Dell Alienware M17x R4 Owner's Manual

Dell Alienware M17x R4 Manual

Dell Alienware M17x R4 manual table of contents:

  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    Alienware M17x R4 Owner's Manual Computer model: M17x R4 Regulatory model: P11E Regulatory type: P11E002
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    ... these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: ... are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Alienware® is a registered trademark of Alienware Corporation; Bluetooth® is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    ... Your Computer and Connected Devices. Safety Instructions ...Recommended Tools... 2 3 4 After Working Inside Your Computer Removing the Battery Pack . ... Procedure ...Postrequsites ... 15 15 7 Removing the Coin-Cell Battery ...16 Prerequsites Procedure ... 16 16 8 Replacing ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ... Memory Module(s) ...24 Procedure ...Postrequsites ... 24 25 13 Removing the Graphics-Card Heat Sink Fan Prerequsites Procedure ... 26 26 27 14 Replacing the Graphics-Card Heat Sink Fan Procedure ...Postrequsites ... 28 28 28 15 Removing the Processor...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    18 Replacing the Graphics-Card Assembly Procedure ...Postrequsites ... 34 34 34 19 Removing the Processor Heat-Sink Prerequsites Procedure ...Removing the Processor Module Prerequsites Procedure ... 38 38 38 22 Replacing the Processor Module ...40 Procedure ...Postrequsites ... 40 40 23 ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    26 Replacing the Keyboard . Procedure ...Postrequsites ... 48 48 48 ... 27 Removing the Mini-Card . ... Procedure . . 49 49 50 ... 28 Replacing the Mini-Card Procedure ...Postrequsites 51 51 52 ... ... Procedure ... 53 53 53 30 Replacing the WirelessHD Card Procedure ...Postrequsites ... 54 54 54 ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... Prerequsites Procedure ... 61 61 61 36 Replacing the Status Light Board Procedure ...Postrequsites ... ... Procedure . . 67 67 67 ... 40 Replacing the Bluetooth Card . Procedure ...Postrequsites 69 69 69... Procedure . . 70 70 70 ... 42 Replacing the Speakers . Procedure . 72 72 | ... Contents 7...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ...76 ... 45 Removing the System Board. Prerequsites Procedure . . 77 77 78 ... 46 Replacing the System Board . Procedure ...Postrequsites ...Entering the Service Tag in the BIOS 79 79 79 80 ... 47 System Setup . ... 81 81 81 81 82 ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ... after the computer is unplugged, to ground the system board. Safety Instructions Use the following safety guidelines to protect your computer ... safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. WARNING: Disconnect all power sources before ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ... authorized to remove the computer cover and access any of the components inside the computer. See the safety instructions for complete information about safety precautions, working inside your computer, and protecting against electrostatic discharge. ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... • After Working Inside Your Computer After you complete replacement procedures, ensure the ...external devices, cables, cards, and any other part(s) you removed before working on your computer ...electrical outlets CAUTION: Before turning on your computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ... "Before You Begin" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Slide the battery latch to the unlock position as shown. The battery pack pops up. ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: To avoid damage to the computer, use only the battery designed for this particular Alienware computer. Align the tabs on the battery with the ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ... You Begin" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequsites Remove the battery pack. See "Removing the Battery Pack" on page 12. Procedure 1...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ... safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Align the tabs on the compartment door with the slots on ... the battery pack. See "Replacing the Battery Pack" on page 13. Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ... You Begin" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequsites Remove the battery pack. See "Removing the Battery Pack" on page 12. Remove ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ... You Begin" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Hold the coin-cell battery with the positive side facing up. Slide the coin-cell battery into ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ...practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. WARNING: If you remove ... drive from the computer when the drive is hot, do not touch the metal housing of the hard drive... and Connected Devices" on page 9. Do not remove the hard drive while the computer...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    Primary hard-drive assembly 1 2 1 captive screws (3) 2 primary hard-drive assembly Secondary hard-drive assembly 2 1 1 captive screws (3) 2 secondary hard-drive assembly Removing the Hard Drive(s) | 19
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ...2 4 screws (4) hard-drive bracket CAUTION: When the hard drive is not in the computer, store it in protective antistatic packaging. See "Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge" in the safety instructions that shipped with your computer. 20 | Removing the Hard Drive(s)
