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post #14660 of (permalink) Old 05-31-2019, 08:20 PM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Retrorockit View Post
There were 2 different Alienware ALX. The Aurora ALX = the Dell XPS 435MT which is Micro ATX with 6 DIMMs and 2 GPU slots= MS7591. That's the AW BIOS swap.

The Area 51 ALX I7 = the XPS 730x which is the full size ATX with 3 DIMM slots and 3 GPU slots= MS7543.
The full towers had high end cooling options to support factory overclocks and unlocked BIOS due to that.

They all have MS ID numbers on them and unlocked BIOS available.

Yours is Mid Tower ATX Dell XPS 435T/ XPS9000 with no equal Alienware, and no MS#,.6 DIMMs,and 1 GPU slot. Since you just need to add access to the unlocked settings maybe if you send a copy of each of the unlocked BIOS, and your locked BIOS to the modders they can add the settings without changing the hardware config. They all suppport the same CPUs. I can't guarantee it's an MSI board, but I think the chances are very good that it is. If it's Foxconn or Intel then it will probably stay locked.

I see that my previous statement was confusing. The 2 computers I mentioned "could" both have unlocked BIOS swapped in, just not with each other. I hope the longer explanation here clarifies things.
Thank you for clarifying, I see what you mean now.

NAS / HTPC
(19 items)
Workstation
(10 items)
CPU
Intel Xeon W3680 @ 3.9GHz
Motherboard
Dell 0x501h (BIOS A16, not EFI capable)
GPU
EVGA GTX 1060 Gaming 6GB 06G-P4-6161-KR @ stock
RAM
30GB @ 1066MHz CL7 (3x8GB 2Rx8 1600MHz ECC UDIMMs, 3x2GB 2Rx8 1333MHz non-ECC)
Hard Drive
ZFS mirror (media), ZFS JBOD (gaming etc.), ZFS OS
Power Supply
Seasonic SS-850HT
Cooling
Scythe Ninja 4
Cooling
Sunbeam Rheostat Extreme Fan Controller rev2
Cooling
4 x San Ace 140mm, 2 x Delta AFB 120mm (VRM fans)
Case
CaseLabs Bullet BH8 (white)
Operating System
Antergos XFCE (Antergos repos removed)
Monitor
Panasonic Viera X3 TV
Keyboard
CM Storm Quickfire Pro (Cherry Reds)
Mouse
Logitech M310
Mouse
Itac mouse-trak Industrial Trackball
Mousepad
Cloth
Audio
Creative Sound BlasterX H5 Tournament Edition Headset
Audio
Creative Sound BlasterX G1 USB Sound Card
Audio
Philips HTS3555 5.1 1000w Home Theater
CPU
AMD Athlon II X4 640 @ stock
Motherboard
(Foxconn 2AB1) N-Alvorix-RS880-uATX (latest BIOS, not EFI capable)
GPU
Radeon 5250 @ Stock
RAM
4 x 2GB 1066MHz CL7
Hard Drive
Hitatchi 40gb (ZFS)
Power Supply
OEM 250w?
Cooling
OEM
Case
OEM
Operating System
Antergos XFCE (Antergos repos removed)
Monitor
HP vp17
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