Updating alienware 7700 bios
You'd be surprised how helpful the response to a polite request can be at times.
I was recently seeking information about adapting a particular processor fan to a front monitor/controller unit of a different brand, and ended up being sent the design reference documents for the product!
Performing this BIOS update without such assistance will void your system's warranty.
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Without a volt meter, or specific technical documentation, you are stuck.
You might have the idea of checking the power with the computer on, but if you short something, that could sizzle something else.
I'd be almost certain that the white wire is for fanspeed.
I'm sure you can even find used ones, it's just a matter of how and where to find it... I've been told by employees at both stores that Dell is different from everyone else.
:( I've been keeping an eye out on Ebay for a used one, but so far no luck.
(I'm unfamiliar with your Dell, but most systems have such a setting) But basically, I think you've simply shopped in the wrong place!
If you've no specialist PC stores nearby, look for online PC components vendors.The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones). Will sound stupid, but here goes: Get both raid and non-raid drivers for the M7700 from Alienware. Boot to win 7 DVD, (either custom or update install) and hit R6 to load driver. I stored my drivers on an SD card so that I could brouse to them during uinstall. I will be ripping out that worthless 56K dial-up modem board this evening.