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Dell Alienware Area-51 R7 Desktop Setup Guide PDF

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Summary of Content for Dell Alienware Area-51 R7 Desktop Setup Guide PDF

Alienware Area-51 R7 Setup and Specifications

Computer Model: Alienware Area-51 R7 Regulatory Model: D03X Regulatory Type: D03X003

Notes, cautions, and warnings NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your product.

CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem.

WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.

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2018 - 10

Rev. A00

Contents

Set up your computer..........................................................................................................4

Create a USB recovery drive for Windows........................................................................6

Views of Alienware Area-51 R7.........................................................................................7 Front...................................................................................................................................................................7 Back................................................................................................................................................................... 8 Back panel.......................................................................................................................................................... 9

Specifications of Alienware Area-51 R7.......................................................................... 11 Dimensions and weight....................................................................................................................................... 11 Processors.......................................................................................................................................................... 11 Chipset.............................................................................................................................................................. 11 Operating system...............................................................................................................................................12 Memory.............................................................................................................................................................12 Ports and connectors..........................................................................................................................................12 Communications.................................................................................................................................................13

Ethernet.......................................................................................................................................................13 Wireless module........................................................................................................................................... 13

Video................................................................................................................................................................14 Audio................................................................................................................................................................14 Storage............................................................................................................................................................. 15 Power ratings.....................................................................................................................................................15 Computer environment...................................................................................................................................... 15

PCI-Express graphics card installation matrix.................................................................16

Getting help and contacting Alienware........................................................................... 17 Self-help resources.............................................................................................................................................17 Contacting Alienware.........................................................................................................................................17

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Set up your computer 1 Connect the keyboard and mouse.

2 Connect to your network using a cable, or connect to a wireless network.

3 Connect the display.

NOTE: The DisplayPort on the back panel of your computer is covered. Connect the display to the discrete graphics card of your computer.

NOTE: If you have one graphics card, PCI-Express (graphics) slot 1 will be the primary graphics card. If you have two graphics card, PCI-Express (graphics) slot 4 will be the primary graphics card. If you have three or four graphics card, PCI-Express (graphics) slot 7 will be the primary graphics card.

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4 Connect the power cable.

5 Press the power button.

6 Create recovery drive for Windows.

NOTE: It is recommended to create a recovery drive to troubleshoot and fix problems that may occur with Windows.

For more information, see Create a USB recovery drive for Windows.

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Create a USB recovery drive for Windows Create a recovery drive to troubleshoot and fix problems that may occur with Windows. An empty USB flash drive with a minimum capacity of 16 GB is required to create the recovery drive.

NOTE: This process may take up to an hour to complete.

NOTE: The following steps may vary depending on the version of Windows installed. Refer to the Microsoft support site for latest instructions.

1 Connect the USB flash drive to your computer. 2 In Windows search, type Recovery. 3 In the search results, click Create a recovery drive.

The User Account Control window is displayed. 4 Click Yes to continue.

The Recovery Drive window is displayed. 5 Select Back up system files to the recovery drive and click Next. 6 Select the USB flash drive and click Next.

A message appears, indicating that all data in the USB flash drive will be deleted. 7 Click Create. 8 Click Finish.

For more information about reinstalling Windows using the USB recovery drive, see the Troubleshooting section of your product's Service Manual at www.dell.com/support/manuals.

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Views of Alienware Area-51 R7 Front

1 Power button (Alienhead) Press to turn on the computer if it is turned off, in sleep state, or in hibernate state. Press to put the computer in sleep state if it is turned on. Press and hold for 4 seconds to force shut-down the computer.

NOTE: You can customize the power-button behavior in Power Options.

2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port with PowerShare (2) Connect peripherals such as external storage devices and printers. Provides data transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps. PowerShare enables you to charge your USB devices even when your computer is turned off.

NOTE: If your computer is turned off or in hibernate state, you must connect the power adapter to charge your devices using the PowerShare port. You must enable this feature in the BIOS setup program.

NOTE: Certain USB devices may not charge when the computer is turned off or in sleep state. In such cases, turn on the computer to charge the device.

3 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (2) Connect peripherals such as external storage devices and printers. Provides data transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps.

