Alienware Command Center Quick Guide

Alienware Command Center Quick Guide


Alienware Arena Description This article explains what is the Alienware Command Center and how to troubleshoot basic issues

Supported Systems:

All Alienware Systems

What is the Alienware Command Center?

The Alienware Command Center is an exclusive software that integrates in a single user-friendly interface applications designed to control features of your Alienware Computer. It comes pre-installed in your system.

There is a Command Center version for every Alienware system, and each version enables different features depending on your system model.

To download the correct version for your system visit dell.com/support. For more information refer to Dell Knowledge Base article Drivers and Downloads FAQs.


Command Center Features Matrix

System Command Center
Version
Alien
FX
Alien
FX 2.0
Alien
Fusion
Game
Library
Alien
Adrenaline
Alien
Touch
Alien
TactX
Thermal
Controls
OC
Controls
Alien
Sense
Area-51m 5.2.29.0 Y Y Y Y Y
Alienware m17 Y Y Y Y Y
Alienware m15 Y Y Y Y Y
Alienware 15 R4 Y Y Y Y Y
Alienware 17 R5 Y Y Y Y Y
Alienware Area-51 R4 / R5 Y Y Y Y Y
Alienware Area-51 Threadripper Edition R3 / R6 Y Y Y Y Y
Alienware Aurora R8 Y Y Y Y Y
Alienware Area-51 R2 4.8.25.0 Y Y Y Y Y
Alienware 13 R3 4.8.23.0 Y Y Y
Alienware 15 R3 Y Y Y Y
Alienware 17 R4 Y Y Y Y Y
Alienware Aurora R5 / R6 Y Y Y Y Y
Alienware Aurora R7 4.8.20.0 Y Y Y Y Y
Alienware Alpha R2 4.6.16.0 Y Y Y
Alienware 13 R2 4.5.19.1 Y Y Y
Alienware 15 R2 Y Y Y Y
Alienware 17 R3 Y Y Y Y
Alienware X51 R3 4.5.18.0 Y Y Y
Alienware Alpha 4.0.56.0 Y Y Y
Alienware 13 4.0.54.0 Y Y Y
Alienware 15 Y Y Y Y
Alienware 17 R2 Y Y Y Y
Alienware X51 R2 4.0.51.0 Y Y Y
Alienware Aurora R4 3.6.5.0 Y Y Y Y
Alienware 14 3.6.4.0 Y Y Y Y
Alienware 17 Y Y Y Y Y
Alienware 18 Y Y Y Y Y
Alienware Area 51 ALX 2.8.9.1 Y Y
Alienware Area 51 2.8.9.0
Alienware Aurora
Alienware Aurora R2
Alienware Aurora R3
Alienware X51
Alienware M11x R3 2.8.8.0 Y Y Y
Alienware M14x R1 / R2 Y Y Y
Alienware M17x R3 / R4 Y Y Y
Alienware M18x R1 / R2 Y Y Y Y
Alienware M11x R1 / R2 2.5.54.0 Y Y Y
Alienware M15x Y Y Y
Alienware M17x R1 / R2 Y Y Y
Alienware Aurora ALX Y Y Y

More Information

Click on each item to learn more about each feature in Alienware Command Center

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Learn how to browse the new Control Center application, configure macro keys, lights and customizable presets. In this video we will show case every screen for the mouse and keyboard.


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Alienware Graphics Amplifier: Command Center Controls

Learn how to configure your Alienware Graphics Amplifier


How to Use the Manual Mode for the Thermal Controls

A guide through the thermal controls on the Area-51 R1 and Aurora R1/R2/R3/R4


AlienFX lets you choose from an array of color and transition effects across multiple distinct zones on your computer and Alienware peripherals.

AlienFX 2.0 is included in the new Alienware Command Center (Version 5.0 and higher) and offers a brand new interface. Save new themes, assign them to your games and edit peripheral settings with new AlienFX hardware and software featuring support for full RGB values and up to 16.8 million colors. Included is a new user interface to map and create new system-level effects so you can manage lighting and settings from the same controls. Select systems and hardware also offer settings for individual or group keyboard key colors.

On Command Center versions below version 5.0 AlienFusion gives you access to your Alienware's power management controls so you can decide when you need maximum performance or when you can scale back for more everyday programs, increasing energy efficiency and extending battery life in the case of laptops.

With the new Alienware Command Center (Version 5.0 and Higher) Fusion allows you to control the power settings, thermal controls and audio settings, all in one place.

The easy-to-use interface links all your various system settings with a gaming library, making it simple to access gaming information. No matter what the source, the command center gives you easy access to your games and the ability to fine-tune settings for each one. Create a unique game profile and it stays just how you want it, no matter where you launch.

With AlienAdrenaline you will access to:

  • Game Mode: Create profiles for each of your games to change the system lighting, open VoIP programs, launch monitoring programs and many other functions automatically when you launch your game

  • Performance Monitoring: See real time stats of your CPU, Memory, Video Card and wLAN and record them in the background to review your system performance

  • Alienware Graphics Amplifier (Selected Systems Only): On systems supporting the Alienware Graphics Amplifier you will be able to see connection status and also configure the behavior of the system when disconnecting the Alienware Graphics Amplifier

Video: How to Use the Game Mode on AlienAdrenaline (English Only)

Video: Alienware: Video Stress Test (English Only)

AlienTouch allows you to change the Touchpad settings on your Alienware Laptop Computer. Tapping, Sensitivity and Virtual Scrolling are the options available under AlienTouch.

Important: AlienTouch is only available on the following systems:

Alienware 18 Alienware 17 R1 Alienware 14 Alienware M17x (All)
Alienware M18x (All) Alienware M14x (All) Alienware M15x Alienware M11x (All)

AlienTactX allows you to change the settings for the Macro keys*. The TactX window allows to change color schemes for the Macro Keys and set the shortcut options.

Video: Alienware: Macro Keys

Thermal Controls give you access to your Alienware's management thermal system controls so you can monitor thermal status, adjust thermal control of system fans, and change the status of active venting.

For systems supporting Alienware Command Center version 5.0 and higher you will find the thermal controls under the Fusion tab.

Video: How to Use the Manual Mode for the Thermal Controls (English Only)

This feature currently available only in the Alienware Area-51 R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, Aurora R5, R6, R7, Alienware 17 R4, R5 and 15 R3, R4 with the Intel Core i7-6820HK / i7-7820HK processor / i9-8950HK processor; it enables you to monitor CPU, DRAM and the Overclocking Profile.

Video: Area 51 R2 Factory Overclocking Settings (English Only)

Aliensense is a face detection program that allows you to log in to your computer through face detection as well as setup other functions such as user switch and lock the system when you are away

Important: Aliensense is only available on the Alienware M17x R1, Alienware M15x and Alienware M11x R1

Click Here for more information on AlienSense

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Article ID: SLN128904

Last Date Modified: 03/29/2019 10:03 AM


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