Driver Details

Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

Alienware 17 System BIOS

Dell Alienware 17 System BIOS update compatible with Windows and DOS.

Fixes & Enhancements

Enhancements:
1. Update Microcode 0x306C3 Rev.1C.
2. Support OverClocking level 1.

Version

Version A14, A14

Category

BIOS

Release date

09 Oct 2014

Last Updated

09 Oct 2014

Importance

Available formats

File Format:Windows/DOS
File Name:AW17A14.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 10 MB
Format Description:This file format consists of a BIOS executable file. The Universal (Windows/MS DOS) format can be used to install from any Windows or MS DOS environment.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
d84233a81f3814e1dcf5403ccf392da6
SHA1:
17a7bc30d07827cd4729cdeed213e20f06dc0c32
SHA-256:
5231c3cf307f0208e6ebae79e966bdd22bbc7b3e291473e7bbf4e5e82db120d8

By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.

Version
A16,A16 15 Nov 201812:11:29 AM
A15,A15 23 Feb 20187:37:28 AM
A13,A13 30 Jul 20143:19:35 AM
A12,A12 17 Jul 20141:30:36 AM
A11,A11 20 Jun 20143:53:52 AM
A10,A10 05 May 20146:44:06 AM
A09,A09 13 Mar 20141:23:53 AM
A08,A08 06 Feb 20142:30:26 AM
A07,A07 17 Dec 20136:47:05 AM
A05,A05 27 Sep 201312:44:02 AM
Applies to
Dell Alienware 17 System BIOS
Installation instructions
[Run the BIOS update utility from Windows environment]
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file.
2. Windows System will auto restart and update BIOS while system startup screen.
3. After BIOS update finished, system will auto reboot to take effect.

[Run the BIOS update utility from DOS environment, if Legacy Boot mode (Non-Windows users)]
1. Copy the downloaded file to a bootable DOS USB key.
2. Power on the system, then Press F12 key and Select "USB Storage Device" and Boot to DOS prompt.
3. Run the file by typing copied file name where the executable is located.
4. After BIOS update finished, system will auto reboot to take effect.

[Run the BIOS update utility from DOS environment, if UEFI Boot mode with Load Legacy Option disabled (Non-Windows users)]
1. Copy the downloaded file to a bootable DOS USB key.
2. Power on the system, then go to BIOS Setup by pressing F2 and go to "Boot > Boot List Option".
3. Change "UEFI" to "Legacy" of Boot List Option
4. Go to "Exit > Exit Save Changes" and reboot system.
5. Press F12, then Select "USB Storage Device" and Boot to DOS prompt.
6. Run the file by typing copied file name where the executable is located.
7. After BIOS update finished, system will auto reboot.
8. Go to BIOS Setup by pressing F2 and go to "Boot > Boot List Option".
9. Change "Legacy" to "UEFI" Boot Option.
10. Go to "Exit > Exit Save Changes" and reboot system.

Reboot will be required
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Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details

Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).