4 Microphone port Connect an external microphone to provide sound input.

5 Headphone port Connect a headphone or speakers.

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Back

1 Rear I/O accessibility lighting button Press to illuminate the back panel ports.

2 Regulatory label Contains regulatory information of your computer.

3 Back panel Connect USB, audio, video, and other devices.

4 Power cable connector Connect a power cable to provide power to your computer.

5 Power-supply diagnostics button Press to check the powersupply state.

6 Power-supply diagnostics light Indicates the power-supply state.

7 PCI-Express (graphics) slot 7 Connect a PCI-Express X16 card such as graphics, audio, or network card to enhance the capabilities of your computer.

8 PCI-Express slot 6 Connect a PCI-Express X4 card such as audio, or network card to enhance the capabilities of your computer.

9 PCI-Express (graphics) slot 5 Connect a PCI-Express X16 card such as graphics, audio, or network card to enhance the capabilities of your computer.

10 PCI-Express (graphics) slot 4 Connect a PCI-Express X16 card such as graphics, audio, or network card to enhance the capabilities of your computer.

11 PCI-Express (graphics) slot 3 Connect a PCI-Express X16card such as graphics, audio, or network card to enhance the capabilities of your computer.

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12 PCI-Express (graphics) slot 1 Connect a PCI-Express X16 card such as graphics, audio, or network card to enhance the capabilities of your computer.

NOTE: For more details on installing the PCI-Express graphics card, see PCI-Express graphics card installation matrix.

13 Service Tag label The Service Tag is a unique alphanumeric identifier that enables Dell service technicians to identify the hardware components in your computer and access warranty information.

14 Security-cable slot (for Kensington locks) Connect a security cable to prevent unauthorized movement of your computer.

15 Security-cable slot latch Release to allow opening the side panel.

Back panel

1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 port Connect peripherals such as external storage devices and printers. Provides data transfer speeds up to 10 Gbps.

2 Hard-drive activity light Turns on when the computer reads from or writes to the hard drive.

3 USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type-C) port with PowerShare Connect peripherals such as storage devices and printers. Provides data transfer speeds up to 10 Gbps. Supports Power Delivery that enables two-way power supply between devices. Provides up to 15 W power output that enables faster charging of peripheral devices. PowerShare enables you to charge your USB devices even when your computer is turned off.

NOTE: The Type-C port only provides the USB data function, and no alternate video or Thunderbolt mode features are supported.

4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (6) Connect peripherals such as storage devices and printers. Provides data transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps.

5 Rear L/R surround port

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Connect audio-output devices such as speakers and amplifiers. In a 5.1 speaker channel setup, connect the rear-left and rear-right speakers.

6 Side L/R surround port Connect the side-left and side-right speakers or surround sound speakers.

7 Optical S/PDIF port Connect an amplifier, speakers, or a TV for digital audio output through an optical cable.

8 Line-out port Connect speakers.

9 Line-in port Connect recording or playback devices such as a microphone or CD player.

10 Center/subwoofer port Connect the subwoofer.

11 Network ports (2) Connect an Ethernet (RJ45) cable from a router or a broadband modem for network or internet access.

12 USB 2.0 ports (2) Connect peripherals such as external storage devices and printers. Provides data transfer speeds up to 480 Mbps.

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Specifications of Alienware Area-51 R7 Dimensions and weight Table 1. Dimensions and weight

Description Values

Height 569.25 mm (22.41 in.)

Width 638.96 mm (25.16 in.)

Depth 272.71 mm (10.74 in.)

Weight (approximate) 28 kg (61.73 lbs)

NOTE: The weight of your computer varies depending on the configuration ordered and the manufacturing variability.

Processors Table 2. Processors

Description Values

Processors AMD Ryzen Threadripper (2950X)

AMD Ryzen Threadripper (2920X)

AMD Ryzen Threadripper (1900X)

Wattage 180 W 180 W 180 W

Core count 16 12 8

Thread count 32 24 16

Speed Base 3.5 GHz, Boost up to 4.4 GHz

Base 3.5 GHz, Boost up to 4.3 GHz

Base 3.8 GHz, Boost up to 4.0 GHz

L2 Cache 8 MB 6 MB 4 MB

L3 Cache 32 MB 32 MB 16 MB

Integrated graphics Not supported Not supported Not supported

Chipset Table 3. Chipset

Description Values

Chipset AMD X399

Processor AMD Ryzen Threadripper

DRAM bus width 64 bit

Flash EPROM 16 MB

PCIe bus PCIe Gen3/Gen2

External bus frequency PCIe Gen2x4

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Operating system Windows 10 Home (64-bit) Windows 10 Professional (64-bit)

