Applies to
Alienware Area-51m 5500/766 Notebooks

PDF User Manual.



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Driver Date & Version
July 2003 (rev. 1.0)


This user manual has nothing on its front page so one might wonder whether this is the correct user manual for their Alienware Area-51m 5500/766 notebooks. Here is the proof this is really the correct user manual:

  1. Open Windows Explorer and select the alienware-are151-766.pdf file. You will see the status bar under Windows Explorer says:

    Type: PDF Document Title: Mobile Users Manual Subject: Area-51m 5500/766...blah blah blah...

  2. Open the PDF file and go to page 98. You will see at the bottom of the page there is a small text box:

    Manufacture: LITE-ON ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Model: PA-1161-02 (160W)

The 101-pages long user manual is not so user friendly so you might want to start reading by referring to page 3 where the Table of Content is in.

For those who are looking for the Specifications for their Alienware Area51-766 notebook, here is the specifications:

Processor and Core Logic

  1. Intel P4 (2.8 GHz and higher), 478 Pins FC-PGA2
  2. Type, 533/800 MHz FSB, 512 KB L2 with Error Correction Code
  3. SiS 848FX + SiS SB963 chipset with audio, modem, LAN, and USB2.0 controllers integrated
  4. 400/533/800 MHz Front Side Bus
  5. 266/333 MHz DDR interface

System Memory

  1. DDR SDRAM, 333/266 MHz, PC2700 / PC2100 / PC1600 compatible
  2. 0 / 128 / 256 / 512 / 1024MB, 2.5-Volt 64-bit bus
  3. Two 200-pin DIMM sockets, Max 2 GB


  1. l 16-inch (1600x1200 UXGA or 1400x1050 SXGA+) active-matrix TFT display with up to 16M colors
  2. l 15.4-inch (1680x1050 WSXGA+ or 1280x800 WXGA) active-matrix TFT display with up to 16M colors
  3. l nVidia GeForce FX Go5600 256-bit 2D / 3D graphics accelerator OR
  4. l ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 Pro 256-bit 2D / 3D graphics accelerator
  5. 8X AGP architecture graphics capability
  6. Hardware Motion Compensation and IDCT Supported for MPEG1/2 Playback
  7. 64MB or 128MB DDR DRAM
  8. Direct3D compatible, DirectX compatible


  1. SiS SB963 integrated audio controller
  2. C-Media 9738-S
  3. DirectSound 3D accelerator
  4. SoundBlaster Pro compatible
  5. AC97 V2.2 compatible
  6. 2 or 4 Stereo Speakers


  1. SiS SB963 integrated Modem Controller with MDC card, AC97 V2.2 Modem support
  2. V.90 / K56flex for download data speed up to 56Kbps.
  3. V.34, V.17, V.29 protocol supported

LAN / Ethernet

  1. SiS SB963 integrated Ethernet function for 10/100Base-TX network standards
  2. Realtek 8110S for Gigabit LAN (Optional)
  3. Windows 2000 / XP Plug and Play compatible
  4. Automatic Jam and auto-negotiation for flow control
  5. Auto Negotiation and Parallel detection for automatic speed selection (IEEE 802.3u)
  6. High performance 32-bit PCI bus master architecture with integrated DMA controller for low CPU and bus utilization
  7. Remote Wake-up Scheme supported

Firewire IEEE1394(a)

  1. SiS SB963 IEEE1394 OHCI Host Controller
  2. Up to 400 Mbps
  3. FW802
  4. Expandable up to 63 devices in chains


  1. 2.5-inch format hard disk drive
  2. 5.25-inch format (12.7mm height) fixed module with 24X speed
  3. 5.25-inch format (12.7mm height) fixed module (Optional Purchase)
  4. 5.25-inch format (12.7mm height) fixed module (Optional Purchase)
  5. 5.25-inch format (12.7mm height) fixed module (Optional Purchase)
  6. 5.25-inch format (12.7mm height) fixed module (Optional Purchase)

Keyboard & Touch pad

  1. 88/90-key QWERTY keyboard with embedded numeric keypad and Windows keys, 19mm Pitch
  2. Built-in Touch Pad with PageUp / PageDown Buttons and Scroll Bar 19.05mm Pitch

Ports and Connectors

  1. One Microphone-in jack
  2. One Headphone / SPDIF jack
  3. One VR Dial for audio volume control
  4. One Firewire (IEEE1394) host connector
  5. Three USB2.0-compliant connectors
  6. One standard network Ethernet connector (RJ-45)
  7. One modem / phone connector (RJ11)
  8. One S-video (TV-out) output connector
  9. One DC-in connector
  10. One 25-pin parallel port connector
  11. One 15-pin VGA connector
  12. One Consumer IR Receiver lens for Remote (Optional)
  13. One SIR/FIR Port
  14. One Card Reader slot (MMC/MS/SD supported)
  15. One PC Card Slot (type II)
  16. One TV Tuner Module connector (Coaxial cable, RCA Audio Input Jacks, RCA Video Input Jack supported)

Battery Pack / AC Adapter

  1. l Li-ion 12-Cell pack, 11.1V x 8800 mAh, 97.68Wh or
  2. l Li-ion 12-Cell pack, 10.8V x 8800 mAh, 95.04Wh or
  3. l Li-ion 12-Cell pack, 10.8V x 8000 mAh, 86.4Wh or
  4. Smart Battery Compliant
  5. Auto sensing AC-in 100~240V, DC-out 20V, 160W


  2. Power On Self Test
  3. DRAM auto-detection, auto-sizing
  4. L2 Cache auto-detection
  5. Hard disk type auto-detection
  6. APM 1.2 (Advanced Power Management) &
  7. ACPI 2.0 (Advanced Configuration Power Interface)
  8. Smart Power ®
  9. Two Level Password Protections
  10. 32bit access, Ultra DMA, PIO5 Mode support Multi-boot capability

Physical Specification

  1. For 16-LCD model: 350 (W) x 290 (D) x 40.5 (H) mm
  2. For 15.4-LCD model: 350 (W) x 290 (D) x 38.5 (H) mm
  3. For 16-LCD model: 7.5 lbs / 3.4 KG (with CD-ROM)
  4. For 15.4-LCD model: 7.3 lbs / 3.3 KG (with CD-ROM)
  5. Operating Temperature: 5 to 35oC (41 to 95oF)
  6. Operating Humidity: 20 to 90 percent RH (5 to 35oC)
  7. Storage Temperature: -20 to 50oC (-4 to 122oF)

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