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Here is a list of all of the Alienware unlocked BIOS' for laptops that I had saved. All credit goes to their original owners. Flash at your own risk. 

Do NOT post these links elsewhere. If you want to share this publicly, upload the file yourself to your preferred sharing site. I'm missing AW14 A09 unlocked BIOS so if you have it let me know. Otherwise I believe I got the major ones here. 

Alienware M18xR2

A11 Unlocked: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GZ2NztBkAp_Xro1qtxWTIcjDH7CSgb8H/view?usp=sharing 

Alienware M18xR1

A05 Unlocked: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lyjZZ-MfHLx2tA4g_X9HYOSQ7plGoLtB/view?usp=sharing 

A05 Swick Updated: https://drive.google.com/file/d/15hcq2MfaAzIDGlualq35v-MBnji9MXB4/view?usp=sharing 

Alienware 18:

A12 Unlocked: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-mxq9kECuoMW-OwcGxrgIvaguoVWE1xG/view?usp=sharing 

Alienware M17xR4:

A11 Unlocked: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LCiA4JsSHq56tqxnAAznTja9gxQsZ4A_/view?usp=sharing 

A15 Unlocked: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1X3lA4FtpY1hy7lywelJMNQgjORUQT4Gm/view?usp=sharing

Alienware M17xR3: 

A12 Unlocked + SATA Fix: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HIJe7_lgBQaQGBJUFZK2vuxYBOy7b8gL/view?usp=sharing 

Alienware M17xR2:

A10 Unlocked V1F: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1i_soj-5xFMsJLsv2TC3Hk1ffWaGTW8kP/view?usp=sharing

Alienware 17 R1: 

A14+ Unlocked: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1M6QfFKTVQsFWgZTOE_StJNVd5BRwLBi-/view?usp=sharing 

A17+ Unlocked: https://drive.google.com/file/d/15M4yxIoIT3_vmBd3m_MkDeic7ozO4mzi/view?usp=sharing

Alienware M15x (i3/i5/i7):

A09 Unlocked: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13GKcKBiOR8D8OQ8NAj9SMGpKaxbDghk0/view?usp=sharing

Alienware M14xR2:

A13 Unlocked: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EnbZVcqxiwqlcAxla94Nf2tt62dNvPw0/view?usp=sharing

A03 Unlocked: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Pb4XVTPZVURzJfW9fVZItanyRkK2a-tE/view?usp=sharing 

Alienware M14xR1:

A08 Unlocked + SATA Fix: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eeh0sduSnWba6is8OGXkDc2m9zKapPvV/view?usp=sharing 

Alienware M11xR3: 

A05 Unlocked: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1D2fWHD7KS1b6tVpiVdl_bGvYYv4KYHh9/view?usp=sharing

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Alienware m18             : Intel Core i9 13900HX                  | nVidia GeForce RTX 4090    | K1675 | 2x1TB SSDs 

Alienware Area-51M : Intel Core i9-9900K @ 5.3Ghz    | nVidia GeForce RTX 2080    | AX210 | Samsung 970 Evo+ 
Alienware M18x R2 :    Intel Core i7 3920XM @ 4.7Ghz | nVidia Quadro RTX 3000     | AX210 | Samsung 980 PRO   
Clevo X170SM-G:         Intel Core i7 10700K @ Stock     | nVidia GeForce RTX 2070S | AX210 | 256GB+2x512GB 

More Laps: M14x (555m) | M14xR2 (650m) | M15x (980m) | M17xR3 (880m) | M18xR1 (880m SLI) | 18 R1 (RTX 3000)

DT: Aurora R4 (i9 10980XE/RTX 4070) | Area-51 R2 (22-Core Xeon/2x Titan V) | SR-2 [2x6-Core/3x980Ti] | Mac Studio


CS Studios YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CSStudiosYT 

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what is the best bios for alienware 17 r1 with 120 hertz screen.