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ...: Hard drives are extremely fragile. Exercise care when handling the hard drive. NOTE: Dell or Alienware does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for ... a hard drive from a source other than Dell or Alienware, you need to install an operating system, drivers, and utilities ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    11 Removing the Memory Module(s) WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that ... best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. NOTE: Your computer supports up to four memory module connectors. You can access ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    CAUTION: To prevent damage to the memory-module connector, do not use tools to spread the memory module securing clips. 3 Use your fingertips to carefully spread apart the securing clips on each end of the memory-module connector until the memory module pops up. 1 3 2 1 3 ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ... Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. NOTE: Memory modules purchased from Dell or Alienware are covered under your computer warranty. NOTE: If you purchased a dual... of the palm rest assembly. Procedure NOTE: If you need to install memory modules in two connectors, install a ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ... door. See "Replacing the Compartment Door" on page 15. Replace the battery pack. See "Replacing the Battery Pack" on page 13. Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. As the computer boots, it detects the...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    13 Removing the Graphics-Card Heat Sink Fan WARNING: Before working inside your... see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. WARNING: The graphics-card assembly may be very hot...Removing the Compartment Door" on page 14. 26 | Removing the Graphics-Card Heat Sink Fan
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    Procedure 1 2 3 Disconnect the graphics-card heat sink fan cable from the connector on the system board. Loosen the captive screws that secure the graphics-card heat sink fan to the chassis. Lift the ...graphics-card heat sink fan cable graphics-card heat sink fan 2 captive screws (3) ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ... information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Align the screw holes on the graphics-card heat sink fan with the screw holes ...in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. 28 | Replacing the Graphics-Card Heat Sink Fan
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    15 Removing the Processor Heat-Sink Fan WARNING: Before working inside your computer, ... information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. WARNING: The processor heat-sink ... "Removing the Compartment Door" on page 14. Removing the Processor Heat-Sink Fan | 29
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    Procedure 1 2 3 Disconnect the processor heat-sink fan cable from the connector on the system board. Loosen ... screws that secure the processor heat-sink fan to the chassis. Lift the processor heat-sink... away from the chassis. 1 2 3 1 3 processor heat-sink fan cable captive screws (3) 2 processor heat...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ..." on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Align the screw holes on the processor heat-sink fan with the screw holes on the chassis. Tighten the ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ..., see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. WARNING: The graphics-card assembly may be very hot ... the Compartment Door" on page 14. Remove the graphics-card heat sink fan. See "Removing the Graphics-Card Heat Sink Fan" on page 26. 32 | Removing the Graphics-Card ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    Procedure 1 2 Remove the screws that secure the graphics-card assembly to the system board. Lift and slide the graphics-card assembly to disconnect it from the connector on the system board. 2 1 1 graphics-card assembly 2 screws (2) Removing the Graphics-Card Assembly | 33
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ...see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Insert the graphics card connector at a 45-degree... assembly to the system board. Postrequsites 1 2 3 4 Replace the graphics-card heat sink fan. See...-Card Heat Sink Fan" on page 28. Replace the compartment door. See "Replacing...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ...practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. WARNING: If you remove ..., do not touch the metal housing of the processor heat-sink. Prerequsites 1 2 3 Remove the battery ... 14. Remove the processor heat-sink fan. See "Removing the Processor Heat-Sink...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    Procedure 1 2 In sequential order (indicated on the processor heat-sink), loosen the captive screws that secure the processor heat-sink to the system board. Lift the processor heat-sink at an angle toward the front of the computer and out of the computer base. 2 1 1 processor heat-sink 2 ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ... safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: Incorrect alignment of the processor heat-sink can ... the battery pack. See "Replacing the Battery Pack" on page 13. Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequsites CAUTION: To prevent intermittent ...page 14. Remove the processor heat-sink fan. See "Removing the Processor Heat-Sink Fan" on page 29. Remove the processor heat-sink. See "Removing the Processor Heat...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    2 Lift the processor module from the ZIF socket. 2 1 1 ZIF socket 2 ZIF-socket cam screw Removing the Processor Module | 39
