Alienware Area-51m Drivers

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  1. Spartan

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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 Official Drivers Page

    Alienware Area-51m Drivers (updated 09-May-2019) all in one ZIP file with the correct installation order

    Intel Chipset Device Software Driver v10.1.17903.8106_A07_01
    Intel UHD Graphics 630 Driver v25.20.100.6471_A01
    nVIDIA GeForce Driver v25.21.14.1972_A01_02
    Realtek ALC3282 Audio Driver v6.0.1.8603_A01
    Intel Management Engine Driver v1846.12.0.1177_A01
    Intel Rapid Storage Technology v17.0.2.1076_A00_02
    Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework v8.5.10103.7263_A03_02
    Intel Serial IO Driver v30.100.1841.2_A02_03
    Intel Thunderbolt Controller Driver v1.41.484.0_A00_03
    Intel Integrated Sensor Solution Driver v3.10.100.3915_A01
    Kionix KXCNL Freefall Sensor Driver v1.1.7.0_A04
    Killer E3000 Gigabit Ethernet Controller Driver v2.0.1167_A12
    Killer Wireless-AC 1650/1550/Intel Wireless-AC 9260 WLAN Driver v2.0.1168_A03
    Killer Wireless-AC 1650/1550/Intel Wireless-AC 9260 Bluetooth Driver v21.0.0.4_A00_01
    Synaptics Touchpad Driver v19.5.17.11_A00
    Intel HID Event Filter Driver v2.2.1.375_A10_01
    Tobii Experience Drivers v4.0.1.506_A01
    Alienware Pointing Devices v19005.17005.0.0_A02
    Alienware Command Center v5.2.29.0_A00
    Alienware OC Controls v1.2.32.1210_A00
    Alienware OSD Application v1.3.3.0_A02
    Dell Update Application v3.0.1_A00_01
    Dell Update - SupportAssist Update Plugin v4.1.0.6828_A00
    Realtek Audio Console Application v1.2.163.0_A01
    Intel Rapid Storage Technology AppX v17.0.1010.0_A00_03
    Intel Thunderbolt Controller Application v1.0.5.0_A00
    Tobii Experience App v1.6.540.0_A01
    Alienware Mobile Connect Driver v2.0_A00

    BIOS:
    Alienware Area-51m BIOS v1.5.0
    GeForce RTX 2080 200W VBIOS v1.0.0.2

    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

    Alienware INVADER Icons

    Alienware OEM Info + Alienware Invader Recycle Bin

    OEM Info Sample.jpg

    Recycle Bin Empty/Full Sample:

    Empty Recyle Bin.jpg Full Recycle Bin.jpg

    Alienware Wallpapers

    Sample:

    Alienware Wallpapers Sample.jpg


    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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    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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    Alienware OSD Application updated to 1.3.3.0
     
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    Once you get your system please check if all Fn combos work fine on A51M, it seems v1803 and above breaks OSD app on older AWs. If you find any pointers on how to get it working, let me know. I seriously need to get Project Screen hotkey working on Win 10 v1803 and 19H1. On linux the hotkey just works. I even got AFX to work on Linux 1000x better than Windows version and can control Mouse and K/B.
     
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    Alienware Mobile Connect Driver updated to v2.0
    Alienware OC Controls updated to v1.2.24.129
     
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