Alienware 15 R3 Service Manual

System Setup Options

  • NOTE: Depending on your computer and its installed devices, the items listed in this section may or may not appear.
Table 1. System setup options—Main menu
Main
  System Time Displays the current time in hh:mm:ss format.
  System Date Displays the current date in mm/dd/yyyy format.
  BIOS Version Displays the BIOS version.
  Product Name Displays the model number of your computer.
  Service Tag Displays the service tag of your computer.
  Asset Tag Displays the asset tag of your computer.
  CPU Type Displays the processor type.
  CPU Speed Displays the processor speed.
  CPU ID Displays the processor identification code.
  CPU L1 Cache Displays the processor L1 cache size.
  CPU L2 Cache Displays the processor L2 cache size.
  CPU L3 Cache Displays the processor L3 cache size.
  Integrated Graphics Displays the integrated graphics.
  Discrete Graphics 1 Displays the first discrete graphics installed on your computer.
  First HDD Displays the type of hard drive installed.
  Second HDD Displays the type of secondary hard-drive installed.
  Third HDD Displays the type of third hard-drive installed.
  Fourth HDD Displays the type of fourth hard-drive installed.
  M.2 PCIe SSD-1 Displays the type of primary SSD installed.
  M.2 PCIe SSD-2 Displays the type of secondary SSD installed.
  M.2 PCIe SSD-3 Displays the type of third SSD installed.
Table 2. System setup options—Advanced menu
Advanced
  Intel(R) SpeedStep Technology Allows you to enable or disable Intel (R) Speedstep Technology.
  • NOTE: If enabled, the processor clock speed and core voltage are adjusted dynamically based on the processor load.

Default: Enabled

  Virtualization Allows you to enable or disable the Intel Virtualization technology.

Default: Enabled

  VT for Direct I/O Specify whether a Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM) can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by Intel Virtualization Technology for Direct I/O.
  Integrated NIC Allows you to enable or disable the on-board LAN controller.

Default: Enabled

  USB Emulation Allows you to enable or disable the USB emulation feature. This feature defines how the BIOS, in the absence of a USB-aware operating system, handles USB devices. USB emulation is always enabled during POST.
  • NOTE: You cannot boot any type of USB device (floppy, hard drive, or memory key) when this option is off.

Default: Enabled

  USB PowerShare Allows you to charge USB devices when the computer is turned off or in standby mode.

Default: Enabled

  USB Wake Support Allows you to enable USB devices to wake the computer from standby or to disable the USB wake support feature.
  • NOTE: If USB PowerShare is enabled, a device connected to the USB PowerShare connector may not wake the computer.

Default: Disabled

  SATA Operation Allows you to configure the operating mode of the integrated SATA hard drive controller.

Default: AHCI

  Adapter Warnings Allows you to choose if the computer should display warning messages when you use AC adapters that are not supported by your computer.

Default: Enabled

  Function Key Behavior Allows you to set function key or multimedia key as the default function key behavior.

Default: Function key

  Express Charge Allows you to charge your computer battery using Standard Charge or Express Charge mode.

Default: Express Charge

  Touchpad Backlight Allows you to configure the touchpad backlight option.
  Battery Health Displays the battery health.
  Intel Software Guard Extensions Allows you to enable of disable the Intel Software Guard Extensions

Default: Disabled

  BIOS Recovery Enable the user to recover from certain corrupted BIOS conditions from a recovery file on the user primary hard drive

Default: Enabled

  Performance Options  
  SupportAssist System Resolution
  Auto OS Recovery Threshold Control the automatic boot flow for SupportAssist System Resolution Console and for Dell OS Recovery tool.
Table 3. System setup options—Security menu
Security
  Unlock Setup Status Displays if the setup status is unlocked.
  Admin Password Status Displays if the administrator password is clear or set.

Default: Not set

  System password Status Displays if the system password is clear or set.

Default: Not set

  HDD password Status Displays if the HDD password is clear or set.

Default: Not set

  Admin Password Allows you to set the administrator password. The administrator password controls access to the system setup utility.
  System Password Allows you to set the system password. The system password controls access to the computer at boot.
  HDD password Allows you to set, change or delete the hard-disk drive password.
  Password Change Allows you to permit or deny system password or HDD password changes.

Default: Permitted

  Computrace Enable or disable the BIOS module interface of the optional Computrace Service from Absolute Software.
  Firmware TPM  
  UEFI Capsule Firmware Updates Enable or disable BIOS updates through UEFI capsule update packages.
Table 4. System setup options—Boot menu
Boot
  Boot List Option Displays the available boot options.
  File Browser Add Boot Option Allows to add the boot options.
  File Browser Del Boot Option Allows to delete the boot options
  Secure Boot Enable or disable the secure boot feature.
  Legacy Option ROMs Enable or disable the Legacy Option ROMs.
  Boot Option Priorities Displays the boot sequence.
  Boot Option #1 Displays the available first boot option.
  Boot Option #2 Displays the available second boot option.
  Boot Option #3 Displays the available third boot option.
Table 5. System setup options—Exit menu
Exit
  Save Changes and Reset Allows you to exit system setup and save your changes.
  Discard Changes and Reset Allows you to exit system setup and load previous values for all system setup options.
  Restore Defaults Allows you to restore default values for all system setup options.
  Discard Changes Allows you to load previous values for all system setup options.
  Save Changes Allows you to save the changes for all system setup options.

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