Memory Table 4. Memory specifications

Description Values

Slots Four internally-accessible DDR4 DIMM sockets

Type DDR4

Speed 2666 MHz up to 3200 MHz (XMP memory)

Maximum memory 64 GB

Minimum memory 8 GB

Memory per slot 4 GB, 8 GB, and 16 GB

Configurations supported: 8 GB DDR4 at 2666 MHz 16 GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2666MHz 32 GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2666MHz 64 GB Quad Channel DDR4 at 2666MHz 8 GB DDR4 XMP 2933MHz - Kingston HyperX 16 GB Dual Channel DDR4 XMP 2933MHz - Kingston

HyperX 32 GB Quad Channel DDR4 XMP 2933MHz - Kingston

HyperX 64 GB Quad Channel DDR4 XMP 2933MHz - Kingston

HyperX 16 GB Dual Channel DDR4 XMP 3200MHz - Kingston

HyperX 32 GB Quad Channel DDR4 XMP 3200MHz - Kingston

HyperX 64GB Quad Channel DDR4 XMP 3200MHz - Kingston

HyperX

Ports and connectors Table 5. Ports and connectors

Description Values

Front

USB Two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports Two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports with PowerShare

Audio One headset port One microphone port

Back

Network Two RJ-45 port

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Description Values

USB Two USB 2.0 ports Six USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports One USB 3.1 Gen 2 port One USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type-C) port with PowerShare

Audio Four audio output/headphone ports One audio input/microphone port

Video One optical S/PDIF port

Memory card reader Not supported

Power port Not supported

Smart card reader Not supported

Security Padlock rings

Legacy ports Not supported

Internal

Expansion Four SATA ports

M.2 One M.2 card slot for WLAN and Bluetooth One M.2 card slot for 2280 solid-state drive

NOTE: To learn more about the features of different types of M.2 cards, see the knowledge base article SLN301626.

Communications Ethernet

Table 6. Ethernet specifications

Description Values

Model number Ethernet controller integrated on system board

Transfer rate 10/100/1000 Mbps

Wireless module

Table 7. Wireless module specifications

Description Values

Model number Qualcomm QCA61x4A (DW1820) Killer 1535

Transfer rate Up to 867 Mbps Up to 867 Mbps

Frequency bands supported Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz

Wireless standards Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac

Encryption 64-bit/128-bit WEP AES-CCMP TKIP

64-bit/128-bit WEP AES-CCMP TKIP

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Description Values

Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2 Bluetooth 4.2

Video Table 8. Video specifications

Controller SLI/Crossfire support

Number of cards (maximum)

External display support Memory size

Memory Type

AMD Vega 10 E2-90 (Single/ Dual )

Yes 2 Three DisplayPort, one HDMI port

8 GB HBM

NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti (Single)

No 1 One DLDVI-D, one DisplayPort, one HDMI port

4 GB GDDR5

NVIDIA GTX 1060 (Single)

No 1 One DLDVI-D, three DisplayPort, one HDMI port

6 GB GDDR5

NVIDIA GTX 1070 (Single / Dual)

Yes 2 One DLDVI-D, three DisplayPort, one HDMI port

8 GB GDDR5

NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti (Single / Dual)

Yes 2 Three DisplayPort, one HDMI port

11 GB GDDR5X

AMD RX570X (Single / Triple)

Yes 3 Three DisplayPort, one HDMI port

8 GB GDDR5

AMD RX580X (Signle / Triple)

Yes 3 Three DisplayPort, one HDMI port

8 GB GDDR5

NVIDIA RTX 2080 OC (Single/Dual)

Yes 2 Three Display Port, One HDMI, One Type-C

8 GB GDDR6

NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti OC (Single/Dual)

Yes 2 Three Display Port, One HDMI, One Type-C

11 GB GDDR6

Audio Table 9. Audio specifications

Description Values

Type Integrated 7.1 channel High Definition Audio

Controller Realtek ALC3861

Internal interface High-definition audio

External interface 7.1 channel output, Microphone-in, stereo headphones, and headset combo connector

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Storage Table 10. Storage specifications

Storage type Interface type Internally accessible capacity

Three 3.5-inch hard drives SATA AHCI 6 Gbps Up to 4 TB

Two 2.5-inch drive bay support or U.2 PCIe solid-sate drives

PCIe Gen3 8 Gbps Up to 960 GB (only for U.2)

