Alienware 17 R5 (R1) BIOS Unlocked!

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by Striker1234, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. Mastermind5200

    Mastermind5200 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Whats funny is that AMD drivers ars such a dumpster fire that they make NV drivers look good
     
  2. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    Maybe in your particular use case, but its Nvidia + drivers that convinced me to go back to team red. Thus far I am quite pleased with the results but likely off topic so I wont prattle on much.
     
  3. IVHOTEP

    IVHOTEP Notebook Consultant

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    :(:confused::(
    No way man!
    C'mon! I am counting on YOU!
    GOt distracted by some other things in life but ranger upgrade is my priority and I cant imagine going through it without help from fellow rangers and you are among the top, an institution:vbthumbsup:.

    Few dead pixels and all effort is gone? I just cant believe that.
     
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    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    When its the 4-5th panel, if nothing else had changed I would just swap it. However I have some serious results that I need to ensure are completed in my life over this next year between professional/personal and also attempting to pick up on Python/Hangul languages I need to not be tuning my laptop and actually in a production mindset.

    Dont worry its not like I lost all knowledge of my experiences as that would truly be a shame lol, Im not going anywhere, this is the only forum that I surf.
     
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  5. RYUZAKI L

    RYUZAKI L Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello friend, the file download link 25_mc_gtx_10xx_A16_bios.bin is no longer active, could you please resend us the download link for these BIOS mod ??
     
  6. RYUZAKI L

    RYUZAKI L Notebook Enthusiast

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    @remek002 I would like to test this BIOS on my Alienware 17 R1, please..
     
  7. Hirosake

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    I would also like a copy...if anyone has it on file??
    Pretty please..
     
  8. IVHOTEP

    IVHOTEP Notebook Consultant

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    Hi all!

    I have been reluctant to pull this BIOS unlocking thing for some time and I want to do it first as a start of upgrading all else.
    Thing is I am not quite at ease with the process and although I have red this numerous times I still need some info of the process.
    First of all, at the beginning of the thread: "make sure you are doing an NVRAM reset first"
    Is that a must?
    Wish there was some kind of "flash Bios for idiots" walkthrough.


    Are the files in this link all that there is about it?
    Update #6

    a revision A16

    Whats the difference between that and the
    25_mc_gtx_10xx_A16_bios.bin
    people above are trying to acquire?

    Sorry for the trouble but the thing scares the crap out of me and I need to do it
     
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  9. Hirosake

    Hirosake Guest

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    "Only with a leap of faith from the lions mouth will you prove your worth!"....Indiana Jones

    If your worried...get @Striker1234 alienware bios recovery and make yourself a blind bios flash. Write instructions and leave it some place safe for a rainy day.

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/alienware-17-r5-r1-ranger-emergency-recovery-bios.811870/

    Also have stock bios on file (download from dell site)


    Ok..I did it without nvflash reset (few months ago)...so i hope it wasnt needed. I have also put stock bios back in and reflashed unlocked bios several times.

    You want these two files
    bios files.png

    Write down the instructions in the readme (update5.1) or just copy it to desktop as i did.
    Put all files on C:
    Go for it!


    The 25_mc_gtx_10xx_A16_bios.bin were made by @remek002 (who doesnt seem to be active any more) specifically for nvdia 10x video cards.
    Its just so you dont need to modify driver inf files. Dont worry about these for now.

    Best of luck...you have read the stuff...just do it;)
    Ganbatte....Bonzaiiiiiii
     
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  10. GangsterBoy

    GangsterBoy Newbie

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    Hello, everybody,
    I have 17 r1 on the Alienware (Ranger)
    a Zotac 1070mxm built-in, unfortunately the GPU fan does not work.
    I have to control it via HWiNFO.
    Is there a way to set it in the Bios?



    Alienware 17r1
    - Intel 4940mx
    - Zotac Geforce GTX 1070 8GB (longer)
    vBios flash 86.04.31.00.0C (MSI)
    - Azurewave AW-CB160H (1300Mbps Wlan)
    - 5 Pips All copper GPU Cooler
    - 4 Pipes all Copper CPU Cooler
    - 60Hz Full HD Optimus now again
    (1070 gtx no boot with 120hz and no screen LCD HDMI out only 5 beeps, but boot with a 765m GTX) screen and cabel ok because it boots with 765m
    Windows 10 Pro.
    -Bios from this forum mA16mc rev22 (edit ST)
    1.Hdd CT1000MX500SSD4 M2 with Adapter (1TB) because GPU too long
    2.Hdd ST2000LM (2TB)
    3.Hdd Samsung SSD 860Evo mSATA 1TB
    -330 Watt
    - 32Gb HyperX 2133 DDR3



    https://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/13664542
     
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