Here I leave you some other Bios that I downloaded before the notebookcheck forum fell, I have not used them.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/12SgStbZN_ULhTo7TTgusAtd2-wng2KYM?usp=sharing

 

---Dell Precision M6700---, i7-4900MQ, Tesla M6, M6100/HD 8950M, 1920x1080p 6bits LVDS.

---Dell Precision M6800---, i7-4900MQ, Tesla M6, M6100/HD 8950M, 1920x1080p 6bits LVDS.

---Alienware M17x R2--, I7-940MX, HD 8970M Crossfire, M6100/HD 8950M, GTX 765M, 1920x1200P OC 75 Hzt.

---Alienware 17-- i7-4940MX, RTX 3000(LVDS),P3000, GTX 980M, 880M,860M, M6100/HD 8950M,  1080P, 120 Hz, 3D.

--Alienware 18-- i7-4930MX, 32GB RAM 1866 MHz, RTX 4000, RTX 3000, P3000, M6100/HD 8950M, 1920x1080P. LCDOC 75 Hzt. (In use).

---Alienware M18x R2- i7-3940XM, 32GB RAM 1866 MHz, GTX 980M SLI, 1920x1080p 6bits OC 75 Hzt.

 

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On 2/21/2022 at 1:35 PM, TruenoG7 said:

what is the best bios for alienware 17 r1 with 120 hertz screen.

Here I leave you some other Bios that I downloaded before the notebookcheck forum fell, I have not used them.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/12SgStbZN_ULhTo7TTgusAtd2-wng2KYM?usp=sharing

 

I think A17+ is the latest one and should work well. 

Alienware m18             : Intel Core i9 13900HX                  | nVidia GeForce RTX 4090    | K1675 | 2x1TB SSDs 

Alienware Area-51M : Intel Core i9-9900K @ 5.3Ghz    | nVidia GeForce RTX 2080    | AX210 | Samsung 970 Evo+ 
Alienware M18x R2 :    Intel Core i7 3920XM @ 4.7Ghz | nVidia Quadro RTX 3000     | AX210 | Samsung 980 PRO   
Clevo X170SM-G:         Intel Core i7 10700K @ Stock     | nVidia GeForce RTX 2070S | AX210 | 256GB+2x512GB 

More Laps: M14x (555m) | M14xR2 (650m) | M15x (980m) | M17xR3 (880m) | M18xR1 (880m SLI) | 18 R1 (RTX 3000)

DT: Aurora R4 (i9 10980XE/RTX 4070) | Area-51 R2 (22-Core Xeon/2x Titan V) | SR-2 [2x6-Core/3x980Ti] | Mac Studio


CS Studios YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CSStudiosYT 

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The Alienware m17xr4 which bios is better, A11 unlocked or A15 unlocked? I have A10 installed now but not sure what the difference of the 2 unlocked would provide. I am having no problems and the m17xr4 is running great. But I do have a problem with "If it aint broke dont fix it" I tend to fix it anyway, its fun fixing it after I broke it HA HA HA!

Clevo P870DM3-G i9-9900k-32.0GB 2667mhz-RTX3080+GTX1080

Alienware M18x R2 i7-3920xm-32GB DDR3-RTX 3000 

Alienware M17x R4 i7-3940XM-16GB DDR3-RTX 3000

Alienware M17x R4 i7-3940XM 20GB DDR3-P4000 120hz 3D

Precision m6700 i7-3840QM-16GB DDR3-GTX 970M 
Precision m4700 i7-3740QM-16GB DDR3-T2000M

GOBOXX SLM  G2721-i7-10875H RTX 3000-32GB ddr4

 

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@ssj92 Do you have the M15x Unlocked BIOS handy?