Power ratings Table 11. Power adapter specifications

Description Values

Type 850 W 1500 W 1500 W

Input voltage 100 VAC to 240 VAC 100 VAC to 240 VAC 200 VAC to 240 VAC

Input frequency 50 Hz to 60 Hz 50 Hz to 60 Hz 50 Hz to 60 Hz

Input current (maximum) 10 A 16 A 10 A

Output current (continuous) +3.3 V/20 A, +5 V/20 A, +12 VA/32 A, +12 VB/48 A, +12 VD/16 A, -12 V/0.5 A, +5 Vaux/4 A

+3.3 V/20 A, +5 V/25 A, +12 VA/32 A, +12 VB/48 A, +12 VC/48 A, +12 VD/16 A, -12 V/0.5 A, +5 Vaux/4 A

+3.3 V/20 A, +5 V/25 A, +12 VA/32 A, +12 VB/48 A, +12 VC/48 A, +12 VD/16 A, -12 V/0.5 A, +5 Vaux/4 A

Rated output voltage +3.3 V, +5 V, +12 VA, +12 VB, +12 VD, -12 V, +5 Vaux

+3.3 V, +5 V, +12 VA, +12 VB, +12 VC, +12 VD, -12 V, +5 Vaux

+3.3 V, +5 V, +12 VA, +12 VB, +12 VC, +12 VD, -12 V, +5 Vaux

Temperature range:

Operating 5C to 50C (41F to 122F) 5C to 50C (41F to 122F)

5C to 50C (41F to 122F)

Storage -40C to 70C (-40F to 158F) -40C to 70C (-40F to 158F)

-40C to 70C (-40F to 158F)

Computer environment Airborne contaminant level: G1 as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985 Table 12. Computer environment

Operating Storage

Temperature range 0C to 35C (32F to 95F) 40C to 65C (40F to 149F)

Relative humidity (maximum) 10% to 90% (non-condensing) 0% to 95% (non-condensing)

Vibration (maximum)* 0.66 GRMS 1.30 GRMS

Shock (maximum) 110 G 160 G

Altitude (maximum) 15.2 m to 3,048 m (50 ft to 10,000 ft)

15.2 m to 10,668 m (50 ft to 35,000 ft)

* Measured using a random vibration spectrum that simulates user environment.

Measured using a 2 ms half-sine pulse when the hard drive is in use.

Measured using a 2 ms half-sine pulse when the hard-drive head is in parked position.

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PCI-Express graphics card installation matrix 850 W power-supply unit Table 13. PCI-Express graphics card installation matrix

Single graphics Dual graphics Triple graphics Quad graphics

Slot installation Slot 1 Slot 1 and Slot 4

Not supported Not supportedPower connector label PCIE1 PCIE1 and PCIE3

Primary output Slot 1 Slot 4

1500 W power-supply unit Table 14. PCI-Express graphics card installation matrix

Single graphics Dual graphics Triple graphics Quad graphics

Slot installation Slot 1 Slot 1 and Slot 4 Slot 1, Slot 4 and Slot 7 Slot 1, Slot 3, Slot 5 and Slot 7

Power connector label VGA1 VGA1 and VGA2 VGA1 and VGA2 and VGA3

VGA1 and VGA2 and VGA3 and VGA4

Primary output Slot 1 Slot 4 Slot 7 Slot 7

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Getting help and contacting Alienware Self-help resources You can get information and help on Alienware products and services using these online self-help resources: Table 15. Alienware products and online self-help resources

Self-help resources Resource location

Information about Alienware products and services www.alienware.com

Tips

Contact Support In Windows search, type Contact Support, and press Enter.

Online help for operating system www.dell.com/support/windows www.dell.com/support/linux

Troubleshooting information, user manuals, setup instructions, product specifications, technical help blogs, drivers, software updates, and so on

www.alienware.com/gamingservices

VR Support www.dell.com/VRsupport

Videos providing step-by-step instructions to service your computer

www.youtube.com/alienwareservices

Contacting Alienware To contact Alienware for sales, technical support, or customer service issues, see www.alienware.com.

NOTE: Availability varies by country and product, and some services may not be available in your country.

NOTE: If you do not have an active internet connection, you can find contact information on your purchase invoice, packing slip, bill, or Dell product catalog.

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