How to Install Command Center for a Non-Alienware Motherboard

Discussion in 'Area-51' started by AVictorD, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. Cass-Olé

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    I'm glad it worked out; the stock USB 2.0 cable that runs between the old motherboard and the FIO AlienFx board is rather short and so most if not all R2 owners may need a new longer cable or an extension, for instance I might search usb 2.0 internal extension (on eBAY or google online) and pick one up that has 10 male pins on it and attach it to the stock cable, or simply purchase a new USB cable of about 20-22 inches

    The front panel cable may also need an extension of the same type if the stock cable's too short

    Why not load up a picture or two here (or on Dell Alien Club) of your new rig, the Max IX sounds nice, enjoy
     
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  2. Arzumanyan Aram

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    With pleasure! IMG_3768.jpg
     
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  3. Arzumanyan Aram

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    Cass, I have a problem here again( Sidepanels stoped working. In order to turn them on after powering on the pc I have to open and reattach one of the side panels every time. Without doing so they wont lit up.
     
  4. Cass-Olé

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    In May 2015, Garthman4 informed us "I managed to get Alienware Command Center to run - but the side panels won't stay lit for some reason (I need to pop off a door and pop back on the get them going again) / the side panels - they don't light consistently"

    Side panels not lighting up after a motherboard swap is a known issue, the likes of which I personally do not know how to fix. I believe I heard that the side panels will light up if you restart the PC; if true, it sounds like a hassle. It is possible that 100% working AlienFx is only possible with some motherboards, but not all. I do not know how to fix this


    It is possible, that since the LED lights go through a delayed lighting sequence (alienhead > front > sides), the side panels (which initialize last in the sequence), it is possible the Aliens sabotaged the rear FIO board to not light the side panels, in order to hamper motherbaod swaps

    I might try to reinstall the very 1st CmndCntr version (A00 4.0.38.0 found on the driver support CD shipped with computers) - if no luck, proceeed forward with each newer version (A01, AO2) etc, see if older versions allow side panels lights in combination with your particular mthrbrd *shrug*