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Alienware X51 R1 bios unlock request
#1
I have been all over the internet looking for an unlocked bios for this system and came up empty.
I would really appreciate if someone could provide the unlocked bios for this system.

I want to enable vt-d so I can setup a Xen hypervisor. I really don't understand why Dell would ship with that disabled.
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#2
Hi sloan,

Please post an image for the BIOS you are using with the machine.

Regards,
TheWiz
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#3
Here is the output generated with AFUWIN X64

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1158...ienx51.zip

Thanks
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#4
Im also looking for some changes in the X51 bios. First off the turbo is limited to a 1x multiplier even though my current i5 2500 by intel specc should get a 4x boost. Second is the ungodly amount of voltage they pump through any chip. I had this same cpu from another factory build machine at a 1.15-.2 voltage under load but for some reason this alienware is giving the cpu 1.36-1.38 at idle/load.
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#5
It took my quite a while to find the right AFUWINx64 that the previous user used to load the bios but I found it and it was Aptio/AFUNWINx64. The strange thing is that the modification tool for Aptio doesn't seem to support it but googling a bit gave me a hint "Aptio is AMI's next-generation BIOS firmware based on the UEFI Specifications". Im not using UEFI and never have because it has even less options than it has now. So im aswell requesting a bios unlock. The bios is the same as the one posted by Sloan.
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#6
Some news and a bump to this thread. I've been able to get my turbo boost to work correctly witha simple cmos reset. Still having the cpu idling at a very high 1.35v and the same for load. Also I found RWEverything 1.6 that seems to be the tool of choice and can actually pull/edit some data off the hardware and maybe the bios(?). Changed a few values "to try things out" and thought there was a "apply" button so it wouldn't be a big deal. My heart skipped a beat when system just suddenly shutdown after the second or the third value I changed but booted back up with everything back to default.
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I want to run Win8's Hyper-V but I can't because VT-d is disabled in the BIOS and there's no option to enable it. Has anyone figured out how to modify the BIOS settings while in Windows? Where do you see in RW-Everything values you can modify?
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#8
Hello, I have been looking for an unlocked BIOS for my Dell Alienware X51 R1 but I havent been able to find one.
I tried to unlock the hidden menus with AMIBCP 4.53 but without success. I started Reading about modifing the BIOS with an HEX editor but I realized that I do not have enough knowledge to succed with it so now I ask you guys for help.

The BIOS got 2 set of menus but one is hidden. The only menu I can access is an very limited.
I would really like to access the standard AMI menu so I can get full controll of my system Smile

I don't know if it will help but this is how I got this from universal ifr extractor. But I dont't know how I can locate them in the  PE32 image section.
I did include an link to the download for the A14 bios at the end of this post.

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Offset:  Title:
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0x2FF33  Main (0x6)
0x3B164  Advanced (0x1C)
0x40703  Chipset (0x1E)
0x47F17  Boot (0x20)
0x4870B  Security (0x39)
0x49187  Save & Exit (0x4D)
0x49499  Main (0x6)
0x4978C  Advanced (0x7D)
0x4A663  Security (0x7B)
0x4A881  Boot (0x7F)
0x4E654  Exit (0x81)


A14 bios
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#9
Hi! PM sent.
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#10
I managed to unlock the bios after some struggle I added it to the AMI unlocked bios Dell section Smile

Here's an direct link https://www.bios-mods.com/forum/Thread-A...ocked-BIOS
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