Alienware 17 R5 (R1) BIOS Unlocked!

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

  1. Hirosake

    Hirosake Guest

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    @IVHOTEP
    any luck?
     
  2. GangsterBoy

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    Hello, Hirosake,
    the difference between the two versions is easy, if you install a new GPU mxm with a device id that is integrated in the bios you don't have to change the Nvidea driver to run it in your laptop but just download and install it from Nvidea.
    With the Update #6 a revision A16 it is an open Dell bios from the version A16 where you have more options as in the original but you have to change the driver with an editor to make it work.
    for me the 25_mc_gtx_10xx_A16_bios.bin with a 1070 gtx would not recognize because I have the Device ID 1BA1 from the GPU it was adapted for the one Device ID 1BE1 (at 1070gtx)
    There are different 1070gtx with G-SYNC and without G-SYNC

    dont forget to edit your service Tag
     
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    Hello, Hirosake,
    the difference between the two versions is easy, if you install a new GPU mxm with a device id that is integrated in the bios you don't have to change the Nvidea driver to run it in your laptop but just download and install it from Nvidea.
    With the Update #6 a revision A16 it is an open Dell bios from the version A16 where you have more options as in the original but you have to change the driver with an editor to make it work.
    for me the 25_mc_gtx_10xx_A16_bios.bin with a 1070 gtx would not recognize because I have the Device ID 1BA1 from the GPU it was adapted for the one Device ID 1BE1 (at 1070gtx)
    There are different 1070gtx with G-SYNC and without G-SYNC

    dont forget to edit your service Tag
     
  5. IVHOTEP

    IVHOTEP Notebook Consultant

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    Hah no, havent had the time to do it yet coz of deluge of other things in life=)
    Also, have to do all the windows again first, full uefi since im on mbr disk and time and peace required is eluding me.

    Though, I must say, I'm interested in this recent talk since I'm going for the 1070 later on as well...it would be nice to have bios that recognizes it first hand
     
  6. Hirosake

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    No worries mate.
    If i ever get my hands on one I will put it online and make a new link.

    Its not totally necessary ...just makes life tiny bit easier with driver update.
     
  7. Diego Reyes

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    hi can someone help me to install the unlocked bios A14, i need a tutorial since i am new to this. thanks
     
  8. ll_r1d0_ll

    ll_r1d0_ll Notebook Evangelist

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    if u have already downloaded the unlocked BIOS A16 ZIP file.. there is a README file in it which tells how to install the bios as follows.

    Flashing:

    use the Sleep Bug !
    Unpack the archive and copy the into C: HD root place !
    Then open Comand Promt with Admin Rights (CLI window C:\), put your laptop
    into Sleep Mode and then Wake-Up It, atger this execute these comands from
    CLI window :

    fptw64 -f bios.bin -bios
     
  9. mpechura

    mpechura Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi. I've upgraded my Alienware 17 R1 to Dell 1070. Works fine.
    Question is, do I get any performance increase if I upgrade my BIOS?
    Do I need to reinstall Windows after that?
     
  10. Mastermind5200

    Mastermind5200 Notebook Virtuoso

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    You get a performance penalty if you go for BIOS A16, outside of that nothing
     
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