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ... with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. NOTE: If a new processor module is installed, you will receive a new thermal-cooling assembly, ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... You Begin" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequsites Remove the battery pack. See "Removing the Battery Pack" on page 12. Remove ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    3 Gently pry the center control cover from the back of the computer and then ease the tabs on the center control cover out of the slots on the palm rest assembly. 1 1 center control cover CAUTION: Be extremely careful when removing and handling the center control cover. Failure to do so could ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    1 1 media control keys cable Removing the Center Control Cover | 43
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    24 Procedure 1 2 3 4 Replacing the Center Control Cover WARNING: Before working inside your ... information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Connect the media control keys ... door. See "Replacing the Compartment Door" on page 15. Replace the battery pack. See...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... You Begin" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequsites Remove the battery pack. See "Removing the Battery Pack" on page 12. Remove ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    1 2 1 4 screws (5) 2 keyboard Lift the release latches on the connectors on the system board and disconnect the keyboard cable and backlit keyboard cable. 46 | Removing the Keyboard
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    5 Lift the keyboard off the palm rest assembly. 1 2 1 keyboard cable 2 backlit keyboard cable Removing the Keyboard | 47
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Slide the keyboard cable and ... door. See "Replacing the Compartment Door" on page 15. Replace the battery pack. See "Replacing the Battery Pack" on page 13. Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ...practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. If you ordered a wireless... with your computer, the card is already installed. Your computer supports one half Mini... may or may not have a Mini-Card installed. Prerequsites 1 2 3 4 Remove the battery pack...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ...antenna cables (2) Lift the Mini-Card out of the connector on the system board. CAUTION: When the Mini-Card is not in the computer, store it in protective antistatic packaging. For more information, see "Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge" in the safety ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. NOTE: Dell or Alienware does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for Mini-Cards from sources other than Dell or Alienware. Your computer supports one half Mini-Card slot for ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ...the battery pack. See "Replacing the Battery Pack" on page 13. Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer"...for your computer, as required. NOTE: If you are installing a Mini-card from a source other than Dell or Alienware, you must install the appropriate drivers and utilities. ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. If you ordered a wirelessHD card with your computer, the card is already installed. Prerequsites 1 2 3 4 Remove the battery pack. See "Removing the Battery Pack" ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ...practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. If you ordered a wirelessHD... door. See "Replacing the Compartment Door" on page 15. Replace the battery pack. See "Replacing the Battery Pack" on page 13. Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ... You Begin" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequsites Remove the battery pack. See "Removing the Battery Pack" on page 12. Remove ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Align the slots on the power button board with the...page 15. Replace the battery pack. See "Replacing the Keyboard" on page 48. Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... You Begin" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequsites Remove the battery pack. See "Removing the Battery Pack" on page 12. Remove ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    4 5 3 2 1 1 3 5 5 6 wirelessHD card cable captive screws (2) infrared cable 2 4 display cable camera cable Remove the screws that secure the display assembly to the computer base. Lift the display assembly off the computer. 58 | Removing the Display Assembly
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    1 2 1 display assembly 2 screws (6) Removing the Display Assembly | 59
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ...Begin" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Place the display assembly in position and replace the screws that secure the display assembly to the ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... You Begin" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequsites Remove the battery pack. See "Removing the Battery Pack" on page 12. Remove ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    1 2 3 1 3 screws (2) status light board cable 2 status light board 62 | Removing the Status Light Board
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ...additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Align the slots on the status light board with the... the battery pack. See "Replacing the Battery Pack" on page 13. Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ..." on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequsites Remove any installed card or blank from the 9-in-1 Media Card Reader. Remove the battery pack....
