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 13 R3 System BIOS

Alienware 13 R3 System BIOS SWB

Fixes & Enhancements

For Intel Skylake platform, BIOS version is 1.2.3 and for Kabylake platform, BIOS version is 1.2.4
1. Updates to Intel ME Firmware addressing security advisory INTEL-SA-00086 (CVE-2017-5705, CVE-2017-5708, CVE-2017-5711 & CVE-2017-5712)
2. Update to the latest CPU microcode to address CVE-2017-5715 and associated Intel Reboot issue
3. Thermal fans behavior enhancement:

Version

Version SKL1.2.3_KBL1.2.4, 1.2.4

Category

BIOS

Release date

08 Mar 2018

Last Updated

08 Mar 2018

Importance

Available formats

File Format:Windows/DOS
File Name:Alienware_13R3_SKL1.2.3_KBL1.2.4.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 11 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:
ed3b6e6ef7433179ac8b1a910b78c2a5
SHA1:
766a1394d5109b2e68205f2d0b9f728b6aebd147
SHA-256:
cb3fe70887a73cab35104beb26ac56df833e9e8f8e53a67de79f62c434572212

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

Applies to
Dell Alienware 13R3
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. 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 (Non-Windows users,Load Legacy Option ROM Disabled)]
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 pressing F2 and go to "Boot > Boot List Option"
9. Change "Legacy" to "UEFI" Boot Option.
10. Load Legacy Option ROM->Enabled
11. Go to "Exit" > Exit Save Changes and reboot system
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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 highly recommends applying this update as soon as possible. The update contains changes to improve the reliability and availability of your Dell system.