Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Current Vista 64 Drivers

Listed here you will find the most current available drivers for use with the Alienware M17x and Vista 64-bit. Some drivers were released by Dell for other systems, however they are applicable for the listed device used in the M17x. All drivers listed here have been tested for compatibility.

Drivers appear in the order in which they should be installed as recommended by Alienware.

Alienware M17X System BIOS vA03, Last Updated 08/28/2009

Chipset Driver
NVIDIA MCP79 Chipset
v2.03 A01, Last Updated 07/27/2009

On-Screen Display Manager Software
Alienware OSD
v2.21 A03, Last Updated: 09/18/2009

Geforce 9400M G/260M/280M FORCEWARE DRIVERS

Dell Released Display Driver
v186.12, Last Updated: 06/29/2009

v186.24 released by Dell for the M1730 and modded INF for compatibility with the M17x

v186.64(WHQL) A02, Last Updated: 10/26/2009

*DPC Fix Beta NV Display Driver (VIEW 'Additional Information' section)
v196.86, Last Updated: 03/04/2010

Other Forceware Display Driver
v186.82 Windows Update Driver*
v186.91 Windows Update Driver

SLI Profile Updater - MODDED
Last Updated: 03/22/2010

NVIDIA PhysX System Software
v9.09.1112, Last Updated: 12/09/2009
Note: DO NOT uninstall previous version. NVIDIA PhysX software should be installed over your existing install.

ATI/AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4870 Driver
v8.68.2-091125a1-092358C-Dell.2 A00, Last Updated: 01/20/2010

Wireless Network Card
Dell/AW 1510 Broadcom Wireless Card Driver
v5.30.21.0 A02, Last Updated: 10/14/2009

Audio Adapter
IDT 92HD73C1 Audio Chipset
v6.10.0.6261 A01, Last Updated: 01/20/2010

Bluetooth Module
Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth Module
v6.2.0.9603, A02-1, Last Updated: 01/19/2010
NOTE: It is not necessary to uninstall your current Bluetooth driver prior to update. Just download the installer and run it.

Touchpad Driver
Synaptics TouchPad
v14.0.19 A00, Last Updated: 02/05/2010

Media Card Driver
RICOH R5C833 Card Reader
v3.62.02 A00, Last Updated: 10/06/2009

Infrared Receiver Driver
ITE IT8512 CIR Receiver
v5.0.4.7 A00, Last Updated: 10/14/2009

Creative Labs Laptop Integrated Webcam
v1.1.1.1227 A00, Last Updated: 06/02/2009

Alienware Command Center
v2.0.10 A03, Last Updated: 10/09/2009

Addtional Downloads

Alienware 32-Bit Diagnostics
vA1354A1, Last Updated: 06/15/2009
Install to a USB Flash Drive for quick booting into the Dell Diagnostic Suite designed for the M17x. Much more detailed than the basic tests offered via the BIOS Diag Boot option.

Dell Branded Video Chat
Dell Video Chat by SightSpeed

NOTE: If you need the AverMedia TV Tuner driver check the M17x support page @ support.dell.com. I am choosing not to list it here since I don't have it and cannot test each updated driver released by Dell.