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ...Procedure 1 2 3 Disconnect the touch pad cable, LVDS cable, and Media Card Reader cable from the connectors on the system board. Remove the screws that secure the palm ...1 3 5 palm rest assembly touch pad cable screws (3) 2 4 LVDS cable Media Card Reader cable 2 Removing the Palm Rest Assembly | 65
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ...additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Align the screw holes on the palm rest assembly with... on page 13. Replace any cards or blank that you removed from the 9-in-1 Media Card Reader. Follow the instructions in "After ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. If you ordered a card with Bluetooth wireless technology with your computer, it is already installed. Prerequsites 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Remove the battery pack. See "...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    3 1 2 1 3 Bluetooth-card cable screw 2 Bluetooth card 68 | Removing the Bluetooth Card
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Align the screw hole on the Bluetooth card with the ... Replace the battery pack. See "Replacing the Battery Pack" on page 13. Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... You Begin" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequsites Remove the battery pack. See "Removing the Battery Pack" on page 12. Remove ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    3 2 1 1 3 speakers (2) speakers cable 2 screws (4) Removing the Speakers | 71
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ... 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Align the screw holes on the speakers with the screw holes on the computer base. Replace the screws that secure the ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... You Begin" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequsites Remove the battery pack. See "Removing the Battery Pack" on page 12. Remove ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    1 1 3 4 optical-drive cable optical drive 2 2 3 screws (2) Remove the screws that secure the optical-drive bracket to the optical drive. 3 2 1 1 3 optical drive screws (5) 2 optical-drive bracket 74 | Removing the Optical Drive
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    5 Disconnect the interposer from the optical drive. 1 1 interposer Removing the Optical Drive | 75
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ... safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Connect the interposer to the optical drive. Align the screw... the battery pack. See "Replacing the Battery Pack" on page 13. Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ...7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Remove any installed card or blank ... memory module(s). See "Removing the Memory Module(s)" on page 22. Remove the graphics-card heat sink fan. See "Removing the Graphics-Card Heat Sink Fan" on page 26. Remove the graphics-card assembly. See "Removing the Graphics-Card...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    .... See "Removing the Palm Rest Assembly" on page 64. Remove the Bluetooth card. See "Removing the Bluetooth Card" on page 67. Remove the speakers. See "Removing the Speakers" on page 70. Follow the instructions from step 1 to step 3 in "Removing the Optical Drive" on page 73....
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: Handle components by their ... the Processor Heat-Sink Fan" on page 31. Replace the graphics-card assembly. See "Replacing the Graphics-Card Assembly" on page 34. Replacing the System Board |...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Replace the graphics-card heat sink fan. See "Replacing the Graphics-Card Heat Sink Fan" on page 28. Replace the coin-cell battery. See "Replacing the Coin-Cell Battery" on page 17. Replace the hard drive(s). See "Replacing the Hard Drive(s)" on page 21. Replace ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ...Set or change a user-selectable option. View the installed amount of memory or set the type of hard drive installed. Before you use System Setup, it is recommended that you ... System Setup information for future reference. CAUTION: Do not change the settings in System Setup unless you are ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ...System Time (hh:mm:ss) System Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Alienware Service Tag BIOS Version EC Version ME ... CPU L3 Cache CPUID Integrated Graphics Discrete Graphics Total Memory Memory Bank 0... discrete graphics. Displays the total memory available in your computer. Displays the memory size installed in...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... may improve performance, but will greatly reduce battery life. Allows you to enable or disable the... wake the computer from standby or to disable the USB wake support feature. NOTE: If USB Powershare is... controller. Virtualization USB Emulation USB Wake Support USB Power Share Integrated Network ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... computer should display warning messages when you use AC adapters that are not supported by your computer. Enabled: BIOS will detect unsupported AC adapters and display an error on the screen. • Charger Behavior Allows you to enable or disable battery charging. 84 | System ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... immediately, temporarily, or permanently. Memory Overclocking Memory Override Support Allows you to enable ...support is disabled. • Enabled: Displays additional memory override support options. Allows you to increase... voltage. Allows you to set memory frequency. Allows you to configure different XMP...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... Menu Supervisor Password User Password Set Service Tag Allows you to enable or disable the ...the user password is clear or set. Displays the Service Tag of the computer when the Service Tag is present. Displays a field to input the Service Tag manually when the Service Tag is absent. Set Supervisor...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    Boot Menu Use the up- or down- arrow keys to change the boot device priority. You can choose from: Hard Drive USB Storage CD/DVD/BD Removal Devices Network Exit Menu Exit Saving Changes Save Change Without Exit Exit Discarding Changes Allows you to exit System Setup and save your changes to ...
  • Dell Alienware M17x R4 | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... may require flashing when an update is available or when replacing the system board. To flash the BIOS: Turn on the computer. Go to support.dell.com/support/downloads. Locate the BIOS update file for your computer: NOTE: The Service Tag for your computer is ...



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