Alienware Area-51m Drivers

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    Below are the driver links and their recommended installation order.

    Before running any of the files you downloaded, make sure you read this: "Are you sure you want to run this file?" [Yes or No] otherwise all the files within the driver whether you run it or extract it will have a BLOCKED status leading to incomplete erroneous installs.

    Note: When asked to reboot, for the love of God you have a super fast system, follow the instructions and reboot it would only take a few seconds. do not take any shortcuts, I personally reboot after every driver installation whether or not I was asked to reboot by the driver and/or Windows itself.

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    Alienware Area-51m Drivers

    Intel Chipset Drivers v10.1.17903.8106
    Intel UHD Graphics 630 Driver v25.20.100.6471
    nVIDIA GeForce Driver v25.21.14.1972
    Realtek ALC3282 Audio Driver v6.0.1.8603
    Intel Management Engine Driver v1846.12.0.1177
    Intel Rapid Storage Technology v17.0.2.1076
    Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework v8.5.10103.7263
    Intel Serial IO Driver v30.100.1841.2
    Intel Thunderbolt Controller Driver v1.41.484.0
    Intel Integrated Sensor Solution Driver v3.10.100.3915
    Kionix KXCNL Freefall Sensor Driver v1.1.7.0
    Killer E3000 Gigabit Ethernet Controller Driver v10.032.1206.2018
    Killer Wireless-AC 1550/Intel Wireless-AC 9260 WLAN Driver v21.0.0.5
    Killer Wireless-AC 1550/Intel Wireless-AC 9260 Bluetooth Driver v21.0.0.4
    Synaptics Touchpad Driver v19.5.17.11
    Intel HID Event Filter Driver v2.2.1.375
    Tobii Experience Drivers v4.0.1.506
    Alienware Pointing Devices v19005.17005.0.0
    Alienware Command Center v5.2.29.0
    Alienware OC Controls v1.2.32.1210
    Alienware OSD Application v1.3.3.0
    Dell Update Application v3.0.1
    Dell Update - SupportAssist Update Plugin v4.1.0.6828
    Alienware Mobile Connect Driver v2.0
    Realtek Audio Console Application v1.2.163.0
    Intel Thunderbolt Controller Application v1.0.5.0
    Tobii Experience App v1.6.540.0

    Optional: LG-Phillips 173WFG (Alienware Area-51m) Spyder5Elite Calibration Profile

    BIOS:
    Alienware Area-51m BIOS v1.3.2
    GeForce RTX 2080 200W VBIOS v1.0.0.1

    Accessories Drivers:
    Alienware Gaming Peripheral Driver v1.1.11.0 (For Alienware Mice)
    Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset AW988 Driver v2.0.6

    Additional Tools & Utilities:
    Dell USB Recovery Tool (Helps you create a USB Flash Disk with the latest Windows 10)
    Macrium Reflect Free (Macrium Reflect Installation/Usage Guide)
    AIDA64 Extreme
    CPU-Z
    HWiNFO
    CINEBENCH R20
    MSI Afterburner v4.6.0
    Display Driver Uninstaller (Can be used for completely uninstalling your Intel HD Graphics Driver, nVIDIA Driver, and Realtek Audio Driver. Recommended to run in safe mode for proper uninstallation but make sure you remove any user password/pin otherwise you may be locked in safe mode as your password/pin might not work in Safe Mode)

    Download = http://support.killernetworking.com/download/killer-uninstaller/

    This tool will help you uninstall all Killer Performance Suite services/file and registry remnants.

    Recommended usage:
    1) Uninstall the Killer Performance Suite (AKA Killer Software) from Control Panel > Programs & Features then reboot when prompted.
    2) Run the Killer Uninstaller Software then let it scan for Killer software (1st button), then hit Remove Killer Software
    3) Optional: you can hit the 3rd button as well to Disable Killer Software from being reinstalled by Windows Update
     
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    Intel Chipset Drivers updated to 10.1.17765.8094
    Intel Integrated Sensor Solution Driver updated to 3.10.100.3915
    Intel Management Engine Driver updated to 1846.12.0.1177
    Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework updated to 8.5.10103.7263
    Intel Serial IO Driver updated to 30.100.1841.2
    Intel HID Event Filter Driver updated to 2.2.1.375
    Killer Wireless-AC 1550 Wireless Driver updated to 20.100.0.4
    Killer Wireless-AC 1550 Bluetooth Driver updated to 20.110.0.3
    Killer E3000 Gigabit Ethernet Controller Driver updated to 2.0.1130
     
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    Just for clarification, these won't be downloaded automatically through windows/support assist/alienware updates? We need to download them manually?
     
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    Through Windows updates? you wanna get OEM drivers? I hope you are not joking :rolleyes:

    Through support assist = yes, you should

    People who install the OS and let Windows updates download their drivers are plain old lazy and do not deserve to come near an enthusiast level laptop. *pun intended*
     
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    You know the Dell support assistent often works as a piece of pure junk and won't work as expected?:rolleyes: Always go for manual downloads and install it afterwards yourself.
     
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    I know but I answered his question after Dell Care replied to me. I have good connections with Mr. AZOR so they treat me like a VIP :rolleyes:
     
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    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Yeah I really hope that beacuse this one 18 R1, nightmare for 4 years didn't got any love from Mr. Azor. I still remember your previous Dell model. And yees... Always go for manual downloads and install it afterwards yourself (a good advice from Poopy).
     
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    Alienware firmware updates and drivers are now officially done through Windows update. So its recommended to put WU into Pause mode after OS security updates are done.
    Don't use Support assist ever for running diagnostics. Dell switched to ePSA for replacing/checking hardware and using error codes from them. I installed it when I got my system and every time I get GPU stress test failed and said to update the app and it had same issue. Uninstalled it and ran FS in loop and played games. I checked the log files because there were lot of leftovers in Program Data\Dell folder and other random alphanumeric folders made by dell and it wrote/dumped "App requested more VRAM for extreme tessellation and caused TDR"

    Before nuking the drives, I suggest you copy AW goodies from C:\Windows\oem or system32\dell\oem folder(s) for updated logo.
     
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