Alienware Aurora R15 - i9-13900KF - RTX 4090 - 32GB DDR5 

Alienware M18x R2 - i7-3920XM - GTX 970M - 16GB 1866Mhz DDR3L - Samsung 970 Evo with MXM to NVMe Adapter - Custom Delft Blue  

Alienware X51 - i7-3770 - NO GPU - 16GB 1600Mhz DDR3  Alienware M17x R3 - i7-2760QM - GTX 580M - 16GB 1600Mhz DDR3

Alienware Area 51 ALX - i7-975 Extreme - GTX 980 - 16GB 1600Mhz DDR3   Alienware Aurora R2 - i7-3770K - GTX 670FTW - 16GB 1600Mhz DDR3 

Alienware Aurora R4 ALX - i7-3930K - GTX 1060 - 16GB 1600Mhz DDR3        Alienware Aurora R4 ALX - i7-3930K - GTX 670FTW - 16GB 1600Mhz DDR3

 

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Does anyone know where I can find info on the settings in these unlocked bios and what each setting does,like PCI Express Configuration/ DMI Extended Synch Control/ Disable or Enable or setting the maximum PCI-Express Speed? Or maybe what gen x, Gen 1, or Gen 2 or 3 is? Can any of these settings or others dictate what GPU is usable in the m18xr2 or m17xr4 or any Alienware

Clevo P870DM3-G i9-9900k-32.0GB 2667mhz-RTX3080+GTX1080

Alienware M18x R2 i7-3920xm-32GB DDR3-RTX 3000 

Alienware M17x R4 i7-3940XM-16GB DDR3-RTX 3000

Alienware M17x R4 i7-3940XM 20GB DDR3-P4000 120hz 3D

Precision m6700 i7-3840QM-16GB DDR3-GTX 970M 
Precision m4700 i7-3740QM-16GB DDR3-T2000M

GOBOXX SLM  G2721-i7-10875H RTX 3000-32GB ddr4

 

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On 3/29/2022 at 6:58 PM, Maxware79 said:

@ssj92 Do you have the M15x Unlocked BIOS handy?

Did you check this

https://www.techinferno.com/index.php?/topic/646-unlocked-m15x-bios/

and this

https://www.bios-mods.com/forum/Thread-Alienware-M15x?pid=30709#pid30709

Clevo P870DM3-G i9-9900k-32.0GB 2667mhz-RTX3080+GTX1080

Alienware M18x R2 i7-3920xm-32GB DDR3-RTX 3000 

Alienware M17x R4 i7-3940XM-16GB DDR3-RTX 3000

Alienware M17x R4 i7-3940XM 20GB DDR3-P4000 120hz 3D

Precision m6700 i7-3840QM-16GB DDR3-GTX 970M 
Precision m4700 i7-3740QM-16GB DDR3-T2000M

GOBOXX SLM  G2721-i7-10875H RTX 3000-32GB ddr4

 

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Added M17xR2 A10 V1F unlocked bios. 

 

I don't think M15x unlocked bios adds anything useful but if someone wants to attach it, I can re-upload it to google drive and add to first post. 

Alienware m18             : Intel Core i9 13900HX                  | nVidia GeForce RTX 4090    | K1675 | 2x1TB SSDs 

Alienware Area-51M : Intel Core i9-9900K @ 5.3Ghz    | nVidia GeForce RTX 2080    | AX210 | Samsung 970 Evo+ 
Alienware M18x R2 :    Intel Core i7 3920XM @ 4.7Ghz | nVidia Quadro RTX 3000     | AX210 | Samsung 980 PRO   
Clevo X170SM-G:         Intel Core i7 10700K @ Stock     | nVidia GeForce RTX 2070S | AX210 | 256GB+2x512GB 

More Laps: M14x (555m) | M14xR2 (650m) | M15x (980m) | M17xR3 (880m) | M18xR1 (880m SLI) | 18 R1 (RTX 3000)

DT: Aurora R4 (i9 10980XE/RTX 4070) | Area-51 R2 (22-Core Xeon/2x Titan V) | SR-2 [2x6-Core/3x980Ti] | Mac Studio


CS Studios YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CSStudiosYT 

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8 hours ago, ssj92 said:

Added M17xR2 A10 V1F unlocked bios. 

