Alienware Area-51m Drivers

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  1. c69k

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    All is sorted, had a snip of 'RAPR' before 'OVERALL' installation, deleted stuff that was 'extra'. RAPR goes by version, not by date when selecting old drivers I noticed.

    @Ultra Male some drivers definitely got updated with newer version, happy with the result. Good job and thanx !!!


    And ... I do not have Area-51m, but I am really excited to read or learn anything about this laptop.

    Thanx @Papusan and @Vasudev !!!

    EDIT: I played 1 hour BF5 and I must have had a bad (old, conflicting etc.) driver till I installed the newer set. All is much smoother, no lag and occasional stuttering, it feels like communication throughput between components has been fixed. RAPR maybe does not show all drivers the Intel chipset driver installed, but I could be wrong.

    Just for consistency, I post what changed, then I will stop littering this thread.

    After Chipset drivers installation and cleanup (left) and a few weeks old snip (right).
    the difference new vs old.jpg
     
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    Dell Update Application updated to v3.0.1
    Dell Update - SupportAssist Update Plugin updated to v4.1.0.6828
    Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework updated to v8.5.10103.7263
    Intel Serial IO Driver updated to v30.100.1841.2
    Intel Rapid Storage Technology updated to v17.0.2.1076
     
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    Alienware Area-51m System BIOS updated to v1.3.1

    Fixes & Enhancements
    Fixes:
    - Fixed the issue where the internal speaker does not work.

    Enhancements:
    - N/A
    Version
    Version 1.3.1, 1.3.1
    Category
    BIOS
    Release date
    25 Mar 2019
    Last Updated
    25 Mar 2019
    Importance
    Urgent
     
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    When will you put up the Alienware m15/m17 Drivers thread?
     
  5. Spartan

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    I have not the time for this anymore and I won't maintain the drivers in this thread as I don't have this taptop.
     
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    Thank you for your hard work !
     
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    Alienware Area-51m BIOS updated to v1.3.2
     
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    Hey, Guys
    I stumbled in to this forum after being frustrated by my new Alienware Area-51m. I had run the 3D-Mark test and score well below expectations. Adjusting the Alienware CC overclocking really didn't seem to do much, and adjusting the Nvidia settings along online guides were no help. I came here and remembered why I used to love to build systems, instead of ordering them. Checking the other threads and posts, I see you guys killing my 3DM scores out of the box... and not by a little bit either.
    I went and downloaded some of the tools mentioned earlier in this thread and really love the MSI Afterburner. It looks easy to understand and use upon reading and watching videos. However, when I ran the Scan my A-51m hard rebooted during phase 3 both times that I tried to run it. I was watching the gages and it didn't seem that it was that hot when it booted.
    I figure that you guys are at the top of your game in this area and maybe you might have an idea what is going on. I've got the i9/rx2080/16G version. So what do you guys think? Thanks!
     
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    Might wanna ask here: http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/official-alienware-area-51m-owners-lounge.826831/

    I'd post your 3dm score. Make sure both PSUs are plugged in.
     
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    Killer Software Uninstaller updated to v1.0.2019.0411 (Check the OP, it's in the spoiler at the end)
     
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