Alienware General Information & HOW TO: Search the forum - *READ BEFORE POSTING*

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  1. BatBoy

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    Welcome to the NBR Alienware forum!

    Alienware offers high-performance systems for gamers and enthusiasts. As with other forums on NBR, you will find a dedicated and knowledgeable community of Alienware owners here! We enjoy pushing the envelope with our systems and you will come across plenty of performance tips and helpful advice here. If you have an issue with your system, do ask questions! We probably have an answer! :)

    Be sure to check out our userbar selection for your signature line! Thanks to X2P for putting these together for us. Links to wallpaper threads can be found here as well.
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...lpaper-pack-user-avatars-aw-login-screen.html


    Model Specifc Subforums:
    The Alienware forum is divided into a main Alienware discussion area and model specific subforums.

    When creating a new thread, if it is model specific, please post to the model subforum. Only general Alienware discussion items should be posted to the main forum.

    Special Note to Alienware Legacy system owners - we have a subforum for you as well! Please be sure when posting that you are not posting in the Dell/AW model specific subforum. Thanks to AW, their naming convention for the Dell/AW side can be confusing to new owners. Its important that all Legacy AW posts be made in the Legacy subforum. "Legacy" systems pertain to the systems produced by AW prior to the Dell acquisition. Be aware that the Command Center application for the current Dell/AW line will NOT work with a legacy system. DO NOT attempt to install it.

    NBR General Information:
    As with all areas of the NBR forums, please take a moment and review the forum rules as they are strictly enforced. Be sure to review!

    If you are a new NBR user and find you are not able to send a PM (Private Message) or create a forum signature, please see: http://forum.notebookreview.com/sit...-send-private-messages-create-signatures.html

    NBR's forum guide and general "How-To" is HERE.

    General Information, Links and How To's here on AW NBR
    VERY IMPORTANT: http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...k-drive-aftermarket-drive-alienrespawn-q.html

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...er-install-order-guide-alienware-systems.html

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...ook-feel-after-clean-install-windows-7-a.html

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...sh-drive-flash-aw-bios-updates-under-dos.html

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...are-diagnostics-your-m17xr3-resource-dvd.html

    *Important*
    While browsing over the Alienware Forums here on NBR, you will come across threads which discuss System BIOS and VBIOS mods. BIOS Modifications, VBIOS Modifications and other system level tweaks can potentially cause damage to your system. Be aware of this before blindly flashing. If you brick your system or cause damage, chances are very high that your warranty will be useless. Know what you are doing, you are responsible for your actions.



    ***Dell/Alienware Important Links***
    Help documents authored by the Alienware L3 Engineering Team


    Dell Authored System Teardown Videos
    Note: M15x and M17x videos have multiple parts, see links on Youtube after viewing Part 1

    M11x:
    YouTube - Alienware M11x Teardown **READ SAFETY PRECAUTIONS PRIOR TO REPLACING PARTS** (Official Video)

    M14x:
    Pending release by Dell

    M15x:
    YouTube - Alienware M15x Teardown 1 of 3 **READ SAFETY PRECAUTIONS PRIOR TO REPLACING PARTS** (Official Video)

    M17x:
    YouTube - M17x Teardown Video1 of 2 **READ SAFETY PRECAUTIONS PRIOR TO REPLACING PARTS** (Official Video)

    M18x:
    Pending release by Dell

    Dell Authored Manuals (Includes Service Manual, Comprehensive Specs, User Manual, AlienFX Tutorials)
    Note: Manuals require Adobe Acrobat Reader - if you do not have Acrobat Reader installed, download via Adobe here

    M11xR1:
    Documentation

    M11xR2:
    Documentation

    M11xR3:
    Documentation

    M14x:
    Documentation

    M14x Parts List:
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/alienware-m14x/579758-m14x-part-number-list-reference.html

    M15x:
    Documentation

    M17xR1:
    Documentation

    M17xR2:
    Documentation

    M17xR3:
    Documentation

    M17xR3 Parts List:
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/alienware-m17x/550787-m17xr3-part-number-list-reference-thread.html

    M18x:
    Documentation

    M18x Parts List:
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/alienware-m18x/579752-m18x-part-number-list-reference.html


    Dell Driver Support by System Model
    This comes up quite often - many new members will post asking which drivers to install, what the latest drivers are, where to download, etc. Unfortunately, maintaining a thread of current drivers is quite a bit of work. As an alternative, these links will take you to the Dell Support page for each specific model. The most current drivers can be accessed right there. When in doubt, use the NBR forum search function to locate information on a specific item.

