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post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by EVILNOK;11745640 
According to the specs sheet listed here at the bottom of the page:http://en.community.dell.com/owners-club/alienware/f/3746/t/19338850.aspx it an Intel.

All I read is that is uses an intel chipset. I doubt it actually uses an intel branded board. We really need pics
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post #12 of 18
This link will help. Someone else has the same system and its actually a foxconn board.

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1562169
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post #13 of 18
I linked the wrong link heres the correct 1:
http://www.dell.com/ca/p/alienware-aurora-r2/pd?layoutvariation=MasterPageFileVariation2
at the bottom under Tech Specs it says " Alienware Approved Intel P55 micro ATX motherboard.
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by EVILNOK;11745720 
I linked the wrong link heres the correct 1:
http://www.dell.com/ca/p/alienware-aurora-r2/pd?layoutvariation=MasterPageFileVariation2
at the bottom under Tech Specs it says " Alienware Approved Intel P55 micro ATX motherboard.

Yes , which means that its got an intel p55 chipset. It is a foxconn motherboard. Thats basically all dell puts in their systems for the most part.

Also it looks like the guy at hardocp was able to overclock his system. Intel branded motherboards do not allow for overclocking
Edited by slaney30 - 12/22/10 at 6:48pm
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post #15 of 18
OP can you take a pic of it?

Also, perhaps the fastest way of solving this issue would be shooting Alienware an e-mail asking for the manufacturer and manual/spec list for this board.

There is really not much info available on the net based on the code name provided...
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Wow, I really appriciate all of the help. However, even though I now know that it is a Foxconn motherboard with an Intel P55 Chipset, I am still having a hard time finding out anything about it.

But I figure I should upgrade it to something really good anyways since it is probably not the BEST motherboard in the world. Any suggestions to a really good motherboard?

EDIT - Yeah, skylock I just sent someone at Dell an email so hopefully I get some information. Any information I get ill post here for future posters and although I can't take a picture of the mobo right now, when I get a chance I will smile.gif
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post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by Pinkerton;11745801 
Wow, I really appriciate all of the help. However, even though I now know that it is a Foxconn motherboard with an Intel P55 Chipset, I am still having a hard time finding out anything about it.

But I figure I should upgrade it to something really good anyways since it is probably not the BEST motherboard in the world. Any suggestions to a really good motherboard?

EDIT - Yeah, skylock I just sent someone at Dell an email so hopefully I get some information. Any information I get ill post here for future posters and although I can't take a picture of the mobo right now, when I get a chance I will smile.gif

Are you looking to overclock it? If so you might want to try and post here

Someone most likely has the same system and has overclocked on that specific board. Settings should be similar to other p55 boards. Terminology shouldnt change much.
Edited by slaney30 - 12/22/10 at 6:47pm
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post #18 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks Ill check it out! Also for anyone who is interested. Here is a video of the motherboard I have from this "teardown" video on youtube

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRAYwcKhvEQ&feature=related[/ame]
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