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.

Before updating the BIOS, please suspend BitLocker encryption. If it is not enabled on your system, you can skip this step. Learn more

Alienware Area-51m System BIOS

Restart required
This package contains the Dell system BIOS update and is supported on Alienware Area-51m that runs Windows operating system. BIOS is a firmware that is embedded on a small memory chip on the system board. It controls the keyboard, monitor, disk drives and other devices.

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The driver information is up-to-date. To view all drivers for your Alienware Area-51m, go to Drivers & Downloads.

Fixes & Enhancements

- Fixed the issue where the system does not reflect the charging status immediately when plugged in.
- Fixed the unwanted noise from the speaker that is triggered by using the mute/unmute toggle key on the keyboard.

- Added the CPU overclock option in BIOS settings.
- Added the Intel Hyper Thread Control option in BIOS settings.
- Supports Alienware On Screen Display (OSD) application version
- Improved the power management feature to balance the CPU performance, power consumption, and thermal management.


Version 1.2.0, 1.2.0



Release date

31 Jan 2019

Last Updated

31 Jan 2019


Available formats

File Format: Windows/DOS
File Name: Alienware_Area-51m_1.2.0.EXE
Download Type: HTTP
File Size: 7.46 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.

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

1.7.3 23 Sep 2019
1.3.2 28 Mar 2019
1.3.1 25 Mar 2019
1.3.0 12 Mar 2019
1.0.1 07 Jan 2019
Dell Alienware Area-51m System BIOS
Updating the BIOS from Windows

Note 1: Before updating the BIOS, ensure that you suspend BitLocker encryption on a BitLocker-enabled system. If BitLocker is not enabled on your system, you can ignore this step.
Note 2: Do not turn off the power or interrupt the BIOS update process during the update.

Download and Installation
1. Click Download File, to download the file.
2. Click Save to save the file to your hard drive
3. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file.
The system restarts automatically and updates the BIOS at the system startup screen. After the BIOS update is complete, system restarts again.

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