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Alienware Command Center Application Quick Guide

Summary: The Alienware Command Center application manages features of Alienware and some Dell G Series computers. The features include AlienFX, Alien Touch, Alien Fusion, and more.

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The Alienware Command Center Package Manager is an exclusive software that integrates into a single interface application that is designed to control features of your Alienware computer. It comes preinstalled on your Alienware computer.

There is a different Command Center version for every Alienware computer, and each version enables different features depending on your computer model. See the Alienware Command Center Documentation for detailed information.

To download the correct version for your computer:

  1. Browse to Dell Drivers & Downloads.
  2. Identify your Dell product.
    • Click Download & Install SupportAssist to auto-detect your Dell product. Follow the on-screen instructions to install Dell SupportAssist. For more information, reference Dell SupportAssist (formerly Dell System Detect): Overview and Common Questions.
    • Or, enter the Service Tag, Express Service Code, or the Serial number of the Dell product and click Search.
    • Or, click Browse all products to manually select your Dell product from the catalog.
  3. Click Find Drivers.
  4. Select the Operating System.
  5. Under Category, select Application.
  6. Locate the latest Alienware Command Center Application.
  7. Click Download and save the file to your computer.
  8. Open File Explorer (also known as Windows Explorer) and browse to the location where the downloaded file is saved.
  9. Double-click the Alienware Command Center Application setup file and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.

Affected Platforms:

  • All Alienware computers
  • Some Dell G Series desktops and laptops

For more information about compatibility of an Alienware computer or peripherals with Alienware Command Center, reference Alienware Command Center Documentation.

For more information about compatibility of a Dell G-series computer or peripherals with Alienware Command Center, reference Alienware Command Center Documentation.

Learn how to install the Alienware Command Center on another computer like the Dell G-Series or any other non-Alienware computer.

How to Install Alienware Command Center on non-Alienware systems

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Learn how to properly reinstall your Alienware Command Center.

How to Reinstall Alienware Command Center

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Discover the new Alienware Command Center software, an all in one stop for all your gaming needs. Inside you can control fans, monitor heat, and create overclocking profiles.

Alienware Command Center - Software Overview

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Learn how to browse the new Control Center application, configure macro keys, lights, and customizable presets. In this video, we showcase every screen for the mouse and keyboard.

Learn how to use the Macro Keys on an Alienware

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AlienFX lets you choose from an array of color and transition effects across multiple distinct zones on your computer and Alienware devices.

AlienFX 2.0 in the new Alienware Command Center (version 5.0 and higher) and offers a brand-new interface. Save new themes, assign them to your games and edit device settings with new AlienFX hardware and software featuring support for full RGB values and up to 16.8 million colors. Included is a new user interface to map and create new system-level effects so you can manage lighting and settings from the same controls. Select computers and hardware also offer settings for individual or group keyboard key colors.

On Alienware Command Center versions below version 5.0, AlienFusion gives you access to your Alienware's power management controls so you can decide when you need maximum performance or when you can scale back for more everyday programs, increasing energy efficiency and extending battery life for laptops.

With the new Alienware Command Center (version 5.0 and higher), Fusion allows you to control the power settings, thermal controls, and audio settings, all in one place.

The easy-to-use interface links all your various computer settings with a gaming library, making it simple to access gaming information. No matter what the source, the command center gives you access to your games and the ability to fine-tune settings for each one. Create a unique game profile and it stays how you want it, no matter where you launch.

Alienware Command Center game library

With AlienAdrenaline you access:

  • Game Mode: Create profiles for each of your games to change the computer lighting, open VoIP programs, launch monitoring programs, and many other functions automatically when you launch your game.

  • Performance Monitoring: See real-time stats of your CPU, memory, video card, and WLAN. Record them in the background to review your computer performance.

  • Alienware Graphics Amplifier (select computers only): On computers supporting the Alienware Graphics Amplifier, you can see the connection status and also configure the behavior of the computer when disconnecting the Alienware Graphics Amplifier.

AlienTouch allows you to change the touchpad settings on your Alienware laptop. Tapping, Sensitivity, and Virtual Scrolling are the options available under AlienTouch.

Note: AlienTouch is only available on select Alienware computers.
  • Alienware 18
  • Alienware 17 R1
  • Alienware 14
  • Alienware M17x (All)
  • Alienware M18x (All)
  • Alienware M14x (All)
  • Alienware M15x
  • Alienware M11x (All)

AlienTactX allows you to change the settings for the macro keys. The TactX window allows you to change color schemes for the macro keys and set the shortcut options.

Thermal Controls give you access to your Alienware's management thermal computer controls so you can monitor thermal status, adjust thermal control of computer fans, and change the status of active venting.

For computers supporting Alienware Command Center version 5.0 and higher, you find the thermal controls under the Fusion tab.

This feature is currently available only in the Alienware Area-51 R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, Aurora R5, R6, R7, Alienware 17 R4, R5, and 15 R3, R4 with the Intel Core i7-6820HK, i7-7820HK processor, i9-8950HK processor; it enables you to monitor CPU, DRAM, and the Overclocking Profile.

AlienSense is a face detection program that allows you to log in to your computer through face detection and set up other functions such as user switch and lock the computer when you are away.

Note: AlienSense is only available on the Alienware M17x R1, Alienware M15x, and Alienware M11x R1.

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Last Published Date

27 May 2024



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