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 Area 51 R5 System BIOS

This package provides the BIOS Update on Area 51 R5 system BIOS running the following Operating Systems: Windows.

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes
- Update to the latest CPU microcode to address CVE-2017-5715 and associated Intel Reboot issue

Enhancements
- Optimized the Overclocking AVX2 & AVX3 Ratio Offset setting.

Version

Version 1.1.10, 1.1.10

Category

BIOS

Release date

21 Mar 2018

Last Updated

11 Jun 2018

Importance

Available formats

File Format:Windows/DOS
File Name:Alienware_Area_51_R5_1.1.10.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 7 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:
0b120685811efd0a61036bbf11ff1540
SHA1:
3e260c334ba457fb74a11fff949c331d5bce712d
SHA-256:
9a9b1df1d617a8abc8e679620773e894a474523631bc89bfdfd0d936f9c33b64

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

Applies to
Dell Alienware Area 51 R5
Installation instructions
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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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.