 

I don't think M15x unlocked bios adds anything useful but if someone wants to attach it, I can re-upload it to google drive and add to first post. 

 

ALIENWORE M15X UNLOCKED BIOS.RAR

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Clevo P870DM3-G i9-9900k-32.0GB 2667mhz-RTX3080+GTX1080

Alienware M18x R2 i7-3920xm-32GB DDR3-RTX 3000 

Alienware M17x R4 i7-3940XM-16GB DDR3-RTX 3000

Alienware M17x R4 i7-3940XM 20GB DDR3-P4000 120hz 3D

Precision m6700 i7-3840QM-16GB DDR3-GTX 970M 
Precision m4700 i7-3740QM-16GB DDR3-T2000M

GOBOXX SLM  G2721-i7-10875H RTX 3000-32GB ddr4

 

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I've gone ahead and updated the A13 unlocked bios file to include all needed files for flashing. 

 

As a reminder this bios requires a bootable dos usb. 

 

A bootable dos usb can be created for free using rufus (choose freedos) when formatting usb. Then drag all files from the unlocked folder to the root directory of the usb. 

 

Boot with legacy option rom enabled, select the usb and once dos boots, type in: flash.bat 

 

Before flashing a unlocked bios, you must flash the standard version of that bios from dell's website since a lot of these unlocked bios' only have the bios portion and not the ME. 

 

Example:

 

M14xR2 is currently on A03 stock

First flash A13 standard from dell support website

Then flash A13 unlocked using dos method 

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Alienware m18             : Intel Core i9 13900HX                  | nVidia GeForce RTX 4090    | K1675 | 2x1TB SSDs 

Alienware Area-51M : Intel Core i9-9900K @ 5.3Ghz    | nVidia GeForce RTX 2080    | AX210 | Samsung 970 Evo+ 
Alienware M18x R2 :    Intel Core i7 3920XM @ 4.7Ghz | nVidia Quadro RTX 3000     | AX210 | Samsung 980 PRO   
Clevo X170SM-G:         Intel Core i7 10700K @ Stock     | nVidia GeForce RTX 2070S | AX210 | 256GB+2x512GB 

More Laps: M14x (555m) | M14xR2 (650m) | M15x (980m) | M17xR3 (880m) | M18xR1 (880m SLI) | 18 R1 (RTX 3000)

DT: Aurora R4 (i9 10980XE/RTX 4070) | Area-51 R2 (22-Core Xeon/2x Titan V) | SR-2 [2x6-Core/3x980Ti] | Mac Studio


CS Studios YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CSStudiosYT 

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On 5/11/2023 at 11:56 PM, TheShowX said:

Hey guys @ssj92are you unlocking these bios? If so any luck on the new M18? Im going to try to use RU.EFI to access XMP and undervolt unlock (even thought i read 1.7.0 bios has it unlocked already)

I am not. I did enable XMP and UV since BIOS 1.2.0 using RU.EFI however 1.6.0 enables UV and it looks like 1.7.0 was just released. I haven't tested 1.7.0 yet

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Alienware m18             : Intel Core i9 13900HX                  | nVidia GeForce RTX 4090    | K1675 | 2x1TB SSDs 

Alienware Area-51M : Intel Core i9-9900K @ 5.3Ghz    | nVidia GeForce RTX 2080    | AX210 | Samsung 970 Evo+ 
Alienware M18x R2 :    Intel Core i7 3920XM @ 4.7Ghz | nVidia Quadro RTX 3000     | AX210 | Samsung 980 PRO   
Clevo X170SM-G:         Intel Core i7 10700K @ Stock     | nVidia GeForce RTX 2070S | AX210 | 256GB+2x512GB 

