12A ($170!!!!!) can beat a PA120 with T30s, so that's good enough for me.
170? Thats crazy.. wow :D

PA120 with T30s should get it pretty close to FC140 depending on ambient. Would have to let them spool up though if we are talking 5900X. X3D is so easy to cool, I see guys saying 90c instantly etc and I am blown away. I have all of my fans running quietly, like a whisper. I do have my CPU fans limited to 75% as well as my TY-143 exhausting is set to 70% I think. I have 2x iPPC 140s at the bottom, but they are limited to 32% :laugh:

I do have some sandwich action going on with 3 fans on PA120 :rockout:
 
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