    M11xR1:
    Drivers & Downloads

    M11xR2:
    Drivers & Downloads

    M11xR2 RSS Feed link for Drivers:
    Drivers and Downloads | Dell [United States]


    M11xR3:
    Drivers & Downloads

    M14x:
    Drivers & Downloads

    M15x:
    Drivers & Downloads

    M17xR1:
    Drivers & Downloads

    M17xR2:
    Drivers & Downloads

    M17xR3:
    Drivers & Downloads

    M18x:
    Drivers & Downloads


    Community Driven Threads / Handy Info
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/alienware/651352-resource-index-links-helpful-threads-posts.html

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...understanding-current-gaming-technolgies.html

    M11x:
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...g-after-using-optical-external-audio-out.html

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...-new-m11x-owners-prospective-m11x-buyers.html

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...-installations-before-using-your-m11x-r1.html

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...pecs-including-thermal-tdp-info-chipsets.html


    M14x:
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...ll-secondary-hard-drive-your-m14x-w-pics.html
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...-m14x-disassembly-teardown-upgrade-guide.html


    M17xR2:
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...ightness-control-via-fn-keys-bsod-issues.html (linked here as this is an on-going issue and no movement has happened. Thread removed from sticky status but linked here for posterity. ;) )


    M17xR3:
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/alienware-m17x/561599-m17x-r3-cpu-gpu-re-pasting-guide-w-pics.html

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/alienware-m17x/569484-m17x-r3-6970m-re-pasting-video-guide.html

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...ags-backpacks-cases-sleeves-discuss-here.html

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/alienware-m14x/578671-m14x-owners-steam-friends-list.html


    WIDI / WIRELESS HD Threads:
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...m17xr3-m18x-intel-widi-discussion-thread.html

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...18x-wireless-hd-sibeam-discussion-thread.html

    Warranty Support Information
    Complete Care (now known as 'Accidental Damage') only covers liquid spills, drops & falls, surges & screen breaks.

    Review the actual terms of the agreement, its right there in black and white. Don't expect support to cover a botched thermal compound application...

    Full details on Service Contracts (TOS, Product Warranties, Warranty, etc.) can be found here -
    Dell Services | Service Contracts | Dell

    Learn More: Service Plans | Dell

    Accidental Damages Coverage doc is here:
    http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/services/Accidental_Damage_Services_Contract_6_21_10.pdf


    Just want to clarify - we have several misconceptions of what this coverage provides floating around here on NBR...

    For additional warranty questions, see this thread:
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...arranty-discussion-thread-questions-only.html

    If running into a brick wall with warranty support and you have already contacted support, see this thread:

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ali...placement-systems-warranty-repair-issues.html



    Misc. Links, Items
    Alienware Font - See attached .zip archive
     

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    Posting this again for another round...

    The MOD team will be removing all signatures which do not comply with the Signature Size Limits as posted within the forum rules. If your signature line is outside these limits, please take a moment and fix it.

    Removals begin 3/13- fix it now before its removed. :)

    Thanks.

    EDIT: the Mod Team is still finding many signatures outside of the forum rules signature size limits. If your signature is removed by a forum mod, it will be replaced with the URL to this post. Be sure to fix your signature before its removed.
     
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    We all know the forum search feature is a bit quirky. :(


    ---------------------------------------
    To search the site via Google, use the following query -

    site:forum.notebookreview.com

    add in your search term - example:

    site:forum.notebookreview.com M11x Battery

    This query will return only results from the forum which contain M11x Battery.
    Google


    Thanks.
     
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