Alienware Area-51m Drivers

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  1. Papusan

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    From Dell's Install instructions...
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    You'll find driver info for most drivers in Device manager under each hardware sub category.

    Read also OP post #1
     
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    If you're not facing any issues right now and more importantly if you don't know what these are, don't touch a thing! The only thing that will improve performance is the Graphics Card Drivers.
     
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    working like a charm here since 4 days
     
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    So is ASUS' live update utility. These update tools are a joke and coming from the manufacturer is a bigger joke.
     
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    Same also for ALL types unofficial update tools. Paid or free it doesn't matter. People should stay long way from them. They make more trouble than they are useful.
     
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    I entered msinfo32 in run to see my current bios, which is v1.3.2, so that's been updated from the factory.

    My Nvidia Control settings info shows:
    My Geforce 2080 driver is 425.31
    My Video Bios version is: 90.04.3F.00.0E

    So I guess I need to update the VBIOS? Just run the .exe & it'll do the work, nothing tricky with updating the VBIOS?
     
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    Don't update the VBIOS yet as the new one will have increased power (200W) vs your current 190W and until Dell figures out why some laptops were burning in smoke, it's best to not touch the VBIOS update for now.
     
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    Very true, the ones not from the manufacturers add viruses and malware as well. Pure snake oil. The best way to update your drivers is by getting them officially from the manufacturer(s)
     
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    One of many My Area-51m started smoking CIGAR.gif . I took it apart and this is what I found
     
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