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.

Area 51 R2 System BIOS

This package provides the BIOS Update on Area 51 R2 system BIOS running the following Operating Systems: Windows and DOS

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes
-Not Applicable

Enhancements
- Supported Intel Core i7-6950X Processor Extreme Edition, i7-6900K Processor, i7-6850K Processor, and i7-6800K Processor.
-Supported 16GB DDR4 Memory

Version

Version A08, A08

Category

BIOS

Release date

27 Jul 2016

Last Updated

01 Aug 2016

Importance

Available formats

File Format: Windows/DOS
File Name: Alienware_Area_51_R2_A08.exe
Download Type: HTTP
File Size: 12.02 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:
4e8f42a6c12e4e2a73d88d3b6109a92a
SHA1:
40f905caa7751af83589bc3752c3813f26ae39d6
SHA-256:
93077c8f4047bd44ec73689626d23f0409ea34f127a93a640c1f59dc80098a90

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

Dell Alienware Area 51 R2
BIOS Update Executable for Windows/DOS

Download
1. Click Download File to download the file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click Save to save the file to your hard drive.

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. DOS System will auto restart and update BIOS while system startup screen.
5. 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. DOS System will auto restart and update BIOS while system startup screen.
8. After BIOS update finished, system will auto reboot.
9. Go to BIOS Setup by pressing pressing F2 and go to Boot > Boot List Option.
10. Change Legacy to UEFI Boot Option.
11. Go to Exit > Exit Save Changes and reboot system.

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Note 1: You will need to provide a bootable DOS USB key. This executable file does not create the DOS system files.
Note 2: Please make sure you suspend BitLocker encryption before updating BIOS on a BitLocker enabled system. If you don't enable BitLocker on your system you can ignore it.

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