More Laps: M14x (555m) | M14xR2 (650m) | M15x (980m) | M17xR3 (880m) | M18xR1 (880m SLI) | 18 R1 (RTX 3000)

DT: Aurora R4 (i9 10980XE/RTX 4070) | Area-51 R2 (22-Core Xeon/2x Titan V) | SR-2 [2x6-Core/3x980Ti] | Mac Studio


CS Studios YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CSStudiosYT 

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5 hours ago, ssj92 said:

I am not. I did enable XMP and UV since BIOS 1.2.0 using RU.EFI however 1.6.0 enables UV and it looks like 1.7.0 was just released. I haven't tested 1.7.0 yet

 

Im having a hard time deciding to buy this laptop now as i just read 14th gen is being released in october. though i saw its gonna be 8p cores and 16e cores the core performance is said to hit 6.5ghz and cache size is said to be up to 64mb plus it will be power efficient at 4nm architecture down from 10nm. i got 1 week to make my mind up but if i do im definitely gonna max out. 13980hx with 4090 and 64gb ram. im going to see if i can swap the lcd for the asus nebula 500 nits one. plus i want to change the mouse pad to the rgb one they got on the X16 im going to mod this thing as much as possible. If you do mod 1.7 would you mind sharing it?

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Hey guys, looking to see if you could help me troubleshooting what might be happening on my end.

 

I've got an Alienware 17 R1 with the standard A17 BIOS and Windows 11 with a working Nvidia GTX 765M 2GB. It's the 3D version so it doesn't have an Intel card in this model.

 

I thought that it'd be good to upgrade the Graphics Cards and got a GTX 870M from what was listed as a Clevo laptop, however when I tried to plug it it, I just get a black screen with 8 beeps and that loop keeps on repeating.

 

I ended up in the thread when I read that I might need to install an unlocked BIOS?, I tried the one listed above (A17+ Unlocked) but as I'm on Windows 11 it doesn't seem compatible and I get the following error.

 

Not even sure now if I should try to run this Unlocked BIOS with an Alienware which doesn't have an integrated Intel card either now.

 

Would you guys know what I could try to have that new GTX 870M recognized and working? Cheers

 

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FlashUnlock.bat


Flashing BIOS region.

Intel (R) Flash Programming Tool. Version:  10.0.30.1054
Copyright (c) 2007 - 2014, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.

Platform: Intel(R) HM87 Express Chipset
Reading HSFSTS register... Flash Descriptor: Valid

    --- Flash Devices Found ---
    W25Q64BV    ID:0xEF4017    Size: 8192KB (65536Kb)

PDR Region does not exist.
GBE Region does not exist.

Error 28: Protected Range Registers are currently set by BIOS, preventing flash access.
Please contact the target system BIOS vendor for an option to disable Protected Range Registers.
This version of G:\Laptop-Alienware 17 R1\BIOS_Alienware\others unlocked\AW17-A17+Unlocked_v1.3\prr.exe is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your computer's system information and then contact the software publisher.
Flashing BIOS region backup.

Intel (R) Flash Programming Tool. Version:  10.0.30.1054
Copyright (c) 2007 - 2014, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.

Platform: Intel(R) HM87 Express Chipset
Reading HSFSTS register... Flash Descriptor: Valid

    --- Flash Devices Found ---
    W25Q64BV    ID:0xEF4017    Size: 8192KB (65536Kb)

PDR Region does not exist.
GBE Region does not exist.

Error 28: Protected Range Registers are currently set by BIOS, preventing flash access.
Please contact the target system BIOS vendor for an option to disable Protected Range Registers.
Press any key to continue . . .

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Ohh and btw, I found out how to flash, but it gives me the 'program cannot be run in dos' what do I do? Tried dddp and freedos, heck, even msdos... on a separate note, my gtx780m is stuck on 5gt/s (pcie 2x 16) how can I fix that, by flashing the unlocked bios?

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